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Nanda

April 7th, 2010 • By: jilladmin Blue Ribbon Winners, Fawn, Females, Full Peruvian

Nanda
ARI 31476775, DOB 6/17/08, dark fawn

Sire: Rufinodoblelinn, ARI 831439, white
Dam: Savannahlinn, ARI 825176, dark brown
Heritage: Full Peruvian

Price: $10,000

Show Record:
1st place, Full Fleece Juvenile Fawn, 2009 North American Alpaca Show (of 3)
1st place, Full Fleece Yearling Fawn, 2009 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza (of 1)
1st place, Full Fleece Yearling Fawn, 2009 Green Mountain Fall Spectacular (of 1)

Fiber Stats: 4/29/2009 Mean: 23.14, SD: 6.2, CV: 26.8

Nanda began her show career taking the blue in the juvenile fawn females class at NAAS. The judge liked her density, luster and uniformity of lock, as well as her typey suri look. As a yearling in her regrowth, Nanda repeated at Empire – another blue. The uniformity and luster of her regrowth were both praised by the judge. And now again at Green Mountain – blue for her uniformity of lock, good regrowth and luster.

Nanda is a beautiful dark fawn female out of our Rufino daughter, Savannahlinn. She has very good coverage from her ears to her toes, and a nice typey beard. Her fiber is soft with plenty of luster even in her regrowth – as a cria, she shone in the sunlight as if she were wet. Her density could be greater, but this should be easy to correct in her future offspring with careful breeding decisions.

Although a fawn, Nanda covers either brown or black genetics from her mother, and will have the potential to produce dark color. If you are looking for Rufino genetics, Nanda has them in spades, being the product of a line breed – but look what resulted! We are looking forward to breeding her next summer if she is physically and mentally mature enough.  She is already heavy enough, and so we are waiting for her to begin showing interest in the boys – who are already plenty interested in her.

Nanda at 9 months

Growing up - 14 months old

Blue at Green Mountain '09

Welcome!

April 4th, 2010 • By: jilladmin Uncategorized

Welcome to the new Bag End Suris web site.  I am slowly but surely adding more links, more parasite information and more detailed looks at each of our animals.  I hope there’s something of interest here to potential owners and old hands alike.  The parasite articles in particular should provide lots of food for thought for all alpaca owners.

I know that I was tired of getting my information on parasite control second or third hand, as people tried to remember what they thought a vet might have said.  I was also appalled by how much inaccurate or outdated information was floating around on the web.  I decided to go to the source as much as possible, relying on published research articles wherever possible.  It is my goal to provide comprehensive, up to the minute information on the important parasites affecting the North American herd.  I have finished the articles on meningeal worm, small coccidia and Eimeria macusaniensis; more to come in the following weeks.  You may not agree with the conclusions I draw, but that’s OK – I have included exhaustive reference sections so that you can read the same source material I did.

The pastures are greening up, our first cria is due in about a month and a half, and life is good.  Enjoy the website!

BESAME Sirius’ Tingilindë

February 26th, 2010 • By: jilladmin Accoyo Bloodlines, Blue Ribbon Winners, Fawn, Females, Full Peruvian

BESAME Sirius’ Tingilindë
ARI 31476805, DOB 4/2/09, light fawn

Sire: Sierra Bonita’s Sirius Black, ARI 1035124, true black
Dam: ATV Empressa, ARI 20022723, medium fawn
Heritage: 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian, 3/8 Accoyo

Price: $12,000

Show Record:
1st place, juvenile light full fleece, 2009 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza (class of 2)
1st place, juvenile light full fleece, 2009 Green Mountain Fall Spectacular (class of 1)
2nd place, yearling fawn full fleece, 2010 MAPACA Jubilee (class of 5)
4th place, yearling light full fleece, 2010 Buckeye Alpaca Show (class of 4)

Fiber Stats: Lindy will be sheared for the first time in the spring of 2010

UPDATE – Lindy placed second in her class of five never shorn fawn yearlings at MAPACA this past weekend.  It was her intense luster, solid conformation and good size (she was youngest – and largest – in the class) that gave her the edge over some slightly denser animals.

Lindy took the blue at Empire, with the judge giving her the edge over a slightly denser animal due to her excellent luster. He also noted her strong conformation, uniform and consistent locking and pleasing handle. We’re certainly pleased, especially since Lindy repeated with another blue at Green Mountain. We are looking forward to showing her against more competition this spring.

Tingilindë (“twinkling star”) is full of vim and vigor, and as a young cria gained over half a pound a day with an IgG of over 2400. At eight months old, she is over 100 pounds, and covered in tight, twisted locks with excellent luster and good density. Her light fawn locks are independent and she carries good leg coverage and a nicely typey topknot and beard. She is curious, alert and easy to handle, with a proud carriage and good conformation.

She is going to be something special, and carries black genetics from her sire, the incomparable MacGyver son, Sirius Black. Look for her in the show ring as a yearling this spring at MAPACA and the Buckeye.

2010 MAPACA Jubilee

Lindy

Lindy, late fall 2009

Two days old

BESAME Telwa

February 25th, 2010 • By: jilladmin Fawn, Full Peruvian, Males

BESAME Telwa
ARI 31694315, DOB 6/17/09, light fawn

Sire: Rufinodoblelinn, ARI 831439, white
Dam: Savannahlinn, ARI 825176, dark brown
Heritage: Full Peruvian

Stud Fee: N/A
Price: $3,000

Show Record:
5th place, fawn juvenile full fleece, 2010 MAPACA Jubilee (class of 11)

Fiber Stats: Telwa will be sheared for the first time in the spring of 2010

UPDATE – I guess Telwa isn’t as small for his age as I thought!  He placed fifth of 11 in a strong class of fawn juvenile males at the MAPACA Jubilee.  The judges praised his typey look, strong conformation and excellent luster.

Telwa arrived a year to the day after his big sister Nanda. Like her, he carries very impressive luster, with excellent lock style and a nice suri phenotype. He has good density and conformation.  While very healthy, he is on the small side for his age (putting everything in his gorgeous fleece, perhaps?), so we have decided to shear him and show him in his regrowth this fall.  If his fleece grows back like his father’s, it should be even better the second time around!

Telwa carries coveted Rufino genetics on both sides of his pedigree, and this is evident in his beautiful fiber.

Telwa, fall 2009

Sierra Bonita’s MacGyver’s Regalo

February 25th, 2010 • By: jilladmin Accoyo Bloodlines, Black, Full Peruvian, Males

Sierra Bonita’s MacGyver’s Regalo
ARI 31422154, DOB 2/23/08, bay black

Sire: DDF Peruvian MacGyver, ARI 181450, dark brown
Dam: Accoyo America Gazelle, ARI 851798, light fawn
Heritage: Full Peruvian, 5/8 Accoyo

Stud Fee: $750 for the first ten outside breedings
Price: not for sale at this time

Show Record:
2nd place, Full Fleece Dark Yearling Male Suris, 2009 North American Alpaca Show (class of 2)
2nd place, Full Fleece Black Yearling Male Suris, 2009 MAPACA Jubilee (class of 2)

Fiber Stats: 2009: Mean: 20.79, SD: 6.05, CV: 29.1

Regalo is a bay black, 5/8 Accoyo son of MacGyver with Bruxo and Uribe in his pedigree. His mother is a beautiful fawn full Accoyo. Regalo has lustrous fiber with very nice locking. He is also very fine for a bay black suri. Regalo has one of the nicest personalities on the farm, directly inherited from his famous father. He is friendly without being pushy, gentle in his demeanor and very easy to handle. He is a great PR animal for us, being curious about kids and patient with them. He has a bit of a puppy dog appearance, too, lacking hair on his nose – the birth sac had to be forcibly removed from this area when he was born, and it is feared that the hair follicles were somehow damaged at that time.

Regalo placed second in his class at North American, behind a male that was days from turning two – tough to compete against that when you only just turned one! The judge liked his fineness and handle, and his temperament is ideal. Regalo also placed 2nd at MAPACA, again behind a much older, true black male.

We anticipate that he will be breeding by 2010, and are looking forward to adding his bloodlines to our herd. If you like what you see in the show ring, lock in a breeding for $750, available to the first ten who book this boy now.

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