Caprice is a huacaya from suris - bringing the potential for super-bright, silky soft fleeces to her offspring. Many farms look for huacayas from suri lines to give and edge to their show string.
Caprice also offers loads of color potential, from both sides of her pedigree!
HPA Peruvian Black Hawk's Iguazu
True Black, 840359, Full Peruvian
Very rare indeed! Iguazu is the Peruvian true black son of 2 Peruvian true black parents. That and a show champion as well! He was the color champion black male at the 2003 Great Western Alpaca Show under judge Maggie Kriegger , as well as the reserve champion at the 2004 Southern Select judged by Amanda VandenBosch. Proving he is not just a pretty face, his fleece was the blue ribbon winner at AOBA 2004. Co-owned with Marcelo, Inez and Adolfo Games of High Peak Alpacas.
The more we look at this girl - and her fiber - the more we like this well conformed female with a proud bearing.
Her fine, dense fleece has a golden hue like the flower she was named for. Her long staple length exhibits well defined crimp from base to tip.
Bred to Maple Brook Bolero for 2014. Due in August.
Sire - A rare black pure Peruvian male from two black parents, Iguazu is a two time Champion, from the well-respected High Plains breeding program of Colorado.
Dam - Caprice is a full Peruvian huacaya from suri lineage. Top huacaya Champions with suri in their pedigrees include multiple Champions Lazy's Phoenix and AL Paca's Simba. Sima and Phoenix have both sired Champions, too. Other well known breeders who have used huacayas with suri lines to produce successful show alpacas include Kelly Zanella of Spa Alpacas.
In South America suri and huacayas have traditionally been kept and bred together. The two fleece types are rather like smooth and longhaired Dachshunds that can often appear in the same litter. Some believe that huacayas with suri in their pedigrees tend to have smoother feeling fiber and extra shine.
Buttercup has a lot of poential for a color breeding program - and a 50% chance of a color-fleeced cria sired by Bolero. Color or white, we are excited about this cria!
From the highly successful grey and color program of Dr. Neil Padgett, this young maiden had been held back from breeding due to the economy. Healthy and hardy, she is sure to be a great mom.
A Paca Fun has first right of refusal on her cria. Call if you are interested in Buttercup or a Bolero cria - FAWN, BROWN, or white!
Awards Received Buttercup was never shown, but her sire was:
HPA Black Hawk's Iguazu - First and Color Champion Great Western Alpaca Show 2003 First and Reserve Champion Southern Select 2004 First place fleece AOBA 2004
Service Sire: Awards Received 1st - 2008 North American Alpaca Show, Mature White Males. Judge, Mike Safely First time shown! An exceptional class of mature males, including Champions.
2nd - Get-of-Sire, 2011 Northeast Alpaca Show> (behind Snowmass Royal Challenger!!) Judge: Jude Anderson and Amanda Vanden Bosch
Only a handful of Bolero's offspring have been shown: SSRMT Timbuck2 - 3 time Reserve Champion White Huacaya Male each time behind his brother: SSRMT Status Symbol - 6 time Champion White Huacaya Male!!!
*Status Symbol's skin biopsy was in the TOP 5% of huacaya males EVER evaluated by Dr. Norm Evans.
Inti B Poco Bueno - won Best Hand, Best Crimp, Judges Choice... and High Score in Show: 92!!! Judge: Polly Michalis
Inti B My Girl 6 time Champion, including Reserve Champion at the 2011 North American! and Breeders Showcase Judges Choice!