Belinda Culco is a proven dam with a great track record. Her last two crias were both true blacks and females. She is a wonderful mother, always has plenty of milk,does not have problems delivering her babies and produces cria better than herself. She is due in early April with a cria out of LB Copper Moon who has exceptionally dense brown fiber. Belinda can also be purchased with Copper's latest cria, a medium brown male with very nice medium brown fiber. Price for the cria when purchased with Belinda is only $500.
NEWSFLASH: Belinda's 2004 cria placed third at the prestigious Ohio Alpaca Fest and her half sister, First Edition(Effie) also won a ribbon in the skein competion.
First Edition, call name Effie, is THE foundation female at Tanglewood Farm since she was also the first cria born to the farm here. She is a good mix of Chilean, Bolivian and U.S. lines, statuesque, very healthy, true black, black girl with a commanding presence, generally is pregnant after one breeding, with wonderful mothering qualities such as attention to cria, delivering without problems, and having tons of milk for her babies. Her fiber is so black it almost looks blue. When bred to black, or a male that produces black, Effie has produced nothing but black, and when bred to rosegrey, she produced a rosegrey. To date, Effie has produced five females and two males, all black except for two rose greys. Effie's births have been classic, unassisted births and her crias have always been healthy. What more could anyone want in a female? Crias weigh in at a pretty good weight too, 17-20 lbs, and normally are nursing within an hour.
NEWSFLASH: Effie's 2013 cria is here .On August 20th I was cleaning the barn in the afternoon after checking Effie. She did not look like she was in labor, so I went on about my business. Half an hour later, I happened to look up from the tractor I was using, and saw a placenta lying in the pasture. Hmm, I thought, where there is a placenta, there has to be a cria, so I went around the barn to have a look, and sure enough, there was this black cria kushed in the pasture near Effie, almost dry. I had been hoping for a girl, since I've only had two boys so far, and when I checked, my dream had come true. A pitch black girl. She was nursing within a few minutes, and has been flying across the pasture ever since. Her name will be My Tanglewood Kitri.
Effie has been rebred to our rose grey male, Rajah for an end of May cria in 2015. We will be doing ultrasounds and spit testing in about two weeks.
Awards Received Sixth place in spun yarn competition at the 2005 Ohio Alpaca Fest.