Sad update: There are some alpacas you like, some that you put up with and some that you truly love. Dahlia was one that we truly loved. Very sadly for us, on 8/16/11, it was time for Dahlia to join the other import greats who have gone on. Things just aren't the same without her. Somehow I thought she would always be here. Dahlia's passing was so quick and so unexpected. She left behind a 6 week old daughter for us to care for. The little one took to the bottle quickly is growing into a beautiful young lady. Thank you Dahlia for giving us one last memento of you. We named her Grand Finale.
UPDATE 7/3/11: WOW. Dahlia gave birth to a beautiful LIGHT ROSE GREY, BARNABUS DAUGHTER. She is awesome! The fine fleece is already forming crimpy bundles. Look out show ring!
Described as a "high quality female" by the importers, Dahlia stands as the cornerstone of our breeding program.
When looking for a foundation female we looked far and wide, not only looking a
MFI Peruvian Cascaid Mountain
True Black, 1170719, Full Peruvian
Peruvian Cascaid Mountain has beautiful, high frequency black crimp with outstanding density. He is a half-brother to Peruvian Eternal Flame who sold at the 2005 Breeder's Choice auction for a black male world record of $361,000. He has Peruvian Dakotia in his background as well as Peruvian Bueno. His dam is MFI Peruvian Caresse, a black daughter of Peruvian Dakotia, now owned by Whistler's Glen Alpacas. This crossing of the Dakotia/Bueno lines and Black Mesquite/Matador lines is an outstanding one. Cascaid shares residency at Coffee Pot Farm and Magical Farm, and is currently at Magical Farm for the winter.
Cascaid is producing awesome offspring with solid color. His first offspring was a true black from an appaloosa dam, and the majority of his offspring have been solid with grey shades to their heads and necks, especially when bred to fawn with grey in the back ground. Take the time to come visit and see what he is producing!
With the passing of her beloved mother, we now move Laurel to our foundation herd.
Well bred, well mannered, this young lady has a Who's Who ancestor list to back up her quality. Her grandfather is Black Mesquite, her grandmother hails from the line of Peruvian Dakotia and Bueno. Laurel's mom is a maroon import from Rural Alianza. Her dad is MFI Cascaid Mountain, a true black.
Roll all this together and you get a female with excellence coverage, handle, and color. She is a sweetheart to top it all off. Well worth the trip to get your hands on her and check out the character of her fleece.
Laurel is the fourth cria we've had from Dahlia. We have Dahlia's offspring, her grandchildren, and now her great granddaughter. For all of them, the births have been unassisted, the milk abundant, the IGGs high. They have demonstrated excellent mothering skills. A lot of these are inheritable traits. With the birth of her son this fall, we now know Laurel has been able to carry on her proud family tradition of unassisted birth, attentive mothering and abundant milk.
Service Sire: Awards Received 2011 1st and Reserve Color Champion: Best of the U.S. 2011 1st and Color Champion: Indiana Alpaca Invitational 2011 1st and Color Champion: Michigan Alpaca Breeders Show 2011 1st and Color Champion: Buckeye Alpaca Show 2011 1st and Reserve Champion: OABA Alpaca Fest 2012 1st place, Jr Herdsire Class, Best of the U.S. 2012 1st place: Best of the U.S. , halter class 2012 1st place: Buckeye Alpaca Show 2012 1st place Michigan Alpaca Invitational