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We will be starting our Spring breeding season without Rico. It will be an emotional time. However, take a look at Romeo Save and our other herdsires. We are still committed to giving you the best.
Today (12/8/2011) was a very sad day at North Plains Alpacas, we said goodbye to Rico. He died early this morning of congestive heart failure. We thank the Lord for such a gift, and so thankful for the offspring we have and the ones coming in 2012!
Take a look at Rico's final histogram, 2011.
DDF Peruvian Rico Suave is an excellent example of long lasting fineness. Age 7 Rico's micron is at 17.1, SD 3.3, CV 19.3, %>30 0.4% and age 8, Rico still has a micron of 17.1, SD 3.5, CV 20.5, %>30 0.5, and now at age 10 (2010 testing), Rico's micron is 16.6, SD 3.3, CV 19.9, %>30 .05%...WOW! In 2008 we did a skin biopsy on Rico and the results are fantastic, "I found no fibers above 30 microns, which is unheard of, " states Dr. Norm Evans, "This male is the whole package base