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Andes Farm Zarina
Light Fawn, 30994515 , 3/4 Chilean, 1/4 Peruvian
Sometimes you buy an alcaca for totally emotional reasons, and that's how we came to acquire Zarina. She has a very sweet nature, is super curious, and always in the middle of the action. Luckily, she is also high quality. She is petite with heavy bone, perfect proportions and conformation. She has fine fiber, great density, crimp and very soft handle to her fleece, most of it sorting as grade 2 at 4-years-old. She is just a beauty.
Zarina comes from Danko, Pluro and Neruda lines so there is plenty of color behind her. Her first cria Lexie came in June 2010, a light fawn female out of PCA Microsoft's Mustang. Last year we bred her to Andes Farm Jalisco, a dark brown/rosegrey male from the MacIntosh line and we are extremely pleased with the result. Dimitri is a baby black male with super tight crimp.
Next September Zarina will deliver the first cria fathered by our young herdsire Zephyr, who has won a best of show ribbon for his fleece in 2011.
Andes Farm Jalisco
Dark Brown, 31152105, 1/2 Chilean, 1/2 Peruvian
Jalisco combines a rare combination of premiere Peruvian and Chilean genetics. On his sire Setangya's side, he brings Macintosh W086 ALOA (we searched years for a Macintosh offspring to add to our foundation herd). From his dam Isadora, Jalisco boasts about the strongest bloodines possible - a combination of El Toro, Royal Fawn and Bueno.
Jalisco's medium-density fiber features a very soft hand, crimp from root to tip and substanital staple length of 4.75". It forms shiny bundles in the way you would expect to see on a light-colored alpaca. He has a compact build with heavy bones and correct conformation, which makes him a good choice for any sized female to breed to. His sweet temperament is the icing on a very rich cake.
Jalisco fathered two male cria born in 2011--both of them are little replicas of him, bearing the same show-quality fiber. Take advantage of this macho's introductory stud fee before his offspring hit the show ring!
Dimitri is one of those boisterous crias that displays an engaging charisma with people and seeks to rule over the other crias. He was born a few weeks early and so required a lot of hands-on neonatal care the first few days, and perhaps his dimunitive size as a newborn made him feel he had something to prove. Or it could be that he just benefited from his dam's insistance that she is more special than her herdmates and he is following her example.
When born Dimitri was dark brown, when shorn he looked true black, and now that his first year's fleece is growing out, he's taken on bay black with an indefinite dark hue. While his color is open to interpretation, that he is an obvious imprint of his gorgeous dad Andes Farm Jalisco is indisputible. His fiber is very fine for his color and his crimp is medium frequency/low amplitude. We will show his fleece this summer for sure.
Dimitri has a wide variety of big name herdsires behind him--on his father's side alone he can be traced to El Toro, MacIntosh, Royal Fawn, Ghengis Khan and Bueno. His dam Zarina descends from Neruda, Pluro, Danko and Shackleton. With all that color behind him it's no wonder we can't decide how to label it.
Awards Received First Place - Maine Fiber Frolic Fleece Show - Cria Class