Showing over – now shearing begins

Clare Show 2013 ribbonsClare Show 2013 ChinchillaClare Show Jazzman 2013

We’ve been busy over the last three weekends with back to back shows.

To the Strathalbyn Show we entered four juniors, winning first place ribbons with Haylilla Chinchilla (Junior brown female) and Haylilla Rojo (Junior grey male). Second place ribbons went to Haylilla Eyes To Kill (Junior black female) and Haylilla Emilio (Junior brown male).

To the National Show at Bendigo we entered three Juniors, winning a fourth place ribbon with Haylilla Little Black Dress (Junior black female) and a highly commended ribbon with Haylilla Jazzman (Junior white male). These were our first ever ribbons at a National show so we are very encouraged by this result.

To the Clare Show we entered five juniors, winning first place ribbons with Haylilla Chinchilla (Junior brown female), Haylilla Jazzman (Junior white male) and Haylilla Little Black Dress (Junior black female). Second place ribbons went to Haylilla Rojo (Junior grey male) and Haylilla Giorgio (Junior black male). Jazzman went on to win Champion Junior Male, Chinchilla went on to win Best Brown of show and Little Black Dress went on to win Best Black of show. This was our best show result ever.

Now the alpacas can have a well deserved rest and look forward to nude sunbathing in the hills.




A busy weekend

While Chris and Adrienne were at Royal Adelaide Show winning best black in the halter and fleece classes with Leaenna Armani, WOO HOO!

Steve and I were selling some of our friendly pets.

Hello Sailor is now starting a new life in Wattle Flat, he’s even been renamed ” Jasper”.

Winter and Summer Sunset went on a road trip to the lush pastures of Millicent, Maureen their new owner has a small herd of alpacas so they will get plenty of love and attention.

It’s always sad to say goodbye to such beautifully natured animals but we are very happy they have found such loving homes. It also makes more room in the paddocks for Armani offspring….

Winter and criaHello Sailor face


Bendigo Colourbration show August 2013

Our first Armani cria had their showing debut at the Bendigo Colourbration show last weekend.

To our delight they won first place in the black progeny class.  It was a tough competiton with 7 other entries. Pictured is Haylilla Little Black Dress and Haylilla Giorgio together with Sarah Priest of Leaenna Alpacas (breeder of Armani), Adrienne Clarke (co-owner of Armani) and myself.

Also doing well in the show ring was Haylilla True, winning second place in the intermediate female black class against 9 others  – so we are very proud of her!

black progeny class

Colour Classic Show 2013

photo by Leaenna Alpacas

The Colour Classic alpaca show was held last weekend. The Strathalbyn Harness Racing Club venue enabled the showing and penning of animals in large undercover facilities.

We took a team of eight animals and brought home 2 first place ribbons, 3 thirds,  and 1 highly commended. Our co-owned Black stud male Leaenna Armani was entered by Ambersun Alpacas. Armani won best in class, then went on to win best Black Male, then finally Champion Black. Add to this the Jane Wray Memorial Trophy – it doesn’t get any better!