Tilly Dorsey, of Dorsey Alpaca & Fiber, Inc. has been breeding alpacas with her daughter in Maryland since 1993. She has seen a lot of fads come and go, but sound conformation and fiber traits that make a fleece useful has always been the focus of the DAFI program.
Chenango is half Bolivian and half Alianza lineage from Peru. These Bolivian/Peruvian blends have produced some of our best crias - like Beauty.
Secret Agent of Bolivia
Light Brown, 825443, Bolivian
From two color Bolivian imports, Secret Agent combined the beauty of the Bolivians with COLOR.
Miss Mamie's is a nice female with a lot going for her. Her potential to produce quality in the darker colors should be explored; she just does not fit the white breeding program here.
A four year old female in the prime of her life, In addition to her potential to produce color, Mamie's other qualites include her 'Baby' fine fiber with desireable uniformity.
Sire - Many alpaca breeders will be familiar with Secret Agent of Bolivia, and his sire, Sayvon of Bolivia from the Alpacas of America program. If you have seen photos of these males, you will know that they are typey, with excellent conformation and abundant fiber coverage.
Alpacas of America had this to say about the well-known Sayvon of Bolivia: "Sayvon is a beautiful, compact, mahogany herdsire. He came to this country in the last import (1998) under the strictest ARI qualifications. His amazing coverage matches his impeccable conformation. He came from the Illampu region of Bolivia. Sayvons offspring are of exceptional quality, just like their sire. His average fiber diameter is 22.0 with a coefficient of variation of 20.5% and a standard deviation of 4.5 microns Sayvon sired 119-registered cria."
Dam - a half Bolivian, half Alianza female, no wonder she produces crias with fine, uniform fleeces when bred to the Sixth Day males.
Produce - 2009 - WH male, sired by Maple Brook Bravado 2010 - FAWN female, sired by Maple Brook Bravado 2011 - bred to Fanklin's Liberty
Fleece - Did you see her histogram? Certified Sorter (TM), Carrie Hull, classed her fiber as GRADE-2. That's 'Baby' grade fiber, from a nearly three-year old female!
NEW BREEDERS - call for a full explaination of the fiber test and sorting info.
Breeders of alpacas with color fleeces - who want quality and fleeces that maintain their fineness - will want not want to miss the chance to add Miss Mamie to their herd.
Sixth Day Farm proudly co-owns Miss Mamie with Kinney Valley Alpacas.
Awards Received Miss Mamie was never shown, but her sire was:
1st - 2003 Eastern States Exposition, 2yr and Older Male