— The Openherd Team


Windrush Alpacas

Founded in 1999 by Rosemary and Ric Metcalf, Windrush Alpacas is backed by over 20 years of industry experience.  The Windrush Alpacas breeding program results in superior alpacas that exhibit highly desirable qualities in fleece, conformation and bloodlines. 

The operation and management of the alpacas, farm and business are performed by Rosemary and Ric.  By maintaining day to day contact with their alpaca herd Rosemary and Ric are able to provide an individual level of care for each alpaca in their herd.  Their unique bond with the alpaca herd enables them to keep their herd healthy and happy with minimal stress to the alpacas.  Happy alpacas are healthy alpacas!  Every animal at Windrush Alpacas is treated as a special member of our family. 

We provide our clients with mentoring and support throughout the years, guiding them in the care of their alpacas and the creation of a profitable, fulfilling lifestyle.  As with any business, raising alpacas has it's ups and downs and we will be with you along the way.  Through our commitment, experience and expertise Windrush Alpacas has established a relationship with our customers that lasts a lifetime. 

At Windrush Alpacas we strive to provide the best that we can for our herd.  In order to do this we do/use the following:

  • Standard Quarantine Practice for alpacas joining or rejoining the herd
  • Nutritional analysis of all hay used
  • Practice Camelidynamics TM methods when handling alpacas
  • Use of homeopathic and herbal medicines where appropriate
  • Use of Photonic Red Light Therapy

We have held various voluntary positions within the alpaca industry.  Some of these include:


  • Past President - New Mexico Alpaca Breeders
  • Past Vice President - North American Alpaca Fiber Producers
  • Fleece Show Superintendent - TxOLAN Alpaca Spectacular 2008


  • Past President - TxOLAN Alpaca Association
  • AOBA Affiliate Congress Representative
  • Show Superintendent - TxOLAN Alpaca Spectacular 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009
  • Show Superintendent - Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies Fall Festival 2007

Windrush Alpacas is proud to offer:

  • Over twenty years of alpaca experience
  • Established and respected reputation in the alpaca industry
  • Mentoring to ensure your success
  • Alpacas with excellent fleece and sound conformation
  • Alpacas with highly sought after bloodlines such as PPPeruvian Yupanqui, Royal Fawn, Dom Lucilio, General Schwartzkopf, Acero Marka's Champ. PPeruvain Caligula, Peruvian Presidio, 4Peruvian Legacy, Peruvian Hemingway, Peruvian Victor, Snowmass Peruvian Escobar, 6Peruvian Accoyo Godfather, 4 Peruvian Altiplano Gold
  • Alpacas to suit your budget
  • Financing and Leasing options
  • Customer loyalty bonuses
  • High standard of alpaca management and care incorporating holistic methods
  • Agistment (Boarding)services
  • Guidance on fiber processing and sales
  • Halter Training
  • Shearing Services
  • Down to earth service, friendly faces and friends in the alpaca business for many years