Two days of showing at Devon County Show and thrilled when Classical MileEnd Priam II was awarded Supreme Champion Huacaya by the judge Mary Jo Smith. He won the cup as a junior and has done it again as an adult. CME Andante, our intermediate white male, was Champion White Male and CME Rhea (Priam II’s dam) won the dam’s progeny whilst our American male MFI Ntherough won the sire’s progeny class. Priam II, Andante and Ntherough are all standing at stud here.
Our clients did well too with Tania Smith of Caton Alpacas getting Reserve Champion White Male with the very beautiful Caton Wing Commander who was sired by Ntherough. Her junior fawn Caton Rebel Yell was Champion Fawn Male at Devon and North Somerset, sired by Caton Tulaco Caliph, standing at stud at Classical MileEnd Alpacas.
Our American fawn male Best Bet, now standing at stud in Belgium after being sold to Alpagas du Maquis, had seven progeny at the show all of whom took home rosettes. Meadow Farm Rosa was Reserve Champion Brown Female and their alpacas were first and third in the intermediate male light class.
Delighted with the success of our show team at the British Alpaca Futurity 2015. Our light adult male CME Capella was Champion Light Male, CME Andante was Reserve Champion White Male and CME Priam ll was awarded Reserve Champion Fawn Fleece. The rest of the show team did well at the biggest show in Europe bringing home six seconds, two thirds and a sixth.
Progeny of our stud males took 26 placings at the Hapert Show in Holland with the Champion Brown Male sired by CME Socrates, the Reserve Champion Beige Male by CME Lysander ET whilst CME Victoria won the Dam’s Progeny class. There were five firsts, five seconds, five thirds, three fourths, three fifths and five sixths.
CME Capella (light fawn), CME Priam ll (medium fawn), CME Lysander (white), CME Elegy (brown) and Appledene Commander in Chief (medium fawn) will all join our team of stud males.
UK Alpaca is open for this year’s fleece collection. Please contact us for a copy of our shearing and presentation info sheet before you start shearing or click here. We buy all grades of fleece and pay from £12 a kilo plus VAT including all the ‘waste’ that is short, coarse fleeces and shearing and skirting waste. Remember, all the fleeces we buy form part of our large yarn production programme with end product being sold into the UK market. In this way we develop a strong brand for British alpaca yarns in the UK, helping to support all of you in the long term by adding value to your fleeces. If you can arrange grouping with others we might be able to arrange collection so please contact us with your details.
The educational and illuminating new AOBA book titled the Art and Science of Alpaca Judging is now available from us through the web shop. Secure your copy now. Click the Online Shop button for full details of this bible for the alpaca breeder.
Chas Brooke and Rachel Hebditch have been breeding alpacas for eighteen years and run a herd of 200 animals. We love our alpacas and are hugely enthusiastic about our breeding programme which is designed to produce healthy productive alpacas with excellent conformation and advanced fleeces. Our farm has a strict bio-security plan for the management of risks which includes having the perimeter of the farm securely fenced against any incursion by wildlife. Management and avoidance of infectious diseases forms a big part of our daily farm practice. If you would like more information on this please read the section here
You are welcome to visit our farm, just outside Tiverton in Devon, where we can meet and answer your questions in person and show you our beautiful alpacas. Please e-mail or telephone to make an appointment.
New owners can rely on us to train them in alpaca husbandry and deliver a first class back up service.
Experienced breeders can be sure that we have thought carefully about every breeding and that our stud males are among the best in the world.
We have a wide range of alpacas for sale from show winning males and females, pregnant females with cria at foot and stud males to charming geldings who make wonderful field pets or sheep and flock guards.
There are educational courses at our farm in Devon throughout the year at very reasonable prices. The beginners course Discover Alpacas, the Stud Management Day or the Fibre Workshop. Or, if none of these suit, we can design a course especially for you.
We publish Alpaca World magazine, run UK Alpaca which manufactures alpaca yarns and write a blog Rachel’s Diary on the day to day life of an alpaca farmer.
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Chas & Rachel and Classical MileEnd Alpacas are members of | The British Alpaca Society | The South West Alpaca Group (SWAG) | The Australian Alpaca Assoc (AAA) | Alpaca Owners and Breeders Assoc USA (AOBA) | The Alpaca Registry Inc (ARI) | and our alpacas are registered with the British Alpaca Society Registry.
We are a founding member breeder of the Alpaca Bloodstock Breeders Association (ABBA) and the British Alpaca Futurity
We own the internationally circulated Alpaca World Magazine and the fibre to yarn company UK Alpaca Ltd