Families | artworkalpacas

If you love the look and lovely nature of alpacas, just a few males, or a mix of females and geldings will provide a lovely backdrop to a handsome garden or fields adjoining a property.

However, it is always tempting to breed such lovely animals to achieve even better fleeces, or a particular look and conformation.

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Marita holds newly born ‘Dorian’ while mum ‘Aleaka’ watches.    A great outcome of mating her to Futurity Champion ‘Alpaca Stud Nyetimber’.
a quite different result of a ‘Nyetimber’ mating – this time to ‘India Sunfire’, which gave us the absolutely stunning ‘Shakira’.   Her fleece is quite exceptional, at under 16.5 microns, and she has done extremely well at the show ring, most recently as Futurity First Junior Pale Female Huacaya.
The black and white show!   ‘Caton Juba’ and ‘Ruby May’, with ‘Don Julio’ and ‘Cilla’ respectively.
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Two heavily fleeced mums (‘Sundial II’ and ‘’Athena’) having given birth within hours of each other.
Aphrodite with Armando at a day old, on a sunny, but cold day – we had prepared the coat for a girl!
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Barton Romany with a very mischievous ‘Rafa’ – the only Artwork offspring of top Herdsire ‘Popham Thunder’.
We mated ‘Treacle’ to ‘Meon Valley Ardingly’, a handsome grey male, and got ‘Tinto’!
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Caprice II’, a lovely brown dam, was mated to Champion grey ‘Nyetimber’, and made us wait 374 days to produce the bright white ‘Chieftain’ (so called as ‘Caprice’ looked enormous during the last pregnancy month and was nicknamed ‘the tank’!
Having previously mated ‘Definition’ to ‘Lillyfields Jack of Spades’ and produced our most handsome black male ‘Domingo’, a repeat mating gave us the lovely ‘Dolores’
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A proud mum! Hula with her adorable Havana.
 
….and a year later: ‘Juba’ with ‘Juanita’ step out.    ‘Juanita’ looks amazing and is the result of a mating with our Snowmass stud ‘Invincibly Elite’
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 Mystique proudly showing her lovely boy Merlin, Shakira at one day old is checked by mum, Maximo surveys his world, but mum not too far away 

 

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the new generation meets – in this case, “Aurora (from ‘Azucena’ and ‘Jack of Spades’)” and ‘Juanita’ (from ‘Juba’ and ‘Snowmass Invincibly Elite’)