"Apples" is a doll to work with. Elegant and sweet, Apples had the same soft, crimpy fiber with great handle that her Dad has. (see listing). Bred to NWA Artero, we expect a great cria. June 15, 2007. Apples gave birth to a stunning female cria "Luna". She was a large 20lb girl who was up and nursing in no time. Apples is a great first-time Mom with plenty of milk and a gentle but protective nature.
A Hemingway grandson that is a magnificent example of Hemingway's genetic potency a full generation removed. Artero is a male of regal presence and stature. His fleece statiistics reflect the silky soft handle. The fleece has beautful independent staple structure with deep, bold crimp and a brightness that is one of the ear marks of Hemingway progeny. Equally as important, Artero's mother Peruvian Affair, has been a consistent producer of high quality cria.
Artero imparts these qualities to his cria. Every cria we have had to date has extream density, staple length, bundling, high frequency crimp, luster, very soft handle and fleece dripping with luster! Not to mention personality and sweet dispositions.
Artero is a gentleman in every way! Easy to handle and impregnates his ladies on the first try, every time! He is extreamly potent!
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When our own Apollonia gave birth to this gorgeous female cria we were beyond pleased. She's just magnificent all over. She has BRIGHT, beautifully silky fiber with DENSITY to drool over! Plus, she has the sweetest personality too. Her Sire, NWA, LTD Artero, is a Peruvian Hemingway Grandson from the Studmaster breeding program and it certainly shows in this fine young girl. Plus, she has Peruvian Mucho Gusto on her Dam's side. Certainly, a winning combination. Luna sheared such a beautiful blanket for us on her first ever shearing day. You can feel the quality in every inch of her fiber. By September 08 she'd already grown back an impressive blanket of silky soft, dense fiber. Originally registered as beige, Luna is actually an appaloosa OR lt rose gray.. But has been called everything from white to rose gray. :) At shearing '09 there were rave reviews about her gorgeous fiber. In 2010/2011 even more. Now bred to Crescent Moons Ante Up! A Spectacular Modern Rose Gray that gets noticed wherever he goes. There are bets being wagered on the color of the resulting cria. Study your genetics workbook or just venture a guess-whatever color it is, it WILL turn heads in the showring. I think it may be time for a color-guessing contest on FaceBook! **UPDATE** Luna gave birth to a beautiful boy on June 10, 2012. So far we're calling him "Jack" and he "seems" to be light fawn or beige... LOL . After his first shearing in a few weeks-we'll let you know. So far he's very dense, very square, quite robust and dashingly handsome.
ARI Number: 30842137 ARI Color: Medium Silver Grey
Service Sire: Awards Received 1st. North American Alpaca Show 2009 2nd at MOPACA 2008, 2nd at NAAS 2008 (2nd to Reserve Champion). 2nd TxOLAN, 2008 2nd MAPACA 2008, 2nd at AOBA Nationals (Composite class)2008 1st.@ NECC Halter '08 1st.@NECC Fleece Class 2008 2nd. Green Mountain Fall Spectacular 2008 The only Black Point Gray in huge classes of Tuxedo Grays. At NAAS, the judge pointed out the fact that AnteUP!'s fleece was just a 'micron or so' less fine than the Tuxedo Gray that was placed first. At MAPACA, Judge Tim Lavan praised Ante Up's great presence and extremely uniform fleece. At Green Mountain, Judge Jude Anderson commented that even though Ante Up was placed 2nd, he was the most 'Pleasing and complete package' in the class, just a tiny bit less fine than the 1st place alpaca.