We consider Dandelion part of our foundation herd because her fleece is so exceptional, she is a daughter of the famous Peruvian Dakotia, and she gave us the fantastic Bravado daughter Bravado's Diamond. If she can produce cria like Diamond we would have to get a very high offer to let her go to someone else's farm. She is easy to breed; she is very strong when she delivers and she nurses her offspring exceptionally well. These are the ones you only sell to a really motivated buyer who won't take no for an answer.
December 2005 update: Bravado's Defiance was born on November 29th. He is a beautiful medium fawn and perfect in every way.
December 2006 update: Handsome Dancer was born December 23. He has a marking that I have never seen on an alpaca before, a dark brown STRIPE that goes all the way around his tail. Dandelion will be bred again in 21 days.
October 2007 update: Dancer was such a hit that Dandelion has been breed once more to Handsome. The cria is d
An impressive pure Alianza Peruvian, Bravado is our foundation herdsire - in the true sense of the word: the male we built our breeding program on.
This guy is fineness personified, with flawless conformation. Just look at the beautiful bundling in his fleece. His micron count at his ninth shearing was 21.8! That's LASTING fineness.
Bravado is the result of combining the finest and most proven Peruvian alpaca genetics in North America: Bueno and Hemingway. Bueno is owned by Mike & Robin Tierney of MapleBrook Farm. His stud fee was $10,000, until he stopped breeding about a year ago. Bueno has sired over 100 winning offspring, and we believe Bravado is one of his best.
Bravado's dam, NWA,Ltd Marcie contributes another line of proven superior genetics: the world famous Hemingway. Marcie's dam is Macarena, making her a full sister to well known sires Predictor, Hektor and Handsome.
Bravado's crias have fantastic fleeces! Don't take my word for it, com
Micron Count 2009: FD-22.9 SD-4.2 CV-18.3 %>30-3.7 at 4yrs 6mos!!!
'Diamonds are forever, and we would like to keep her that long! She is exactly what we are breeding for, which is why she was listed in Sixth Day Farms foundation herd until now.
Those who saw Diamond at the 2006 Empire show know the Wayne turned down a large offer for her. He told me it was hard to say no, but this kind of female is nearly irreplaceable, except by her own - carefully bred - progeny. Needless to say I was quite happy to go into partnership with Wayne on this stunning girl.
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.
Note: Maple Brook Bravado, when bred to another Matador granddaughter, sired AlpacaPalace Houdini - 8 time Banner winner!!! Houdini was bred, owned, and shown by a SMALL Farm! Congratulations to Rick & Renee Ritenour on their success with Houdini.
Produce: 2008 - white male, Mister Destiny by Mister Maverick! He is what we have been planning for years. Look at his pedigree and you will see that he combines the three best White Alianza herdsires to enter the USA: HEMINGWAY, BUENO & DON JULIO. Whatever I say about him would sound like marketing hype. Come and see for yourself. Certified Sorter (TM) Carrie Hull recommended that we show this boy!
2009 - Liberty's Dinah, white female. A very impressive Liberty daughter with super fine, bright fleece.
2010 - 3D Bueno, by Maple Brook Bolero!!! This is the kind of pedigree recognized for centuries by master breeders to 'concentrate' positive traits and create prepotent sires. A show prospect!
Diamond is proudly co-owned with Sixth Day Farm.
Awards Received 5th - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza 2005 Halter Huacaya White Juvenile Female
4 - Knox Farm Alpaca Festival 2006 Fleece Yearling White
6th - MAPACA Eastern Jubilee 2006 Halter Huacaya White Yearling Female - B
3rd - North American Alpaca Show 2006 Halter Huacaya White Yearling Female - B
2 - The Alpaca Maturity 2010 Halter Huacaya Full Fleece White 3 Thru 5 Yrs Females - behind another Bravado daughter!