Starburst is a multi-blue ribbon winner in both halter and fleece competitions. At the New England Coastal Classic Julio Sumar singled her out early for her classic look and fleece characteristics. Her sire, "I-Star", is the full-blooded Accoyo son of Peruvian Snowmaster and his genetics for exceptional density, crimp, and fineness are reflected in her fleece.
Starburst is an exceptional mom and we really appreciate the independence she gives her offspring, all while still under her watchful eye. Starburst gave birth to Warrick in July 2005, a beautiful white male, out of Snowmass Prodigy owned by the North American Alpaca Stud, and to Golden Sovereign's Gigi in September 2006. In 2007 Starburst gave us another great Golden Sovereign offspring, Max. In 2008 we're looking forward to a Lancaster cria! That's a combination!
Golden Sovereign is co-owned by Maple View Farm Alpacas and Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, LLC. Sovereign has been a special male from the beginning. His three Championships speak to his fine and excellent conformation. He has grown into a stunning young male and joined his paternal brothers Archangel and Guinness in upholding Snowmass Legacy Gold's good name as he began breeding. Though he is a brown replica of his sire, one must also give great credit to his super-fine white dam, PPPeruvian Jesusa. Sovereign settled his first females, and his first offspring are on the ground ... and stunning! One of his daughters received color Champion at MAPACA, AOBA Nationals, New England Coastal Classic and the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular.
If you are interested in breeding, please feel free to contact us.
Can you say "I'm in charge!" because Max certainly is! Max is the result of a breeding decision we knew would yield great results. He inherited the exceptional traits of his parents, with the look of his sire, Golden Sovereign, son of Snowmass Legacy Gold. Combined with his dam's density, his fleece is crimpy with a soft handle (18.1 micron with min=16 and max=20.9 and holding well).
Max is quickly recognized by his head! It catches everyone's eye as well as the judges at the North American Alpaca Show and the Maryland Alpaca Show. Both loved his true to type look; one commenting what a nice male he will be for a breeding program and the other praising his fine fleece. Max took blue in a shorn class the judge described as very tough. Max was described as "stunning" in how straight his legs are and commented that both his front and back legs were "impeccable".
At the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza the judge placed Max in first for his overall conformation, style and fineness of his fleece. And at the Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular Max again took blue as well as Reserve Champion where he was up against some outstanding breeding programs! In the yearling class, the judge, stated he was the most complete in a very strong group, praised his density, soft handle, excellent length and coverage and well conformed, solid frame. When presenting comments in the color championship, the judge reiterated her appreciation for his full package. In 2009 Max continues to be awarded blue with similar comments at the NAAS about coverage, fineness, conformation, capacity and was the judge's "automatic first" of the class and a complete package.
Balancing the desire to not lose the result of combining the genetics of our Snowmass Legacy Gold son and Snowmass Iccaaccoyo Star with the fact that we have quite a bit of both those genetics in our herd, we are offering half-interest in Max.
Max sells with $100 credit toward fiber processing at the Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio.
Awards Received 2009 GMAFS - 1st out of 4 in Halter 2009 GMAFS - 2nd out of 12 in Fleece behind the Halter Color Champion 2009 EAE - 2nd out of 9 in Halter 2009 NE Alpaca Show - 1st out of 11 in Halter 2009 NAAS - 1st in Halter 2008 GMAFS - 1st out of 9 in Halter and Reserve Color Champion 2008 EAE - 1st out of 12 in Halter 2008 CNY Classic - 1st in Shorn 2008 MAS - 3rd in Halter 2008 NAAS - 3rd out of 10 in Halter