Sunday 17 March 2013

Champion Grey!

We have had a fantastic couple of days at the Futurity, well Paul didn't make it until late on the Friday night so missed a lot of the excitement!

It was lovely to meet up with friends old and new and catch up face to face with fellow bloggers and despite all the alpaca politics (which we stay well out of), which seem to be part of the industry it was a hugely successful event.

We hadn't entered any animals into the show but we had entered two fleeces, our fantastic grey stud Wyona Sunburst and our brown stunner Meketaten.  We were delighted to come home with two rosettes and a championship sash, or then again was it five rosettes and a championship sash....

I didn't actually take my camera so it was down to my trusty iphone for the photos.

We are so pleased and proud of what Sunburst has achieved for us, that's two show outings in the last 6 months, a halter show and a fleece show, and two Grey Championship sashes.  As a celebration we have decided to offer a further five discounted matings, £75 discount (off each mating) to the next 5 customers booking matings with Sunburst and paying a 50% deposit.  In addition to this fabulous discount we also offer multiple mating discounts across all of our Barnacre Studs, if you are interested in further details please get in touch.

Meketaten's fleece which has taken a real hammering at previous shows came fourth, there is no way this fleece will make it to the National.

I think it is nice to see the fleeces on show however they do get mauled and samples by the public and other breeders which destroys them even more for the next show.

More on the rest of the event tomorrow as my bed is calling.


Unknown said...

Congratulations Debbie and Paul. Great to see you both? As for the tease about rosettes...loved the one that I saw!!

Unknown said...

Sorry that wasn't meant to be a question mark!. It was definitely great to see you!!

Knapper Alpakka said...

Congrats, Debbie and Paul! We need to get a look at your grey stud some time :-)

Shirley said...

Well done guys, a successful weekend. Shirley & Robbie

Rosemary said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations on your Futurity success .... sounds like a great weekend ... Jayne