We live in West Cornwall, on 25 acres of well drained, south facing fields where we can see both north (St. Ives Bay) and south (St. Michaels Mount) coasts (on a clear day!) in a granite farm house dating back to the early 19th century; allegedly Richard Trevithick’s mine captain lived here. We are on a two holding site, one for our breeding, the adjacent holding to the North aimed at the promotion of our fleece and yarn. With fabulous views and rugged scenery this is real Poldark countryside. Situated barely 30 minutes from Newquay airport and 8 minutes from the A30, we enjoy the tranquillity of the Cornish countryside but are accessible for visitors.
Allen was travelling in South America some winters ago and during one of our brief phone calls he said ‘Mother, why don’t you get some alpacas, they are gorgeous?’ A few weeks later a air-mail box arrived which yielded beautiful soft socks, scarves and jumpers all in amazing colours - Alpaca!!
The Crewenna Herd is now established and entering it's sixth year of breeding, the result of our breeding programme is emerging and future plans are laid down. In 2017, after careful selection we added more true black from New Zealand to our herd to expand our gene pool and to deepen our black breeding programme and imported black suri's directly, male and females with deep black genetics.
With our foundation herd in place, our ribbons and sashes proudly displayed, we have won County Championships, bred our own National Champion in Amadeus and started 2020 with a flourish with Night Fever winning National Black Champion of Champions Fleece, having won three sashes at County shows on his qualifying journey in 2019. We plan to continually improve our fleece quality by selective mating and providing the best care for our alpacas. Our fleece quality is improving year on year, finer, brighter and softer handle, we have more to offer our customers seeking the best alpaca yarn and fleece.
2020 BAS NATIONAL FLEECE CHAMPION of CHMAPIONS SHOW - BLACK CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS SILVERSTREAM NIGHT FEVER OF CREWENNA
2018 BAS NATIONAL FLEECE SHOW, CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION
BLACK FLEECE - CREWENNA BVLGARI and PRISCILLA
2017 BAS NATIONAL SHOW, 1ST INTERMEDIATE BLACK MALE AND BLACK MALE CHAMPION HUACAYA - CREWENNA AMADEUS