'Diamonds are forever', and we would like to keep her that long! She is exactly what we are breeding for, which is why she was listed in our foundation herd until now. My new financial situation means half the herd must be sold soon, so she is reluctantly offered for your consideration.
Photos give only a vague idea of what she is like, you have to see her - and her progeny - in person.
Those who saw Diamond at the 2006 Empire show know we turned down a large offer for her. It was hard to say no, but this kind of female is nearly irreplaceable, except by her own - carefully bred - progeny.
*Look carefully through our sales list for closely related alpacas at great prices.*
Sire - Maple Brook Bravado.
Dam - 'MFI Peruvian' Dandelion is the kind of solid producer that every breeder relies on. Sired by MFI Peruvian Dakotia - sire of Jericho, grandsire of Jeremiah - Dandelion has the pedigree to back her up. No wonder she puts a good cria on
An amazing male from an impressive pedigree. Fleece that is so soft and bright that it is hard to describe. Distinct staple bundles with high frequency crimp and consistent from one end of his fleece to the other. You can see his conformation in his photos, but he is amazing to see in person. Please come and check him out. As a beige male, he has great potential for breeding color with spectacular fleece if that is your objective. As a full Alianza male he has the potential to breed fine fleeces that will stay fine for a lifetime. To find out more about Alianza genetics you can go to www.alianzaherdsires.com . He has dams confirmed pregnant by ultrasound, the first is due to arrive in the summer of 2008. We are offering ten introductory breedings at a price of $1000.
July 2008 Medallion's first son hits the ground running! Awesome young male. More crias to come soon.
===Follicles per sq. mm ==S/P Ratio== Watts ... 54.6................. 10.2 Evans ..
Sixth Day Medallion's Dinah is boarding at: Powers Alpacas in Wellington, CO
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If you have read my articles or heard me speak on the application of genetic principles to alpaca herd improvement, you know that I am a preponent of linebreeding. Every breed recognized as such around the world was created - either intentionally or accidentally - by the mating of related animals, under selection pressures (environmental and/or imposed by humans). After years of studying the history of breeds, and the great breeders who created and/or preserved them, I was convinced that linebreeding was the way to concentrate the genes for the traits I wanted in my herd.
Dinah's pedigree is an example of intentionally mating related animals to preserve a high degree of genetic relationship primarily to one outstanding ancestor: Bueno. With three crosses to that great sire, Dinah is 31.25% 'Bueno blood' by pedigree. ('By pedigree' simply means that this is an average percentage of Bueno genes she is likely to have inherited. The true percentage could either be higher or lower, but there is no way to measure this.) For comparison, a direct daughter of Bueno would have 50% of Bueno's genes (or DNA, of you prefer), and a granddaughter (on average) would have 25%. So, Dinah is just a little more related to Bueno than a granddaughter that only has one cross to him.
There is bit of twist on the linebreeding here, since she is also a double granddaughter of Bravado, making her pedigree 50% Bravado, like a direct daughter.
I'm not trying to convince anyone else to linebreed, or to buy a linebred alpaca. If you aren't comfortable with it, don't! Here are a few other breeders who do: - Julie Skinner, Snowmass Alpacas - Jerilynn & Tom Booher, Timberland Alpacas, who trademarked the 'Hemiaccoyo' name - Greg Mecklem, Pacific Crest Accoyo America - Mary Forte Goodman, Mary's Alpaca - the TenHulzen's of Park View Alpacas - one of the most successful breeders of Champion suris ever. Generations of them.
Dinah is proudly co-owned with Powers Alpacas.
Awards Received This youngster's fleece is amazing. She is bred to be a showring contendor. Even more important to the Sixth Day breeding program, she is bred to maintain her quality over time - including lasting fineness - and to reliably pass it on.