Cinnamon is a good sized produciton dam with medium bone. Her fleece has a nice, uniform crimp and little guard hair. And the crias she has produced for us boast nice body styles, good to excellent fiber, and awesome personalities. Cinnamon herself is easy-going, although not keen about the halter/lead.
Cinnamon delivered a gorgeous female cria Butterscotch Sundae last fall. This maiden has beautiful low amplitude crimp and impressive density and recently brought home a blue ribbon. Cinnamon is an excellent mother, even the vet commented on how impressive her skills are.
Little Butterscotch has such promise that we bred Cinnamon back to Hearns and she will deliver her next cria in May 2010.
Hearns receives compliments on his fleece from everyone who sees and touches it--from fellow participants at a NEWAIM skirting clinic to farm visitors, to the shearer, even the vet.
Hearns has nice square conformation, good bite, and his terrific fleece has uniformity in every aspect: excellent crimp throughout, density, shine and handle, a very nice lock structure with impressive staple length, and ample coverage. We've even noticed that his crimp has improved with each shearing.
The crias that he has so far produced have been just as beautiful--they clearly resemble eachother so he has a nice type imprint. They also have improved or at least equaled the fiber characteristics of their dams. And best of all, he's thrown 80% females!
We knew as soon as Butterscotch was born that she was something special. More than just a farm favorite for her super inquisitive personality and unusual color pattern, she is an "IT" girl--a complete package.
They agreed at the New England Coastal Classic in 2009, awarding her first place and confirming what we knew from the start--this maiden boasts lovely, dense fiber in the most beautiful color. She also has excellent conformation: strong bone, size and good body width. In short, an excellent production dam.
Butterscotch's medium fawn color spins up to an pretty, naturally orange sherbet-type shade, and at three years produced a mostly grade 2 blanket with a minimal amount of primaries. The fiber sorter commented on her "wonderful uniformity of micron" throughout, along with lots of useable fiber from her neck. Her topknot and leg coverage are excellent. Her skin pigment is very dark and gives a striking contrast to her white/fawn fiber.
Her sweet personality is the icing on the cake. She is one of those alpacas that likes to interact and spend time with people. Butterscotch will steal your heart as soon as she meets you.
Butterscotch bred to Andes Farm Cristobal, a beautiful light brown Royal Fawn son. They produced a light brown/white male cria, with extremely crimpy and shiny fiber. She is a doting mother with lots of milk.