Cinco C’s Alpacas was established in 2002 as a new venture on the family farm. When Chris was growing up the Farm was home to a herd of registered Holsteins. Today it’s home to our colorful herd of huacaya alpacas. You will find the alpacas grazing in a fertile valley of the Allegheny Mountains just outside of Port Allegany, PA. The alpacas are the only livestock on the farm now, but the 500+ acres has been continuously farmed and currently yields beautiful orchard grass hay, sweet corn, gladiolus, tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, gourds, several varieties of squash and mushrooms that are sold to local markets and restaurants.
We are extremely proud of our alpacas which represents the entire alpaca color spectrum and many of the top bloodlines in the country. We constantly strive to improve the quality of our herd and to maintain diverse bloodlines. Every breeding and every addition to our herd is carefully considered with improvement in mind. Our champion and ribbon winning herdsires and solid foundation females are the basis for our successful breeding program. All of these decisions make it possible for us to be able to offer alpacas to benefit both new and established farms.
We strongly believe in the future of the alpaca industry. Because of that we are active members of AOBA, PAOBA, EAA, MAPACA, and ARI. In fact, Carol has been a member of the PAOBA BOD for 7+ years now. She is currently serving her second year as President.
We also believe strongly in education. Our constant desire for updated information is quenched by attending seminars and hosting them at our farm. From husbandry and nutrition to fiber and pasture management, it’s all important to the health and well-being of our alpacas. Be sure to check our calendar of events to learn about the seminars we offer.
People often ask where the name Cinco C’s came from. The name Cinco C’s Alpacas is for the 5 members of our family… Chris, Carol, and our three children Corinne, Christian Ross, and Chase…five C’s. Since our crias become part of the Cinco C’s Alpacas family, we name all crias born here with names beginning with C. We have lots of fun and use plenty of criativity deciding on names for them. Several of our alpacas were named by visitors. Any suggestions are welcome.
Come visit us and stroll the pastures, shop in the farm store, chose your next herdsire, foundation female, fiber alpaca or lets just talk about alpacas!!!! Whatever your alpaca desires, we will do our best to help you fulfill them.
When you purchase alpacas from Cinco C’s Alpacas you receive
- Knowledge from experienced breeders
- Outstanding customer support
- ARI Registered Alpacas
- Varied bloodlines
- Discounted prices on breedings to our solely owned herdsires
- Reproductive and Live Birth Guarantees
We hope you enjoy our site and are touched by our animals as much we are…
– Chris and Carol Howard