My husband and I moved to Oregon in 2004 and started our alpaca farm.We have concentrated on gathering top genetics to create the finest fleece possible.
We have now opened a store in Lebanon, Oregon featuring our fabulous fiber, and yarn made from our fiber, as well as knitted accessories from U.S. based firms and co-ops. We also are raising fine-fibered sheep-Cormo and Corriedale, for yarns. Our store is called KNITTY GRITTY and is at 425 S.Main St. Hours-M-Sat 11-5 pm Phone 541-936-4677 Classes starting in May. Go to www.knittygrittyoregon.com for information, or get on our group called Knitty Gritty on www.ravelry.com
Hope to see you in our store!!
Hope to see you here!!!
|| ATV Rockerfeller,Legacy son
||Crescent Moon's Legacy de Oro, Legacy son
||Alpaca Alley's Duke of Pearl
We bought our farm of 46 acres outside of Lebanon, Oregon in mid-2004. We bought our first five alpaca females, all white, and of the best genetics we could afford. We bred them to the best herdsires that we could afford, including many of the Studmaster males at Northwest Alpacas in Hillsboro, Oregon. In mid 2010, we purchased part of a herd from April's Acres in Junction City,Oregon. This herd was all colors of alpacas and included several high-quality herdsires, a Crescent Moon Legacy son and a Snowmass Casanova son. We now have had superior crias the last few years with amazing EPDs. EPDs are based on fiber quality and quantity. We have bred for years for genetic merit, not for phenotype (how they look). We have been doing much research on our herd, both males and females, in order to breed up any deficiencies in the fleece of any alpaca.
We have Alianza's Peruvian Don Julio in many of our alpacas. Don Julio's genetics are rare. He was picked from the National Rural Alianza show along with Peruvian Hemingway. Snowmass traded two full accoyo males to get Peruvian Don Julio (he was that nice)! Peruvian Don Julio was exported in 1996 to Australia and his last offspring were born in 1997. The last registered cria was Snowmass Wedding Pacabells, featured in the Snowmass production auction in 2007 and referred to in their catalog as being from the "proven line of the most superior alpacas ever bred".
We have two herdsires and several junior herdsires with Peruvian Don Julio genetics. ATV Rockerfeller has Legacy as his sire, and his dam is out of Accoyo Elite, with Peruvian Don Julio as her grandsire. ATV Rockerfeller has excellent EPDs and some of his crias have phenomenal EPDs. If you purchase a breeding or a cria with such EPDs, you can scientifically expect a jump in the quality of the fleece of any offspring. Rockerfeller's Betty and Mae West have fleece testing in the top 1% of fleece tested in the whole country in 2012 by ARI. All his offspring, even those out of extremely unexceptional females, are greatly improved.
Take a look at Rockerfeller and see what the genetics of several of the greatest alpacas can do for his offspring. Our Jasper of Cascade Alpacas is another male who throws extremely fine fiber in his crias.