Golden Spirit’s Story
Since 2006, Golden Spirit Alpaca owners Brenda and Frank Crum have been creating fleece and conformation one story at a time. Located in Odessa, Florida, Brenda and Frank create a healthy environment all year long for their 200-some alpaca. With 75 grazing acres, a highly skilled team, and facilities for the alpaca’s protection, Golden Spirit’s award winning animals receive unparalleled care and attention.
At Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch we strive to preserve the health of our animals with a continual focus on quality. Our husbandry practices, feed, supplies and other needs are developed in consultation with our veterinarian, agricultural management company, feed specialists and of course, other breeders.
We have accumulated many awards over the years for the excellence of our animals, proving our continued perseverance in developing the highest caliber alpaca. Come visit us and see what we, and others are talking about. Including the wow factor our herdsire Brilliance of Peru
has according to renowned veterinarian Dr. Evans.
We know our animals and work with them enough to appreciate their personalities and general appearances so that we can anticipate individual needs.
We study nutritional values. Water tests, annual soil tests and hay analysis combined with quality grain and supplements help us know the nutrient levels we are feeding. We compare what we provide with their blood work to determine actual value and absorption.
We routinely monitor health needs including weights and body score, histograms and behaviors at Golden Spirit. This also allows us to handle the animals enough so that they are comfortable with the routines.
We do enjoy! Our "huggable investments" are fun to watch and even more fun when we are involved in their antics. Play time gives them a chance to "work off" their energy and it gives us a chance to emotionally relax after our day of work.
- I would describe this guy, Brilliance, as a Wow male much ahead of his time. I would certainly like to check some of his offspring for the hybrid vigor he has thrown as they are likely better than him. I have never seen these stats for this age male. Breed this guy to the best females you can arrange to maintain these genetics. There is no fiber blow out with Brilliance. I appreciate the opportunity to be a party of your program.