Bogart's River Sahara has it all. She has an elite fleece, she has an ideal phenotype and coming from Hemingway's Bogart's genetics she will have the Histogram and EPD values to match the rest. Bogart gives all his progeny improved fleece, genetics and phenotype. He will also give Sahara what he is truly known for and that is longevity of fineness. Bogart is 22 microns at age 17. Sahara's Histogram is excellent she has an AFD of 18, CV of 19 & SD of 3.5. Comfort factor of 99.1. Her staple length is long at 90 mm. She is currently bred to Majestic's A Man Among Men.
Sahara has grown an amazing fleece in her first year. Her 10 month Fleece weighed in at 7.2 lbs. Her yearling fleece weighed in at 6.4 lbs. Her fleece is luxurious with soft handle you can't believe. She has uniformity of character and her architecture is better over her hip and shoulder than even her blanket. She carries this architecture into her neck and flank.
When we looked at this boy at the futurity, Dave & I were simply blown away. I have never seen fiber this beautiful. His full brother was the high seller at the 2016 Futurity auction. Not only is his fiber incredibly dense it is long with the most luster & character I have ever seen. And this was not just our appraisal, everyone at the show were amazed by he and his full brother fiber. Breeder of A Man Among Men Faye Farley of Majestic Meadows was awarded breeder of the year for Man's father Jumangi. Also, Herdsire of the year. We are so honored to have the progeny of this Herdsire of the Year at our ranch.
This boy's fiber and phenotype was identical to his high selling sibling and father Jumani, the only difference was his fiber was lighter. We purchased him on the spot and then he went into the show ring and won first for light and color champion in a very large 2016 field of alpacas. Man Among Men has been winning ever since. His show record rivals and surpasses man
The first cria for us from Majestic's A Man Among Men, and what a little stunner. We call this cria Big Man, and his fleece is already noticeably dense, lots of character and spaghetti bundled architecture. He is our first Man baby, but also our first combination of Hemingway's Bogart on the bottom and A Man Among Men on the top. Dam Sahara is out of a foundation Renaissance Ridge dam purchase known for her density and staple length. Dams Sire, Hemingway's Bogart provided the fineness and the other fineness character traits along with excellent EPDs. Man Among Men enhances this boys density, provide fiber character, luster, handle, crimp and uniformity.
Big Man should turn out to be a promising Junior Herdsire with the best of old world genetics and new world genetics together in one package. This cria's phenotype is ideal. Straight legs, straight back, equal neck to truck ratio and good substance of bone. His bite is idea, as is his head. Has those Bogart ears that always seem to point backwards.
Check out his well rounded EPD picture, what you would like in every trait. Wow. This is truly a well rounded EPD portrait given that nearly all trait values are below 15% ranking compared to the national herd. His SL EPD is not bad either.
MAN ON A MISSION - 2018 AOA EPDs
Trait Value Accuracy Rank Rank% AFD -1.2870 0.1790 3263 of 24439 13.35 % Top 15% SDAFD -0.4800 0.1790 1238 of 24439 5.07 % Top 10% SF -1.4890 0.1860 2247 of 24439 9.19 % Top 10% %F>30 -5.8290 0.1880 1714 of 24439 7.01 % Top 10% MC 2.8710 0.1730 3488 of 24439 14.27 % Top 15% SDMC 1.0650 0.1800 0 of 24439 %M -3.2800 0.1620 1960 of 24439 8.02 % Top 10% MSL 0.1900 0.1510 10400 of 24439 42.55 % FW 0.5350 0.1350 3112 of 24439 12.73 % Top 15% BW -0.0060 0.2080