IMA Irish Rose known on the farm as "Missy" is an exceptional experienced female with great genetics, and outstanding rose grey "lavender" fleece.
Missy's sire is 2x Champion MFI Scimitar, the rose grey herdsire owned by Magical Farms. Scimitar was part of their breeding program for over 10 years. Scimitar is the maternal brother to the famous multiple champion male MFI Shaquille who sold in the 2005 Breeder's Choice Auction for a world record grey male price of $310,000. Scimitar's sire, is the famous medium silver grey champion - CPeruvian Siivio. Also in Missy's lineage on Scimitar's dam's side is PPeruvian Leon, and The Silversmith.
Missy's dam is Picadilly whose sire is the multi-ribbon winning rare rose grey, Mr. Tuxedo Jack, son of Peruvian King. Also of note is Missy's grandsire champion producer SA Pharaaoh. Outstanding champion grey genetics all around and on both sides.
Conformationally correct, Missy is an above average female (tall) with average weight, and a square frame with a balance of 1/3 neck, head, body and legs. Missy has a strong square stance, and good body mechanics.
Missy is a great mother to her cria. She is an attentive mother, plenty of milk, and protective of her crias, while letting humans handle them. She has produced exceptional cria - 2 crias to date, IMA's Pyote (09) a Reserve Color Champion/2xFirst Place ribbon winner and a stunning male Running Bear in 2011. All her crias are healthy, and she passes her size and bone structure, and the color and density of the sire on to her cria. When bred to a herdsire of high quality, Missy produces show quality and champion cria.
Missy has a sweet personality. She is halter trained and respectful of both her herd mates and humans.
Missy has outstanding fine rose grey fleece that looks purple in color....fiber artists just love working with her fiber! Her fleece also has a soft handle and high frequency crimp structure. It makes exquisite yarns and can be worn next to the skin.