Welcome to the Florida Alpaca Breeders Association
The Florida Alpaca and Breeders Association (FABA) is a group of alpaca owners, breeders, and enthusiasts who have come together as a regional affiliate organization of the international Alpaca Owners Association (AOA).
Our goals are to raise public awareness of alpacas and their luxurious natural fiber. We will share knowledge and resources, plan and organize alpaca events, represent the interests of Florida alpaca owners as an affiliate organization of AOA, and have fun!
As alpaca owners, we understand the unique requirements of raising both Huacaya's and Suri's in Florida. We are dedicated to educating new alpaca owners, breeders, and alpaca enthusiasts in the alpaca husbandry and in promoting the alpaca industry in Florida. With some simple adaptations, alpaca herds can thrive here in Florida, creating a successful investment and rewarding lifestyle.
If you're interested in alpacas, or in becoming involved in raising them or working with their fiber, FABA and its member farms can provide you with information, resources, and a community of like-minded people to work with.
Please browse our site for more information on alpacas, investment opportunities, the alpaca lifestyle, alpacas for sale, farms near you, upcoming events, and lots more about alpacas!
If you have any questions, please contact us. Or contact an alpaca farm near you and we’ll be happy to help!
Hooves, Humps & Horns Seminar
FABA is hosting a seminar with Nick, who will be teaching us to handle and train alpacas! This is an excellent opportunity to learn Nick’s training techniques (Check out his FB page at Hooves, Humps & Horns).
Brenda at Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch has graciously offered to host our event at her farm, and you will be able to bring 2-3 (same-sex) alpacas to the event to work with Nick.
She will have pens available, and you only need to provide a bucket/water and some hay. Since we need to monitor how many people want to bring alpacas, it will be first-come, first-serve. Right now, we’re
offering up to 6 farms.
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 10:00am – ?
Place: Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch, 10937 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, FL 33556
Cost: (lunch included): $100.00 for FABA members ($50.00 for + 1 from same farm) or $125.00 for non-members ($75.00 +1 from same farm)
Deadline to register: April 23, 2021
Fun With Fiber
Play with fiber and learn how to dye your own fiber! Bring your yarn, roving, silk scarves — anything fibery and learn how to do it yourself!
Launda Soper will be bringing electric burners, pots, dyes, and anything else you need to learn.
DATE: Saturday, May 29, 2021
TIME: 10:00 am (class should only take 2-3 hours)
HOST: Joi Smith - FABA President
PLACE: 130 Buckhorn Rd, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32128 (Joi Smith’s)
Cost: $25.00 for FABA members or $35.00 for non-members
This class can get messy and will be held outside in the breezeway of our barn.
Drinks and snacks to be provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
Alpaca's Will Steal Your Heart
FABA is An affiliate of Alpaca Owners Association
Ready to get started? Join FABA Today!
There's no better way to enjoy your Florida Alpaca journey than by being part of the Florida Alpaca Breeder's Association. We'll introduce you to the best resources and support you grow a successful alpaca farm.