Fineness, density, conformation, character, staple length, coverage, crimp--Stormy has them all and the judges have said so!! His fleece is extremely bright, fine, dense, and crimpy. Stormy is following in the footsteps of his bay black half-brother, 10x Champ Rumm Runner. Stormy's sire, MFI Peruvian Black Mesquite, has limited outside breedings, and we can see why. Stormy's lighter color comes from his great grandsire PPPeruvian Augusto. The rest of Stormy's genetics are blacks and browns, so we expect that he should throw color when he starts to breed.
Stormy takes 1st Place, Halter, at the 2008 Ohio Buckeye Show and the 2008 MAPACA Jubilee!! Tim Lavan said that Stormy had the best brightness, most consistent fleece coverage and had consistent crimp throughout. At his first show (Level V 2008 Indiana), Stormy earned second, with Peter Kennedy stating that his fleece was finer and had more character than the first place alpaca. At the 2008 Kentucky Classic, Stormy placed second in his class, to the eventual color champion. And Jill McLeod said, "both animals are very strong and these breeders will do well with these animals. They both are well-conformed, have density, fineness, staple length, character."
Stormy's dam, Tropical Delight (1/4 Accoyo), also gave us our 10X Color/Reserve Champion herdsire Rumm Runner, and at the 2008 Buckeye Show, Stormy and Runner delivered 1st in "Produce of Dam" for Tropical Delight! With Augusto, Donovan, Matador, and Black Mesquite in Stormy's background he is carrying on the tradition of ribbons in the show ring, and we expect him to have a great breeding career. Stormy will bring quality and Champion genetics to your breeding program.
1st Place, 2009 MAPACA, Fleece
1st Place, 2008 OABA AlpacaFest, Fleece
1st Place, 2008 Buckeye Alpaca Show (class of 8)
1st Place, 2008 Buckeye Alpaca Show, Produce of Dam (Tropical Delight)(class of 9)
1st Place, 2008 MAPACA (class of 13)
2nd place, 2008 Indiana Alpaca Invitational, Ft. Wayne (class of 10)
2nd place, 2008 Kentucky Classic (class of 8)
3rd place, 2009 Best of the Midwest (class of 11)
3rd place, 2008 Carolina Classic (class of 9)
3rd Place, 2008 AOBA Nationals, Fleece (class of 9)
4th Place, 2009 Buckeye (class of 13)
4th Place, 2008 OABA AlpacaFest, Halter (class of 11)