Breeding brilliant black alpacas

Passionate about black alpacas

At present 85% of all alpacas in the world are white ... a result of positive white breeding for 100s of years in South America. At Nero Black Alpaca, we are passionate about reviving and strengthening the numbers of top quality blacks. Our aim is to maintain a small, superior herd of black alpacas, to ultimately rival the lighter coloured herds. We originally carefully selected five breeding females and have used the best black sires available in the UK. Now we have bred our own herd sires to use selectively and offer for stud services.

We also create hand-knitted, top quality, British Alpaca products with natural yarns and modern designs with a vintage twist. These are marketed through our sister company Wear Alpaca, where you will also find high quality alpaca fleece bedding available.

Our herd


Quality in black

We are a family business based on a small farm just outside Hexham in Northumberland where we also run the 5* Fairshaw Rigg Bed & Breakfast. As well as being passionate about breeding black alpacas of high quality, in just a few short years, we have built up a herd of happy and very healthy animals.

Showing our alpacas

We love showing our alpacas in national as well as local shows, and for such a niche breeder, we are proud of our success and the awards we have won.

A highlight of alpaca ownership for both of us is taking our animals to these shows for them to be judged against their contemporaries. The standard of competition is incredibly high – the international judges often comment on how the UK herd has grown to rival all those internationally. This is a great opportunity for Alpaca enthusiasts or those considering alpaca ownership to learn about them too.

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Come and see us at our farm

We welcome visitors to our farm so we can share our knowledge and experiences. If you are interested in finding out more about alpaca ownership, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Tel: 07984 458869

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Latest news


Nero Black Alpaca sweep the board

5th April 2014
  • Superb results in the black Championships!
  • Judge calls them "Stunning Blacks".
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Nero Black Alpaca wins more top awards!

29 March 2014
  • Shadow wins Champion Black Male at "Showtime"
  • Truffle wins reserve Champion Black Female
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STARTING THE SEASON ON A HIGH!

18 March 2014
  • Shadow wins Reserve Black Male Champion
  • Truffle wins 3rd Junior Black Female
  • Diamond wins 2nd Intermediate Black Female
  • Graduate wins 5th Junior Black Male
  • Shadow wins 1st Intermediate Black Male
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