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at nearly 5 yrs old -- winning Color Champ in halter!


2017 TXOLAN -- mature!

2015 TxOLAN - MB Yearling

Juvie - 2014 Futurity - B&O

Fiber / Scientific Data

2017AOA National Fleece Show 80 pts as a mature class 'D' male! 19/20 Handle/Micron, 4/5 Uniformity of Length, 9/10 Uniformity of Micron, 8/10 Crimp, 4/5 Staple type/D, 9/10 Brightness, 4.5/5 Uniformity of Color

Judge's Choice and 2x Spirit Winner!

AutumnSun's Smokejumper

ARI# 31828727   D.O.B. 6/16/2013  (5 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Medium Brown

1/4 Peruvian, 3/4 Chilean
Sire: Patagonia's Lennox, sire of champions!    
Dam: AutumnSun's Frosted Red Rose | ARI# 31317047  | Medium Rose Grey 

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As a four year old with awesome fleece that is maintaining fineness, uniformity, and crimp as he matures, Smokejumper is taking home champion fleece banners, along with the coveted "Spirit of the Industry" awards (along with glowing comments from the judges!).

We had quietly tucked him away on our farm as a hidden gem, since each year's new crias took precedence in our limited show string. Until one day we looked at him, now a mature male, and were amazed at his fineness, crimp style & consistency, and uniformity across his blanket.

Jumper's dam is our champion grey female, Rosie, who herself has carried a fine fleece long into her maturity. Her other sons, Dauntless and Longbow, also have won their share of banners. Longbow himself won color champion with his 3 year old fleece! Jumper's sire is none other than the pivotal male Patagonia's Lennox -- a world before his time in propelling dark colored programs into fine and crimpy fiber.

Jumper has secured excellent placings from his juvenile days, showing against his sire's other sons and grandsons, that hinted at the genetics that would have him continuing to produce fantastic fiber as he matures.

His first show as a juvenile was TxOLAN 2013, in March -- wet, humid and freezing. Coming from our dry cold Colorado weather, this was a trifecta of distressing environmental conditions! Nothing like having the fans on for the humidity when you are so cold that your teeth chatter! His fiber still looked fantastic, and he placed 2nd to none other than his 'nephew' from Patagonia, an Ernesto son. A tough competition, with these young males standing like matching bookends at the top of the lineup. The judge commented that we were really going to like his fleece when his cria fleece comes off!

Jumper held his head high at the 2013 Futurity in Dark Bred & Owned Juvenile to secure 1st place among a lineup of several impressive animals from CCNF and Snowmass in the B&O classes.

His last show as a juvenile in 2014 was the always-competitive, level-V Great Western Alpaca Show. He took 2nd in a close pairing to his (same age) nephew, with them standing there like brothers rather than uncle/nephew, over males of notable bloodlines such as Matrix Majesty, .38 Special, Snowmass Reserved, and MFI Beaumont.

At 2015 GWAS as a yearling, Jumper secured an hard earned third in another tough class, standing shoulder to shoulder in good company: below a Snowmass Matrix Majesty son and above sons of Crescent Moon's Simtustus and Aussie .38 Special! Along with Dauntless, he helped to win 2nd in dark Produce of Dam for our Frosted Red Rose -- an amazing feat for a grey and brown for their grey dam, since solids usually beat out greys!

Jumper continues to show the 'right stuff' as a mature male, placing high among excellent competition in both halter and fleece. This boy has the genetics, fiber, and looks to be a cornerstone herdsire.

Awards

[Jc] Judge's Choice, [jc] Spirit of the Industry, and
Reserve Champion - 2018 VAOBA Fleece Show, Kathy Klay
Color Champion at 2018 ABR Fall Festival Fleece Show from the "E" class!
[Cc] Color Champion in halter at TXOLAN Spectacular at 56 months old!, Jude Anderson had nothing but favorable comments about his fantastic uniformity, fineness and density.
Spirit of the Industry... and, [jc] Best Prepared Fleece, and
Color Champion - 2017 AOK Blastoff Fleece Show Brown Color, David Barboza, from the Mature Class "D" (4yr old)
Reserve Champion - 2017 MOPACA Invitational, Dark Color fleece, Wade Gease -- Behind our multiple black color champion! (with his 2 yr old fleece!)
Reserve Champion - 2014 ABR Fall Festival, brown males, Kristin Buhrman -- From a Juvenile class!
1st] 1st - 2018 VAOBA Fleece Show, Kathy Klay
1st] 1st - 2018 ABR Fall Festival, Sara Jane MacClennon
1st - 2018 TXOLAN Spectacular Fleece, class 'D', Amanda VandenBosch
1st - 2018 TXOLAN Spectacular Walking Fleece, mature brown male, Amanda VandenBosch
1st - 2018 TXOLAN Spectacular Show, mature brown, Jude Anderson
1st - 2017 ABR Fall Festival Fleece Show, Brown 4 yr old, Diana Timmerman
1st - 2017 AOK Blastoff Fleece Show, Brown 4 yr old, David Barboza
1st - 2017 A0A National Fleece Show, Brown 3 yr old fleece
1st - 2017 MAPACA Jubilee Fleece Show, Brown 2 yr old fleece, Diana Timmerman
1st - 2017 MOPACA Invitational Fleece Show, Dark Color Mature fleece (class 'c'), Wade Gease
1st - 2017 TXOLAN, Mature class MB, Amanda VandenBosh. Good comments
1st - 2015 TxOLAN Spectacular -- MB Yearling males - Amanda VandenBosch "advantage for degree of fineness within his fleece," "very nice uniformity... carried through with really, really fine and soft handling fleece", "pleasing style and frame".
1st - 2014 ABR Fall Festival, MB Yearling male - Kristen Buhrman
1st - 2014 ABR Fall Festivall, BREEDER'S BEST THREE -- Jumper was one of the 3 alpacas used to secure the win in this prestigious group class!
1st - 2014 Futurity, MB Juvenile males - Amanda VandenBosch - B&O Males "...you're going to really like his fleece after he is shorn."
2nd - 2017 TXOLAN Fleece Show, Mature fleece (class c), Medium Brown, Amanda Vanden Bosch
2nd - 2015 GWAS, PRODUCE OF DAM for Rose, standing along his LRG brother Dauntless -- A grey and brown taking 2nd, that's great!
2nd - 2014 GWAS, MB Juvenile males - Peter Kennedy -- out of 10 in his class! Again placing after the same Patagonia male ;) who went on to be the RC next to another Patagonia 'relative' that won CC.
2nd - 2014 TxOLAN, MB Juvenile males - Helen Humphreys (1st was a Patagonia 'nephew')
3rd - 2015 GWAS - MB Yearling males
5th - 2015 AOA National Halter show, MB Yearling
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Updated 12/13/2018