Brown-Eyed Susan, also known as "QQ", is a striking alpaca. She is a pattern with beautiful markings, a solid blanket w/ tons of volume and excellent staple length. Suzie has complete coverage from nose to toes. Suzie's fiber placed 2nd in the Fiber Spin-Off at the 2004 Mid-America Alpaca Show, and the judge commented on her "very nice lock structure and luster". Suzie's blanket was spun into a beautiful yarn full of brightness; the master weaver who purchased it simply loved everything about it.
Suzie is a mature & confident young female now, with an engaging personality. She is a proven dam, showing she is exactly what we had hoped for: a great milker, a doting dam, and a producer of quality & color. Her latest cria, from Strider of the Shire, is a jet black male with white accents. He is strong, solid, exceptionally well covered in crimpy black fleece and so stylish.
Suzie has been bred to our herdsire, Gregor. Gregor is a medium brown, Black Epic son with a
STRIDER, out of two steel grey parents, Amanda Vandenbosch's PALIDEN, Who's sire is WILE COYOTE (grey). Dense, Dense, Dense with great crimp, bone, bite and confirmation plus. Still feeling quite soft as he is now Six years old. Now back in the United States and settling females. Throwing black on black and grey on grey(spot free). The uniformity of the fleece is outstanding.
Gracey, his first daughter to compete in the USA was entered in the New York show in October , 2005, Julio Sumar awarded her the Blue and Purple Reserve Champion in the yearling grey class. Farm reference's available upon request.
STRIDER IS THE ONLY KNOWN BLACK HERDSIRE TO BEAT EVERY COLOR CHAMPION AND SOME MULTIPLE COLOR CHAMPIONS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE WHITE , AT ONE OF CANADA'S LARGEST SHOWS TO RECEIVE THE SUPREME RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP !
Take a moment and look him up ARI # 822386, Great bloodlines and Fantastic Color History, if you are wanting grey or black ! V
Prairie's Osprey is one to keep an eye on. He is a striking alpaca with excellent presence and growth. Osprey is solidly built, with an abundance of dense, crimpy, soft black fleece with coverage from top to bottom. He is solidly black throughout his blanket, with the splash of white on the face and lower leg. His fleece density and staple length appear to be above average and has excellent handle to it. The judges he has shown under have commented about Osprey's consistent, well defined character and the uniformity of true black color he carries in his fleece.
Osprey is one of the first cria to be born in the United States from a very impressive and much sought after true black herdsire, Strider of the Shire of Bacon's Alpacas. Strider is a completely impressive herdsire, stamping out only black cria and grey cria to date. We have bred three females to Strider and have two black offspring so far. Strider cria are "showing" extremely well, and are making a strong impression on those who have the opportunity to see/feel them.
We happen to have had a bundle of boys over the last two years, which is to your advantage! We strongly advise those breeding for black, and dark colored animals to consider Osprey. Not only does he have an easy going, well mannered disposition, we believe he is a quality young male, and think you will too. Buy him now and keep showing him until he is ready to get started working.
If you would like to visit Osprey, give us a call or come by our stalls at the upcoming fall shows. Osprey is a very nice black male - don't miss out on this one!
Awards Received Second Place: 2008 Arkansas Alpaca Adventure True Black 1-2 year olds Judge: Amanda VandenBosch
Second Place: 2008 Mid-America Alpaca Show True Black 1-2 year olds (9 in class) Judge: David Barboza
Third Place: 2009 Mid-America Alpaca Show True Black 2-3 year olds (5 in class) Judge: Kathy Klay
Fourth Place: 2009 Mopaca Invitational Alpaca Show True Black 1-2 year olds (14 in class) Judge: Sharon Loner
Fourth Place: 2010 Mopaca Invitational Alpaca Show True Black 2-3 year olds (8 in class) Judge: Amanda Vandenbosch