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These pictures were taken in Sept 2010 just prior to shearing.

Fleece Statistics:

  • First Fleece: AFD – 17.2micron
  • Third Fleece: AFD – 18.9micron, SD – 3.89, CV – 20.50,
  • Percentage of fibres greater than 30 micron – 0.83%
  • (Shorn in Sept 2010 aged 2yrs and 4 months of age.)

Show Results:

AUSTRALIA (2009)

  • TWICE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE MALE HUACAYA
  • TWICE BEST BROWN HUACAYA

UK 2011

SWAG SPRING SHOW

  • BEST ADULT BROWN MALE / RESERVE CHAMPION BROWN

DEVON COUNTY SHOW

  • BEST ADULT BROWN MALE / RESERVE CHAMPION BROWN

THE ROYAL BATH AND WEST SHOW

  • BEST ADULT BROWN MALE / RESERVE CHAMPION ADULT MALE


Van Diemen Qjori of Patou. Where did he come from?

Sue and I first saw Qjori on a family holday to Australia in 2009 when we stayed with Bob and Diane Hey at Van Diemen Alpacas in Burnie, Tasmania. When we left the UK bound for Sydney we had no intention of buying any alpacas  in Australia, it was a once in a lifetime holiday, not an alpaca shopping trip. 

We had met and become friends with Bob and Diane a few years earlier when they were visiting their eldest son, Tim (Inca Alpaca) over here in England. When they invited us to stay with them we were determined to make time on the trip to visit them.

They treated us like family, made us very welcome and naturally showed us their super herd of alpacas. 

We were both taken with one young male in their herd, Van Diemen Qjori. If we had been looking for a new herdsire for the Patou herd he would have fitted the bill perfectly. We looked over the whole herd but Sue and I could not get Qjori out of our thoughts. 

We looked at him more closely and were blown away by his fleece. It was fine and dense with the softest handle we had ever experienced. It was a beautiful, rich, even, brown colour with fabulous structure. We had stumbled across exactly what we wanted without even trying! 

We simply had to have him. Within a week of leaving Tasmania we had struck a deal and in January 2010 Qjori went into quarantine at EP Cambridge near Adelaide. Further quarantine in New Zealand followed until in August 2010, with a tear in my eye I collected Qjori from EPC at Baydon, Wiltshire. 

Van Diemen Qjori had become Van Diemen Qjori of Patou!