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Landmark Farm Alpacas

Ralph & Rachelle Bridges
1118 Landmark Church RdGrassy Creek, NC 28631
828-406-2437, 828-406-1780
alpaca for sale

October 2014

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Very soft fiber gelding

Landmark Farm's Speed Bump

Huacaya, Male, Non-Breeder | Bay Black

ARI# 32319620   D.O.B. 10/10/2012 (6 yrs), 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean

My Peruvian Equador 

1x Champ, Skin Biopsy by Dr. Evans

My Peruvian Equador

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Fawn, Full Peruvian
ARI# 817854 | DOB: 2/21/2000
For those who need the scientific stats provided by skin biopsy to back up the claim of lingering fineness, here they are!

In June 2012, we had then 12-year-old My Peruvian Equador evaluated by Dr. Norm Evans, who states that "Equador's strong fiber traits are his fiber density, cluster regularity, S/P ratio, gland density, and fineness. He shows few fibers over 30 microns. This male is loaded with prepotent male genetic fiber traits that have been associated with champions. Consider breedin...
| ARI# 817854  | Light Fawn 

MFI Cadence 

Hearty Chilean import genetics!

MFI Cadence

Huacaya, Female, Non-Breeder, Dark Silver Grey, Full Chilean
ARI# 819332 | DOB: 5/24/2000

Cadence is the very proud matriarch of Landmark Farm! One of our first foundation dams out of two Chilean imports, we have retired her from making babies. She has earned it at 18 years old!

Cadence is a sweet girl with a mischievous streak! She can be quite the character and is a wonderful guard alpaca, sometimes taking on a watch station along side our livestock guardian dog. Visitors love her huge doe eyes and can't decide if her right eye looks like she has smudged makeup, or if she...
| ARI# 819332  | Dark Silver Grey 

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Update: Speed Bump, Speed for short, has moved to Pendle Alpacas with his buddy Smudge to start a fiber herd right here in Ashe County! His new farm will not be open to the public, but you can buy alpaca products made from his fleece at the Ashe County Farmer's Market, Etsy, and various festivals.

Speed is the son of our dark silver grey foundation dam, MFI Cadence, and our light fawn champion herdsire, My Peruvian Equador. Speed was the first Equador offspring born on our farm, stamped with his sire's very prepotent traits. Check out Equador's listing to see what Dr. Norm Evans has to say about his skin biopsy stats!

Speed is a solidly-built, very heavy-boned boy. He comes from a maternal line that produces big crias with high IgGs that grow huge fast! He weighed 83 pounds just shy of 5 months! He has, however, matured at 140-145 pounds, and is a sweet boy and is very gentle to handle.

Speed's fleece has excellent density and is super soft, with excellent coverage, including a heavily-fibered face and legs. His sire still has his crimp and lingering fineness at almost 19 years of age! Speed looks like he is destined to have his sire's wonderful fineness and density!

Speed was gelded when he was two years old since his conformation is not as strong as we would like to see in a breeding male, and his crimp is not as pronounced as judges like to see. He has been going through some color changes, which is not uncommon for darks out of a grey parent. He was born bay black, but is currently dark indefinite. His fiber is going to be of great value to a fiber artist! His fleece at his first shearing was Grade 1, Royal Baby. See photo of his gorgeous cria fleece roving that included his brown cria tips.

Speed is definitely the elite of the elite fiber boys! His fleece from his 2014 shearing is 20.3 microns and was entered in the Handcrafter's Spin Off at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF). It won first place and scored 97 out of 100 points! The judge commented that it is a "lovely handspinning fleece! Great versatility! This fiber could be used for almost anything!" At the Southern Select Spin-Off, he won first again with 99 out of 100 points!! The one-point deduction was for a little hay debris in the fiber. Some of the judge's comments were "Wow!, nice sheen, oh so soft, virtually no production loss, very lovely yarn, and great example of alpaca yarn." With his sire's lingering fineness, Speed is on track to have very fine elite fiber for years to come!

Plus, check out Speed's "cover boy" photo when he was 7 months old on the cover of the 2014 fall issue of Alpacas Magazine, AND the cover of the Show Book for the 2016 Carolina Alpaca Celebration!


First place, 2014 SAFF Handcrafter's Spin Off. 97 out of 100 points!! Judge - Melanie Martin
First place, 2015 Southern Select Spin Off, 99 out of 100 points!! Judge - Judy Maxwell

Updated 11/9/2018