Token Creek Alpacas

Accoyo America Trieste

Accoyo America Trieste

Trieste is an new addition to our farm having recently purchased her directly from Lynn Edens at Snowmass Alpacas. We specifically chose her based on her extreme uniformity (SD) and excellent fineness (AFD) as detailed in her histogram. Follow the link below to view the histogram. She being bred to Accoyo American Storm King is a significant bonus. His EPDs for uniformity are in the top 5% and top 1% for fleece weight for ALL male alpacas in the Alpaca Owners Association EPD program. Those numbers are outstanding. If Trieste doesn’t sell by the birth of this cria, which will not disappoint us in the least, she’ll be bred to our champion white male White Walker. That combination of genetics should produce a stellar cria with excellent SD and fleece weight. Oh, the anticipation!

PacaParadise Peruvian White Walker

Expression of elite fiber characteristics is the hallmark of any elite breeding male, and White Walker checks every one of the boxes.  He sets the standard with a complete package of fineness, density, staple length, and a remarkable degree of uniformity. All this and a solid conformation. Both his dam and sire lines bring these traits through Snowmass Elite Legend, Snowmass Defiance, Accoyo America Tronador, and STLR Angeltron–each with exceptional EPD statistics. What isn’t shown on his histograms and density/skin biopsy report are his well-balanced frame and pleasant disposition.

The EPD information provided shows that White Walker is number six. He actually tied for number five of all male alpacas in the AOA EPD database for standard deviation of average fiber diameter. But it gets better. Of those top five, White Walker is first in EPDs for both staple length and fleece weight. Astute breeders understand the importance of these traits in advancing the fleece quality in their herd. White Walker gives up nothing in average fiber diameter (AFD 18.9µ at 35 months of age), ranking in the top five percent of all males in the EPD program. His first crias have hit the ground here at Token Creek Alpacas and we couldn’t be more pleased. We are excited and eager to now offer him for outside breedings.

The care of your female while at our farm is of utmost importance to us. Our local veterinarian is only 15 minutes away and the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a quick 40-minute drive for those times when a higher degree of expertise is needed. All pregnancies are confirmed on the farm via ultrasound. The breeding fee includes 30 days of boarding after a confirmed pregnancy.

Token Creek’s Fantine

Fantine was awarded the Reserve Color Championship at the 2020 Alpaca Owners Association National Show at only eight months of age. We are so pleased with the fleece quality of this girl. Great brightness, crimp from base to tip with wonderful uniformity of fineness. All of that carries across her full blanket and onto her legs and neck. Her dam is our own bred and raised TCFA Tawny. We went outside our herd in choosing Fantine’s sire and decided on JLFA Millenium’s Peruvian Ventura (aka Vinnie). He’s an eight time champion with award winning offspring, with EPDs in the top 1 and 5%. This guy is stellar and has produced a stellar female in Fantine. We’ll be breeding her to our two time Reserve Champion white male, PacaParadise Peruvian White Walker in the spring of 2021.

Token Creek’s Cosette

Cosette was incredibly thriving as a cria, having what I think is the highest weaning weight of any alpaca born here at Token Creek Alpacas, a whopping 90 pounds (at 7 months of age)! We love those robust youngster. She has continued to be just that while sporting a very nice frame and fleece. Her dam is our own MFI Sandles who births some of the best offspring we see here, all females to date. We chose Snowmass Accoyo Elite Ice for Sandle’s last breeding that produced Cosette. Both the dam and sire lines are heavy with white and we were surprised with Cosette being light fawn but we’ll take it when it comes with the fleece she has. Nice brightness, long staple and wonderful bundling. Cosette is bred and confirmed pregnant via ultrasound to our PacaParadise Peruvian White Walker for a May 2022 birth.

 

Token Creek Derby’s Julep

Julep is the daughter of our Judge’s Choice and Color Champion foundation dam Token Creek’s Derby Girl. We leased her sire, Bravado’s Allianza Medallion back in 2010 to bring uniformity to a few of our females and that’s exactly what he did. Take a look at Julep’s histogram at the link below to get a sense of her fleece qualities. We sold Julep a couple years ago and through a change of circumstance with the buyers, we were able to purchase her back. Julep is confirmed pregnant by our Paca Paradise White Walker for an October 2021 cria. Julep is a perfect light fawn color and will bring very correct conformation and high quality fleece qualities to your breeding program.

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 and a two time Reserve Color Champion. 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. Be sure to check out his histogram at four years of age, the link is below. We have a few offspring from Talisman and all have shown great uniformity and brightness. Bring some color and brightness to your breeding program with Talisman.

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

TCAFA Gold Medal Simone

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 on 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  be bred to our stellar white male, Paca Paradise White Walker in the fall of 2022.

Avalon’s Peruvian Morningstar

Here we go again, another champion offspring of Avalon’s Peruvian Tri-Star! This girl is is a delight, not only to the general disposition of our female herd but delightful in her offspring. We wish we had more crias from her but she came to our farm with a undiagnosed uterine infection which kept her out of production for a couple of years and was subsequently cleared up. Be sure to check her show ring placements below. Morningstar is confirmed pregnant by PacaParadise White Walker for a July 2022 birth