Monday, February 27, 2012

Since it’s been such a warm season – we needed a little Winter Dreams!!

Snowmass Alpacas, in Idaho, is, by many accounts, the most highly regarded North American alpaca breeder.  We’ve been dreaming of some Snowmass Genetics for quite a while so with their annual auction, we added Snowmass Winter Dreams to our barn.  Even better yet, she came with her son, Snowmass Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice is an 8 month old male who will join our show string this spring with a debut at the Spring Bling show in a few weeks.  We are hopeful that he will also join our herdsire row – The Chiefs of Tiskilwa – in a few years.  Naming his kids will be kind of fun – I can already see an “Inti Raymi”  or “Intihuatana” – the Incan Festival of the Sun celebrated on the Solstice at Sacsayhuaman every year in late June!!  Winter Solstice is a son of Snowmass Elite Legend, the 2011 Futurity Light Herdsire of the Year. 

To make the purchase even better, Winter Dreams is rebred to Snowmass Best Man, the 2011 Futurity Reserve Light Herdsire of the Year for a cria due this summer.  We’d be happy if she has another boy, but “TFA Peruvian Best Man’s Maid of Honor” has a nice ring to it.  Best Man was in the auction and didn’t sell for $125,000, but did sell for something more than that after auction – he’s moving to Europe, so we’ll have one of his last American kids.  

Now if we could just get this winter over with so we can see the “Winters” pronking in the Tiskilwa Summer Pastures!! 

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