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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Zinnia


Rock Garden's Perucoyo Zinnia

What a face since day one.  Zinnia is a sweet beautiful, medium fawn alpaca with a very rare bloodline and fleece that is extremely fine and uniform throughout. Ribbons include 1st Place 2014 STA Hummdinger - Fleece - Judge Wini Lebreque noted "Minimal guard hair - showing good uniformity in micron across blanket." 1st Place 2013 American Fiber Rally - Fleece - Judge Ursula Munro stated "Excellent fineness & uniformity throughout this fleece - nice!"  2nd Place 2013 Green Mountain Fall Spectacular - Fleece - Judge Ursula Munro stated "Impressive fineness and uniformity - staple length - WOW!" also noted that "scores could improve even more with more skirting", and 3rd Place 2012 American Fiber Rally – Fleece - Judge Wini Labrecqu stated “Good Character - above average fleece weight", 2nd Place 2012 Empire Trifecta Spin-Off. Zinnia has consistently placed in the Top 1 - 10% on AOA's EPD Trait Leaders reports in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the traits of SDAFD, SF, %F>30, MC, and SDMC.

Zinnia's dam is our girl, Gianna's Peruvian Ivy, who in 2013, at age 7 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 at age 9 in 2015 had again been named a Top 5 Trait Leader for SDAFD, and continued to be in the Top 1% for %F>30; and the Top 10% for AFD, MC, SF & %M. Now currently at the age of 10 years Ivy is still going strong!  She is currently #18 out of 39,442 alpacas in SDAFD placing her at the Top 1%, she also remains in the Top 1% for %F>30 and is in the Top 10% for AFD, SF, MC, and SDMC.

Zinnia's sire is PHA Accoyo Zagot,  also with rare genetics; he is a medium fawn full Accoyo which is rare enough.  He is the last in his maternal bloodline, His dam died when Zagot was only 2 months old.  His sire, El Nino recently died so Zagot's heritage can not be duplicated, he is 1 of only 4 fawn full accoyos that El Nino produced. Zagot has earned a color championship as well as blue ribbons in both halter and fleece.

We bred Zinnia to Accoyo Cuba Libre, a 5X Ribbon winner and whose genetics are rare and known for producing elite offspring for her 2014 cria.  This was Zinnias first cria and we were very excited for her. They produced a beautiful black girl we named Rock Garden Alpacas Perucoyo Petunia. Petunia's fiber is extremely long, fine and crimpy and took 3rd Place at the 2016 AOA Nationals Fleece Show.



In 2014 we bred Zinnia to our herdsire, Rock Gardens Accoyo Cosmo who has once again been named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for 2016 in fleece weight and will be featured in their presentation during the Alpaca Owners Association National Show and Auction in 2017. Cosmo had also been named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for 2015 for fleece weight. At 5 years of age, he once again continues to be in the Top 10% for AF #1825 out of 21089, SF #1796, %F>30 #812, %M #491 and MSL #346. He has consistently been in the Top 1-10% for MSL, AFD, SF, %F>30, and %M since 2013. Cosmo's dam is our girl Alpavo's Accoyo Sunflower Girl who also has extremely impressive genetics.

We expected this pairing to bring an outstanding cria and it did! Gladiola arrived with a little assistance from us and is a fantastic medium fawn girl like her mother with fine, dense, crimpy soft fleece like her father. We are very pleased with how this breeding turned out, it really couldn't miss - at age 1 Gladiola's micron was 21.3 with a standard deviation of 5.0; coefficient of variation 23.3, spin fineness 21.1, Fibers>30 4.9%, with a comfort factor of 95.1%. Her first EPD Test results placed her in the Top 1% for FW, the Top 10% for %F>30, MC and %M and the Top 15% for AFD, SDAFD and SF.



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Zinnia's Statistics

Formal Name: Rock Garden Perucoyo Zinnia
ARI Number:  ARI#32193428
Born:  July 8, 2011
Type:  Female Huacaya
Primary Color: Med.Fawn
Status:  Proven
Heritage:  Full Peruvian, 1/2 Accoyo

AWARDS RECEIVED

1st Place 2014 STA Hummdinger - Fleece
1st Place 2013 American Fiber Rally - Fleece
2nd Place 2013 Green Mountain Fall Spectacular - Fleece
3rd Place 2012 American Fiber Rally – Fleece
2nd Place 2012 Empire Trifecta Spin-Off



Zinnia's Photo Gallery


Zinnia at 1 month old.  Still a beautiful face.

With fleece as beautiful as she is at 2 1/2 months.


With her 1st cria by her side - Petunia 2014

With her 2nd cria by her side - Gladiola 2015




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