A true black with a micron of 19! Magdalena is a pretty, easy to handle girl. Her confirmation is solid and she provides plenty of milk while holding her body condition easily. Her first cria is a beautiful dark fawn female out of Poseidon who has very bright, dense, crimpy fleece. Her daughter hit 100 pounds at 8 months and was still nursing due to my lack of a weaning pasture and Maggie was still body scoring a 5! Maggie has been bred to a handsome rosegray grandson of the Silversmith for a spring 2008 baby. It is likely that this pairing will result in black or gray.
Poseidon is one of the best herdsires in the USA. His fleece is spectacular and has held it's character and fineness. He has unsurpassable density. His follicular density (based on skin biopsies done by Cameron Holt) is 92 follicles per sqare millimeter. He is passing these elilte fiber characteristics and his stunning conformation to his offspring. He is a full Accoyo Caligula son who is standing stud in the image of his famous sire. He is an 8X Color Champion and his fleece is still winning awards! He has placed 1st in Get of Sire 3X. His offspring are now winning awards.
Her fleece still holds the crimp and brightness that I described years ago. The quality of her lineage is still quite evident and her current breeding will surely produce a high end animal. In December 2008, Addie delivered her first cria, a baby boy (see Paradise's Gardner McKay) with much fanfare. It was actually an easy birth, but she apparently wanted to make sure she was the center of attention. She took to mothering without a hitch; her baby was up and nursing quickly and she has plenty of milk. So add 'great mothering skills' to the long list of reasons to purchase this girl! Last year's cria is a mini me girl with almost identical coloring and fleece.
She is currently bred to Full Accoyo the Babe, which will result in a three-fourths Accoyo baby with a great chance for color.
During shearing a couple of years ago, the shearer who sees thousands of alpacas every year across the United States pronounced her "a phenomenal animal!"
Addie is a spectacular young female! She has the best fleece on my ranch. Her fiber is very bright with the crimp and consistancy that has won her sire many 1st place ribbons at fleece shows. Look at those histogram numbers. An SD of 3.3!! Hardly a day goes by that I don't sink my fingers into her fleece and open it up to admire it. She has quite good coverage, and good density. Conformationally, she is solid and straight, with a pleasing head. She is the most laidback alpaca I have ever seen. She wore reindeer antlers for last year's Christmas card without a complaint. I can trim her toenails with no restraint. Even the vet can walk straight up to her! Her histopgram showed a bit of a blow out in her second year, but I think it was due to being a bit 'overconditioned'; she has taken 'eating for two' quite seriously!
Awards Received 3rd Place TxOLAN Fleece Show 2008 Judge said I suck at skirting (in so many words) 4th place TXOLAN 2007 in a large class. She was shorn quite late (August) and quite badly and the judge commented that it made her look topheavy. She would have been shown again this fall if not for my broken ankle. 2nd Place Star Fleece Show 2007
Service Sire: Awards Received 1st Place - National AOBA Handcrafter's Spin-Off 2003 - The Babe scored 84 out of 85 points! 1st Place Halter - OABA 2002 1st Place Halter - Northern IL Alpaca Extravaganza 2002 2nd Place International Show 2002 Ribbon Winner National AOBA 2002 Ribbon Winner AAA Futurity 2002 1st Place Halter - MBS 2002