ALPACAS FROM ABOLENGO DE ALPACA – WHEN VISIONS BECOME REALITY
Our immediate love and enthusiasm for alpacas has made us start with the first breeding in the year 2005. In the beginning, we kept our Huacayas on a small leasehold farm in Velbert-Langenberg. What had started with a vision has developed into a real heart project. Surrounded by lush green meadows and tall, sturdy trees, we are now living with our animals on the centuries-old farmstead Gut Aldenhövel, situated right at the gates of Münster. Almost 100 alpacas enjoy their open stable husbandry on eight hectares of pasture.
Abolengo de Alpaca – farm life with alpacas
With all our hearts and deep passion, we have been breeding alpacas since 2005. We are sharing our farm and our lives with these impressive animals. Because of them, we have numerous friendships and great business partners who support our alpaca breeding with commitment from all over the world. For us, the South American Andes – the area of origin of alpacas – are especially important. We are supporting many social projects in Peru, and throughout the years, we have met great people and created beautiful products.
We attach great importance to health, well-being, as well as to the quality of our herd of about 100 alpacas. The extraordinary fleece is mainly processed into alpaca quilted duvets. To differentiate ourselves from our competitors, we only use the finest, cleanest alpaca fleece. We promise a fantastic bedding climate.
Abolengo de Alpaca – alpacas from all over the world
On our farm, we keep alpacas with well-known pedigrees from internationally recognized breeds. Our mares come from Peru and other parts of South America as well as from valuable breeds in the Netherlands, the UK, and Switzerland.
In recent years, we have also given a home on our farm to alpacas coming from Chile. Furthermore, our herd disposes of a diverse gene pool. One might say they are multiculti. As for the breeding, we are not interested in reproduction, but targeted quality improvement and the maintenance of healthy genes.
Alpaca breeding – focusing the animal
Healthy animals require excellent genetics. For this reason, we are committed to first-class premium breeding. Our breeding studs are from all over the world, and our alpaca broodmares are also awarded by the AZVD. We are particularly proud of our gold-prized premium mare Peruvian Dolores, which was awarded the highest score by the Alpaca Breeders Association of Germany – AZVD (Alpaka Zucht Verband Deutschland e.V.) which makes her the best broodmare of the European association.
Excellent genetics are also reflected in our alpaca offspring. Regularly we have animals for sale, and we are pleased about a large number of satisfied customers who are receiving awards with our former alpacas.
Hand-knitted collection Abolengo Alpaca. Alpaca hats – alpaca headbands – alpaca commission work
Our hand-knitted Abolengo collection, which includes lovely, stylish hats and headbands, has also been brought to life due to ecological considerations. The beautiful hats are made by local knitters, made in Germany, with short transport routes. This way, we are contributing to a reduced CO2 consumption.
The hand-knitted models made in the region are only produced in small quantities. So they have a rarity value. Unique designs are being realized here by ambitioned knitters with all their hearts. These expressive models are not available in conventional stores. Meanwhile, there has grown a small fan community regularly buying the newest and greatest models as soon as they are available. Customers can find a wide range of locally handmade products in our shop.
We can also produce customized models with the desired design from our alpaca yarn. In this case, you should be willing to accept a delivery time of 14 days, as we will create your desired model according to your ideas. Norwegian or hole pattern, plain right – no matter what you wish for, we will make the model of your choice. Choose the alpaca yarn, send us a fitting or measurements, and then you can look forward to the delivery or the pick-up date.
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The popular Abolengo alpaca socks
We have been producing alpaca socks for several years now. From the very beginning, it was essential for us to offer a high-quality sock with a high percentage of alpaca yarn. No wonder that they have become an absolute favorite among our customers, and they are being sold all over Europe. Why not pamper your feet with something outstanding and order a pair of the popular alpaca socks right now?
Alpaca breeding in Münsterland
Since 2005 we have been breeding alpacas with great pleasure and enthusiasm. These lovely, calm, and fascinating animals formerly come from the Andes in South America.
Alpaca farm shop
We offer fair trade accessories and clothing made of alpaca. We maintain very close relations with Peru and Chile. We also enjoy a rather friendly partnership with our breeders and knitters. More than our words, what counts are our deeds. For that reason, we aim to set an example with our actions, and we want to show that a fair economy, where everyone benefits, is possible. We also care about the environment. Therefore, almost all of our alpaca yarns are plant-dyed. In doing so, we have the privilege of benefiting from ancient knowledge and tradition.
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Alpaca beginners seminars
Seminars for anyone: beginners or advanced learners. We offer beginners seminars, taster courses and workshops for advanced learners. Robin Näsemann, the eldest son of the family, is an AOA certified judge for alpaca shows. He judges alpacas worldwide and holds courses and seminars throughout Europe. More information about Robin Näsemann, as well as seminar contents and dates, can be found here.
Our alpaca wool for knitting
Finest alpaca yarns in different needle sizes made from baby alpaca wool. This wool is suitable for knitting hats, gloves, jackets, and much more. Find out more about the benefits of alpaca yarn.