As proud as the South American liberator himself, Peruvian Accoyo Bolivar is one of the densest offspring of our premier Accoyo herdsire Vengador, yet without sacrificing fineness, character and luster. Bolivar is proud, upright, with solid bone and the perfect head of his sire. His sire, Vengador, won the Adult White Class in the 1995 AOBA show and has produced many show winners on the US show circuit. Vengador is renowned for his uniform fleece, at 19 microns at all three side locations. Bolivar's dam, Peruvian Accoyo Tayabamba, is one of our top producing females. Bolivar is the quality of male that can single handedly upgrade a breeding program." (Greg Mecklem, 2000)
In the fall of 2011, Shabu delivered a male cria sired by Accoyo America Enterprise. This full Accoyo male is extremely bright with wonderful density and nicely developing crimp. Wade Gease, the well-respected AOBA judge who we hired to do a herd evaluation in December 2011, declared that he appears to display all the qualities of a show quality male.
This lovely full Accoyo has great presence and is covered with ultra-fine fleece. Her sire is Maple Brook's multi-champion Accoyo Bolivar who is a Vengador son. Her dam, Accoyo Angelique, is a daughter of Accoyo Godfather, a relatively rare bloodline in this country.
When we sheared on April 30, 2012, Shabu's histogram came back as follows: AFD 21.1; SD 3.7; CV 17.7; 2.0% greater than 30. As an eight-year-old, you can't get much better than that. Isn't that what this fiber industry is all about and what we should be breeding for!
During a visit with a customer and his consultant, we had the consultant take a look at Shabu's fleece. She could barely contain her excitement when she took a look at the "matchstick bundles" in this little girl's fleece that go all the way down to her belly button.
Awards Received VAOBA Alpaca Expo--Oct 2010 Judge: Amanda VandenBosch & Dianna Timmerman Class: Produce of Dam with Royal Accolade and Stryker FIRST PLACE
SeAA Southern Select--March 2006 Judge: Amanda VandenBosch Class: Yearling White Female Halter FIRST PLACE
Blue Ridge Classic--October 2005 Class: Yearling White Female Shorn Judge: Charlene Friedman FIRST PLACE