Yesterday, we were finally able to welcome our first cria of 2017 to the farm. Our absolute favorite alpaca of all time, the famous Sparky, finally gave out and revealed what she was hiding ... And ... OMG LOOK AT HIM
... Please welcome Jimbo Hunk, future herdsire and farm rock star!
Jimbo GOT THE MEMO and he is not only a dramatic harlequin appaloosa, he has huge bone, awesome coverage, and what looks like it's gonna be a pretty cool fleece. This dude is a stud and he KNOWS it ... This is one of those cases where I was glad to see a boy!
He is sired by one of our very first, and still favorite, studs, Grand Torino (AKA Sammy -- exciting side-revelation: Sammy can make harlequin!). Sammy was chosen as the traits that he has been passing on to his offspring complimented Sparky perfectly. It is so thrilling to see a carefully-planned breeding decision pan out this well!
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.