A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

About Windrush Alpacas

Ashling and Regent with Windrush Sign

Rosemary and Ric Metcalf started their alpaca business “Windrush Alpacas” in June of 1999.  Windrush Alpacas is located on the desert high plains in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.  Rosemary was born in the United Kingdom and spent the first 30 years of her life there, Ric was born in Nebraska, USA and spent 30 years of his life serving in the US Air Force.

Windrush Alpacas was started as a venture that both Rosemary and Ric could enjoy following Ric’s retirement from the Air Force.  Starting with one pregnant female alpaca and a leased female alpaca, Windrush Alpacas has now grown to be a successful alpaca operation with more than 70 Huacaya Alpacas.   The alpacas are now Rosemary’s full time occupation and receive daily individual care.

In addition to the alpacas the Metcalf’s also have three guard llamas, two horses, an assortment of barn cats, an inside cat, four dogs and last but not least a beta fish!


  1. Hello!! Would you be willing to share your alpaca cria coat patterns with us OR let us know of a free place we can get some? We have just begun our alpaca adventure(Dec. 2009)and are on a tight budget right now. We live in GA and have our 4 Huacayas (2 males, 2 females) at a rented barn and pasture. Neither of our females are pregnant as they are less than 18 months. Any help you could provide would be graciously appreciated.

    Comment by Pam — March 9, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

  2. What feed do you use? I have an elderly guanaco that had started choking from not being able to chew properly we believe. I saw your blog about choking and am researching feeds to help prevent choking.
    Thank you

    Comment by Jennifer koehler — December 30, 2011 @ 12:16 am

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