Selene delivered a gorgeous male out of Carlos this past December, so I decided to repeat the breeding. She passes along her sturdy conformation and stately presence to her crias. Her daughter, Sophie just had her own cria and Selene obviously passes along her terrific mothering skills and plentiful milk production, as well. Selene delivered a beautiful baby girl in May 2008. That girl is huge, and was up in 10 minutes looking for milk, and has grown into a lovely young lady (see Salome) Selene is an attentive and watchful Mom, but allows the necessary handling. Her 2008 baby is a light reddish brown, with a fawn belly, and some gray on the legs. Very unique, with perfectly straight legs, and the densest fleece I've seen this early. She is very crimpy and soft as well. In 2007 Selene had a true black daughter, who catches the eye of all farm visitors. Selene is a true Grande Dame. She walks around the pasture as if she owns it, with a great air of sophistication and dignity. She never begs for a treat, but waits with the expectation that the treat is her due. She is an awesome Mom, packing the pounds on her babies, while still maintaining her body condition. Her 2007 cria weighed 75 pounds at 3 months. She is a large-boned female who breeds and births easily. Her fleece is still dense and relatively soft for a female of this age and her coverage is good. I would not call her friendly exactly, but she is very calm and easily handled. She frequently stands and stares at me as I go about my chores. Supervising, I guess! Selene is bred to Carlos, my very fine, crimpy Lancaster son. She herself is the granddaughter of Peruvian Chocolateer. Selene would be a great purchase for a new breeder because she is such a great Mom, or a great addition to add genetic diversity to an established herd.
Service Sire: Awards Received 2nd Michigan International Alpaca Fest 2006 4th TXOLAN 2007 in a very large yearling class (he was 2 weeks over 1 year.) Didn't get to show this fall due to my broken ankle. 2nd Place STAR Fleece Show 2007 3rd TXOLAN 2008 (out of 9)Judge specifically commented on his fineness