Thursday, October 8, 2009

Smokey's Busy Year

Our herdsire Smokey had a busy breeding year. If all the girls hold their pregnancies, Smokey will have 10 new cria on the ground next year. We will only have 2 Smokey babies born to our females next year and the other 8 will be to females of other farms which is exciting. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has used Smokey's breeding service in their own breeding programs this year. Thank you to

Fallen Timber Alpacas
Oak Haven Alpacas, LLC
Windspun Alpacas
Topknot Alpaca Farm, LLC
Capitola Alpacas
Via Verde Farm, LLC

We are so excited to see what your girls and Smokey produce next year!

Smokey had a great year this year and put 3 cria on the ground at our farm, d'Artagnan (LRG) out of a white dam, Jolie Rouge (DB, possibly IND or DRG) out of a beige dam, and Little Miss Rosco (TB) out of a MSG dam. So far, I think Jolie is most like her proud papa in conformation and fiber characteristics.

Ashton Stones Peruvian d'Artagnan

Ashton Stones Jolie Rouge

Ashton Stones Little Miss Rosco

I just got word from C R Alpacas in Ohio that Smokey's last cria of the year was born. His name is CR Peruvian Black Adidas. He is bay black out of a true black dam and smaller in size. Unfortunately, he has gopher ears, a heritable trait where the ear is short and rounded. The breeder assured us that this runs on the the dam's side, not Smokey's. Here are some pictures of the new little guy. Even though he is only pet quality because of his ears, he is absolutely adorable!

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