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Andes Farm Fiona
Medium Fawn, 30343740, 1/4 Chilean, 3/4 Peruvian
Fiona was the very first female alpaca we bought. We first saw her at the tender age of 3 months and were captivated by her huge dark eyes.
She is so precious to us that we would have a hard time ever selling her. She gives forehead kisses on request and is not shy about pulling my hair to get my attention. And when she was having some labor issues with her first cria she grabbbed my sleeve to let me know all was not well.
Fiona has produced four beautiful cria for us, two white females, and two males, LF and MF. She is currently open but will be bred this year, most likely to our white Evander son Hearns.
We found Milo in spring 2008, residing on a small farm nearby. Although he had never been shown or gotten much outside attention, we knew he was something special and took the chance that he had the right stuff to be a working herdsire.
We showed him at the 2008 New England Coastal Classic and he proved our haunch correct. He placed second in his two-year-old class of brown males. Judge Kristin Buhrmann commented that it was only a degree of fineness that separated him from his blue-ribbon/reserve champion competitor. And while I can't argue that finess is a objective assessment, in my subjective opinion, Milo was certainly the best-looking in the ring.
This young male is a walking Kodak moment - with every stance he strikes an amazing pose. Milo has incredible presence and shows off a glorious fleece with lots of crimpy, crimpy bundles and an extremely soft handle. We're told his cria blanket alone was over 6 pounds. Just look at the leg coverage he boasts in his "rear
Glowing, pure white and born during the full moon, Artemis lives up to her name. With a fawn dam and vicuna/brown sire, we were a bit bewildered at her arrival but pleased nonethess. She is a leggy, beautiful yearling, carrying herself with lots of grace and perfect proportions. She has a very bright and sorted grade 1 fiber, with above average density.
She has a very sweet and playful personality, always willing to romp and pronk with both adults and young cria's, and personable with humans. Artemis loves to babysit the new crias and has been caught several times allowing them to nurse from her. It looks like she is going to be one of those invaluable dams that can be used as a surrogate for orphans.
She combines Macusani (grey) and black genetics from New Zealand with the powerhouse white bloodlines of Hemingway and Bueno. She is ready to breed to our Evander son Hearns, who we expect will add more crimp and density while enhancing Artemis' soft handle.