Thursday, December 16, 2010

Welcome To The Delphi Oracle!

The Delphi Oracle is Home Base for Delphi Alpacas on the web.  We wanted to make it easy for you to get to know Delphi Alpacas, and easy to meet our alpacas - as you browse the Net.

Hence The Oracle.

New to alpacas?  Take a minute to skim some of the Informative Articles we have, provided here on at the top of this page.  Let us know what you think of them, we'd love your feedback.  Some of them are introductory - while others are rather advanced.

Here's an outline of Delphi on the web:

Our listings have more pictures to view, and it is the most comprehensive and current sales list. shows pictures and show records of Avatar's winning kids.
We also have a presence on, as well as
Also watch for special web sites built just for a certain sale or auction event!

We've tried to make it easy to navigate to these sites from The Oracle,
Just Click on the Links above to the Left.

Congratulations to Eric & Brenda Schenck of Red Ghost Alpacas on their phenomenal purchase of AVATAR!
I never thought we would ever let him go - but it's just the right thing to do.  For us, for Red Ghost, and for Avatar.  Delphi is ramping up our business, with our foundation of Avatar daughters as our keystone. Avatar is available now in Pennsylvania for 5 select outside breedings at $3500 each.

Enjoy Browsing our Listings.  Current recommendations include silver grey Tulan - due in August with a cria that has huge potential - SOLD.
New current recommendation: Wishes!  Full sister to National Champion Appeline, Wishes has incredibly soft uniform fleece.

On nearly every listing, You will find Current, (as in every year) Dated (what good is a histogram without a date?) Histograms,  Plus Fleece pictures,  when at all possible.  Usually you'll find fleece pictures on our cria listings beginning when the babies are about 3 to 5 months of age.  
UPDATE - Fleece stats Have Been Posted on our AlpacaNation Listings!

I've been an alpacashopaholic, a consultant, and so much more for 17 years - so our evaluation comes from an experienced eye.   If you'd like to visit our little farm in the mountains, it is a lovely place to enjoy some tea or coffee on the deck and enjoy the view.  We are not very fancy, and I do apologize that we cannot provide overnight accommodations on the farm,
But the drive along the Arkansas River through Big Horn Canyon is lovely, especially in the summer and fall!  We are just 3 hours from Denver, less than 2 from Colorado Springs.

Delphi's Specialty is fine, uniform, slick handling, colored fleeces - that stays fine.
Avatar pointed us in that direction 10 years ago - and we listened.  After seeing his kids, and realizing this is what alpacas should be like - we became increasingly picky (spoiled!) over the years.  We never fell for the "good for a grey"  or "good for a dark" line - 'cause we had proof in our backyard that you can have great in any color.  Most recently a dark maroon Avatar daughter, Jeweled Joy, was awarded Best Handle at the 2010 Fallfest Fleece Show - out of about 175 huacaya fleeces of every color.

Our herd now includes greys, blacks, and maroons (some amazing fawns and even a few stunning whites) that have a consistent quality we are extremely excited about.  We selected BMF Taos' Zeppelin after a long search for an extreme quality black herd sire.  Not one that's "good for a black".   I am so very thankful that we found this boy - his 2011 crias are awesome!  He's won several purple banners for his fleece, and has many babies on the way in both Colorado and Oregon.

We pride ourselves in being a small farm, on a very small budget, that has always competed well with the best farms in the country.  We haven't missed more than one or two Futurities since they started holding them.  At the 2005 Futurity, our Avatar daughter Devamani won Reserve Champion grey female; And the son of a female we had bred and sold pregnant, Avatar's Ironman, won Reserve Champion grey male as well.  Devamani then went on to win Color Champion at the Nationals.  More recently, at the 2009 Futurity, Gilded Lilac (now owned by Skyline Alpacas) won Blue in a monster class of 10.
See all of Avatar's show kids at