Cherwell Leys Alpacas

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Show Success at Cherwell Leys Alpacas


Here at Cherwell Leys Alpacas we are committed to breeding our alpacas with carefully chosen sires for the improvement of their fleece quality.
Alpacas are bred for their wonderful fleece, we felt that it was of paramount importance to continually develop their natural asset,

Here at Cherwell Leys we are breeding for finer fleeces in every way.

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 !!
Boys, best placed Cherwell Leys Charnwood Phoenix 2nd Adult White
Cherwell Leys The Shaman placed 4th Adult White
Cherwell Leys Prince Regent placed 3rd Adult Fawn
Cherwell Leys Midas Touch placed 4th Intermediate Fawn
The Girls, best placed Cherwell Leys Isabella, 2nd Adult Female and Reserve Champion, continuing on from her Dam Cherwell Leys Spirit of Islay.
Cherwell Leys Honeysuckle placed 5th
Cherwell Leys Highland Shadow placed 6th

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
Complimented by the Judge, Ian Waldron, on her superb fleece, excellent lock structure, fineness, density and crimp, a difficult decision between her and the eventual choice of Champion. We were so pleased with Islay's success as the White Classes are so highly contested.

Third Place Cherwell Leys Smokey Joe
Complimented by the Judge, Ian Waldron, on his excellent fleece quality, fineness, density and crimp

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.

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