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Salt River Alpacas

Serious about Suris

Liz & Chris Vahlkamp
18890 County Rd 455Paris, MO 65275
314-440-1627

Breeding Chart

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DamService SireArrivalStatusNotes
Cami

Cami

SuriFemaleWhite
AOA# DOB: 10/27/200910 yrs
Cami is out of our foundation male 4Peruvian White Knight. She has been a solid producer for us, great milker which means her crias grow up big and strong, and she has maintained a 23 AFD. Cami's first cria, Salt River's Buster, was sold as a breeding male. Her second cria, Salt River's Caleb, gave us a 15.9 micron AFD in his first year of age with an SD of 3.4, and this fall, she delivered another beautiful boy who, like the two before him, is completely uniform in lock style from shoulder to hip (a sign of uniform AFD)! Cami has density of 49 follicles per sq mm and an S/P ratio of 10:1. She has a bit of a wide micron spread - 9.4 - so we are making sure we breed her to males with...
Salt River's Firecracker

Salt River's Firecracker

SuriMaleWhite
ARI# AOA# 31189408   DOB: 12/6/200811 yrs
We have bumped up Firecracker's stud fee because we have three years of offspring on the ground, and we've now gotten biopsy results and three years of histogram tests on his first offspring - and results have not disappointed! See the description for "Salt River's Caleb" for all the details! Firecracker's density test - at 3.5 years of age - was 83 follicles per sq mm, he has an S/P ratio of 14:1, and a micron spread between primaries and secondaries of only 7. At six years of age, Firecracker still presented us with an AFD of 20, and he ranks 65th out of 4,497 Suri males for AFD in the EPD program - the top 1.5%! And he has sheared 6.5 lbs of blanket and neck fiber every year. He is...
Salt River's Hot Tamale

Salt River's Hot Tamale

SuriFemaleWhite, Dark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 6/28/20127 yrs
OK, we just gotta say it...Hottie is the farm favorite...maybe it's because she has great fiber stats...maybe its because she's become a great mom - easy birther, good milker - or, maybe it's just because she lets us pet her every time we go out to the barn! In any event, Hottie is the product of two of our best - HCLA Trixie and LCA Boots. We waited patiently to see what she could produce given her wonderful fiber stats, and wow, was it worth the wait! We bred Hottie to our herdsire Bronze Mahoganey in 2014 and this fall, she delivered a beautiful dark fawn girl with the most uniform, twisted locks we've ever had on the farm. Hottie is being density tested this fall, but so far,...
Bronze Mahogany

Bronze Mahogany

SuriMaleDark Fawn
ARI# AOA# 31430234   DOB: 7/14/200811 yrs
Bronze Mahogany is not only a multi-award winning champion, he is just down right stunning! Long locks, organized to the skin and uniform in style from hip to shoulder. Amazing luster, amazing density, and every judge has commented that he is the finest in his class. His sire is El Pacacola, a Protocol son who won mutiple awards in halter competitions well after two years of age, while owned by Cindy Harris of Windy Hill Alpacas in California. Additionally, El Pacacola is the grandson of Pperuvian Amador - sire to Pucara's Kahuna! Bronze's dam is ATV Elektra, out of Zeus Rose and carrying genetics from Mahogany Prince. We are so excited to include Bronze in our herdsire line up. His b...
Salt River's Lucy

Salt River's Lucy

SuriFemaleWhite
AOA# DOB: 10/17/20136 yrs
Lucy is a product of HCLA Trixie and Suri Lane's Lucian. We purchased Lucian to start focusing on our SD as we felt we had the retention of fineness in the herd, but needed to start narrowing our SD into the "3s". Lucian offered that prospect for offspring in their early years - all delivered on that and Lucy is a great example. Her first year fleece was 17.9 microns and 3.7 SD. In year two, Lucy slipped into the "4s", but we have bred her to SuperSuris Lady's Man who held is SD in the "3s" into his 4th year. Lucy is a stretchy, well conformed girl with an AFD of 23 at 2.5 years of age. We think the pairing with Manny will continue to improve our fleece quality with retention of fi...
SuperSuris Lady's Man

SuperSuris Lady's Man

SuriMaleWhite
ARI# AOA# 31628976   DOB: 9/2/200811 yrs
Ever on the hunt for top notch white males, we bought this guy as Dick and Nancy Walker were exiting the industry. Everything about him fit our standards: SHIP Score for conformation 4.5 out of 5.0 EPD ranking for AFD in top 1% and top 2% for SD Histogram results that showed an AFD of 20 microns and an SD of 3.8 at 4 years of age! Skin biopsy showing density of 63 follicles per sq mm with a high S/P ratio And in Spring of 2015, we got our first offspring out of him - a lovely female out of a pairing to HCLA Trixie. We are planning to put him over all of our Firecracker offspring when they are of age, and we've put him on two girls this year who couldn't be bred to Firecracker due ...
Salt River's Pretty Penny

Salt River's Pretty Penny

SuriFemaleMedium Rose Grey
AOA# DOB: 5/6/200910 yrs
Penny is an absolute beauty! Incredible luster and fineness, with long, flowing locks and a soft, cool handle. Penny is out of a maroon dam we purchased to upgrade our herd, and a sire - Snowmass Lightning Locks - who is a grandson of White Knight. As a yearling, Penny took a blue ribbon at 2010 MOPACA, beating out some top notch farms, and she took a second place in her class at the Suri Network Fleece Show, with a very respectable score of 73! Then, in 2011, Penny's fleece took a first place in the Suri Network Spin-Off contest - we think that 's great as we always like to see that our fleece is functional as well as pretty! Penny's histogram at 3 years of age was 24 with an SD of ...
Bronze Mahogany

Bronze Mahogany

SuriMaleDark Fawn
ARI# AOA# 31430234   DOB: 7/14/200811 yrs
Bronze Mahogany is not only a multi-award winning champion, he is just down right stunning! Long locks, organized to the skin and uniform in style from hip to shoulder. Amazing luster, amazing density, and every judge has commented that he is the finest in his class. His sire is El Pacacola, a Protocol son who won mutiple awards in halter competitions well after two years of age, while owned by Cindy Harris of Windy Hill Alpacas in California. Additionally, El Pacacola is the grandson of Pperuvian Amador - sire to Pucara's Kahuna! Bronze's dam is ATV Elektra, out of Zeus Rose and carrying genetics from Mahogany Prince. We are so excited to include Bronze in our herdsire line up. His b...