Mesa is a lovely daughter of the well respected grey herdsire, Lanark's Silver Charm. We first saw Mesa at the 2006 Mid-America Show in Topeka, Kansas and were taken immediately by her soft, crimpy, bright fiber. When she went on to take a first in her class, and then Color Champion, our own assessment of her was confirmed.
We are pleased to have had the opportunity to add this striking female to our foundation herd, and look forward to seeing what she can produce with some of our outstanding Color Champion males. Last fall we had planned to breed her to the newest addition to our herdsire row, Our Peruvian Black Jag. But, at the last minute we learned that Tri-Star had produced a true black son for our partners in Arkansas. With the potential for Tri-Star to produce dark color, we decided to breed Mesa to him instead. We can't wait to see what these two Champions can produce together!
Another winner from our Accoyo/Allianza cross female, Celeste, and our 1/2 Accoyo Royal Fawn son, Aristocrat. Tri-Star is the third in a line of color champions, and he carries on this proud tradition. Like his older brothers, Tri-Star's bright white fiber has a pleasing soft hand organized in crimpy bundles that cover him from topknot to toe. His typey, conformationally correct frame completes the picture, making him a "complete package".
At his first show, the 2004 GMAF, Tri-Star won the blue even though he had JUST turned 6 months old. And then, again, at the NIAE he took the blue as the youngest in the white yearling class. Judge Shannon McConnell stated that his balance & proportion were excellent & that his fiber was extremely bright and consistent in lock, bundles and fineness from front to back. Later, in that same show, he took 2nd in the Bred and Owned Yearling class in a competitive field of 4 NIAE Color Champions! Once again, he was
This spry, proud female spent her first month of life sprinting around our pastures. We were so enchanted by her stylish white "socks", her "blaze" and her love of running that we named her "Rachel Alexandra" after the outstanding filly that won the Belmont in 2008. She continues to be an attention getter!
Rachel comes from the pairing of our 6X Champion medium brown female, Kokopeli's Song Mesa and our Champion herdsire, Avalon's Peruvian Tri-Star! This pairing has produced in Rachael an alpaca with a dense, bright, crimpy fleece with long staple length. She carries this fleece on a well balanced frame with excellent conformation and a good bite.
As with all of our maidens, Rachel Alexandra sells with her FIRST breeding to the AFA herdsire of Buyer's choice. We anticipate that she will be ready for breeding in late summer of 2011. She would be an excellent choice for breeding to our champion producing black male, Our Peruvian Black Jag.
EVERY FEMALE purchased from Avalon Farm is eligible for reduced price breedings to any solely owned AFA herdsire FOR HER BREEDING LIFE, regardless of owner.