Registration: ARI Registered ARI #: 842688 Color:
White, 139009, Full Peruvian
Salutation is priceless. A beautiful large white female with ideal conformation that has had six crias without difficulty and number seven, by the famous Mr. Antonio, is due any day. We also own Sal's daughter, Salutation's Sunflower, and she is due in October with an El Moustachio cria. Sal's crias look like carbon copies of her, which is also ideal for a foundation dam. If you have an hembra like Salutation for sale, we want to buy her.
Deceased due to injury in the pasture. Listed here for reference.
With a GREY sire and a COLOR spot on her neck (which she has never passed on to her white crias sired by our white males), she belongs in a COLOR breeding program. Her eyes are dark.
Sunflower has produced amazing white crias for Sixth Day. Can you imagine the quality she would give you when bred to your favorite COLOR male?!
Good foundation females, like PPP Salutation and her daughter Sunflower, are few and far between. Only now that we have daughters of both Sunflower and her dam (sired by white males, which fits our program), can we let this big beautiful girl go.
Fleece - At eight years, Sunflower's fleece is still impressive for it's density, soft handle, and pretty crimp. How many 8 year old females still have crimp? Holding nice fineness and it feels great.
Sire - 5Peruvian Granite was well known just a short time ago. In the 2007 Show Summaries, he ranked #1 among GREY 'Top Sires of the Top Dams', (the equivalent to broodmare sires in horses). In other words, at that time, his daughters had produced more successful show winners than any other grey male.
Dam - PPP Salutation is an amazing female. Dense, fine, BRIGHT, with a silk-like handle, and an exceptionally well-organized fleece. Her fleece opens into small tight staples with well-defined, high frequency crimp. At 15 years, her Curve measured 38.5, a respectable crimp curve measurement for an alpaca of any age, but exceptional at this age!
Produced a cria every year without fail.
Awards Received Never shown - but her offspring sure are 'showy'!