Maple Brook Bolero is one of the very FINEST mature males: 13th fleece graded 'Baby' by Carrie Hull, Certified Sorter(TM). "Primaries similar to secondaries in micron and crimp..." Call to see a copy of sorter's comments.
FINENESS - 11th fleece: AFD 22.3 SD 4.1 CV 18.3 CF 94.5 (%>30 5.5) curve 52.0 Performed by Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting USA, Inc, May 20, 2007
UNIFORMITY - shown by the exceptionally low SD and CV, and freedom from guard hair, shown by the amazingly CF. Great numbers for any adult alpaca - this was Bolero's 11th fleece!
CRIMP - measured as curve, in alpacas this measurement is rarely higher than the 30's at ANY age. Compare that to Boleros curve of 52.0
SHOW - His first show was the NAAS April 2008, in his 12th year. AOBA Senior Judge Mike Safely said, You don't often see males this age in the showring, and you DON'T see them with fleece like THIS!" Safely praised Bolero's finenes, DENSITY, and uniformity of micron.
Her sire - Bolero - is now 16. Don't miss your chance. Breeding for color? 50% color from color! Standing at LaFinca Alpacas, Vancouver, WA Autumn 2012. Call Richard Cruanas 360-263-5550
Some things are priceless.
Her sire & dam retained superior fleece characteristics - DENSE, 'Baby' fine, well organized with high-frequency crimp - through age 14!! And both have proven to pass along their superior quality to their offspring, over and over again. This genetic legacy for ENDURING fineness is what makes 'B My Girl' priceless.
All of her ancestors came from the Rural Alianza co-op in Peru, world reknown for fine alpacas.
Sire - Maple Brook Bolero. At nearly 15, Bolero has a DENSE, bright fleece with 7 well-defined crimps per inch. Incredibly fine at age 14: 22.6 microns! ZERO guard hair in the blanket. Certified Sorter(TM) Carrie Hull sorted his 13th fleece: GRADE 2 (aka 'Baby'), noting "...primaries similar in micron and character/crimp to the secondaries." AMAZING.
Dam - Arellia was imported from the Alianza via Australia. We remain grateful to Whispering Winds Alpacas for allowing us to own this amazing female. The combination of crimp, density, and fineness - without guard hair - gave her fleece a velvety feel at 14. Now deceased, Arellia's legacy lives on through her progeny.
Small farms CAN compete with the 'big guys' - even in WHITE!!! B My Girl is living proof.
Judge Jude Anderson said, "This girl is the picture of the perfect alpaca. She has an ideal frame, perfect conformation, and excellent coverage. She has a true to type head. She has a bright, well organized fleece with consistent crimp. Her fleece is the finest and the densest in the class." MD Classic
My Girl is a personal favorite, but other outstanding Bolero daughters are FOR SALE - white, beige, fawn, and BROWN! Contact us for info.
Awards Received Placed every time shown:
2010 NAAS - 3rd Bred & Owned, judges Jude Anderson & Diane Timmerman 4th WH Yearling, Jude Anderson
2010 The Futurity - 6th Yearling WH Female, judge Peter Kennedy The ONLY alpaca in the ribbons not from a mega-farm!
2010 Maryland Classic - judge, Jude Anderson 1st, 2 yr old WH Females and CHAMPION
2011 North American Alpaca Show - judge Amanda Vanden Bosch 1st & Reserve CHAMPION -at nearly 3 yrs!
2011 Futurity - judge Peter Kennedy 2nd to the Champion! Again, the OLDEST white female in the show!
Unfortunately, B My Girl arrived soaked & covered in much from traveling in an open stock trailer. Peter Kennedy: 'Both the first and 2nd place females are extremely high quality with very little difference between them. The 2nd place female fell off a little in definition of fleece character toward the extremities.' Imagine if she had arrived with a dry fleece!
1st & Reserve Champion - Northest Alpaca Expo Judge Jude Anderson: 'You know it's good when you have to go to the KNEES to find a difference between the two... The Reserve Champion is 35.6 months old & pregnant & is maintaining her fineness. Stong frame... lovely true to type head... The crimp goes to her knees, but the Champion had finer fiber at the KNEES.' (!)
Service Sire: Awards Received K-2 is known to every breeder of elite-fleeced white huacayas. Though a few years younger, his fleece is the closest we have seen to Bolero's: DENSE, fine, beautifully well defined high frequency fleece. This pairing is expected to yeild pheonominal results.