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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 model.
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 consistency.

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

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