Well, um -- aside from the first-ever cria fleece shots, which I'm still refining in terms of technique (in fact, I'm not even sure why I'm linking to that 'blog post at all -- maybe it's best that's left forgotten).
Fiber photos are one of my favorite things about winter. (One of my only favorite things about winter -- this one has been beautifully mild, so far, and I am NOT complaining!) Some of these I like, and some don't do them justice. I was thrilled beyond thrilled to part some of these fleeces yesterday ... Like, wowie! This is what we want to see!
In the order that we took them:
Galotto's .38 Harmony (.38 Special x Rincon's Magnolia x Rincon Cloud). I LOVE THIS GUY'S FLEECE. He is fine, he is dense, he is uniform, he is high-frequency/high-amplitude, and oh my goodness, he is lavender. Yes. Love. (Much less thrilled with the photograph. He is so high-amplitude he is difficult to capture in a photo, though I am really not complaining about this.)
Black Hills Capone (Snowmass Silver Signature x Crescent Moon's Constance x Greener Pastures Copenhagen). This picture absolutely does not do him a lick of justice. Capone's fleece is about like Harmony's, only it's totally gunmetal silver. His density is absolutely fantastic.
Sunrose Paparazzi's Raisin' Caine (Hollywood's Hilltop's Paparazzi x Sunrose Raisin the Barr x Hollywood -- yes, this guy is double-bred Hollywood. Hollywood is not really a household name in Alpaca Land, but the names that ARE household are his grandsires -- Royal Fawn and Augusto.) I love the way this shot came out, but I was even more excited by the fleece itself! For me, this demonstrates two things: One, linebreeding is nothing to be afraid of. It can do happy things. Two, this is what the harlequin appaloosa gene is all about. This guy started life medium fawn.
Here is Luna Sky's Peruvian Medicine Man (MFI Peruvian Reality Check x Vaccoyo's Cheyenne x Victor's Vaccoyo). I like this photo, but the color was not adequately captured. He is a very vibrant shade of gold.
Now, here is a boy whose breeding career has started. This is PVA King of Diamonds (The Elite Maximus x Beauty Queen of PVA x Peruvian Ion) at age five. Not a half bad for a breeding stud's sixth fleece!
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.