Sunday 28 October 2012

Exciting times

Another weekend draws to a close, in fact another month almost draws to a close, I do wonder sometimes where the time goes.

We have had a lovely afternoon talking alpacas with another couple of alpaca breeders who came to look at our boys.  I forgot to ask permission to name them so it will have to remain confidential, but we had a good rummage through the boys and their various offspring.  You can't help but gasp at the brightness of some of the white progeny fleeces even if I do say so myself.

Longevity of elite quality fine fleece is something that I am very keen to pursue for our knitwear range.  With our own stud Gianmarco's Masterpiece having a micron count of 22 for his 6th fleece (only 7.2% over 30) we are very pleased with his progeny to date.

To help diversify the genetics within our herd and help advance the Barnacre offering last month Paul and I decided to add to our core herd. I'd received the Alpaca Classic Brochure some time ago and had my eye on a couple of the Bozedown girls.

Never for a minute did I a) think Paul would agree to bid on two or b) that we would actually win them - he did the bidding not me (and for the record did one for more than we agreed!)

Bozedown Cara II is four years old and has a  fabulous fleece 20.3m, SD 4.4 & CF 96.7%.  She is sired by Supreme Champion Olympus of Bozedown and is pregnant to Supreme Champion Bozedown Patriot so as you can imagine we are very excited about this!  Not only that, look in the corner, she has a male cria at foot from Bozedown Wisdom (son of Bozedown Ulysses).

Our other purchase was Bozedown Divinity who is also four years old and has even more stunning fleece stats at 19.8m. SD 3.8 & CF 98.8%. She is sired by Tudor of Bozedown (son of the mighty Galaxy) who throws super fine progeny and Bozedown Cosmic, a multiple female Champion.  At foot she has a male cria from multiple Champion Jolimont Rodrigo of Bozedown who at the age of 15 has a fleece of 21 microns!

Divinity is pregnant to Supreme Champion Jolimont Reagan of Bozedown, his 11th fleece is an amazing 21 micron!

Exciting times!


Rosemary said...

Very, very jealous!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! Fab females I bet you can't wait to get them home now.

Patou Alpacas said...

Exciting times indeed!
Very well done!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Lovely additions to your herd! By the way, in my photos on yesterdays blog, the sky was actually black to the human eye, but there was a good moon, and I had the shutter open for up to 5 seconds! (you can't get alpacas to keep still any other time of day!)

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations on your purchase, those girls will look lovely on your hill in Northumberland !....Christmas has come early for some !.... Jayne