An alpaca/angora blend would probably be nice, although I usually just spin 100% angora since it is soo ungawdly soft that way and gets a great "halo" on it. The trouble with mixing fibers is getting the carder to do it. With the angora, it gets lightly hand carded a bit and then it's ready to spin. If you had a drum carder, then mixing wools would be easier. I want to get one sometime soon, but all the ones I've seen have been in the hundreds of dollars.
Is the fellow who bought the alpacas finding very many spinners? I've been finding more people who want to spin than people with spinning wheels, at least on this part of the island. At some point I'd like to start making spinning wheels but we are still up to our eyeballs in moving house and it will be awhile before the wood shop gets set up. There is a fellow in Volcano who is trying to get a spinning wheel since all he has at the moment is a drop spindle and it takes forever to spin with just a drop spindle. How is the person with the alpacas paying people to spin? Per skein or by the hour or are there other arrangements?
With the natural fiber, I've been going with the "pure and natural no chemicals, no dyes" route. Saves having to dye the angora wool and it comes in nice pastel shades of gray, more or less. White too, although I don't have much of that spun up at the moment. Especially since I'm knitting a scarf for myself out of the white.
At the moment, I have two skeins of angora yarn, one is a warm gray from Dozer and one is a darker gray from Trinity. The one from Dozer is 2.5 ounces, about 9 wraps per inch (thickness gauge) and approximately eighty yards. The skein from Trinity is 1.5 ounces, approx. 9 wraps per inch and about 48 yards more or less. They are both 100% angora, hand raised and hand spun with no chemical dyes added. Each skein is from one individual bunny, too. Angora yarn goes for $20 an ounce if you get it directly from me or the folks who sell it for me add in either 25% or 30% so it would be either $24 or $26 per ounce from one of them. So the Dozer skein is $50 and the Trinity skein is $30 if you get them from me versus $60/$65 and $36/$39. I probably have about four ounces left to spin, then I'll have to get more wool from the bunnies. Wool production is still quite low since there aren't that many bunnies out there. I've also already sold the majority of the angora yarn already from the last wool gathering.
There is a merino sheep's fleece out soaking, but it will be about two weeks before that will be ready to spin. It's a nice soft fiber - not as soft as angora, of course, but still soft enough to wear near your face or neck. That will wash up to an off white and sheeps wool is only $10 an ounce once it's spun up. Or $12 or $13 per ounce if you get it from the folks I sell it to.
I do have a "fiber" bunny available. Her ears are just totally impossible so she will be sold as a "wooler" without a pedigree. She's only $45 if you'd prefer to spin your own yarn. She's actually a "black" although the camera shows her as more of a gray with some brown. Angora wool is a pastel shade by the time it's ready to harvest no matter what color the rabbit is. A "black" rabbit will only have a black nose and the rest of the bunny will be some shade of gray but the rabbit color is determined by the nose so it will be considered a "black" bunny anyway. This is the "wooler", she is just about seven weeks old when the picture was taken and that was just a couple days ago.
So far she is the only "wooler" out of this batch of bunnies, the rest are $75 - $80 or so and about half of them already have homes, I just don't know which bunny goes to which person yet.
Here's some of the yarn made up into a scarf. You can almost see the halo on the yarn, it's hard to show how soft the stuff is in merely a picture.