MAJOR HERD REDUCTION

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Ben Harford invites you to come and see the Dreamcoat herd.

Please check out the alpacas listed on this website, and then contact us on:

07767 746 168 or email dreamcoat-alpacas@outlook.com to book an appointment.

 

Read about Lavender Park Tulley, my best herdsire,  at the bottom of this page to explain the  quality genetics of this herd.

Each alpaca for sale has a detailed PDF ready for you to download from this site or from alpacaseller.com.  

If you are a BAS member, you can use the registration number to find them on the BAS site. 

Sale plans during Covid - from 9th April 2021

From Friday 9 April 2021, we invite interested breeders to come to Hammonds Farm, Stroud GL6 7QN by
appointment.

We will book two sessions per day, on a first come first served basis, for breeders to come and examine all the alpacas we have for sale.

For appointments:
07767 746 168 or email dreamcoat-alpacas@outlook.com


Look forward to seeing you from 9 April – Ben Harford

Please use these links to see specific groups of animals.

Some highlights

We are selling four daughters of Lavender Park Tulley, three of which had female cria in 2020. One Tulley daughter, called Tulley’s Zephyrine, won her class at the BAS National Show in 2014 and helped Tulley win the Sire’s Progeny Class (Light and White).

We are also selling two female offspring from LP Abbey (Tulley’s dam); Caramel and Blithe Spirit, who is a BOZ Talisman daughter.

Three of our stud males have been class winners and two are Tulley’s sons.

There are several older females, with good genetics, ideal for starter herds.

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Tulley - the Herd Sire

Herd Sire:     Lavender Park Tulley (Dark Fawn)         DoB: 16.04.2007

Sire: Patagonia Celtic Triumph (White)

Dam: LP Abbey (Dark Fawn)

Tulley sadly died in 2018 but he made a huge contribution to improving the colour genetics of the UK National Herd and to my herd in particular. So I am writing this obituary of him to avoid having to repeat myself ad nauseam in describing his qualities.

Tulley’s sire, Celtic Triumph, was a superb multi-champion white male so dense that when in full fleece, nobody could find his grapefruit-sized fawn spot. (He would definitely have won the prize for the alpaca who looked most like a Merino !) His sire was Shanbrooke Accoyo Tulaco, and his dam was one of those famous fawn El Dorado daughters (and CT was her only cria).
 

I also bought Tulley’s dam, Lavender Park Abbey, in 2008. Abbey was a smart DF female, with a first fleece > 21 mc but a 5th fleece < 24 mc. She has also had a major impact on my herd but sadly died early in 2021.
 

I bought Tulley in Australia, where he had an excellent and extensive show record, finishing at the Australian National Show with 2nd place Intermediate Fawn behind another Celtic Triumph son. Tulley arrived in the UK in November 2010 and won Fawn Colour Champion (both sexes judged together) at the 2011 BAS National Show.

Tulley went on to win 4 fleece shows (including the World Alpaca Conference International Fleece Show) and 3 Sire’s Progeny. His proudest moment was to beat all the top Whites & Lights in the Sire’s Progeny Class at the BAS National Show in 2014. His three progeny were all juniors, ranging in colour from Dark Fawn to Light Brown to Dark Brown.


Tulley’s first fleece was 16.0 mc with an SD of 2.7. It peaked at 24 micron aged 8 and then started to get finer again as he aged.

Tulley’s genetics are very pervasive. Even with his less successful offspring, they often throw outstanding cria in the following generation, as shown in our 2020 cria crop. His cria fleeces tend to show long staple length, outstanding brightness and handle with tight crimp definition. Their strong bone and attractive heads make them stand out in the paddock.