We are Blair and Kelley Boyce, and we own TaCaCo Alpacas of Delaware located in the town of Laurel. We sell and board alpacas. We also host children’s birthday parties, and sell delicious Hopkins ice cream at our wonderful gift shop!
In case you are wondering if TaCaCo is Peruvian, or somehow related to alpacas, it isn’t. The name is derived from the names of our three grandchildren. Tatum(Ta), Caleb(Ca), and Colbie(Co).
About Blair and Kelley
Blair works full-time and Kelley retired from 29 years in public education in order to devote more time to the alpaca farm and now works part-time. They plan on being in the alpaca business for many years to come, eventually becoming full-time alpaca farmers. Continue
Nice To Know/Interesting Facts
Alpacas are fully insurable.
For those raising alpacas any expenses related to your alpaca business are tax-deductible including travel, lodging, meals, veterinary expenses, and more.
Alpacas are members of the Camelid family. They are mild-tempered, gregarious animals with an inquisitive nature.
There are two breed types: the huacaya (wah-KI’-ya) and suri (“surrey”). Their main difference is their fleece.
Alpacas were first imported into the United States in 1984. Imports directly from Peru began in 1992 and ended in 1998. The Alpaca Registry is now closed to new imports, maintaining the value of the North American herd.
Alpacas stand approximately 36” tall at the withers (the area where the neck and spine come together) and weigh between 100-200 pounds.
Alpacas require only modest amounts of food. They generally feed on fresh hay and small amounts of grain.
Alpacas are sheared once a year, in the spring. Their fleece can be spun into yarn or used to make felt.
The gestation period for alpacas is 330 to 360 days. Crias (baby alpacas) usually weigh between 14-20 pounds at birth.
Our Herd/For Sale
We raise and sell alpacas. They are mild mannered, gregarious, and inquisitive animals! Learn more about them here.