Patchwork Meadow Alpacas

Quality Huacaya Alpacas
Patchwork Meadow Alpacas
Sue and Ike Caston
151 South Buel Road
Canajoharie, NY 13317-3011


Spring 2013 Announcement:

Special pricing on our alpacas.. 

We have lots of crias coming in 2013, and great deals to be had.  Buy one of our bred females, and look forward to a cria this year, with a free re-breeding to one of our herd sires for another cria next year, all included in the purchase price.  Discounts for custom-selected packages make this an ideal time to invest in superior quality breeding stock.  Purchase one alpaca at substantial  sale pricing....... purchase several and the savings are considerable!  If you are looking for alpacas as pets, or if you are considering purchasing fiber animals that don't require the "breeding learning curve," we can help you find the right alpacas in our herd. Call or better yet, come visit us to discuss your needs, and we can work with you to find the perfect alpacas at the best  prices.  You won't be disappointed with our breeding stock or our service and support, long after your purchase is complete.

Fall 2012

Empire Trifecta Alpaca Show

What a great show, with some outstanding results for Patchwork Meadow. Sunrise Salutation,, or "Sunny" as we call her on the farm, took the blue ribbon in her class. She then went on to be awarded the Light Color Female Reserve Champion Banner. Fantastic, for her and us!
Storm King, took second place honors, at his first show. He was the youngest in his class, and he sure looked impressive at just 12 months of age. Well done!

SPRING 2012 Alpacas Shows

Patchwork Meadow Alpacas participated in the following spring shows:
North American Alpaca Show on March 30 - April 1, 2012, in West Springfield, Mass. 
MAPACA  Jubilee on April 27 - 29, 2012, in Harrisburg, Pa.

April 2011 Update

  We are excited to announce that Fieldmaster, our 8 month old juvenile male, took the Blue Ribbon at his first show, the North American Alpaca Show.  He was then awarded the Reserve Champion Banner for Black Huacaya Males. Fieldmaster repeated his excellent showing at MAPACA Jubilee the following weekend, again taking the Blue Ribbon and Reserve Champion Banner.   He is the offspring of our dam Danica, and champion sire, Rumm Runner of CCAP Alpacas.  The response to this young male has been incredibly positive, and we are confident that he will continue to demonstrate  his champion traits in the show ring. Fieldmaster has now taken his third banner at the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular in Vermont. Awesome!


 We are proud to announce the addition of this outstanding silver grey male to our herdsire row.  Our thanks to Faith and Herb Perkins of Quarry Ridge Alpacas for giving us the opportunity  to purchase Quarry Ridge Ikon,  the award winning offspring of Legend's Challenger of KPR and QR A Cappella.  We are excited to add these solid genetics to our herd, and we look forward to using Ikon in our breeding program.  Please look for more information and photos of Ikon on our Herdsires' page.

2010 CRIAS have arrived!

We welcome  the newest members of our herd.  This year's first cria arrived on May 17th, a beautiful light fawn female from Madeline and our herdsire, Patriot.  Her name is Providence.  What a great beginning to a promising birthing year!

     Providence, Beekman and Olivia

We will surely be expanding our "herdsire row"  with the new male crias that arrived in June and July.  Buckley is the new fawn offspring of Breanna and NM Beethoven,  and from Danica and Rumm Runner we have a great brown boy that we named Fieldmaster.  Not to be outdone, Olivia presented us with a very impressive dark fawn male who is the firstborn cria of our herdsire,  Mighty Fine Finnegan.  Please look for additional information about these newest arrivals on our Crias page.

                                                        Buckley and Breanna

                       Fieldmaster (standing) and Beekman

Updated News 2009

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit our farm on  National Alpaca Farm Days, Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, 2009.  It was a great time to  see our new "crop" of crias,  and to watch demonstrations of what we do with the luxurious fiber that our alpacas provide for us.

Visitors were able to browse the new products in our farm store, including exclusive, limited edition yarns and roving made from our alpaca fleeces, just waiting to be made into beautiful handmade items.


Spring, 2009

Our first cria of the year has arrived! 
Patchwork Meadow's Sweet Adelaide was born to our dam Madeline and sire Braveheart on May 31st, 2009.  Her outstanding quality is just what we were hoping for when we chose Madeline to be  Braveheart's first breeding partner.    Sweet Addy is simply a wonderful cria with incredibly soft and silky bright white fiber.  Madeline's bay black cria from 2008, Annie's Song, took her first reserve champion banner at the Northeast Alpaca Expo in May.  From black to white, Madeline throws crias of excellence.

Seeing Blue, and Purple and Red, too!

Our guys brought home the blue ribbons again, this time at the 2009 Empire Fleece Event Spin-Off.   Patriot, his brother Beringer, Finnegan and Braveheart all took first place honors.... and Patriot took home the purple ribbon for Highest Scoring Fawn entry!  For the girls, Rosalia took second place honors, while Danica placed third (in Finnegan's class).  Great work and thanks, Anne, for doing all the skirting and preparation for our entries!


Patchwork Meadow's Annie's Song took a blue first place ribbon at the Northeast Alpaca Expo in Syracuse, NY in May.  She topped that when she was awarded the Reserve Championship for black female huacayas.   At just under one year old at the time, Annie is certainly living up to her potential!


Mighty Fine Finnegan continues to take the blue!

Finnegan came home with first place honors from the Empire Extravaganza in October, 2008.  He then repeated his first place showing at the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular in Vermont.   The judges had great things to say about his dense,fine fiber as well as his awesome conformation and presence in the ring.  These were both highly competitive classes, at two different shows with two different judges.  Finnegan's outstanding showing confirms our judgment that he  is, indeed, "mighty fine," and destined  for herdsire status in the summer of 2009.

Danica takes awards at two Fall shows!

Patchwork Meadow's Danica took second place honors at the Empire Extravaganza in October, 2008.  Considering that the alpaca who placed above her already has a  reserve champion banner, we were very pleased.  She continued her excellent showing at the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular the following weekend, with third place honors  (again, behind two alpacas that have bannered in the past).  Danica is showing excellent form and outstanding fiber, and we are looking forward to showing her again in the spring.  
Hmmm,...  we'll be on the lookout for just the right herdsire when we select a breeding partner  for her next summer.