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TCAFA Peruvian Arctic Wind

Arctic is confirmed pregnant by Bentley’s Accoyo Bravado for an August 2019 birth. I chose Bravado specifically for his strong frame and fiber character. With the stellar genetics Arctic has from her dam and sire (both were top tier breeders at Magical Farm Alpacas) we expect this cria to be outstanding. Be sure to check out her full pedigree at the link below. Arctic Wind is a granddaughter of Peruvian Jeremiah (now deceased), one of the undisputed top males in the United States. Jeremiah has few descendants in white like Arctic Wind.

Token Creek’s London

Token Creek’s Prince Nova

Nova is showing the fleece qualities we value here at Token Creek Alpacas: uniformity of micron and fineness. Add to that a great staple length, even for a youngster and we think this guy has a great future. He solid white, no spots or fading fawn anywhere on him. Watch for updates as he’ll be part of our show string this spring (2018).

Avalon’s Peruvian Triumph

Light fawn son of Tri-Star. Triumph is a two time reserve banner winner and well proven with nine offspring. All those we’re personally assessed have uniformly fine fleeces with wonderful handle. Taffeta, his dam, is one of our most prized foundation females.

Triumph is a handsome male: true to type with nice balance and movement. At his first show as a juvenile, judge Amanda Vandenbosch described his fleece as having high frequency crimp and as showing fiber that is “highly aligned and organized” in a way not typically seen in a young male. This unique fleece carries evenly across his frame. According to judge Vandenbosch, fleeces of this style are likely to be characteristic of alpacas that retain fiber fineness as they age. This is a trait we are interested in promoting in our breeding program and have have been watching Triumph’s development with special interest.

Special pricing is available for champion females, multiple breedings, drive-by, and mobile breedings.

Avalon’s Peruvian Tri-Star

 

First the Back Story

A little back story is needed on Tri-Star. From 2000 through 2003, Donna Pearre and Carole Van House at Avalon Farm Alpacas bred Avalon’s Peruvian Aristocrat to Avalon’s Peruvian Celestial Dream three times. The results of those breedings produced three stellar breeding males: Avalon’s Aries, Polaris and Tri-Star. Polaris was purchased by Sue Evon at Sleeping Monk Farm. Her words on Polaris from February of 2018:

“Our first champion herdsire Avalon’s Peruvian Polaris crossed over the Rainbow Bridge last night to join many of his herd mates. Polaris was the herdsire who put Sleeping Monk Farm Alpacas on the map. He sired many champions for us, including Sleeping Monk Farm Peruvian Arlo, our first AOBA National Reserve Champion and then our 7 X Champion, The Monk’s Peruvian Oliver.”

In 2002, Cory and Erin Klement of Summer Hummer Camelids visited Avalon Farm Alpacas with the intent of purchasing a previously identified male. The short story is they took a look at the male they came to see as well as Aries and bought Aries, a juvenile, on the spot. He went on to be a show ring championship and most notably to produce SHC Moonlight Rendezvous. Julie Skinner, previous owner of Snowmass Alpacas, purchased Rendezvous at auction who became “one of the most successful ‘outside’ dams in the history of the Snowmass herd”. Rendezvous is the dam of Snowmass Oblivion, arguably one of the top herdsires in the Snowmass herd since Quechua.

The only male alive of those three full siblings is Avalon’s Tri-Star. He’s up there in age at a little over fifteen years but still available to impart his proven genetics into your herd. (Read more below)

General Description

Another winner from our Accoyo/Allianza cross female, Celeste, and our 1/2 Accoyo Royal Fawn son, Aristocrat. Tri-Star is the third in a line of color champions, and he carries on this proud tradition. Like his older brothers, Tri-Star’s bright white fiber has a pleasing soft hand organized in crimpy bundles that cover him from topknot to toe. His typey, conformationally correct frame completes the picture, making him a “complete package”.

At his first show, the 2004 GMAF, Tri-Star won the blue even though he had JUST turned 6 months old. And then, again, at the NIAE he took the blue as the youngest in the white yearling class. Judge Shannon McConnell stated that his balance & proportion were excellent & that his fiber was extremely bright and consistent in lock, bundles and fineness from front to back. Later, in that same show, he took 2nd in the Bred and Owned Yearling class in a competitive field of 4 NIAE Color Champions! Once again, he was the youngest in the class!

Tri-Star has continued to follow in the footsteps of his Color Champion brothers, earning two Color Championships, a Reserve Color Championship, and numerous blue ribbons. At the MOPACA Invitational, Maggie Krieger selected Tri-Star from a field of 60 quality white males to be the Color Champion, citing his “elite fleece” as something we should all be breeding to achieve.

Special pricing is available for champion females, multiple breedings, drive-by, and mobile breedings.

Avalon’s Majestic Peruvian Talisman

Talisman is a beautiful dark fawn son of the well known Jeremiah’s Peruvian Jumanji from Majestic Meadows. His overall conformation is excellent, including an upright posture, perfect bite, and handsome head. Judge Amanda VandenBosch commented on the excellent soft handle of his fiber and the overall great degree of brightness.

Summer 2016 update: We now have two Talisman offspring on the ground here at Token Creek Alpacas, a female out of Star Dust and a male from Derby Girl. The fiber on each of them is just what we breed for, crimp definition, brightness and uniformity. Both are show ring bound, stay tuned for updates in 2017.

Special pricing is available for champion females, multiple breedings, drive-by, and mobile breedings.

TCAFA Gold Medal Simone

August 2019 update: Simone is confirmed pregnant by Majestic Peruvian Ransom. We searched quite awhile for the correct male for Simone and chose Ransom.  With his density and staple consistency from top to bottom, we think this mating will produce an  exceptional cria. Simone is due in July of 2019.

Simone was born during the time Simone Biles was winning Olympic medals in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She’s the result of breeding our best white female, Sandles, to one of the most outstanding white males available in the US, Avalon’s Peruvian Tri-Star. We knew in her first day this female was special with her incredible fleece architecture and coverage. At her first show she placed fifth and while we were disappointed we knew she was better than that. A few weeks later she place 1st in her juvenile class and then went on to be chosen as the white female color champion! She clearly stepped up and proved she was worthy of her namesake.

 

TCAFA Stardust Melody

It took a bit of time for Melody to show the fleece quality we expected from her. As a cria and juvenile, fleece architecture was certainly there but not showing the consistent crimp we expected. Her second fleece is very nice, showing the base to tip zipper crimp we had hoped to see. That display of fleece character earned her a first place out of eight entries in the fawn yearling class at the 2018 AOA National Show. She is growing well and she’ll probably be bred to our stellar white male, Tri-Star. We want his retained fineness incorporated across the appropriate young females in our herd. A Tri-Star match with Melody should not disappoint us or a new owner.

TCAFA Best Bet

August 2018 update: Stunning! That’s the reaction every day when we take a look at her female cria by the breeding to our Talisman. She’s showing incredibly tight match stick fleece bundles at just a week of age. Those bundles are everywhere and the luster is just incredible. We’ll for sure be repeating this breeding for a duplicate of this awesome cria. Betty is due August 16,2019. Betty is offered without her cria.

Best Bet, aka Betty here on the farm, is a very nice young female, the result of crossing some of the best in the former Magical Farm Alpacas herd. Her sire is the 2010 Futurity Color Champion Crystal Spartan and dam is Peruvian Better in Black, now part of the well known breeding operation at Majestic Meadows in OH. Betty is lightly line bred on 4Peruvian Matador, one of the most prolific foundation black males in the nation, with over 250 registered offspring. Her fleece is uniform across her blanket with good extension.