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West Wight Alpacas Enjoy National Success

An Isle of Wight alpaca received a national award at the British Alpaca Society show in Telford last month.

Wellow Hip Hip Hooray, a junior brown Suri female born in August 2023 at the farm in Wellow, first won a competitive class against six other brown juniors, before competing against all age groups to secure the overall brown championship.

At the end of the show, all 14 champions from various colour classes were bought back in for the two judges to decide the best British bred Suri and the overall Supreme Suri champion of the show.

These awards are generally won by the white or light alpacas and a supreme win by the darker colours is almost unheard of.

The four best alpacas were pulled forward for the judges to make their final decision, with both Best of British and the overall supreme champion awarded to Wellow Hip Hip Hooray.

A spokesperson for the West Wight Alpacas said:

"To say we are delighted would be an understatement - Wellow Hip Hop Hooray was actually gifted to our daughter, Rosie, late last year.

"We have been working hard on our breeding program here for 14 years and while we have managed to win two supreme championships in fleece we have never succeeded in halter before now.

"Our breeding program is clearly going in the right direction, there is no higher award we can receive in the UK so the challenge is going to be staying there."

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