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Born: 19 June 2009
Aloysius was a bit of a rescue, his future was uncertain when his previous owner lost their rented land. He was described as unpredictable and difficult to handle and therefore couldn’t be rehomed with their other boys; he was destined for sausages or euthanasia. Debbie couldn’t let this happen without giving him one last chance.
He came to Barnacre and was quarantined with a friend and from that moment proved to be a calm, gentle boy, he allowed us to cut his toe nails and happily walked on his lead. He is now a regular on the Barnacre walk and talks and loves the interaction with his two legged friends.
Only once has he spat at us and that was when his friend was choking on a pea and he thought that it was our fault as we massaged the neck of his friend to remove it.
Born: 17 August 2016
Anubis is the second son of Meketaten, and just like his mum (and Dad Darwin) has an amazing rich brown fleece.
He has inherited his mums character and was the mischief of the 2016 cria bunch, this fun loving little rogue has been a great part of our show team winning a number of rosettes and brown championships, so keep tuned to our twitter and Instagram feeds to see how he gets on, he join the stud line up in summer 2018 when he got his first girlfriend.
Born: 12th July 29018
Colour: Light Fawn
Curio was orphaned when his mum died suddenly when he was just three months old. He’s had a tough start in life as he entry to the world wasn’t simple and needed both the vet and Debbie’s help! Luckily he liked his bottle…and Debbie… so that meant for quite some time no one else is good enough to deliver his three hourly warm bottles.
He has now been weaned and is enjoying life with his mates doing what young alpacas do!
Curio is currently adopted by Viktoria Klaus, Sophie Robson, Helen Rhodes, Rachel Morris, Charlotte Wood, Sabrina Osowieckie, Susan & Paul Verity, Chelsea Preston, Kate Schneider, Emma Moore, Coral & Ryan, Caroline Raquet, Michelle Lucovitz, Abbie Alexander, Dorothy Wallace, Scarlett Harris, Helen Kaye, Lorna Garrick, Amelia Clark, Rosie McInerney, Heather Clarke, Grace Laws, Leah Ashford, Sharon Cain, Catherine Ferland, Sandra Rea, Paul Coleman and Poli Grigorova.
Born: dd mmm yyyy
Derwent is a quiet boy who was a regular participant in our alpaca walk and talks until he went to another farm to head up their walking team.
He has a lovely white fleece which we turned into yarn before he left so we are lucky enough to still have some knitwear from this ultrafine boy.
Colour: Light Grey
Flint is a fantastic example of a grey, fine, dense and one of the most consistent greys we have ever seen, the British Alpaca Society judges obviously agree as he is a multiple grey champion too, just like his mum and dad.
He is a chilled out boy who doesn’t have much rush about him! He does like to hang about the gate when our walk and talk visitors are passing in the hope he might get some carrot without having to go on the walk!!
Flint became a dad in the summer so we are very excited to see how is offspring develop, especially Harmaa who is a stunning grey girl and just as fine and consistent grey colour as her daddy.
Born: 16 September 2013
We bought Galapagos as a cria at foot at a month old, he got his name as he is sired by Darwin, our brown herd sire.
Unfortunately in February 2014 Galapagos broke his leg, it was particularly wet and muddy so the alpacas were coming in at night so they could sleep on a dry floor. Paul let them out of their field and Galapagos arrived at the shed he was holding his foot up and it was clear his leg was broken. He hadn’t slipped as there was no mud or marks on him so what actually occurred is a mystery, but he is now fully recovered and you’d never know anything had occurred.
Despite his tough start Galapagos has done very well for us in the show ring and is the proud owner of a number of rosettes and is a double brown champion and in the summer of 2018 he became a dad to three cria!
Born: 9 Sept 2006
Gianmarco’s Masterpiece was a real pleasure to have here at Barnacre Alpacas. Sometimes in life you are in the right place at the right time and this happened to us when we had the chance to acquire him and the equally amazing Legend of Spartacus.
The combination of stunning phenotype (physical characteristics), genotype (his sire is Jolimont Gianmarco who is one of the most decorated and consistent males in the Australian show ring, and who cost a record AUS$150,000 for a half share) and a fleece to die for make him a super herdsire. Gianmarco’s 6th fleece is as fine as some baby alpaca fleeces, come and feel it for yourself!
Gianmarco’s Masterpiece liked his own trough at mealtimes and he enjoys the company of his ‘lady friends’. We are absolutely delighted with the cria he has produced for us..
Sadly Gianmarco suffered a heart attack last winter and died, but his amazing progeny will live on to do him proud.
Born: 21 June 2005
Colour: Light Brown
Full details of the charming Golden Guinea can be found on his stud page.
We searched long and hard for a herd sire to bring colour to the Barnacre breeding programme, and with Golden Guinea we got solid colour; a big, soft fleece; a well proportioned, athletic body; and a friendly, inquisitive personality.
Golden Guinea enjoys the attention of visitors and is quite vocal, happily humming away. His favourite past time is watching the ‘ladies’ over his fence.
He has covered many females, with his first cria born in the Summer of 2009. Since then he has had 10 more cria including 8 here at Barnacre, all are coloured and displaying his chilled out personality with some very impressive fleeces, the best so far has been that of Meketaten (born 2010), officially the second best intermediate brown fleece in the world (we entered the World Alpaca Fleece show in 2012) and triple champion in the showring! He has also given us Ankhesenamun (Anka) born in 2012 and also a triple brown champion in the showring (so far, she is still in the show team!)
Grigio (meaning grey in Italian) is a friendly boy with a lovely fine grey fleece. He has been shown once and was beaten into third place by his field mate Reetpetite.
A rather greedy boy Grigio is one of our regulars on the farm walk and talks because he knows he gets to eat other peoples grass and gets fed carrot! He is also one of our volunteers out and about with the knitwear too. His fleece has recently been processed by The Border Mill into luxurious yarn and we are busy turning it into garments for our online shop and shepherds hut.
Born: 28 June 2007
Colour: Light Fawn
Fourth cria of Duchess and third son, Hughie was the first boy of the Barnacre herd and is our only gelding (castrated male). He is sired (fathered) by Blenheim Gideon. He was born premature and required Debbie’s helping hand and 24 hour care for the first few days of his life. Perhaps because of this, if it’s a butch male alpaca you are looking for then Hughie is definitely not your man. He’s very vocal and enjoys the attention of anyone who enters the paddock. If you only meet one alpaca in your life, make sure it’s Barnacre Hughie, he is super inquisitive and loves meeting ‘his public’.
Catching him in the open isn’t very difficult when he’s stood by your side with his head under your arm! Hughie has a dense buttery apricot coloured fleece with great brightness. He won third place in the junior fawn class at the 2008 Kelso show, Scotland. He was also awarded the best fleece at the 2008 Slayley show – gold star Hughie, very well done! Hugie ended 2008 with 2nd male fawn alpaca at the Westmorland show. 2009 started with 4th place (intermediate fawn male) at the Northumberland show and ended with 4th place (adult fawn male) at the Yorkshire show. Hughie has continued his international superstar status with an appearance in the Morpeth Herlald, and on 15 March 2009 appeared on BBC Countryfile with the rest of the Barnacre herd.
Although, or maybe because of being the only castrated male, living with the stud boys here at Barnacre, Hughie likes to keep all the other boys in check and plays ‘policeman’!
Born: 24 May 2016
Jasper is a very special boy, he was the first baby from Diamanta and arrived in the world very quickly which took his inexperienced mum by surprise. She knew she had to stand over him but that was about it! She didn’t have much milk either so he was partially bottle fed.
Due to his tough start and lack of mums colostrum he had a plasma infusion to make sure he got all the good antibodies needed for a healthy start in life.
Jasper has a fantastic fleece and has done very well for us in the show ring having never been beaten in his class, and then going on to win four White Male Championships, a Reserve Supreme Champion, Best of British and Judges Choice, not bad for a little boy who had such a touch start in life.
He loves visitors, especially when they have carrots and is one of our walk and talk volunteers. Jasper has become a dad this year and we are super pleased with his off spring!
Jasper is currently adopted by Tom Humphrey, Pablo Villar Sanjurjo, Angela Smith, and Scarlett.
King Tut is from one of our best brown lines and has stud potential, however until he is old enough for that he is one of our regular walk and talk volunteers so you can come and walk him and feed him carrot!
He has a fabulous rich brown fleece which will be used in our knitwear range.
Born: 16 Nov 2006
We had been aware of Legend of Spartacus for many months when one day we happened to be in the right place at the right time to aquire him and his friend Gianmarco’s Masterpiece.
If we were given the opportunity to ‘design’ a fleece then it would probably look and feel just like Legend’s. It is fine, soft, crimped and very bright. Inquisitive visitors are very welcome to come and experience his quality, and that of his cria, for themselves.
Legend has awe inspiring genetics with the famous Jolimont Commisario for a grand sire enhanced by the amazing EP Cambridge Peruvian Spartacus, arguably the number one Australian herdsire with a super fine, dense fleece and a presence to make you tremble! Full details of Legend can be found on his stud page.
In 2012 Alison and John Wiseman of Balnuith Alpacas based in Tealing, Scotland decided that Legend was going to be ‘their man’ for their very precious ladies, we are now joint owners of Legend with them. Legend is now standing at stud with Alison and John in Scotland and is available for mating services in England and Scotland.
Don’t ask how we found out but he does like to have his chin tickled – what are we like…oh yes and did we mention that he has a neck that is so thick and powerful you wouldn’t believe it?
Legend’s first daughter, Barnacre Casiphia (born June 2010), who has a great show record culminating in the hat trick of Champion White, best British bred and Supreme Champion at the 2011 Kelso Show.
Born: 12 June 2007
Loki is the third cria and first son of Geena. He is sired (fathered) by Griffin (blue black) and was a big 9.4 kilos at birth. He has a blue black fleece of extreme softness with good character. He is following in the footsteps of his elder multi prize winning half sisters with a 2nd place (junior black) at the 2008 Northumberland show; 1st intermediate black male and black champion at the Scottish National, the Border Union show in Kelso; and 2nd intermediate black male at the Westmorland show. In 2009 Loki was 1st intermediate black male at the Northumberland show and 3rd adult black male at the Yorkshire show.
Loki’s stud career is well underway on the back of his fantastic pedigree, huge ‘tackle’ and show success. Loki is often seen ‘posing’ to Golden Guinea and has his share of the girls. His first ‘date’ was with Kate, our medium grey girl, he has gone on to cover more of the herd, producing some very fine black and grey progeny. Loki has his own stud page and is a great choice for your black or grey girls.
Loki has been adopted by Hazel Luckhurst.
Born: 17 July 2010
This is Minimus, sired by Gianmarco’s Masterpiece and born to Chiquita whilst we were at the 2010 Otterburn Festival in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance. He might just be the cutist alpaca in the world! He was a tiny 4kg at birth, and took nearly a year to reach 14 kg, some of our cria only take a month to do that! At 7 years old he finally hit 40kg fully fleeced.
Minimus lives with the big girls as the big boys play tough rough and he can’t throw them off if they sit on him. He doesn’t seem to mind and is very close to his mum and siblings!
Perhaps being small saps your energy as Minimus can often be found having a little snooze in the middle of busy shows!
Mark Hollings, Robbie Hall, William Young, Jacqueline Carr, Emmanuel James Smith, Moggy Morris, Hannah Morris, Nicky Bender, David Fletcher, Phil Finch, Maia White and Angela Smith currently adopt Minimus.
Born: dd mmm yyyy
Morris is the best.
Nelson was named after Nelson Mandela, he was born the day after what would have been his birthday.
At a week old Nelson got severe heat stoke and Debbie spent months working hard to keep him alive with the help of our amazing vet Sam Prescott.
Nelson is a regular on our farm walk and talks and out and about the the various events and fayres that we go too.
Nelson has been adopted by Jo & Thomas Proctor, Amy Etheridge, Jayne Gibson, Sarah Chambers, Erin Diel, Erin Davison, Laura Gregg, George, Gracie Ellis, Dan McArdle, Julie Scott, Elsie Taylor, Liv Duffy, Jacqui cliff and Lottie.
Born: 4 July 2010
This is Niveous, first son of Legend of Spartacus and definitely one to watch! Niveous has a fantastically dense fleece, which even at an early age showed immense promise although with his dam (mum) being Little Miss Irraquoy, probably no surprise! Also, check out his pose, he know’s he’s hot! Mind you with predigree including NWA Ltd Ruffo, Jolimont Commisario and EP Cambridge Peruvian Spartacus his phenotype (physical characteristics) has to be special to match his genetics.
Niveous was first shown at the July 2011 Border Union show at Kelso, where he was awarded 1st intermediate white male, losing out on white champion to his half sister (also from Legend of Spartacus), Casiphia, who went on to be white champion, best of British and the overall show Supreme Champion. Talk about sibling rivalry!
Born: 13 September 2014
Oscar (meaning jumping fighter) was born after the longest ever Barnacre gestation of 410 days, 342 is the average! Despite this long gestation he only weighed 4.68kg.
He had a plasma infusion within a few hours of birth and that gave him the strength to lift up his head and feed from a bottle (mum didn’t have any milk).
It was a few days before he was strong enough to stand and his hips weren’t quite right but with persistence and determination we got them sorted, but then he developed an ulcer in his eye, which we cleared up but then his eye ruptured and his iris was protruding. After a corneal graft his eye healed slowly, as he then developed a cyst! Other than a little bulge on his eye you’d never know anything had occurred now!
Oscar is one of our regular walk and talk volunteers and a frequent traveller to the markets with the knitwear.
Oscar has been adopted by Mercedes Suffolk, Mick Styles, Jill Murray and Heather Swanson.
Born: 27 July 2012
Colour: Dark Fawn
Pablo is sired by the super friendly Golden Guinea and born to Chiquita so it is not surprising that he is super chilled, very friendly and one of the cutist alpaca in the world! Like his brothers Minimus and Pasha he was small at birth, so was given a name meaning small, he is bigger than his older brother Minimus though!
Pablo has a fine dense fleece which has been recognised in the show ring with two shows attended and two second place rosettes and only being beaten by our own Zoom! Pablo has however had the laugh as he joined the stud line up and in 2017 had his first baby whilst poor Zoom Zoom has been firing blanks.
He is a regular participant of our farm walk and talk being happy to pose for selfies and take carrot from his human friends.
Pablo is currently adopted by Rachael Green, Abigail Edmundson, Michael Mains, Olivia Dale and Louis.
Born: 26th July 2018
Penumbra is a big man in a small body. He is super cute, never stops eating, is super small but what he is missing in stature makes up for in personality. He has a lovely rich brown fleece with is very fine and even in colour, it is currently at the mini mill being turned into yarn for our knitwear range.
Despite being small Penumbra has a huge appetite so is always volunteering for the walk and talks as he knows that means you get to eat other people’s (we mean alpacas) grass, visitors feed you carrot and you get to walk along the woodland path where there are huge sycamore leaves and you can use your ‘person’ as a fork to push them in fast so you can eat more!
Penumbra is currently adopted by Aimee Moore and Tracy Bowers.
Born: 9th June 2015
Colour: Light Brown
Ra is an all round amazing alpaca, both his fleece and conformation are exemplary and his character is fabulous too, it’s no wonder he’s done so well in the show ring, a number of 1st place rosettes, a brown championship ship and an overall reserve champion sash too; what a star!
Ra has now become a fantastic addition to our stud line up and in 2018 he became a dad to three lovely boys, with more cria due in 2019, so we are hoping for some girls!
Ra is currently adopted by William Bacon, Joyce Pini, Lauren Adam and Helen Hunter.
Colour: Rose Grey
Sunburst is an amazing Australian bred grey boy who was a fantastic purchase back in 2012.
He is a five times undefeated champion and has a fantastic personality to go with his amazingly stunning fleece. He has now sired a number of offspring, including grey, fawn, white and black babies.
So far his offspring who have entered the show ring have collected a number of rosette and a few champion and reserve champion sashes which include winning grey male champion, grey reserve male champion and female black Champion.
Sunburst is currently adopted by Kate Hodgson, Amanda Winthorpe, Hannah Beardmore, Cat Smurthwaite, Alex McCabe, Poole-Davies family, Amina and Jacqui Cliff.
Born: 11 May 2012
As his name would suggest Thor was born during a storm which is unusual for alpacas, but with the help of Debbie and a towel he was soon doing just fine.
After a successful Show career, which rounded off with a Supreme Champion award at the 2014 Westmorland County Show it is hoped that Thor will join our stud line up and pass on his, in the words of one of the judges “orgasmic fleece” characteristics to his off spring, sadly in 2015 he didn’t have much of a clue with the ladies but eventually towards the end of the mating season in 2016 he finally twigged so we had our first Thor babies in summer 2017 and very nice they are too, the first one will take to the show ring in the autumn!
Thor is currently adopted by Charlie Kane, Daniel Peacock, Rachel, Chris Thirtle, Megan Ashton and Kayleigh Leighton, .
Born: dd mm yyyy
Zoom is the best.
Zoom has been adopted by xxx.