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Guanaco

GUANACO

An endangered member of the camelid family.  We have bred guanaco on our farm for more than 10 years.  They have adapted to farm life really well and we now have a successful breeding programme.  We have exported the luxurious fibre from our animals as far afield as Japan and America.  It is prized around the world, but very rare.
guanaco  chulengo

CHULENGO

Young guanaco are called chulengo. Guanaco don't lick their young when born, but rely on the sun to dry them. They have an uncanny nack of picking lovely sunny days to give birth. The gestation period is 11.5 months.

guanaco herd

GUANACO HERD

Guanaco are a herd animal and will run with a single male. Once the chulengo are about a year old, the herd male will drive off the male chulengos from the herd. They will then run as a bachelor herd quite happily.

guanaco fibre yarn and shawl

GUANACO FIBRE

Fibre from guanaco is highly desirable, being finer than cashmere and warmer than wool. We have exported our fibre as far a field as Japan and America. We shear the herd every 2 years and we supply fibre, yarn and garments.

guanaco for sale

GUANACO FOR SALE

We have a successful breeding programme here at Heathylee House Farm. We often have stock for sale, whether it be a starter herd, or young males.  Further details here.

guanaco for sale

GUANACO FOR SALE

Our successful breeding programme enables us to offer a few select animals for sale.  Young males from £250 and breeding females from £1,000.  We would suggest that females are kept in a herd with a minimum of 3 females and that shelter is provided during the winter months as guanaco don't appreciate perpetual rain.
guanaco shawl and fibre for sale

GUANACO FIBRE

Click below to visit our retail page for fibre products.  Please note that all fibre from guanaco is subject to CITES regulations and although we are free to export within Europe, we must obtain an individual license to ship any items outside Europe.  Contact us for more details of the cost and lead time.

ADDRESS
Heathylee House Farm
Hollinsclough
Nr Buxton
Peak District
SK17 0RD

CONTACTS
Email: karen@heathylee.co.uk
Phone: 01298 83659

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