We became intrigued with alpacas, ironically, at a sheep show. That’s where we saw our first alpacas and learned about the beautiful fiber they produce.
We were inspired to learn more and eventually decided to start an alpaca business. We envisioned a farm that ultimately would offer the full spectrum of alpaca products from the animals to fleece, roving, yarn and finished products. Several years – and a lot of soul searching – later we bought our animals and then our farm, Wisdom of the Fox Alpacas.
Neither of us had a background in farming. What we did have was a fascination with the animals, a willingness to learn, and a desire to produce quality breeding stock and fiber.
Today, we have almost 100 suri and huacaya alpaca on our beautiful 160-acre farm in the Shawnee Hills of southern Illinois. While we do participate in halter and fleece shows, we breed our animals for sound conformation and quality fiber, not the whims of the show ring. We focus on traits important in all livestock industries including:
In our fleeces we look for:
Every day at Wisdom of the Fox Alpacas we work on quietly creating quality. We’re proud of our animals’ champion bloodlines and our own show results. But the progress we are making in our breeding program is a source of continuing satisfaction. We’d be happy to share the fruits of our labors with you. Just give us a call or stop by if you find yourself in our neighborhood.
Eric and Nina Morti
We’re thrilled to have received tangible recognition of our effort to raise animals with excellent conformation. Our most recent winner is WFAM Inca Sun: