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Type:  Female Huacaya
Status:  Open / Proven

Birthdate:  6/9/2003
Heritage:   1/2 Bolivian, 1/2 Other/Unknown

Registration: ARI Registered
ARI #:  849956
Color:  True Black

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True Black, 809467, Unknown

  Legacy de Bolivia  
    Light Silver Grey, 809870, Bolivian  


  LEAVIN ME IN THE DARK is boarding at: 
Kilblaan Farm in Sharon, NH

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Listed by Wren Owens of Woodhull, NY

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Leavin Me In The Dark is owned by John and Liz MacEachran of Kilblaan Farm in Sharon, New Hampshire, and she's offered for sale exclusively by Close-Knit via The Secret Meadow program. "Dark" can be purchased individually, or as part of a unique Collection at an unspeakable price available only in The Secret Meadow. If you've not yet learned all about the place where new beginnings are born, be sure to visit For now, though - let's learn all about DARK!

Dark has had 3 black crias. When bred to grey, she produced a stunning silver grey male.

Dark's fleece is fine and crimpy. I've got a 2011 sample here as I write this, and it IS very soft. Staple length is at 2.5 - 3" which is not unusual for an eight year old production dam and is certainly within the realm of "useable alpaca fiber."

How's her conformation? She has strong bone and great conformation. Of course, one has to start with strong, healthy bone and conformation with breeding animals, because bad conformation can take YEARS to work out of a program, and can oftentimes affect the overall health and well being of the alpaca.

I know fiber is paramount, but conformation is about HEALTH, STRENGTH and longevity. I advise against selecting fiber traits above conformation, especially when there are enough well balanced, nicely boned and beautifully put-together alpacas out there to work with toward ever-improving fiber. Improvements on fiber come MUCH more quickly than do those improvements to coformation! LOL! When you find a dam that's got some real years of experience AND her conformation is still strong and true, she's a better bet over a dam with gorgeous fiber and flawed frame, and that's better for the North American alpaca herd overall.

How is she in the reproductive and mothering departments? "She's a great mom, and her crias are robust and grow quickly," say Liz and John. "She'll make black or grey for you, depending on the male you use."

Price: Sold



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This listing was last updated on 5/22/2012 [Report a Descrepancy on this listing]


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