'Diamonds are forever', and we would like to keep her that long!
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 the ground, year after year.
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
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.