ABOUT US We started our Nero Black Alpaca herd in 2006 with five animals.

Our life around the Alpacas

Since 2006, we have selectively grown our herd and are proud to have won many awards.

We, Paul and Kathryn Shrimpton, live in a beautiful converted barn in Northumberland where we care for our alpaca herd.

We first met alpacas at the Northumberland County show in 2002 and fell in love with them immediately.

After lots of study and research we started our Nero Black Alpaca herd in 2006 with five animals.

Since 2006, we have selectively grown the herd and are proud to have won many awards, but most of all ~ we are chuffed to have had years of enjoyable alpaca ownership.

We combine our alpaca ownership and breeding with an alpaca knitwear business and run a bed-and-breakfast. In 2010, Paul gave up his job in financial management initially to help build up our B&B business and is now also engaged in the development of our alpaca herd.


We're proud of our black award winning high quality alpaca herd ...

We continually source top black genetics to enhance its excellence.