Autumn Sun Alpacas at Autumn Sun Acres Livestock

Champion Genetics & Outstanding Service

Champion Genetics -- But Our Farm Has Grown! Market lambs, NC Fine Wool Sheep, and Shorthorn (& plus) Cattle -- oh, my!

Integrity & Quality - Keys to Our Success

17 years in the alpaca show business! We have built ourselves a name for integrity in our business and quality excellence in our herd. We breed for excellence but build color into our genetics -- as we cannot help but appreciate the challenge in breeding for blacks and greys. If you are looking for stacked pedigrees and phenotype expression of genetic potential, we have your alpacas. ***If you are in 4-H and looking to acquire an affordable show lamb, NC wool lamb, or shorthorn+ steer, we breed for our kids' projects based on excellent pedigrees and often have 'extras' available.***

We have developed our herd to a caliber that proudly competes at a national level. Our alpacas are winning in halter and fleece, with our demonstrated excellence in a breeding program that promotes color, fineness, and quality genetics in color! Most of our herdsires have competed and won champion titles and top placements to be even considered for service in our program. Many of our foundation dams are award-winning as well, for a robust and well-stacked pedigree.

We love raising alpacas, having built our award winning show breeding program "by our bootstraps" up -- rather than just buying into it with other farms' show-winners -- fostered by family-farm values and the experience of trials & triumphs. We still directly care for and manage our entire herd from birth through training/showing, shearing/caring, and sometimes their retirement (yes, some alpacas have been here that long!). With an increasingly black herd it is getting hard to tell some of these guys apart but we definitely know their names as well as qualities /personalities and can lead you to the right alpaca for your program. We believe in integrity in all our our actions, and generosity in our interactions.

With our alpaca sales you will receive honest information, backed by our comprehensive knowledge! We have the ability to guide you with our first-hand understanding of alpaca care, fiber processing and artisan production (spinning, dyeing, weaving, crocheting, knitting, felting), breeding/birthing, and showing. We love the camaraderie and friendly competition of showing. The most anticipated event is the birthing season, when we see nature's beauty in the fantastic progeny based on our breeding decisions! The quiet, enduring pleasure of working with fiber to create wonderful yarn and unique designs offers special validation of our farm production!

Some of our Alpacas that are AOA NATIONAL FLEECE & HALTER CHAMPIONS: TRUTHSAYER, STRADIVARIUS, MAELSTROM, MOLLY, GUINNESS, DANICA, DAUNTLESS, LUCKY SEVEN, FREEDOM, AISLYN, SYZYGY

Other champion alpacas providing a genetic foundation for greatness in our breeding program: AXIOS, MAJOR, SUPERLUMINAL, FRESCA, FREESTYLIN, SPECIAL K, SMOKEJUMPER, SECRET, CARBONITA

==== If you are in 4-H and looking for a good quality cross-bred (Suffolk/Hamp) black-faced or a Natty (Natural / Blue / Roan) market lamb, we often have 'extras' available as our son can only show so many! If not a product of our outside breedings to other quality rams, our lambs are sired by our EPCF Reserve Champion ram 'Trucker' (Ring The Bell (x Drop the Mic) x Flashpoint) or our cover ram, 'On Target' (a BullsEye son). Our ewes' collective pedigree includes Gas Monkey, Centerfold, Road Rage, Top Tier, Strictly Business, Blindside, 4D Large, Gustavo and other genetics based out of MacClennon and Rule programs.==== As for the NC fine wool (colored merino) and our Shorthorns -- stay tuned as they are no-sale now.