One of our first alpacas and worth her weight in gold to me. Her awards and the competition she was up against lead us to believe that she has one of the best dark fawn fleeces in the country. She's still gorgeous at eight years old and is an exceptional producer. She breeds and births easily, is a heavy milker with her cria's 24 hr IgG's off the charts (3000+) and weaning weights at 75-85 pounds. She consistently passes on her correct anatomy, phenotype, conformation, bone size, balanced proportions, fleece quality and coverage, and a truly perfect bite (we've never trimmed Truffy's teeth). Her first cria won a blue ribbon for his 16m dark brown fleece under M. Krieger in a class of 8. Her 2001 cria, Snowy (sired by 4P Locota), had a 48 hr IgG of almost 3600, placed 4th in a large, competitive juv. white female class at Alpacapalooza 2002 and was the highest selling white huacaya maiden (out of 4) at the Star Events 2001 auction (and no Accoyo in her!). In 2002, she gave
Nuance is an "Incredible Incan Black Male from a Royal Line of Elite Fibered Alpacas in Color" from the Snowmass breeding program. Incan Magic whose dam remains at an amazing 16 microns at 9 years of age is his grand dam. Nuances Dam, Incan Surprise, has exhibited the same fiber attributes. His sire, Nova, has been a multiple champion and is an excellent producer. Nuances pedigree of predicable fiber characteristics and award winning genetics are what we have been striving for in our breeding program for many years. We were proud to be able to breed him to a number of our award winning black and gray females in 2005.
On March 3rd, GAF Joy produced her first offspring and this baby is all we hoped for; strong and straight with considerable presence covered with the top quality black fleece we are working diligently to produce.
Are we excited? You bet! This is Nova's Nuance's first cria and we look forward to the continuation of this quality in the rest of his cria!
9/10/12 - Carmelina birthed a correct and uniform female cria sired by our Duke.
Click on her top photo to take a closer look. Carmelina is stunning. She is the image of her handsome sire colored indefinite rose grey.
Carmelina is out of our 1/2 Alianza, blue ribbon (beat P. Microsoft in 2000, judge: Skinner) and champion producing DF granddam of our herd and the Snowmass Nova / Casanova bloodline on her sire's side. Carmelina is very fine and dense with sparse, silvery fibers evenly distributed throughout her entire fleece and she has the classic silver spot on the tip of her tail.
Nuance is an award-winning son of Snowmass Nova [(Nova sold for $335k in 06, sire: P. Casanova (Futurity Herdsire of the Year)] who sold for $51k unproven at the 05 Snowmass Making of Champions sale. His brown roan dam, sired by Snowmass' Incan Magic (award-winning Peruvian gray), had an 18 m fleece at 3 yrs. He's owned by Alpacas of Tualatin Valley and Skyline Alpacas.
Carmelina is very typey, sound, healthy and robust. Her fleece is abundant with very uniform color. Born at 331 days gestation weighing 18.8 lb., no signs of prematurity, up in 20 minutes and was more interested in exploring world than the milk bar, so we gave her some help with that! IgG: 2681 @ 52 hrs. She gained a pound a day for her first 9 days. Her multiple champion producing dam is known for exceptional lactation. 85 lb. @ 5 mos. 150 lb. on 12/4/07.
Carmelina has Alianza genetics from both her sire's and dam's lineages (P. Bueno and P. Andrajo) as well as lots of black and gray on her pedigree. For her first breeding, we used our full Peruvian TB, Megabuck Mink and Mimi Nova was the result.
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Awards Received 08 Alpacapalooza - 1st and Res. Champion, FF halter (42 entries). 07 Alpacapalooza: 3rd / 11 with competition from multiple Patagonia, Accoyo and AOBA Blue ribbon sire's offspring!