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Lowton Farm
Devon, England

Mateus - Supreme Alpaca Genetics

South West Alpacas
Lowton Farm,
England, UK

Tel: 01647-252038


Mateus, our jointly owned alpaca
  stud male & supreme champion

Mateus is one the most successful
prizewinning stud animals in the UK,
including three times National Champion.

South of England Show 2003
- Supreme Champion

Royal Bath and West Show 2003
- Supreme Champion

BAS National Show (Royal Show) 2003
- Senior Champion Male
Best White Male

BAS National Show 2004
- Senior Champion Male

BAS National Show 2005
- Senior Champion Male

Mateus is a solid white huacaya exhibiting imposing presence, with excellent fibre coverage and bone structure. He carries a uniform, lustrous fleece of really outstanding density that displays even crimp formation and staple definition from head to toe

Mateus is a son of Highlander, Australia's most successful stud male. So like farther, like son! Highlander has had a huge influence on the national herd in Australia, until his death last year. Highlander was a solid white full Accoyo specially selected from Don Julio Barreda’s Estancia Accoyo in Peru, part of an elite group of alpacas imported to Australia in 1990.

Aged about fourteen when he died, the last fibre statistics available in 2001 show his mean at 23 microns, SD of 4.9, CV of 21.3% and spin fineness 21. Great statistics for his age, but the real test of a stud male is his progeny. One of his most successful sons is Windsong Valley Iceman, the AAA Supreme Champion. Then there is Purrumbete Brigantine, another Australian Supreme Champion.

By July 22, 2002, there were 378 registered progeny –192 females, 173 males and 13 wethers. Of the males 73 have been certified for breeding. Normally you might expect 5% of the male progeny to be good enough to be studs but Highlander had close to a 35% success rate.

Mateus represents the first opportunity in the UK for the serious breeder to introduce the famous Highlander genetics into their herd.

2nd. Fleece
3rd. Fleece

Mateus's daughters,  Igraine & Esmeree

Click on image to see some young cria from our Supreme Champion Alpaca stud male



  last updated June 13, 2009
SouthWest Alpacas is an independent UK alpaca breeder, based in Devon, south west England, UK. We took up alpaca breeding for their wonderful fleece, not to mention their calm temperament, and the simplicity of farming alpacas. Their luxurious natural fibre is light, strong, soft & warm, and it comes in 22 natural colours, from a true rich black, through chocolate brown and russet, as well as various shades of grey, honey and fawn, to a light champagne and finally pure white. It also holds dye very well, which makes alpaca fibre ideal for organic or hypoallergenic clothing & fashion, from hats to gloves, jumpers & scarves or scarfs. Alpaca fibre is an untreated natural fabric, making it ideal for people with allergies & sensitive skin. Our website offers a wealth of information on alpaca breeding, alpaca fleeces & alpaca yarns. We also offer links for information on luxury knitwear - designer knitwear - alpaca clothing & knitwear - as well as alpaca fur toy animals.