— The MI Alpaca Team

Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm

2013, 2014, 2015 Huacaya Small Breeder of the Year

Dave and Chris Nelson
4907 River RoadFrankfort, MI 49635

Home of 2010 Brown Male Futurity Color Champion!

Home of 2010 Brown Female National Champion!
Home of 2011 Fawn Futurity Res. Color Champ!

The Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm is a high quality small alpaca farm located in the northwest corner of Michigan's lower peninsula.

As alpaca farmers, it is our goal is to raise healthy happy alpacas with the most elite fleece possible. We also pride ourselves in providing our clients with excellent personal care, mentoring, veterinary support and services such as sales, breeding and boarding.

In 1991 our family built The Platte Lake Veterinary Clinic in Honor, MI where David is a veterinarian. The Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm is a full service veterinary alpaca farm. We provide our clients and friends with vital and up to date veterinary medical information and consultation. We established our alpaca farm in 2001 and pride ourselves in being caring, compassionate and knowledgeable alpaca breeders who strive to raise champions in a good environment.

Our alpaca bloodlines are extremely impressive and we are proud to be the home to Futurity and National Champions and many other award-winning Color Champion herdsires and females. In 2010 our Crystal Spartan won the 2010 Brown Male Futurity Color Champion and our Crystal Sangria was named the 2010 Brown AOBA National Champion. Our Crystal Kalin became the 2011 Fawn Male Futurity Reserve Color Champion (as a juvenile).

We hope to continue our breeding excellence and are pleased to announce that Crystal Spartan's first crias are stunning and taking ribbons in the show ring, including Judges Choice at the AOA 2014 National Show.

Some of our alpacas are direct descendants from Peruvian Jeremiah, PPPeruvian Royal Fawn, Peruvian Jericho, CPeruvian Winchester, Snowmass Peruvian Cassanova, El Nino's Michelangelo, Hobby Horse Black Epic, Peruvian Black Mesquite, 588Peruvian Lancaster, LMFI Peruvian Playboy, DPA Quetzal, Avalon's Peruvian Impresario, My Peruvian Frontrunner, CPeruvian Accoyo Express, PC Running Late, Crystal de Diego and Crystal Spartan.

We welcome you to visit our farm anytime. It is a pleasure to live the "alpaca lifestyle", make new alpaca friends and spread the word about this incredible creature. We hope to share our alpaca experience with you someday!

Take a look at our Futurity Champs!

2011 Fawn Futurity Reserve Color Champion! (as a juvenile!)

Four shows...four blue ribbons...two Color Championships & two Reserve Color Championships

2010 Brown Male Futurity Color Champion

His first crias are collecting blue ribbons in the show ring!