The Wonderful World of Alpacas

Welcome to Ater’s Alpacas

gandmaterAlpacas were domesticated in South America over 5000 years ago by the Incas in the harsh climate of the high altitude regions of the Andes Mountains in southern Peru, Bolivia and Chile. They are among the most ancient of the world’s domestic animals. Considered a cherished treasure by the ancient Inca civilization, the alpacas’ cashmere-like fleece was reserved only for the royal family and the highest government officials. You can learn more about Alpacas here.

We invite you to learn more about our animals, sales and breeding opportunities and, of course, view our growing photo gallery of these beautiful creatures.

The Ater’s Alpacas herd has now been relocated to a beautiful ranch in Modesto, California. The ranch is known as the Lilly of the Valley Alpacas. Contact us for an appointment or for further information.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


News from the Aters

Please check out our new Loomed Alpaca Products.


Contact Us

Mailing Address Only:

Madelyn & Gary Ater
2251 Rita Court
Santa Clara, CA 95050

*No alpacas located at the Santa Clara address

Phone: 408-246-8506
Fax: 408-244-4018

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