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Are you ready to add genetics for 16.9 MFD with a density of 106.08 follicles per sq. mm to your herd? Then look no further! Dancer is your guy.
We got his stats and we were Dancing on the Celing too! Jump to his page or click to see his histogram.

Visit more males from our Herdsire landing page.

Book a breeding to one of our Proven Producers.

We are offereing a DDF Rico Suave son for sale! Half brother to Rendezvous. Visit Beau now!

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Learning About Alpacas
Peruvian Alpaca



Read about the history of the alpaca, extending back hundreds of years. We share our photos from our trip to magical Peru, their land of origin, as well as many fascinating facts about the care and physical characteristics of alpacas. more..

New EPD stats:

Of our 20 active breeding females, 11 (55%) have EPDs in the Top 1% for 1 or more traits. And 2 more are in the Top 2%. That's 65% of our breeding females in the Top 1-2% of the national herd!!
We have received new histograms for 2016 on many of our animals. Visit our pages and see some impressive stats!

We are proud to serve as mentors to the alpaca community through the AlpacaMentor program.

Quick Picks

Our Other Passion - Breeding AKC Champion Samoyeds

RWB and First in Puppy Working Group!

On the heels of winning her first points at McKinley Kennel Club in June, Hobby Horse So Alluring was Reserve Winners Bitch, Best Puppy and First in Puppy Working at Grand River Kennel Club Show.

Announcing our newest Champion, Song! Ch. Hobby Horse Duet O'Northwoods. Finished with a 5 point major and an Award of Merit on 12-05-15 (Jeff's birthday!) at the Buckeye specialty held at the Richland Co. KC at the Crown Classic in Cleveland, under judge Anne Marie Taylor. Thank you for this terrific finish.

"Allure" shown below winning First in Puppy Working Group at the Medina KC match. Look for her to hit the rings this spring with Jeff on the other end of the lead!

Our new puppy from a litter we co-own with Brigid Brandt and Gail Mathews of Nordic Samoyeds. "Hobby Horse Nordic So Alluring" is one of nine, all of which are adorable.
She is a granddaughter of our "Blaze", great granddaughter of "Ryder" and is 6th generation of our foundation sire and dam Magic and Kismet.

20 yearsWelcome to Hobby Horse Farm Alpacas. Located in Ohio, we are breeders of fine-fleeced champion alpacas – since 1996! We are celebrating 20 years of successful alpaca breeding.

Come visit us for breeding stock and show winning alpacas in rich colors with top level EPDs and chart-topping skin biopsies.

Hello, we're Shauna Brummet and Jeffrey Skinner and we're glad you stopped by. We are the owners of Hobby Horse Farm Alpacas. Find out more about us here, or better yet, call to arrange a visit. We're always happy to show you around and talk about alpacas!

Our mission as alpaca breeders is to produce healthy, sound, elite-fibered alpacas with show ring presence, winning ability and production excellence. Our vision is a cooperative effort of small farms.

We are pioneers in the alpaca industry in the use of quantitative genetic testing tools (EPDs) to improve our breeding stock, as well as using skin biopsy analysis and fleece statistics.

Shauna has written a number of articles and made presentations about the use of EPDs, one of these can be found on our article page.

Hobby Horse Rico's Arctic Rendezvous won 3rd in a competitive Get of Sire class at the 2016 AOA National show! Thank you judges for recognizing this herdsire.

More results from the national: Blue ribbon Harper MF yearling female, 2nds with Starshine and Shimmer in different beige juvi female classes and Denali and Layla in different white juvi Female classes, 2nd with our gorgeous white Rendezvous son, Dancer, in white yearling males, 4th for Romeo in beige juvi males - 6.5 months, 5th for Hearst in LF juvi males, 6th for Leonidas in white juvi males! Thanks to Darby Vannier and his AOA staff and Bonnie Potter and the AOA board for a good National show.

The Science. The Trust. The Success.

The Science is Learned. As owners of Hobby Horse Farm, we have learned and applied the science of EPDs, skin biopsy and fleece statistics during our 19 years in the industry. Our knowledge is based in our formal scientific and engineering education and Shauna’s career in genomics and the life sciences. We have shared our knowledge by serving the industry on the boards of AOBA and ARI (now AOA) and the Alpaca Research Foundation.

The Trust is Earned. Our clients over the years tell us that our mentoring has been valuable to their success and many have become close friends. We help them learn to successfully show their alpacas, make positive breeding and purchase choices, and we are there to help when that first cria comes along! Clients continue to do business with us and refer us to their own friends. We highly value their display of trust. People know that we sell our top of the line animals and support buyers with the tools they need to become successful in our industry.

The Success Continues. We enjoyed early success in the show ring with our foundation stock, who went on to produce many champions. By applying scientific principles, genetic knowledge and a breeders “eye” to our breeding choices, our alpacas continue to win in the ring, carry elite fleeces – scientifically proven – and produce improved stock with high level EPDs. Relationship building and business building go hand in hand as we invite you to join us in a mutually successful alpaca industry journey. We are your genetics link!

Attention New Alpaca Breeders
We are always available to answer your questions and assist with plans to enter the alpaca industry. We would love to work with you on acquiring the bloodlines that you need to achieve your breeding goals. Work with a farm that is knowledgeable and dedicated to the alpaca industry. Together we can establish and achieve your goals. Contact Us!

Shauna is again serving on the board of the Alpaca Research Foundation. (ARF). She last served from 1998 – 2001. It is rewarding to work with this group of volunteers, as we learn and apply everything we can to the development of our herds.

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