Friday, March 25, 2016

Our Herdsire Cosmo


Rock Gardens Accoyo Cosmo
AOA'S Top 5 EPD Trait Leader 2015 for Fleece Weight


If you are looking to add some great genetics and fantastic fiber stats to your herd, this        herdsire is for you!

Cosmo was named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for 2015 for fleece weight and will be featured in a presentation during the Alpaca Owners Association National Show and Auction in 2016.

He continues to be in the Top 1% for Measured Staple Length #162 out of 19048; and the Top 10% for AFD #1473, SF #1344, %F>30 #704, and %M #505.

Cosmos 2014 EPD trait for fleece weight placed him in the Top 1% at #19 out of 16828 alpacas; with 6 of the nine traits in the top 10% (AFD #914, SF #857, %F>30 #589, SDMC #722, %M #325, and MSL #273)! 

His 2013 EPD traits placed him in the top 10% for 5 of the traits (AFD #813, SF #885, %F>30 #875, MSL #910 and FW #163).

Cosmo is a Full Accoyo, white multiple ribbon winner with extremely heavy, crimpy, fine, dense fleece with a staple length of 4 3/4 + inches. His 2013 fiber shear weight at 2 years of age was 9.9 lbs with 4.5 lbs of it blanket weight. His 2014 fiber shear weight at 3 years of age was 15.2 lbs with 8 lbs blanket weight skirted to 6 lbs fleece weight for show (scoring 19.5 out of 20 possible points on the score cards). Cosmos micron count at age 1 was 16.6 with a 98.5% comfort factor; at age 2 it was 18.3 with a comfort factor of 97.2%; age 3 micron was 23 with a comfort factor of 88.6% and at age 4 was 24.5 with a comfort factor of 84.5%.

It's in his genes to be a fantastic herdsire! His sire is SA Accoyo Invasion a Full Accoyo, beige who is the son of PPPeruvian Royal Fawn. His dam is Alpavo’s Accoyo Sunflower Girl a Full Accoyo, white who is the great granddaughter of both Caligular and Vengador. Vengador was the son of Shere Khan, Don Julio Barredos most famous accoyo herdsire and one that he viewed to be "the perfect alpaca". Sunflower placed within the Top 1% EPD Traits for 2015 in MSL (#38 out of 35933) and FW (#47) and in the Top 10% for %M (#1074). In 2014 she was in the Top 1% EPD Traits for MSL (#59 out of 31937) and FW (#134) and in the Top 10% for %M (#450) and in her 2013 EPD she was again in the Top 1% at #83 out of 27776 for FW and #35 for MSL.

Cosmo started his breeding career in 2014. We bred him to our 2 girls, Ivy and Zinnia.

Ivy is also a Top 5 EPD Trait Leader for 2015 for the Trait Standard Deviation of AFD and will be featured in a presentation at AOA Nationals in 2016. She was a Top 5 Leader for the same trait in 2013 and just missed by 1 in 2014. 

This pairing produced a beautiful dark fawn girl with fine, long, crimpy, dense fleece exhibiting all the characteristics of both of her parents. I cannot wait to see her fiber stats! We named her Rock Garden's Perucoyo Peony.     




Zinnia is Ivy's 2011 cria who is a multiple ribbon winner and placed in the Top 10% on ARI's EPD Trait Leaders report in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the traits of SDAFD, SF, %F>30, MC, and SDMC. In 2013 she placed in the Top 1% for SDAFD.

This pairing produced an exceptional medium fawn girl; we named Rock Garden's Perucoyo Gladiola, who also has beautiful long, fine, crimpy, dense fiber just like her parents. Again, I cannot wait to see the fiber stats on these cria!    




Cosmo's introductory breeding fee is $300.00 (drive-bys) but we would also be willing to trade a breeding for some sorted, skirted prime blanket fleece, Grades 3, 2 or 1.

Cosmo would love to breed to one of your girls - please visit our Openherd site for more info.





Cosmo's Statistics

Formal Name: Rock Garden's Accoyo Cosmo
ARI Number:  ARI#32193350
Born:  July 16, 2011
Type:  Male Huacaya
Primary Color:  White
Status:  Proven
Heritage:  Full Accoyo


4th Place 2012 American Fiber Rally - Fleece – Judge’s remarks: “Excellent fineness and uniformity”

2nd Place 2013 American Fiber Rally - Fleece - Judge's remarks:"soft hand with nice brightness" 

1st Place 2014 Hummdinger Show – Fleece – Judge Wini Lebreque remarked “Well-structured fleece with exceptional weight holding good crimp definition. Total Score of 81.5 points

2nd Place 2014 Empire Alpaca Show – Fleece – Judge Cheryl Gehly remarked “Good brightness and character throughout this heavy fleece." Total Score of 80 points

4th Place 2015 Alpaca Owners Association Nationals - Fleece - Judge Wini Lebreque noted "Above average fleece in a highly competitive class." Total Score of 80.5 points





Cosmo's Photo Gallery


Cosmo - July 2011


Cosmo - November 2011


Cosmo - February 2012

 March 2013


September 2014

                                                             December 2015



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Ivy


Gianna's Peruvian Ivy
Top 5 EPD Trait Leader for SDAFD 2013 and 2015


What can I say about Ivy - she is a lot of alpaca packed into a small frame.  Ivy continues to amaze us; in 2013; at the age of 7, her micron count was still at 23.6 with a standard deviation of 3.8 and she was named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for SDAFD and was in the top 1 % for the traits %F>30 and MC and the Top 10% for the traits AFD, SF and SDMC. In 2014, at age 8, she missed being in the Top 5 for SDAFD by 1 - she was #6 - but was in the Top 1% for SDAFD, %F>30 and MC and again in the Top 10% AFD, SF, SDMC and %M and now at age 9 has again been named a Top 5 Trait Leader for SDAFD in 2015, the Top 1% for %F>30; and the Top 10% for AFD, MC, SF & %M.

Ivy's dam was Peruvian Gianna who had a history for producing elite quality cria.
  
Ivy's sire is Alpha Antonio, from Canada and, although he's never been shown himself, he is the sire of multiple ribbon winners in Canada and the USA. At the 2008 Alpaca Ontario show he was awarded 4th of 16 in the Get of Sire class and he is the sire of AGA Sigourney who was awarded Supreme Champion Huacaya Female over 110 other females!! Alpha Antonio is the product of two renowned Jolimont Peruvian imports, his sire Alpa Mayo said to have had the "greatest impact of any stud in Canada on the National Herd and Peruvian Anna a full Alianza, with several grand champion progeny. 

Ivy's genetics are very rare and very sought after in this Country. She has given us two very special cria, Zinnia, a medium fawn; blue ribbon winner in fleece 2013 American Fiber Rally, 1st Place fleece 2014 STA Hummdinger Show, 2nd Place fleece 2013 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular; and Iris, a bay black; 2nd place in halter in 2015 at North American Alpaca Show and 3rd place in fleece in 2015 at the AOA National Show. Iris also took 1st in halter in 2014 at the STA Hummdinger Show and 1st place in fleece at the 2014 Empire fleece Symposium.

In 2014 we bred Ivy to our herdsire, Cosmo; who has also been named a 2015 Top 5 EPD Trait Leader - ranking #2 in Fleece Weight. Cosmo is a full accoyo white son of SA Accoyo Invasion, a Royal Fawn Son; and Sunflower a Caligular and Vengador Great Granddaughter. Along with being named a Trait Leader Cosmo also placed in the Top 1% for MSL and continues to place in the Top 10% for AFD, SF, %F>30 and %M. Cosmos 2014 EPD trait for fleece weight placed him in the Top 1% at #19 out of 16828 alpacas; with 6 of the nine traits in the top 10% AFD, SF, %F>30, SDMC, %M, and MSL. His 2013 EPD traits placed him in the top 10% for 5 of the traits AFD, SF, %F>30, MSL and FW.

We expected this pairing to bring an outstanding 2015 cria and it did, a beautiful dark fawn girl we have named Peony. We cannot wait to see her fiber stats.....


We plan on repeating this pairing for a 2017 cria.



Ivy's Statistics

Formal Name: Gianna's Peruvian Ivy
ARI Number:  ARI#30656253
Born:  September 30, 2006
Type:  Female Huacaya
Primary Color:  Dark Fawn
Status: Proven
Heritage:  Full Peruvian




Ivy's Photo Gallery





Ivy and her 2011 Cria - Zinnia
Ivy and her 2013 cria - Iris

Ivy and her 2015 cria - Peony




Ivy's Awards Received

1) Reserve Color Champion in Fleece - New England Coastal Classic 2007

2) 2nd in fleece at MAPACA 08

NAMED ONE OF AOA'S TOP 5 EPD TRAIT LEADERS FOR 2013 & 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rock Garden's Perucoyo Petunia



Petunia was the only 2014 cria on our farm, she has been quite a joy; full of lots of energy and spunk making sure to keep all the girl's on their toes.  She is Perucoyo (Full Peruvian, 3/4 Accoyo) Black, and her fiber is extremely long, fine and crimpy.

Her dam is our Zinnia a sweet beautiful, medium fawn Perucoyo multiple ribbon winner with a very rare bloodline and fleece that is extremely fine and uniform throughout. Zinnia has consistently placed in the Top 1 - 10% on AOA's EPD Trait Leaders reports in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the traits of SDAFD, SF, %F>30, MC, SDMC and FW.

Petunia's grand dam is our girl Ivy (Gianna's Peruvian Ivy); Zinnia's dam - whose genetics are also extremely rare. Ivy was named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leader for SDAFD - Standard Deviation Average Fiber Diameter - in 2013 and 2015; in 2013 was in the top 1% for the traits %F>30 and MC and the Top 10% for the traits AFD, SF and SDMC; in 2015 the Top 1% for %F>30 and the Top 10% for AFD, SF, MC and %M. In 2014, at age 8, she missed being in the Top 5 for SDAFD by 1 - she was #6 - but was in the Top 1% for SDAFD, %F>30 and MC and again in the Top 10% AF, SF, SDMC and %M. Her past ribbons include Reserved Color Champ NECC and 2nd in Fleece at MAPACA

Petunia's Sire is Double Stuffs Accoyo Libre, a Full Accoyo, Medium Fawn, 5X Ribbon winner who produces elite offspring.  He is the son of C. Peruvian Accoyo Express, Medium Fawn, National Champion Signature Herdsire with 3 Get of Sires in 2008.
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Petunia's Statistics

Formal Name: Rock Garden's Perucoyo Petunia
ARI Number:  ARI#32737349
Born:  July 3, 2014
Type:  Female Huacaya
Primary Color: Black
Status:  Unproven
Heritage:  Perucoyo (Full Peruvian 3/4 Accoyo )

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Petunia's Photo Gallery




1 year old 2015