Only one male cria this year, very excited about our Alpaca Palace's Houdini son. He will compliment our 3 new females well.
Welcome to Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas webpage. We are Christine Brown and Jim Head a big city girl married to an Oklahoma country boy. In an effort to spend less time in the metro Dallas area and more time in the wide open spaces we purchased some land in Colorado. In 2014 we realized that we needed something to do at the ranch. Christine declared I want alpacas. She had researched them online and was immediately attracted to their adorable demeanor. As we studied more about them we became very intrigued about alpacas and the concept of having an alpaca ranch. We went to a show, met some great people very willing to help us get started. We visited a few farms, did tons of research and educated ourselves in every aspect of the alpaca industry. Using the information we learned and guidance of our mentors, Gail and Al Van Staveren of Escondido Alpacas we began researching foundation females for Flying Iron Ranch. We knew that our focus would be Huacayas and that we wanted premium fleece. We found what we think are 4 of the finest female alpacas around. Sandra and Norm Johnson of Chimera Ranch have been a great resource and we continue to learn from them. Our first year in the alpaca industry has been great, we are still learning every day and building new relationships. We are excited to see what year two brings. In May 2015 rather than attending GWAS we decided to have Hugh and Sara Jane McClellan visit Flying Iron Ranch to evaluate our herd. We are encouraged by her evaluation and very happy that we chose Norm and Sandra Johnson at Chimera Ranch to get our herd started. We are proud that we have added more of the great Xanadu genetics to our herd, adding up and coming herdsires and bringing more outstanding genetics to Flying Iron Ranch. Corsair will breed soon to two of our foundation females, Xanadu Clandestine and Chimera's Biscotti. We have added Alpaca Palace's Gold Dust, Sunset Hills Zenterfold and WP Phoebe adding east coast genetics to our foundation herd. Zenterfold stayed back in PA to breed to Alpaca Palace's Houdini and is now atFlying Iron Ranch.2015 brought 3 great male crias to Flying Iron Ranch. We have added some future herdsires to the great genetics that we sought out to be our foundation at Flying Iron Ranch. Xanadu P Descant has been a star at the fall shows, back to back shows and back to back Color Championships. We are anxiously awaiting his crias at Flying Iron Ranch.
Flying Iron Ranch — Christine Brown & Jim Head
4019 County Road 1, Montrose, CO 81403 | 214 450-9452 Christine or 214 762-8434 Jim | firstname.lastname@example.org