Easter Bunny is a unique alpaca in that she represents a most unusual cross of two of the rare lines of huacaya appaloosas. Her dam, Chiquita, is a Chilean import that appears to be one of only two harlequin huacayas ever imported into the United States. Easter Bunny's sire is Aussie Rockford whose dam, Hannaruh, is known to be the carrier of another appaloosa gene, with Rockford having produced several appy crias from females not known to have the unusual appaloosa gene. This means that Easter Bunny could just be the first huacaya that is homozygous for the appaloosa gene.
Easter Bunny has produced one appaloosa cria and has be bred to our appy male, Queen Bee Bodacious, for a Fall 2013 cria.
Easter Bunny is currently not for sale. After she has produced a couple of appaloosas for our herd, Easter Bunny may be offered for sale. Let us know if interested.
Spotted Fox, with his appaloosa markings, caught our eye because we are so enamored with huacaya appaloosas. His dam, Tell Sweet Petunia, comes from a Canadian herd long noted for their efforts to improve quality with each and every breeding. They are also known for having some fantastic appaloosa alpacas. At his farm of origin, Wisdom of the Fox, the Mortis are striving to move fiber quality to higher levels using fiber statistics and discriminant pairings.
As a two-year-old Petunia's skin biopsy produced the following information: Density: 68.0; S/P Ratio: 13.5; AFD Primaries: 34.3 microns; AFD Secondaries: 24.2 microns. As a three-year-old, Petunia's fiber analysis was this: Third Shearing - AFD: 26.0 microns; SD: 4.9 microns; CV: 18.9 %; SF: 24.8 microns; CF: 83.9%. These results are significantly better than the North American average.
The sire of Spotted Fox is Havana's Peruvian Cohiba. Cohiba comes from some well-known lines. His sire is Black Peruvian
Starburst had the look of a herdsire as soon as he was dry. The alertness and wild spots. The parents. The fiber. He is going to make someone's herdsire road a sight to see. Recently, Starburst has started developing a broad, grey streak down his back so he may actually be a harlequin appaloosa.
Starburst is from a harlequin appaloosa dam and an appaloosa sire, so he has a good chance of being homozygous for the appaloosa gene. Breed him to appaloosas, or to fawns and beiges, and watch the spotted crias appear.
Starburst is now weaned, and is standing well while haltered and tied. The training to lead is progressing. We'll try to get a video as soon as he has that well accomplished.
Since we only had two crias this past season and they're such good buddies, we don't want to see them separated, especially if they have to travel several miles to a new home. So, we are offering Starburst and his friend Cloud in a package, with the package listed at the same price as their individual price (and not the total of the individual prices). Be sure to check out the package deal and price should this sound confusing.