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Tuesday, March 22, 2016


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 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.

At the age of 11 she continues to place in the Top 1% for SDAFD & %F>30 and the Top 5% for AFD, SF, MC and %M.  As of 2017 her micron count was 24.4.

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 had already 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; a full accoyo white son of SA Accoyo Invasion, a Royal Fawn Son; and Sunflower a Caligular and Vengador Great Granddaughter. Cosmo has once again been named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for 2017 in fleece weight and will be featured in their presentation during the Alpaca Owners Association National Show and Auction in 2018; this is his third year in a row. He has consistently been in the Top 1-15% for AFD, SF, %F>30, and %M, MSL & FW since 2013

We expected this pairing to bring an outstanding 2015 cria and it did, a beautiful dark fawn girl with fine, long, crimpy, dense fleece exhibiting all the characteristics of both of her parents. We named her Peony.

In 2016 Ivy was once again bred to Cosmo; this breeding produced a bright white, silky fibered BEW boy who we named Periwinkle (Wink for short).  It was at this point, discovered that Cosmo must have a white spot gene. We had bred him to Ivy 2 years ago and got Peony who is the spitting image of her mother - white spot on face and top knot - so of course we thought she had gotten the spot from Ivy.....

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 and her 2017 cria - Periwinkle

Ivy's Awards Received

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

2) 2nd in fleece at MAPACA 08


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