We couldn't ask for a better foundation female and terrific mom. She passes along her strong bone and vicuna heritage to her offspring. (Her mother is a vicuna marked Peruvian import living on the farm.) Her regular weight is over 200 lbs.! She is tall and is queen of the pasture. Ask us to show you the picture of her udder! Her crias wean at 100 or more pounds at six months old. Lily has her own impressive show record and still produces beautiful and bountiful yarn. We have a "Lily wardrobe" that we are proud to wear. We currently have her yarn and felt for sale. You can purchase it by going to our website www.allthingsalpacaonline.com.
Express's Accoyo Greyback is a gorgeous 3/4 Accoyo silver grey champion herdsire. His other quarter is Alianza. Accoyos are renowned for their density and crimp in alpaca genetics and Alianzas are known for their fineness. Hes the best of both and dark silver gray to boot! He is the only 3/4 accoyo ¼ alianza silver gray herdsire we have ever seen! He is a dark-headed roan solid dark silver grey, with no white spots! He is dense and very soft with a lovely handle. He has an extremely long staple. Ask to see a fiber sample and you will not be disappointed. Greyback has already settled his first 4 females. We think he will throw fantastic blacks and modern grays as his father does and we intend to breed him to a lot of our blacks and tuxedo grays. One cool thing about Greyback is that you dont have to worry about the white spot gene and its complications, when you breed to him! His father has made more modern grays than any other fawn male we know of. Greyback comes from a line
Shearing Weight 2019: Total weight 6.2 lbs. (blanket 2.5) 2.5 staple length. Bright, crimpy. Severe winter. 2018: Total weight 7.3 lbs. (blanket 3.6 lbs.)
2017: Total weight 6.0 lbs. (blanket 2.5 lbs.) 2.50 staple length. Soft, bright, lots of crimp. and uniform. Lower micron than 2016. Shorter likely due to very mild winter.
PERFECT FOR THE SMALL BREEDER! ACOV Accoyo Greyback's Gabriel brings Accoyo genetics and fiber structure in a Dark Silver Grey.
A macho male at 210 lbs. (after shearing), Gabriel has inherited his dam's stately height and presence. "Gabe" is a grandson of CPeruvian Accoyo Express 0222 with a granddam of the Accoyo and Alianza lines.
Andy Merriwether, owner of his sire Express's Accoyo Greyback states: "He is black at the base color gene (two copies of black); so every sperm he produces has black in it, and every cria he sires will cover black (i.e. will have black as one of their two colors). So, no matter what color the cria he sires (and he can make every color because black is recessive to everything), every cria of his will be able to make black. He is also modern grey/roan, which means he has two copies of roan and will pass one of those on to all his cria. All of his cria could also make modern grey, even if they were not modern grey themselves. He does not have any white spots; so he should never make a blue eyed white. So, he could be bred to any dam." In other words, this is a male you want to have in your breeding program!!
Second place at the 2013 Buckeye Alpaca Show (behind our Zuri), Judge Jill MacLeod stated, that he is "a tall, proportionate male with correct movement."
Our Gabe on the cover of Alpacas Magazine! "Star Struck", winner of the 2012 AOBA National Photo Competition People's Choice Award. Photo taken by Julie Bodette Verhelst/Sunny Meade Alpacas, Ltd. (where Gabe lives...and my sister!).
Gabriel is a macho and versatile male for any breeding program. Perfect for the small or new breeder! He comes with all of his ribbons, fiber samples, and samples of processed fiber into yarn.
JANUARY 2020 UPDATE: DUE TO LIFE-LIMITING HEALTH CHALLENGES, WE ARE SELLING OUR ANIMALS. WE WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. GABRIEL WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO ANY BREEDING PROGRAM.
Awards Received 1st Place 2013 Tennessee Waltz Alpaca Fleece Show Grey Yearling Cottage Fleece 2nd Place 2013 Buckeye Alpaca Show Yearling Huacaya Male Shorn 1st Place 2013 CABO Spin-off Juvenile Dark Silver Grey 4th Place 2013 Tennessee Waltz Spin-Off Grey Yearling 1st Place 2012 OABA Spin-off Juvenile Grey (91.5 pts. Highest scoring entry of 34) 2nd Place 2012 Buckeye Alpaca Show Juvenile Grey Shorn 5th Place 2012 AOBA National Alpaca Show Juvenile Huacaya Shorn Male