A strong pattern history and still loaded in Peruvian / Accoyo heritage! Fine, crimpy, dense fiber.... And she's a great mom, and a proven producer of color and pattern.
Imitation produced a solid color when bred to solid, in our cute as a button "Not Just a Girl" -- a MB 2015 female sired by Peruvian Black Jag. NJAG is in our foundation herd as we tease out her black genetics ;).
Then, she produced her appaloosa girl, Firefly, sired by our appaloosa herdsire Jacob. She is already special with her strongly delineated dark brown, almost bay black, spots all over her white/beige backround. We predict that she will retain her clear spotting --just like her sire, Jacob -- rather than muting into a harlequin grey. That is exactly what we were breeding for! Firefly has sold to a farm interested in appies and we hear she is already bred to a harle male for her 2021 cria!
The next year, Imitation produced a full sister to Firefly who is so close in appearance that you might think they were twins. The same dark spots, the same cute nose button marking and brown feet. Constellation is sold and well on her way to making her own 'mark' at her new farm!
Imitation produced a beige male by our black Maelstrom, but OMG is his fiber fine, shiny, crimpy, dense, long -- you name it and he has it! We cannot help but think how this boy wold fit very nicely in a harlequinn / appy program since he has both appy and black genetics. His name is Star Dune and is available for his own herd.
Imitation had a beautiful LB boy with a matching impressive headstyle to his sire, Major General. Gentry has been to a couple of shows now and managed to hold his own in tough classes, winning 2nd at both the 2023 AOA National Show and at the 2023 GWAS. We are considering adding him to our herdsire row.
As her last cria, in 2022, she produced a LB /LRG male from our modern grey, LibertyAlpacas's Magistrate (co-owned with Liberty) that we named Hologram. We are watching his fiber develop and have high hopes!
Now she is bred to Wesley -- the masked herdsire that may be in the 'grey' category but leans heavily towards spots.