Welcome to Akuna Matada Suri Alpaca Ranch

We breed and raise Suri Alpacas.

The goal is for our alpacas to have uniform, dense and grade-appropriate fleece for a U.S. commercial market. We believe the way to achieve this goal is through education and using all the tools of a true livestock model. This means Histograms, Skin Biopsies, SHIP (Suri Herd Improvement Program) and culling.

Deb Christner has been very involved with the The Suri Network. While serving as Product Development Chair the committee created the P2P Educational DVD series. She is currently Vice-President of The Suri Network Board, where she is the SHIP liaison and formed the Suri Branding Committee.

We are the sole distributor of these rugs in North America.

Deb Christner has taken numerous fiber classes through The University of North Carolina along with grading and sorting classes, and has toured several mills, from Mini to Commercial. Along the way, she has been very fortunate to have met and worked with many knowledgeable fiber people and continues to learn from them. Deb sorts and grades fiber for The North American Suri Co.

Akuna Matada Suri Ranch has been working with a family-run company in India that creates beautiful Hand Knotted Persian Rugs from Suri Fiber. We are the sole distributor of these rugs in North America. For more information on the rugs contact Deb Christner at akunamatadasuri@gmail.com

Learn How our Rugs are Made

Meet the Alpacas!

Hover over photos for interesting facts. Shearing Alpacas is a healthy, cruelty free event.

Alpaca Lifespan:
15-20 years

Alpaca Average Height:
36″ at the withers

Alpaca Average Weight:
140 to 200 pounds