Annabelle has already produced THREE Blue Ribbon winners. Her next winner could be yours.
Fleece - Still quite dense, fine, and uniform in micron with high-frequency crimp, and almost no guard hair in the blanket - at 11.
Sire - Sallie's Fen Jed has sired numerous ribbon-winning offspring, including many Blues!
Grandsire - Peruvian Macusani was one of the first greys imported from Peru. Just look at his photo! A successful sire of award winners.
Dam - MVF Oreo is a granddaughter of 'The Silversmith'. If you have seen his photo, you know he was ahead of his time.
Service Sire - Maple Brook Bravado carries the genes of some of the best alpacas ever, and he passes them on! Genetically, he breeds like a very pale shade of fawn. Nearly 1/3 of his crias are color. Many are award winners.
Progeny - Jed's Annabelle has produced at least 3 Blue Ribbon winners. Now bred to a high-end Champion with an elite fleece, her December '11 female cria looks like her best yet! Annabelle will be bred back to Bravado in the spring.
Blue Ribbon winning son - Harmony Grove's Anatares, on AN at Dutch Mountain. Blue Ribbon winning son - Harmony Grove's Draco, see him here: http://www.openherd.com/alpaca....
Annabelle has produced a dark-point ROAN, aka 'Modern Grey': Mu Cephi. When bred to a dark-point roan/modern grey, (like Nuerda or Greybeard) the expected outcome is ~50% tuxedo-pattern grey crias, and 50% dark point roan/modern grey - a rare, highly-sought color!
We're holding off on rebreeding her until spring. Buy her first to breed to YOUR male.
Co-owned with Sixth Day Farm.
Awards Received As far as we know, Annabelle was never shown, but she has produced at least 3 BLUE RIBBON winning offspring:
Harmony Grove's Draco - 2004 NAAS first place full flece light rose gray juvenile male 2004 Mapaca first place full fleece light rose gray juvenile male 2004 AOBA Nationals fourth place full fleece rose gray yearling male 2004 Coastal Classic first place yearling rose gray fleece class 2008 Empire State Extravaganza first place Co-owned by Harmony Grove & Glacier Rock Alpacas.
Harmony Grove's Alcyone - 3rd - 2005 North American, Jude Anderson judging. 2nd - 2005 Mapaca Jubilee, Mike Safley judging. 3rd - 2005 NECC, Kristen Birhman, judging. Owned by Twilight Ridge Alpacas.
Harmony Grove's Mu Cephi (a rare dark point roan/ 'modern grey'!) - 3rd - North American Alpaca Show, 2006 Halter Huacaya Dark Silver Grey Juvenile Female 1st - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza, 2007 Halter Huacaya Mixed Combined 2yr & Older Female 1st - MAPACA Eastern States Jubilee, 2007 Halter Huacaya Indef Dark Yrlng 1st - North American Alpaca Show, 2007 Halter Huacaya Indef Dark Yrlng Owned by French Hollow Alpacas
Harmony Grove's Antares - 1ST-2010-MARYLAND CLASSIC ALPACA SHOW HALTER CLASS 2ND-2010-PAOBA FULL FLEECE HALTER CLASS 1ST-2008-EMPIRE EXTRAVAGANZA HALTER CLASS Owned by Dutch Mountain Alpacas.
Service Sire: Awards Received 1st - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza, 2002 Halter, Huacaya Bred & Owned Yearling Male 3rd - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza, 2002 Halter, Huacaya White Yearling Mal 5th - New England Coastal Classic, 2002 FLEECE, HUACAYA WHITE JUVENILE 1st - New England Coastal Classic, 2002 Halter, FULL FLEECE HUACAYA YEARLING MALE 1st - New England Coastal Classic, 2002 Halter, HUACAYA BRED & OWNED YEARLING MALE Champion - New England Coastal Classic, 2002 Halter, HUACAYA LIGHT MALE CHAMPIONSHIP 5th - EasternStates Expo, 2002 Halter, FULL FLEECE HUACAYA MALE WHITE YEARLING 1st - MAPACA Eastern Jubilee, 2005 Halter, Huacaya White Mature Male 2nd - North American Alpaca Show, 2005 Halter, Huacaya White Mature Male 3rd - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza, 2006 Halter, Huacaya Get of Sire 6th - North American Alpaca Show, 2006 Halter, Huacaya Get Of Sire 4th - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza, 2007 Halter, Huacaya Get Of Sire 5th - Empire Alpaca Extravaganza, 2008 Halter, Get o