AutumnSun's Major General
Futurity & GWAS Champion
, Herdsire (Male)
|Medium Rose Grey, Dark Rose Grey
| DOB: 6/6/2012 (11 yrs)
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Patagonia's La Traviesa
Patagonia's La Traviesa
DOB: 7/17/200914 yrs
Not intending to buy, we had to buy this girl as a yearling when we saw her fleece! With her very gentle personality, great health and conformation, we are glad we added her to our herd.
Esa has been a great mom and easy keeper. Her first cria was a beautiful boy with striking white markings on his face and a macho look from birth. We could not resist taking a newborn picture with our phone just to post for all to see. This boy grew up to be our herdsire Major General who brought hom ...
| AOA# 31691598 | Medium Fawn
We think this boy is the darkest 'silky' type we have seen! His fiber is slick and shiny that it looks and almost feels wet! Even judge Tim Lavan commented that his fiber looked almost like it was wet!
He has LOTS of fiber on him, and with a really long staple so that it droops somewhat when he is at his peak length. But don't be fooled by this and think that he is not dense... he has a lot of fiber packed on him!
He has white fibers in his blanket but not consistently enough to classify him as a grey in the shows. This was his initial 'hiccup' in the show ring, when they placed him in the brown classes so that he had to endure the disapproval of the judges. We attempted to show him in Bred and Owned but did not find the consistent competition at that time that we desired for him. But, we luckily become more observant of Major's several, easily discernible light spots in his blanket that classifies him as an appaloosa pattern. Shown in the right class and Major ROCKS! His fiber was finally evaluated purely on its exceptional qualities rather than on how it did not fit in the class.
From the beginning in the show ring, he was hard to categorized but well appreciated. At his first show, while he was reprehended for his white fibers in brown class, he also caught the judge's eye as "so shiny he looked wet". And, at the 2014 Futurity, while showing in the combined multi class, he was brought forth to the Reserve Champion position, behind the Snowmass Color Champion and before the other exemplary alpaca from farms such as Crescent Moon and Marquam Hill. With the caliber of competition of this show we were proudly aware of Major's proper placing at the head of the pack -- clearly herdsire material manifested!
We absolutely love Major for his easy personality, great looks and fantastic fiber. Being a small farm with very limited breedings each year, Major has had to elbow his way into the breeding program. When bred to a classic silver grey dam Major produced classic rose grey male with extremely fine, high frequency and high amplitude crimp along a long staple in a dense fleece. When bred back to this same grey dam, he produced a TB male. As well, he also produced another true black girl when bred to a classic silver grey dam, much improving her fiber characteristics. We are greatly pleased with what he is producing. Last but not least, the fawn / LRG boy that he produced with our fawn harle/appy dam Imitation is fantastically covered like his sire.
As a proven herdsire his sale price does not include breeding warranty. Certificate transfer and transportation costs are the Buyers with up to 1 month free agisting allowed to make transportation arrangements.