Black Pepper is a true black beauty. She is that blue black, no spots, no white fibers, no brown or faded tips to her jet black fiber. Pepper is offered at a very good price, we just have too many black and grey alpacas and need to move some along to make room for all the new crias arriving! Pepper is a shy girl. She is not keen on haltering but she will allow you to hold her should you want to give a shot or do oral meds. She is a slender black beauty, with long straight legs and a level top line. She has the fluffy ears that make her look like a stuffed toy. Pepper is a quiet female in the pasture, you can easily forget she is around. She has a great pedigree, and from the looks of her first cria, it looks like you can count on her for a show quality grey offspring when bred to grey. Her first cria is a DSG male named Vintage Handsome Jack. Pepper is expecting her 2nd cria in the fall 2016. Easy keeper in NONFADING TRUE BLACK.
Our most recent big surprise came on Monday afternoon, 3-13-07, as I was doing an interview with our local Cleveland TV Channel about the LOL feed trial getting under way in the Cleveland Courthouse! Low and behold, during the interview, and no more than 15 feet away from the camera, there was Huricana starting to give birth to a little black nose... white, brown and black fibered... MALE! The news crew was a bit shocked at what just happened, then as I dried my little rose grey (so I thought), I looked up at Ginger and she decided to start giving birth too! Out came the SECOND rose grey cria of the day - FEMALE!! and needless to say I had no more time for the LOL issue, I had to get on to cria care on a chilly, cloudy day! Look at our little Cashmere... he is the crimpiest, SOFTEST, cutest little thing! I don't know quite what to make of his markings and color at this time, so I will have to keep updating his information. One thing I do know, is that he is big and strong! Friendly
Handsome Jack is really a great looking male, the kind everyone wants for a herdsire. His phenotype is just stunning, full coverage with curls dripping down the legs to the ground, topknot that practically hides his eyes, and those black circles that highlight the face with that adorable badger look. So, ya..there are a lot of nice looking grey males out there... ok, well, then lets go to his fleece characteristics, first of all, he is DENSE, that alone makes him a standout because density is not something MOST greys can brag about. Not only dense, but he is VERY CRIMPY .. again... most don't have the tight crimp from skin to tip, many of the greys have the more "watered down" low frequency type of crimp style. Add to that something that I believe is the most important quality in a herdsire... his fineness. Jack is very fine, with amazingly consistency through the blanket and all the way up the neck...right to the crimp in that dense topknot! These are the qualities I breed for, and I hope you appreciate them too. You can read his pedigree.... it is top knotch. You can check that out, Cashmere is out of Aussie Rockford...and he has sired several great appys and greys, well, he has made so many colors it is just hard to say what Cashmere will give you! On the dams side, we all know who Presidio and Cordero were and most grey breeders know who Macusani was. The combination is very rare. He is not your everyday grey male, so if you want to stand out...Handsome Jack is a real "looker". Seriously folks, think about this... he is a male with appy and grey potential coming out his ears! Weather you get that appy, or default to a grey..its a win-win situation from this male. Offspring will be saleable. He is a money maker. This is another male I will use on my own farm should he not sell... in fact, I probably should get some retained breedings... in case anything should happen to his sire.
Awards Received never shown. He is show quality from top to bottom! I just don't have time to show much any more.