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Show Success at Cherwell Leys Alpacas
Fineness in micron count, density in clip weight, length of fibre to improve clip weight, regular crimp over all the blanket and beyond, lack of medulation (coarse guard hairs and coarse primary hairs) to improve comfort factor, lustre and brightness within the fibre which is apparent in the processed fleece.
We have set high standards for our ongoing breeding programme, which requires detailed analysis of the cria born to ensure that we are progressing in our chosen direction. To confirm our birthing programme we visit and take our alpacas to the BAS run Alpaca Shows throughout the year, when birthing will allow. Alpaca welfare always comes first at Cherwell Leys. When you are judged against the best of the alpacas and take home ribbons you know that you must be achieving what you are working towards. You can never rest on your laurels and need to keep improving for the future of alpacas is constantly evolving.
2011 our first Fleece Show, Heart of England Fleece Show 4 entries 4 first places and more !!
Cherwell Leys Andromache, first place 48 months+ Brown, she's still got it !!
Cherwell Leys Smokey Joe first place and Grey Colour Champion
Cherwell Leys Spirit of Islay first place Senior White, and JUDGES CHOICE, excellent fleece for a senior
Cherwell Leys Tangaroa, first place and colour champion and SUPREME CHAMPION, the best huacaya fleece in the show, a testament to our breeding program for breeding finer fleece.
2011 after the birthing season a trip to the inaugral Southern Alpaca Group Romsey Show, 8 alpacas, 8 places and a Reserve Champion too !!
2010 no shows attended
2009 was a trip to BAS South of England Show, the result was a 5th place for Cherwell Leys Rufus in a large class of quality alpacas.
2008 was a difficult year for us to attend any shows, we were within the blue tongue restriction zone so had to cancel many that we had booked in to. Our only show of the year was at Ardingly, the BAS South of England Show.
We were not to be disappointed with a first place, Reserve Champion White and a third place.
Fisrt Place and Reserve Champion White Female - Cherwell Leys Spirit of Islay at The South of England Show
Third Place Cherwell Leys Smokey Joe
Our home bred success came in 2007 with CHAMPION BROWN FEMALE - Cherwell Leys Clemency at The BAS Spring Show
2007 In one of the larger classes White Junior Fifth Place - Cherwell Leys Cressida at The BAS Spring Show
2006 Gave us our first brown success with FIRST PLACE - Cherwell Leys Andromache at The Kenilworth Show
2006 Continuing with our fawn success FIRST PLACE - Romeo
2006 More Fawn success for Mac THIRD PLACE - Mac
2005 Was our first experience of showing at the prestigious BATH & WEST Show. Even with a large class of juniors we came away with a THIRD PLACE - MAC
2004 Was Wellground Farleigh's Year,
He won first place White, CHAMPION WHITE, and to top it all SUPREME CHAMPION at Bath & West Show 2004 The best alpaca there that year !! He was purchased by Cherwell Leys as the cornerstone of our breeding programme, with his impressive fleece credentials and his ability to pass this on to his progeny we were very excited for the next years births.