Monaco is in a class all her own. Very rare, full Peruvian colored quality and she's very prepotent. She is simply phenominal. She's so good, she is only capable of top production...IMO. She's a head hunter's dream, has very strong instincts and is very expressive, yet easy to manage.
Her breeder, other breeders, her veterinarians, and breeder/judge Mike Safley all have commented on her exceptional, outstanding quality.
Monaco is statuesque (38" @ withers / 180 lb. unbred), very healthy and sound. She was subjected to our detailed, comprehensive selection criteria. She has correct structure and bite, four well developed teats, normal external genitalia and extreme fleece traits for density, Romney style crimp character, uniformity and complete coverage. Her 07 blanket and neck fleece weighed 6 lbs (11 mos. growth).
She is the most curious and expressive alpaca I have ever met. She is very sweet and kind to people and alpacas, loves the crias and shows constant
CA Peruvian Incantation is a Full Peruvian male out of two outstanding imports from the Sollcata region of Peru. His dam, 5P Mignon is dark silver grey and his sire, 4P Black Magic is true black. His parents gave Incantation the perfect combination of a heavy-boned, athletic frame, and excellent fiber characteristics. His fleece is dense with lots of crimp. He's so black he casts a purple hue in the sunlight, and we love his handsome face. Incantation is a dream to handle, thanks to his mellow personality.
A full Peruvian, very typey, healthy, sound and uniform, non-fading inky true black male.
7/09: Pictures don't do him justice and as expected since weaning he is blossoming into one of the typiest and blackest blacks I've ever seen.
He hit the ground on day 333 at 16 pounds. He's phenotypically and structurally correct, has a great temperament, complete coverage and his fleece is dense, very shiny, very crimpy, long stapled and very uniform in color and character throughout with very minimal guard hair.
We will use Triumph selectively to further infuse non-fading, true black color and the 4P Black Magic line into our herd.
Note: We do not practice nor do we promote breeding for extreme density because it creates increased health risks with heat stress in the spring prior to shearing, as well as mildew problems in the fleece from sweating. Clear, sunny spring days really heat up those full fleeces and the alpacas want to be out in the pastures munching up that new spring grass! Remember, quality alpaca fleece has exceptional heat retention. We have seen and heard of the detrimental effects of too many alpacas and fleeces from heat stress, even prize white males going sterile, so...that's our two cents. ;>)
If sold, we will retain a few breedings.
[Named after my late father's 1947 Triumph motorcycle.]
Awards Received His first show was Alpacapalooza 09 and during judging Wade Gease told me he really liked him, but thought he didn't have enough density, to which I agreed. However, I know that Triumph's bloodline is one whose fleece matures a little slowly then maintains its desirable qualities in adulthood.