Invincible, Snowmaster, Presidio & more
Stone Bluff's Prince William
ARI# 31726931 D.O.B. 10/30/2010 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male, Proven | Medium Fawn, Medium Rose Grey
7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean
Price:$5,000 1/2 interest available
William is a promising young herdsire with superfine fleece and beautiful coloring. Though white at birth, his rosy grey fiber gets darker and more pronounced with each shearing. Regarding conformation, Prince William has a strong frame and has had straight legs since birth, with great coverage that goes all the way down to his toes.
His first cria is a lovely little girl with bright, soft, curly fleece. So far we know that she has inherited some of his spots, with two fawn patches on her tail and one on the crest of her head. Whether she's inherited his developing-grey, only time will tell.
Names in Prince William's pedigree on his sire's side include: Xanadu P Placido ('06 MOPACA Get of Sire), Snowmass Highland Bell ('06 Great Western Alpaca Show Produce of Dam), Snowmaster, Presidio, and Caligula. On his dam's side: Invincible, Legacy, Pendragon of Peru (placed 1st at AOBA '00 and 2nd at Futurity '02), Hemingway, and Camelot.
As for color, William’s sire has thrown colored &/or patterned cria five times out of six, and his dam’s heritage is speckled with browns and blacks. And if you’re interested in producing grey, although there aren't any readily noticeable greys in his lineage, both his maternal uncle and half-sister are greys. From what I've found on the ARI website, William is one of only three Invincible grandsons registered as grey, and one of five registered grey Snowmaster Great-Grandsons.
2013 EPD Results and accuracy:
AFD -0.63; 0.216
SDAFD -0.23; 0.217
%F>30 -3.507; 0.231
MC 0.909; 0.214
MSL 1.552; 0.18
FW 0.381; 0.156
Personality wise, William is a gentle and mellow soul. He's very good about picking up his feet for trimming and stands calmly for shots. AND he's an easy leader - during National Alpaca Farm Days he participated in every obstacle course session, allowing the kids to lead him over a bridge, jumps, and through some weaving poles with both patience and enthusiasm.
UPDATE: After some research (through Northwest Alpacas's and Openherd's import records) and calculation it turns out that William is a little over 1/4th accoyo, 9/32 to be exact - assuming Snowmaster's sire was accoyo - and a little over 1/3rd Alianza, 11/32 technically.
First place, Mid-America Alpaca Show 2011 (Juvinile Multi Class of 1)