Alpaca Breeder Farm
SafeHouse Farm AlpacasJIM & KAREN TOMASZEK WITH STEVE & CAITY KANIA
25550 West Cuba Rd. Barrington IL 60010
What is an improved alpaca?
It is an alpaca that is uniform in micron, staple length and color as well as robust in health and conformation and capable of ever increasing shear weights - which is our harvest - the fiber.
Our alpacas all come from nationally recognized champion bloodlines and we strive to confirm our breeding program in AOBA sanctioned shows where we compete against the best under the expert eyes and hands of the judges of our world class show system competitions.
We approach our breeding program methodically - relying on scientifically proven testing.
Histograms and selective skin biopsies are posted and available for any and all to view for each alpaca
We are active in all aspects of support for our national breeder's association - AOBA and we have served on many committees, volunteered at local and national shows and have produced papers on alpaca fiber and marketing initiatives. We actively support all initiatives that work to bring alpaca products into our national markets.
Whether you’re just researching the industry, performing due diligence on alpacas as an investment,
ready to make your first alpaca purchase or you’re an experienced breeder please don’t hesitate to call us or
visit our farm in Barrington, Illinois only 30 minutes from Chicago O'hare airport. We would love to hear from
Per The Alpaca Blanket Project Website:
FACT: Alpaca is lighter than sheep's
wool, so you don't have to have a product
that's heavy and bulky.
FACT: Alpaca is 7% stronger than
sheep's wool, for a product that can last for
FACT: Alpaca is warmer than sheep's
wool because its fibers have hollow cores,
like polar bear or camel hair, which acts
like an insulator by holding in your natural
FACT: Alpaca is hypoallergenic, because
the hairs do not have the sharp barbs of
sheep's wool that can prick and introduce
allergens into your skin.
FACT: Alpaca fiber does not contain
lanolin, so it doesn't have to be chemically
treated during processing.
FACT: Alpaca naturally will not absorb
moisture, making products essential for
FACT: Alpaca resists pilling and
abrading, for products that will endure for