Firenze's Boots is a proven mom with good milk supply. Her 1st cria, a female, was born Thursday 3/27/09 from her 4/10/08 breeding. A strong 15.8 lb white cria with pink skin. We're calling her Salute's Lenten Rose. She had an easy first birth and we owe a big thanks to The AlpacaRosa for offering us use of their heated barn during our unpredictable Ohio spring weather!!
Her sire is a pattern herdsire over at Coffee Pot, MFI Peruvian Maverick out of 4Peruvian Matador and their champion producing dam, 5Peruvian Azucena, from whom Boots gets her fawn coloring.
Most of her ancestors are TRUE BLACK and Maverick has started throwing GREY crias, Boots has power packed genetics behind her. Her sire MFI PERUVIAN MAVERICK, was an outstanding Champion and Blue Ribbon winner at important shows such as MAPACA, OABA Alpaca Fest, Kentucky and Virginia Classics. He is known for his extremely dense fleece with high frequency crimp style, brightness and consistency. Boots' grandsire,
This guy is BIG, BOLD, & BEAUTIFUL. He was 20 lbs when born and he kept on coming to become the big-boned, strong framed herdsire he is. He now has several cria on the ground and they are awesome. That beautifully fine, dense Alianza fleece came through on all his cria, along with that regal stature.
His fleece has been biopsy tested by both Dr. Watts (S/P 12.7:1) and Dr. Evans. Dr. Evans remarked on his 18:1 S/P ratio (secondary to primary fiber ratio)..."this is exteme....". Both tests revealed he is in the upper echelon of sires from a fiber standpoint.
UPDATE: SALUTE RECENTLY TOOK THE WHITE RESERVE CHAMPION AT LEVEL V INDIANA SHOW (AT ALMOST 4 YEARS OF AGE). JUDGE REMARKED "TYPEY, IMPRESSIVE, LARGE, STRONG BONED MALE. EXCELLENT CRIMP AND FIBER CHARACTER. AMAZING DENSITY."
Color genes: Salute's Lenten Rose is a solid white girl out of a LT FAWN dam with the fading gene AND the TRUE BLACK gene as recessive as the granddam (Firenze was a TRUE BLACK and could only give a TRUE BLACK gene). Salute is a solid white herdsire. This girl should produce colored offspring when bred to color.
Birth record: She was born Thursday, 3/27/09, at approx 12:30 pm. I had several phone calls updating me on the progression of the birth. It was a nice short birth, all parts presented in the correct order, with the dam grunting so loudly, she could be heard up at the house!! After all she had been induced, host farm's choice.
Good Start: This brightly shining little GIRL is the 3rd female birthed in 2.5 years of business for Imaginary, out of 14 crias! She has pink skin and bright white fleece. 15.8 lbs, caught nursing at 5 pm, gained 1/2 lb the first 24 hours.
Lineage: Full of well respected herdsires, Hemingway, Mr. Antonio, Antonio's Alianza Salute, Black Magic, Matador, Maverick. She produced a very nice white fleece, lots of it, and a good staple length. Salute (sire)had skin biopsy and had extreme density to rival MICHEANGELO's. Lenten's Rose' fleece shows indications of the extra multiple follicle groupings (bundling) and would fit into any breeding program looking for DENSITY.
Faults: Excellent stature & conformation. Multiple crimps per inch of low amplitude and high frequency. Bundling, multiple staples/follicular groupings. She gets HOT in the summer and needs to be hosed down. She likes to roll in the dirt. She will be bred to a fine, dense herdsire, with extremely LOW guardhair.
Awards Received Produced Fawn Male Cria Fall of 2012. Unplanned pregnancy. Suspected sire is Giorgio, a TB Modelo Especial bloodline. The cria has conned an open dam into coming into milk and is now nursing off of 2 dams and growing rapidly!Cria SOLD!
2010 Raw blanket fleece available for sale at $14 a pound. 2011 Blanket SOLD. Recommend dehairing at the mill for processing into awesome yarn.