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Kitt H.
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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/28/201513.7 AFD / 3.5 SD / 25.3% CV / 100% CF

He will be an impact male.

Troubadour's Riddler

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Medium Fawn

AOA# 32404265   D.O.B. 5/1/2014 (6 yrs)

Dupioni's Vintage Troubadour 

Dupioni's Vintage Troubadour

Huacaya, Male, Proven, White, Full Peruvian
ARI# 1378047 | DOB: 11/16/2009
We first showed Troubadour in 2013 at the age of 5. We were so happy that the judges could see what an outstanding male he was. He is still holding that beautiful architecture. he is maintaining that beautiful high frequency crimp with the density and fineness for his age at 24 micron.

In 2016, I did histograms on all of his cria's that were her. They were from 13.9 to 18.1. Troubadour is throwing that low micron. He also is giving his cria excellent fleece coverage and That Head!

| AOA# 1378047  | White 

Ult's Miss Java  

Ult's Miss Java

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Bay Black, 3/4 Peruvian
ARI# 31400312 | DOB: 8/12/2007

Miss Java, one of SA Peruvian Tahoe's finer females, is a beautiful bay black. Miss Java has consistently thrown black or bay black cria when bred to grey or fawn. A solid female with many years of cria and fleece production ahead of her.

What a beautiful cria this year! Rebred to Troubadour!

Another beautiful fawn boy from Java and Troubadour!

Riddler, last year's male cria from Troubadour and Java has a 13.66 micron with 100% comfort factor!

Troubadour's ...
| AOA# 31400312  | Bay Black 

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The best way to introduce Riddler is to state that he is the embodiment of our ideal alpaca in terms of structure, conformation and breed type. He will be used as a representative to illustrate our breed standard.

Riddler's sire, Troubadour, ranks among the most prepotent alpacas that I am aware of today. This is due, I believe, to the awesome fusion of his incredibly powerful dam line with his highly unusual sire line. Troubadour's dam, El Nino's Precious Gem-Stone, is, as her name suggests, a daughter of the great El Nino. A 7x CH, 3x JC winner in her own right, she is also full sister to BHA Peruvian White Thunder, a herdsire who has become known for stamping his get with ideal bone and breed type. Thus, Troubadour's dam line is massively prepotent for build, breed type and coverage -- not to mention the density and crimp.

His sire line seals the deal. Lilly's Accoyo Dupioni is a son of (Accoyo) PPPeruvian Lilly 4605, a true impact dam whose offspring include Peruvian Snowmaster. Dupioni's sire is Elitus, a little-used in-utero Alianza import. That renowned Accoyo/Alianza worked, as it often does, and, blended with the Accoyo/Alianza/Anticalla cross of Gem Stone, gave Troubadour locked-in excellence in just about every category.

... Of course, it takes two, and Riddler's modern grey dam -- a granddaughter of impact black sire, 4P Black Magic -- is, herself, an outstanding animal, beautifully built, with lasting fineness.

It's a cross that worked, and here he is: Riddler, a living example of our phenotypic ideal. His bone is awesome. His conformation is really, truly faultless; not only is he truly straight all around, but his proportions are perfect, the 3/3/3 division that is one of the key traits of our ideal alpaca. So, too, is the head, and Riddler has it. His head is perfect -- yes, perfect. His bone and coverage are fantastic. He began his breeding career at age two, settling females easily – no great surprise, given his outstanding reproductive development – another key trait in our ideal.

Alpacas are fleece animals, though, so, as ideal as he is in all other regards, if the fleece didn't stack up, he wouldn't be here – so good thing it does. Riddler is fine … Yes, ideally fine. His 1st fleece AFD was 13.7 microns. His 2nd fleece is still making the show rounds, so it hasn't been tested yet, but his 3rd looks like it is holding steady at a good 19-20 AFD – and uniform, too. Then, there is his density. He has it: 74.3 sq/mm per Ian Watt (biopsy report under "Histogram").

Riddler's cria have started to arrive, on our farm and in PA. They are. *All.* Awesome.

This male is unbelievable.

Stay tuned.


(Please remember that this male has blue eyes -- a trait that is often a negative in the show ring.)
2016 MAPACA Jubilee Halter Full Fleece Huacaya Medium Fawn Male Yearling
2016 Buckeye Alpaca Show Halter Full Fleece Huacaya Fawn Male Yearling
2015 MAPACA Jubilee Halter Full Fleece Huacaya Medium Fawn Male Juvenile


ARI#    D.O.B. 8/17/2017  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Troubadour's Riddler
Dam: Crown Prince's Kalya
KABOOMIE. ... This is one is Riddler's first grey cria, and WOW, did he ever nail it. So far, it appears that she plans to have it all: Conformatio...

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Oh my goodness Appaloosa.
ARI#    D.O.B. 7/16/2017  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Beige, Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Troubadour's Riddler
Dam: Hilltop's Abigail
Whooooo ... Oh, my. Yes. So, this little one is the result of breeding our top fawn herdsire, Riddler, to Appaloosa. Yup ... Riddler made an Appal...

Howling Hill Farm - Keene, NH

Updated 8/31/2017