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Hilary Shenton has developed a thriving business from an initial fascination with alpacas, which has now become her passion. She is a qualified Judge for the British Alpaca Society and can often be seen judging at county shows.

We breed and sell, live and love alpacas

Welcome to Zarza Alpacas - the top British alpaca herd in Italy.

Alpacas are beautiful docile creatures that originate from the altiplano of south America, from Peru, Chile and Bolivia.

Many people breed alpacas as a small business or keep 2 or 3 alpacas as pets.

The Zarza herd of alpacas is a top quality herd in Italy based in Perugia Umbria near to the town of Umbertide.

Zarza specialises in the rare SURI alpacas.Only 7% of all alpacas worldwide are SURIS.

It is run by Hilary Shenton, a British alpaca judge who has 17 years experience of breeding alpacas.

Alpacas produce wonderful fleece, called fibre, and alpaca owners send this to be processed into yarn for the fashion industry.

We offer:

  • Female SURI for sale , most are pregnant
  • Female HUACAYA for sale from UK, most are pregnant
  • Castrated males for sale as pets
  • Stud services, with our own males
  • Training courses in the management of alpacas
  • Importation from UK and other European countries

See what our breeders say about us in ‘Testimonials’!

Find out more about alpacas here.

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Free Advice

  • If you love animals and enjoy caring for them
  • have a minimum of one hectare of land
  • are interested in pursuing a natural and more eco-friendly lifestyle
  • are looking for a country-based hobby  
  • want to develop a business alongside your normal career or as a retirement project then alpacas are worthy of your serious consideration.

All animals they are a commitment so please ensure you get the best advice and support from an experienced breeder, such as Hilary Shenton, before making your decision to buy alpacas.

We offer you a completely free visit to our herd in Umbertide,Perugia, Umbria, where you can meet the alpacas, see the fibre and products and talk about how alpacas might be an interesting project for you and your family.

CallCall us on 320 822 7068 to make your appointment now   contact us