Concordia has matured into a stunning hembra...sweet and typey with a very fine, silky-soft and drapey true maroon fleece. She comes from the best lines in our herd.
Her TB sire, Casimiro, is a 2009 Reserve Champion (out of 50 blacks) who had a first year histogram of: 18.0 / 3.0 / 16.7.
Concordia means harmony and at peace with man and nature. On day one she was straight and correct, has coverage everywhere and reminded me of her grandsire, Constantino, when he was born. I didn't think 'Tino was going to be exceptional until I opened up his fleece when he was four months old and almost fell over. He went on to win blues and purples for five years and has many kids and grandkids with the same color ribbons.
Her incredible dam, Monaco, is my ideal hembra in every way...phenotype, temperament, instincts, uniformity, etc. Judge Mike Safley awarded her the blue ribbon as a yearling over Patagonia's Natali who sold for $35,000 at the POC auction. He commented on Monaco's phenotype, uniformity and fleece. Her fleece blossomed slowly, then maintained it's character for years and earned a blue ribbon as an adult.
Christina (maroon), sired by champion,Constantino, 3/4 related to Concordia.
Faith (DSG), maternal half sister, sired by champion, Snowmass RRoyal Fox.
Lady Grace (maroon), maternal half sister sold to Catalpa Creek.
After her first breeding to Snowmass Golden Chaccu, we look forward to breeding Concordia to our gray AOBA CH, Snowmass RRoyal Fox. This cross has "criated" some of the best we have ever produced...see Kristiana, an MSG female in the EPD 1% club (data not yet submitted), but she has 9-10 crimps per inch, fine crimpy primaries and no visible guard hair.