Lunkarya Proposed Standard
Name: The original Lunkarya was the Peruvian breeding. There are two other
variations the Lunkarya coronet & Lunkarya sheltie. They should instead use
the breed suffix and the Lunkarya name be used to describe the original Peruvian
General Description: The Lunkarya gene is a dominant longhair rexoid gene that
was discovered and developed in Sweden. It is different than the rexoid gene
found in the alpaca, texel and merino. The Lunkarya have a coarse rough hair
structure and a dense undercoat that distinguishes them from all other breeds.
Because of the denseness of the coat the Lunkarya cannot be combed out and the
coat does not lie flat against the body. The coat grows at the same speed and
length as other standardized longhairs.
Head, Eyes and Ears: Head to be short & broad with good width to the muzzle.
Eyes to be large, round & clear and of any color. Ears to be large rose
petal shaped, drooping, and should be level and wide set.
Body: Body shall be short and compact. As well as firm, fit and of good size
appropriate to age.
Coat: – Texture and density: The coat should be full, harsh and wavy with a
dense undercoat. The coat should not be cut and be full and thick with a heavy
Coat – chops, shoulders, sides and sweep: Shoulder and chops should match with
the overall length of the coat and should continue from the sides The hair
constituting the frontal shall be of good length and in harmony with shoulders
and chops. Ideally the Lunkarya from above should form a circle with equal
length of coat all over with an oval appearance
Rosettes: Lunkayra shall have 2 rosettes seated parallel & beside each other
on the rump.
Belly: The belly should be curly, woolly and dense
Presentation: Cavy shall be muscular and solid. It should be presented clean and
in full longhair condition according to its age, unmatted and on an
appropriately sized board. There should be no central parting of the coat and
the waviness/corkscrew pattern of the coat left in its natural state.
Faults: poor angular shoulders, flatness of the head, small ears, high ears, the
coat lacks volume and/or vigor, coat matted, low rosettes or no rosettes on
rump, short coat on shoulders and chops.
Disqualifications: shaved, trimmed or chewed coat, want of condition
Colors: Lunkarya may be shown in any color, or mixture of colors