Our primary focus in the development of our herd has been to select animals with proven genetics, show history or bloodlines that have produced show quality animals. We have developed our herd by purchasing animals as well as breeding our own. We recently purchased the Kingwell Herd to increase the quality of our bloodlines and breeding stock.
This is exciting times for us, acquiring females with such a depth of quality Australian and British genetics. With the bonus of pregnancies to top quality stud males including; Kurrawa Legend's Crusader, Gilt Edge Samurai, Beck Brow Explorer and Timbertop Goldmine of Beck Brow; we are expecting an exciting crop in 2018. We have also purchased alpacas from Little Eskrigg Alpacas including and Legacy Alpacas as part of our herd development.
We have used the following studs over our females for the 2018 season;
Below are some of the details of our female alpacas which will give you a bit of an overview of our herd.
Peony is a top quality white champion young female who will be starting her breeding career at Pottery Farm this year. Her sire is the multi-supreme champion Beck Brow Explorer and her dam, Blueberry Alonso Fedora 11 has achieved three 1st rosettes when shown during 2013/14. Peony is a stunning girl whose fibre stats speak for themselves.
|2016/05||Northumberland||Huacaya Junior Female - White||1st|
|2016/05||Northumberland||Huacaya Champion White Female||C|
A stunning black female champion and reserve champion female with excellent fleece stats and conformation. Halter-trained, friendly and easy to handle. An excellent mother to 2 cria. We incorporated la Toya into our herd to develop our line of black alpacas.
Fleece: 17.90 SD 6.20 CV 34.70% % Over 30 Microns() 4.15%
(taken on 29th June 2012 at 1 Year of age)
Fibre Testing Authority: European Wool Testing Authority
|2013/05||Northumberland||Huacaya Intermediate Female||1st|
|2013/05||Northumberland||Huacaya Champion Black Female||C|
|2013/10||Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show||Huacaya Adult Female - Black||1st|
|2013/10||Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show||Huacaya Champion Black Female||R|
|2013/09||Westmorland County Show||Huacaya Adult Female - Black||1st|
Diamonds was purchased from the Kingwell herd and forms one of the key females in our breeding programme. She has an excellent show history including a 2nd at Futurity and 3rd in the National Show. She has an excellent bloodline which includes Purumbete Highlander.
|2013/03||Futurity||Huacaya Junior Female Light||2nd|
|2013/05||Northumberland||Huacaya Champion Black Female||C|
|2013/04||NWAG Alpaca Championship||Huacaya Junior Female Light||1st|
|2013/04||Spring Alpaca Fiesta - H O Eng||Huacaya Junior Female Light||3rd|
|2013/05||National Show||Huacaya Junior Female Light||3rd|
|2014/04||NWAG Alpaca Championship||Huacaya Intermediate Female Light||1st|
|2014/04||NWAG Alpaca Championship||Huacaya Champion Light Female||C|
Kingwell Dancing Queen is a stunning white female with a commanding presence. She has a top drawer bloodline and was sired by Jollimont Attitude of Anzac with Dam EP Cambridge Pressure. She has given birth to a truly stunning cria Kingwell Charlotte (also now at pottery Farm) who was sired by Timbertop CT Goldmine ET of Beck Brow in 2015. She had a stunning female light fawn cria Pottery Kabuki Kanji in 2017, sired by Gilt edge Samurai. Given the quality of Kabuki, we have re-mated Dancing Queen with Samurai again for 2018.
Cockerham Lucy is an older girl with a fantastic show history including a first place at the national Show in 2009. She has consistently produced some excellent cria and has been mated to Appledene Diamond jubilee for 2017.
|2007/00||Northumberland||H. Int. Fem. Fawn||2nd|
|2008/00||Northumberland||Huacaya Adult Female - Fawn||1st|
|2009/05||National Show||Huacaya Adult Female - Fawn||1st|
|2009/05||Northumberland||Huacaya Adult Female - Fawn||1st|
A top quality female, halter-trained and very easy to handle, who has been very successful in the show ring before embarking on her breeding career. She has a very bright, fine and dense fleece. She is dam to our Champion female, LIttle Eskrigg Peony, and Pottery Platinum Princess. She has been re-mated to multi Supreme Champion, Beck Brow Explorer to create another exceptional cria next year.
|2012/06||Northumberland||Huacaya Junior Female - White||3rd|
|2013/05||Northumberland||Huacaya Intermediate Female - White||2nd|
|2013/10||Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show||Huacaya Adult Female - White||1st|
|2013/09||Westmorland County Show||Huacaya Adult Female - White||1st|
|2014/04||N W A G Alpaca Championship||Huacaya Adult Female - White||1st|
we have had some very good Cria born this year and we are looking forward to showing them in 2018. Here are some pics of a few of them;
Pottery Alpacas are delighted to introduce Pottery Kabuki Kanji, a beautiful mid fawn daughter of Gilt Edge Samurai of Beck Brow. Her dam Kingwell Dancing Queen (sire: Jolimont Attitude) is one of the females from the purchase of the Kingwell Alpaca herd. Kabuki is a stunning mid-fawn alpaca with genetics to die for!
Diamond Geezer is a stunning light fawn male, he has a very fine, dense fleece with excellent crimp amplitude and has good substance of bone. His conformation is excellent and he is very true to type with a lovely head style. His sire is Supreme Champion Huacaya Appledene Diamond Jubilee and his Dam is Blueberry Max Fortuna Fedora. We have high hopes for him in 2018!
Platinum Princess is a beautiful white female, with highly crimped fine fleece and excellent conformation. That’s hardly surprising considering that her sire is the legendary Beck Brow Explorer, her Dam is Blueberry Alonso Fedora.
Her sister Little Eskrigg Peony, who is also sired by Beck Brow Explorer, won Champion White Female and 1st Junior White Female at the Northumberland show in 2016 and we are very excited to see how Platinum Princess turns out in the coming months!