With Hemingway on both sides of her family tree, Epiphany has an enviable pedigree. In fact, here's what Julie Skinner of Snowmass Alpacas had to say about double Hemingways: "Hemingway is the most brilliant alpaca male ever to walk the face of the planet, she said. You know when you see a couple of Hemingways in a pedigree that youve got something pretty darn good and pretty darn heritable.
Indeed, Epiphany is a hearty female with good bone and coverage, who displays proper proportions and symmetry. She produces fine fleece with good staple length and density, as is evidenced by an impressive shear weight of 9.6 pounds. At four-plus years of age, Epiphanys AFD was still only 21.5.
She is a devoted mother and her births are easy. Her first cria was a girl, and her second was a stunning boy, Estefan. This boy is looking good, and among his awards is the Best Brightness award from the 2010 Fall Festival Fleece Show. Epiphany's third cria is a girl, Eleanor Rigby, who
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Awards 2009 Great Western Alpaca Show "White Male Color Champion" 2009 Great Western Alpaca Show 1st Place 2009 TXOLAN 1st Place and White Reserve Color Champion 2008 AOBA Nationals 3rd Place 2008 GWAS 1st Place and Reserve Color Champion 2008 MAPACA 1st place 2008 Fiber to Fashion 1st Place and Reserve Color Champion 2008 MOPACA 2nd Place 2008 IAO 4th Place (Fleece Show) 2007 Mid America 1st Place and Reserve Color Champion 2007 Futurity 3rd Place 2007 Fall Fest 1st Place 2007 MAPACA 2nd Place 2007 Nationals 3rd Place 2007 Alpaca Western Extravaganza 1st Place 2007 GWAS 1st Place 2010 GWAS Fleece Show (second highest score)
"She is very good!" exclaimed one AOBA judge when she saw Eleanor Rigby. Maybe it was Ellie's extremely fine fleece (15.4 micron). Or maybe it was her nice balance, pretty head and well developed bone. Or it could have been her presence, which makes you notice her. In fact, it was probably all of these things, as Ellie is (excuse the over-used phrase) "the total package."
And just in case you missed the fiber stats below, here they are again: 15.4, 2.8, 18.5 and 0.3. That was in 2011. Her 2012 AFD actually went down to 14.4.
Ellie is out of Epiphany, by Greener Pastures Leviticus, the 2009 White Champion at GWAS. Levi is an Accoyo Peruvivan Legacy son and an Accoyo Peruvian Elite grandson. Epiphany has double Hemingway on her dam's side of the family tree, along with Nautilus, Vengador, Pucara, Felix, El Bello, Apocalypse and other notables.
Ellie is pure white, with ultra-fine, uniform, bright fleece. She is available for purchase, bred to Snowmass Alpine King. Awesome.