— The MI Alpaca Team

Alpacas of Tealwater Ranch, LLC est. 2005

Quality, Fineness, Genetic Diversity, Beautiful Colors!

Cora Foley
1312 N Ionia RdVermontville, MI 49096
517-726-0866
Marcus Irrthum: 651-380-8181

View from the North Pastures

MI Spring Breeders Show 2013 - Prodigious White Male Champion
MI Spring Breeders Show 2013 - Bernie Light Fawn Male Res. Champion
MI Spring Breeders Show 2014 - Indy's 4th Blue Ribbon

If you're looking for one of the Tealwater studs or to purchase foundation stock contact Marcus Irrthum, the new owner of the Tealwater Ranch Alpacas.

The original Tealwater Ranch in Michigan began raising colorful, high quality Huacaya and Suri alpacas for the beautiful fiber they produce in 2005. Cora and Bob assembled this herd individually through selective investments and breeding decisions. The choice of studs resulted in over a dozen show champions and ~50 blue ribbon winners on the farm - enough to qualify Tealwater Ranch as "Certified Elite". This herd has the genetic diversity and bloodlines for new breeders to build quality starter-herd packages.

Why did we sell our herd? Advancing age brought life threatening heart disease - my dear husband Bob could no longer help on the farm and his heart gave out Jan. 2019. Cora will remain actively involved in fiber products, alpaca consulting and creating natural fiber fashion. She was blessed to meet several good folks interested in the alpacas - 7 Suris went to start a new line on an existing farm in Illinois, 3 went to new Michigan homes, and the remainder of the herd of 50 alpacas went to Minnesota to form the new owner's foundation alpaca herd on a diversified dairy farm.

The herd's foundation stock represents deep world class quality, with record setting and famous ancestors in their pedigrees including:
- Cantano of Peru - Suri - 2003 world record high selling alpaca at $265,000
- Snowmass Matrix - Huacaya - 2010 world record high selling alpaca at $650,000
- Snowmass Elite Legend - Huacaya - Multi Herd Sire of the Year, Multi Champion titles and offspring, stud fee $10,000
- Peruvian Ion - Huacaya - 2005 High selling stud at auction $80,000
- Brilliance de Peru - Huacaya - 2008 sold at private treaty over $500,000
- Moon Rivers Peruvian Durango - Suri - 7x Brown Color Champion 3/4 Accoyo - exported from
U.S. 2009
- Peruvian Accoyo Express - Huacaya - Full Accoyo Fawn, sire of over 30 champion offspring
- 4Peruvian Black Magic - Huacaya - True Black import of Stachowski Alpacas
- 4Peruvian Condor - Suri - Dark Silver Gray import of Great Lakes Ranch, sire of rare color champions

Cora still has raw fiber, natural colors of roving/batting, yarn and finished products for sale in luxurious alpaca - both Peruvian and USA handmade by Cora.


Farm Terms & Financing

I like to work with clients to support their breeding goals.
Stud service advice is available via no-fee referral to the new owners of the herd.

Call or email to learn more. This herd has the depth of quality and diversity in the breeding program to offer some very nice breeding packages.

The Herd has a New Owner!

April 2019: Thank you Marcus Irrthum, the new owner of the Alpacas of Tealwater Ranch Herd! Marcus has moved the entire herd of 50 to his farm near Rochester, MN. Contact Marcus for fleece sales, alpaca stud services or animal sales.

Cora's 40 acre farm in Vermontville may be up for sale later this year.

Cora's TealPaca Booth Events:
July 27, 2019 Wine & Wool Festival, Sandhill Crane Winery, Jackson, MI
Aug. 23, 24, 25 2019 visit the St. Clair County 35th Annual Harvest Days and 1st Annual Festival of Fibers. Info at www.FiberExpo.com