Last weekend was great fun and WOW, the competition was as ruthless as ever. How is it that every year I forget just how many incredible alpacas there are out there, and how many of them find their way to the Futurity to compete? The picture says it all, Snowmass seemed to dominate once again- congratulations to Don and Julie, their animals are incredible.
The auction was soft, which we feel is simply indicative of the economy right now. The very best of the best still brought good prices, and we were very grateful that both of our girls sold to excellent farms! Congratulations and thank you to Gary and Kay Burtoft of Capture Your Heart Alpacas in Bloomfield, KY on their purchase of Michelangelo's Peruvian Muffin! Accoyo Shimmer went to our friend and co-owner of Michelangelo, Larry Johnson of Likada Farm in Illinois- thanks and congratulations once again!!!
I hadn't mentioned it yet, but we recently sold Accoyo America Prophecy to Scott and Tracy Murphy of Harvest Farm in Madison, Indiana- watch for a special blog about that coming up!
Finally, we are off to the 10th Annual Kentucky Classic Alpaca Show in Louisville this weekend! As a co-founder of the Kentucky Classic, which was the first significant AOBA-certified alpaca show, we are very proud of the growth, tradition and success of this fine event. Something new this year will be an interactive fiber arts demonstration by Jan Durham, which will culminate in a felted wall hanging that will be auctioned at the Saturday Night dinner! Should be lots of fun!
We are showing 12 of our finest alpacas, many of which are available for purchase at the show- come look us up!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Producing quality breeding stock is undoubtedly a long-term endeavor which requires a lot of perseverance and patience (something I'm often a bit short on). We are proud to offer two of our best 2008 girls, from top bloodlines that we have been cultivating for quite some time! Michelangelo (above) is the sire of both Lot #26, SSF Michelangelo's Peruvian Muffin and Lot #73, SSF Accoyo Shimmer.
Muffin is an exquisite female who has done very well for us in the showring, just like both of her parents (El Nino's Accoyo Michelangelo x Consistency- by Camilio). Her fleece appears more and more dense each time we open it, and we are always stunned by it's brightness and uniformity! She sells with a FREE breeding to ANY of our SSF or Thoroughly Bred Herdsires.
SSF Accoyo Shimmer is also a very special female with an endearing personality to boot! (She is very talkative!) Her fleece shows absolutely no medullation, and is very soft, crimpy and dense. Shimmer's dam is a maternal sister to our Accoyo Maverick- we have always dreamed of combining the Michelangelo and Maverick lines- her she is! Muffin also sells with a complementary breeding.
Both females can be financed, and both are eligible for the Futurity Show. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to call during the weekend at 859-983-8808!
We are looking forward to showing our brown champion female, XXXtremely Sweet, SSF Peruvian Jack Black (it'll be the first show for this Cody son), blue ribbon beige Sinbad son SSF Gallantry, and blueribbon dark fawn Sinbad son SSF Jolly Mon! Hope to see you there!