New at Takaro Cavies is a small stud of Lunkarya. (The Lunkarya is pronounced 'lunka-ree-a')
They have been imported from Holland and France and have settled in really well. I belong to the Lunkarya Breed Association and their website can be found at www.lunkarya.co.uk. This association was set up by a group of Lunkarya breeders in the UK to help promote the Lunkarya and provide a source of information to other cavy breeders. There is also a forum dedicated to the Lunkarya breed for those interested in the breed to discuss their progress. http://lunkaryas.proboards102.com
Information can also be found on the Rare Varieties Cavy Forum http://rvcavies.proboards104.com/index.cgi
Lunkarya Proposed Standard for the RVCC
(I am very new to this breed and still learning, so if I have got anything wrong, then just let me know via email and I will amend.)
My stud of Lunkarya is very much a work in progress. I have various colours although my focus will be on the Silver Agouti, however my main priority is to get to as close to the standard as possible of course.
Pictures of my Lunkarya's.
Below is a picture of Xena.
Grace Kind of Magic
When Grace arrived I discovered she was well over two years old, so I decided to not risk breeding from her. She has such a lovely nature and is very suited to her name. She is a very gentle 'Aunty' to any babies that come along.
Angel Face du Chateau de la Licorne
Beautiful Girl of Yarmidasplace (Hope)
Azzuro of Yarmidasplace
At the Norwich Show on 20th April I picked up this lovely Beige & White Lunkarya sow 'Duchess Beige Beauty' (otherwise known as Joy) from Pam of Moonshadow Cavies.
A few weeks ago I trimmed the lunka sows hair. This is Joy several weeks later (10th July) - her coat has really grown since, shame I didn't take a photo after they had all been trimmed to show the contrast.
16th June 2008: Today I had my first litter of Lunkarya born. Xena gave birth to a lovely little sow 'Takaro Adelaide Eve'.
Xena x Valentine - born 16/06/2008
I don't have any other Lunkarya litters planned until after the summer as they have such thick coats I want to wait until cooler weather to breed from them.
My lovely new Lunkarya, with many thanks to Stella of Yarmidas Place. Meet 'Evita'.
Joy x Azzuro (due from 19th September 2008)
Went out this morning (19th September 2008) to find a lovely baby boar in Joy's hutch. I didn't think she was very big, so wasn't surprised to find she only had one. Currently has the name Axminster, as hubby thinks he looks like he has carpet stuck on him!
Evita has grown so fast it seems and is starting to look lovely. 12th August 2008, she is now ready to go in with Azzuro. I will be looking forward to seeing what this lovely combination produce.
Evita x Azzuro (due from 22nd November 2008)
Evita had two babies sometime in the afternoon of 9th December. Aren't they lovely?! The Silver Agouti is a boar 'Takaro Alexander' and the Golden Agouti Tri is a sow 'Takaro Avalon'
To see how Takaro Alexander is doing check out the Show Results page
Angel x Valentin - baby boar 'Takaro Aurelius' born 18th December 2008
Thanks to another Lunkarya breeder who travelled to Holland on 17th June I've been fortunate enough to obtain four new Lunkarya. The photos are from the breeders website, but I hope to update them soon.
Chinchi's Mason Chinchi's Kassidy
5 months old red & white boar 7 months old silver agouti & white boar
15 months old red & white sow 14 months old red & white sow
Hope x Monty - two babies born 11th September 2009
Aramoana x Kassidy 3 babies born 28th November 2009 Two sows and one boar
Avalon x Kassidy 2 babies born 2nd December 2009 Two Sows
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This site was last updated 12/04/09