Top 25% for SDAFD and SF, 2018 EPDs.
Spring 2019 Update - I sheared the herd myself this year and this male's fleece is still fabulous...fine, dense, bright, very crimpy and long. I switched to a 20 tooth comb and...botched it...the fleece laid down and so there were second cuts all over the place...my mistake. So it won't be entered in any fleece shows. Black from Peruvian Black Epic and Hannaruh (famous gray dam) lines and our "Future of the Industry" Constantino. This male is prepotent, contains no Accoyo lines and is looking better every year. We're going to start his breeding career this year!
His first show: 2016 CABA - 1st place, very competitive class of 8; judge Arturo Pena. Peers in the class were sired by: Snowmass Sizlin Rose, Crescent Moon's Propel, .38 Midnight Special, Patagonia's Antonio, TAG Peruvian Bellagio and Rumm Runner.
The very humid weather of the Pacific northwest kept "Trekker" with his silky fine fleece from going to the shows earlier in the year. Fortunately the weather for the CABA '16 show was just right and his fleece was showing its true characteristics that weekend.
Fleece was described as "exquisite" by our good friend Lona Frank of ATV.
Trekker's sire is our 17 YEAR OLD home-bred "FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY" champion, CONSTANTINO. His 9 year old gray dam is our Black Epic's Journie. He hails from the bloodlines of P. Andrajo, Lanarks' Locota, 4P Black Magic, Aussie Rockford, Hannahruh. It was Tino and Journie's first mating and they nicked really well.
Trekker's blanket fleece is very silky with high brightness, deep black color, highly crimped, very long and very uniformly fine with excellent drape and handle and has no medullation. It's the perfect fleece type needed for high quality worsted fabric. We'll be saving his first few fleeces to make into yarn. While he could be a little more dense that would likely shorten his amazing staple length. His unskirted cria blanket weighs 2 1/4 lbs., the same as his LF sire's cria fleece weight. He is unrelated to Hemingway and all Accoyo lines except Felix (Aussie Rockford).
"Trekker" also has spot-on conformation and proportions, correct phenotype and presence with complete coverage. He has an agreeable disposition and a strong libido when it comes to the females. Halter training him took no effort.
We will be making him available for limited outside breedings in 2017!