GrayLeigh Alpacas is situated on the glorious New England Tablelands, 10 mins from the renowned town of Deepwater.
We enjoy a distinct four seasons and temperatures range between 30 degrees in summer and down to minus 10 in winter. Our alpacas enjoy an altitude of around 1200 meters.
The property ‘GrayLeigh’ is 1800 acres of undulating valleys to steeper natural bushland, the alpaca accommodation is around two hundred acres of well-fenced paddocks each with dams and shelters. When it is really cold they can be housed in our barn, which is well equipped with stables and even a wood heater!
GrayLeigh is owned by two sisters, each focusing on the different types of alpacas, suri and huacaya. What started 18 months ago with two pregnant females has grown to a herd of now over 28. Alpacas definitely should be sold with a warning that they are addictive! We aim to remain a small stud so that our animals are well handled and halter trained, making husbandry easier.
Tammurah’s focus is on breeding superfine suris, in white and grey. We see ourselves as helping to preserve this stunning creature, and each cria we breed contributes to increasing numbers globally. We aim to produce suris of robust conformation with fine fleeces that remain fine, and exhibit lustre and density.
Jade has chosen to breed huacayas in grey and black. There is a niche market for these beautiful natural alpaca colours and we aim to breed quality grey and black with fine fleeces. We have chosen proven grey and black genetics for this herd, and look forward to an exciting future in breeding for these colours.
We welcome discussing our journey and goals with other newcomers, and existing alpacaholics! You are very welcome to contact us, and we also are happy to arrange farm visits by appointment.
GrayLeigh Alpacas are members of the Australian Alpaca Association and participate in regional events and shows, even those further afield.
GrayLeigh Alpacas are very excited to announce the purchase of the entire Cedar House Suri herd, as many are aware Wendy and Peter have spent the past 25 years investing in building a beautiful herd of suri and huacaya that feature a who’s who of superior genetics in Australia. They have made the tough decision to concentrate on the Huacaya’s leaving their suri to become someone else’s passion. We are definitely up for the challenge!
Mozart is the son of renowned National Champion Surilana Nureryev, and is living up to his sires reputation.
We are proud and humbled that they have offered us the opportunity to continue to develop their breeding objectives, many of these animals have an impressive show record at Royal and National level. And of course, the original import which included Senator, who was selected in Peru by the Haldane’s (Purrumbete) in the early 90's was the beginning of the Suri industry in Australia. Wendy purchased this sire with a collection of 10 females at a special release of the first Peruvian genetics sold at auction in early 1990's.
It is a huge compliment to this well renowned sire that the Suri industry thrived and is now an established part of the entire Australian alpaca scene.
GrayLeigh alpacas value the legacy of this line and feel that the fineness and lustre that was his legacy will now be an important part of the future development of GrayLeigh Suri.
Our genetic pool will be further enhanced with up and coming stud sire, Cedar House Bondi (a Liberache son) and a multiple broad ribbon winner, as well as the proven genetics of full Peruvian import Cedar House Platino.
This Cedar House herd features the renowned genetics of one of the greats –Senator PLUS Amador, CH Platino, CH Thor, CH Liberache, CH Sensational, Jolimont Accoyo Miquel and Kurrawa Tari Q – wow, what fun the next few years will be!
They are just getting settled into their new home but watch this space in the coming months as new cria will be arriving and we will have some quality animals for sale…..