Alpacas

Mary and Clint Roach, owners of Family Jewels Alpacas in Kent, Ohio, and Clint's father, John Roach, settle cria for reporters to take a closer look. The fiber of these two-week-old alpacas feels soft and fluffy like a teddy bear's fur. (photo by Shelley Stahl)

Mary and Clint Roach, owners of Family Jewels Alpacas in Kent, Ohio, and Clint’s father, John Roach, settle cria for reporters to take a closer look. The fiber of these two-week-old alpacas feels soft and fluffy like a teddy bear’s fur. (photo by Shelley Stahl)

Family Jewels Alpacas: A fleecy Ohio gem

Alpacas, a South American farm animal, have turned heads in Kent, Ohio, at Family Jewels Alpacas. While known for their fleece, alpacas are turning up in show rings and in some cases, restaurants.




Sara M. Cieslewicz

Sara M. Cieslewicz

Building the Herd





Annie Skiles

Annie Skiles

Luxurious Farm Animals



Noreen Fitzgerald-Makar

Noreen Fitzgerald-Makar

Sky-high standards for Family Jewels





Shelley Stahl

Shelley Stahl

Culling the Herd

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