Reluctantly offered... This hembra is a perfect foundation female for Sixth Day Farm. 'Foundation' means something solid to build on: a perfect description of Louise.
Louise is retaining the vigor and fiber qualities we all want to see in our older alpacas. Her crimp, fiber diameter and uniformity are substantially above average, and exceptional for her age. These are the qualities that the best ot the Alianza alpacas are famous for.
Sire - Hemingway is the quintessential 'impact' sire; his influence on the improvement of fiber quality in alpacas can be seen around the world.
Dam - The white import, Pperuvian Analia. Her production record of 10 registered crias, with the last borm when she was estimated to be 16 years old shows that she has had the long productive life as a brood-female that we all want in our herds.
Fleece - Louise's fiber exhibits the high-frequency crimp and organization to her fiber that Hemingway is known for. Like Hemin
Maple Brook Bolero is one of the very FINEST mature males anywhere: 13th fleece graded 'Baby' by Carrie Hull, Certified Sorter(TM). "Primaries similar to secondaries in micron and crimp..." AMAZING!
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 seldom above 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 fineness, DENSITY, and uniformity. Over a clas of exceptional males aged 3
'Oh la la'! The Bueno X Hemingway cross is one that has proven, over and over, to produce outstanding results. Louisiana is carrying on that fine tradition!
Ian Watt of Alpaca Consulting USA on Louisiana's skin biopsy results 2/14/12:
"An exceptional female, worthy of the moniker elite... This is a top quality female showing all the characteristics that breeders look for in top herd sires. The slide photograph (showing well organized fiber bundles) says it all!"
Sire - Maple Brook Bolero, like our own Maple Brook Bravado, is a son of the great Bueno. Bolero is exceptionally dense, with 'baby' grade fiber at 14!! That's LASTING fineness. Best of all, his primary fibers are virtually as fine as his secondaries - and just as crimpy!
Dam - NWA Ltd Lousie has proven her worth as a broodhembre. She is the dam of our herdsire, Franklin's Liberty. True to her lineage, Louise has incredible density and to this day has a crimpy, high curvature fleece.
Louisiana has the quality and pedigree to become a 'cornerstone' in the most elite breeding program.
Only time will tell, but Bolero's owners believe that Louisiana has banners in her future.
Call co-owner, Chris Powers of Sixth Day West in Colorado at 970-568-7866 to see Louisiana.
Awards Received 2nd - Northeast Alpaca Expo 2011, class of 13
Judge Jude Anderson, "Second by a whisker! A high quality female with a strong frame, good density, and lovely crimp. Outstanding brightness..."
2nd - Get-of-Sire for Maple Brook Bolero (behind the Get of Snowmass Royal Challenger!) Northeast Alpaca Expo 2011 judges: Jude Anderson & Amanda Vanden Bosch
2nd - Get-of-Sire PAOBA 2011 judges: Ken Hibbits & Kevin O'Leary