Token Creek Alpacas

Snowmass Escobar’s Marvel

Snowmass Escobar’s Marvel

From Marvel’s pervious owner Lynn Edens of Little Creek Farm:

Congratulations to Elden and Ronelle Harms of Token Creek Alpacas on this new addition to their herd. There are some dams that come along that are just amazing across the board and impossible to pass up–one of these is Snowmass Escobar’s Marvel, dam of our herdsire, Snowmass Elite Hallmark. She’ll be traveling to Wisconsin to be a great producer for Token Creek. After she delivers her cria from Snowmass Crystal Code she’ll be ready to breed to the Token Creek’s awesome herdsire, PacaParadise Peruvian White Walker, I can’t wait to see what that breeding produces!

Check our Marvel’s histogram below and note the test was when she was 12.5 years of age. The cria from the Crystal Code produced an exceptional male, Token Creek Crystal Elevation, aka Eli. Marvel is bred to Paca Paradise White Walker for a July 2024 birth.

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. Trieste is 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 brown 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.

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, four females and one male to date. We chose Snowmass Accoyo Elite Ice for Sandle’s 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 June 2024 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 currently open but a complimentary breeding to either Paca Paradise White Walker or Avalon’s Majestic Peruvian Talisman is included. Julep is a perfect light fawn color and will bring very correct conformation and high quality fleece qualities to your breeding program.

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.

This is from a hand spinner that we had spin up Talisman’s second or third fleece:

“This was an absolutely exquisite fleece. Everything about it was amazing. It was a super long staple and a nice even crimp. It’s extremely soft but also extremely silky. It’s incredibly shiny and the color is just gorgeous. I’m pretty sure I just kept saying “wow” the entire time I was spinning it. Really, really beautiful.

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. Melody is bred to our stellar white male, Paca Paradise White Walker for a fall 2024 cria.

Token Creek’s Lily

Check out Lily’s registration certificate and see the notable names there. Then take a look at her histogram taken at the age of 31 months. Her AFD of 21.5 should be useful in anyone’s breeding program. Then go to the Alpaca Owners’ Association website, log in and look up her EPDs. In one category she’s in the top 15% bracket and in five others in the top 25%. But notice this: she just missed the 15% bracket by just a few points in four measurement categories. Yes she’s that nice. Lily is a great mom with easy deliveries, attentive and with plenty of milk for good cria weight gains.

Lily sells with a complimentary breeding to either Paca Paradise White Walker or Avalon’s Majestic Peruvian Talisman.

MFI Sandles

How’s this for a production female? Five offspring, four females, two of which are color champions. Sandles comes from one of the best paternal lines ever produced at Magical Farm Alpacas. Her sire is MFI Peruvian Quest and with him comes MFI Peruvian Abundance, Snowmass Millennium, 4Peruvian Legacy and Starr Kahn. Her maternal line includes White Out who left the United States for Australia early in his breeding career. Sandles is a rock solid foundation female that maintains body condition well throughout lactation, and has proven to be a very attentive dam. We wish we could have a pasture full of dams like Sandles. A complimentary breeding to either Paca Paradise Peruvian White Walker or Avalon’s Majestic Peruvian Talisman is included.