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Man in the Moon Farm LLC

Shooting for alpaca STARS in fleece and conformation!

Mark Edmonds + Brenda Landes
16108 JOHNS CREEK RDNEW CASTLE, VA 24127
540.309.8568
540.309.8388
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Elara - March 2020 AOA

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Thank you, Jim & Gia!

MMFA Ganymede's Elara

Huacaya, Female, Medium Fawn

AOA# 35379027   D.O.B. 10/13/2018, Full Peruvian

Sire:
Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede 

11x Champ, 4xJC - AOA National Supreme Champion!

Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, White, Full Peruvian
ARI# 35230793 | DOB: 6/8/2015
The Championships of his offspring are beginning to add up - including a 2x Judges Choice (fawn) female! See who's winning under the Awards section below. With relatively few offspring, we're seeing a lot of very positive results! Note: Auction price is for drive by. Agistment can be added...give us a call to arrange.

"This male shows extremely strong fiber traits that should be passed to his offspring...Bred to top notch females, you should expect many champions." -- Comments from Dr. Norm...
| AOA# 35230793  | White 

Dam:
TWF Peruvian Sarafina 

Hoping for a girl to breed back to GANY!

TWF Peruvian Sarafina

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Fawn, Full Peruvian
ARI# 35275763 | DOB: 7/26/2014
Sarafina welcomed her 4th cria & 1st male cria on 10/3! We have named him Aries. More info soon...The combination of GANYMEDE and TWF Sarafina definitely works! So...we exposed Sarafina to Ganymede for a 3rd time and Aries didn't dissappoint (other than we were expecting another fawn girl)! If you are breeding for fiber that has amazing uniformity, consistency, lasting fineness, and is "the SAME all over!", this is the place to start. Sarafina's fleece, and the unmatched consistency of Ganymed...
| AOA# 35275763  | Medium Fawn 

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Bidding Info

Description

From day 1; we called Elara a "keeper!" We thought long and hard about listing her for sale. Elara's full sister, Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ayla (SOLD), championed as a yearling at her first show, the 2020 VAOBA Derby Fawn Female Color Champion! Elara’s fleece character is shining through with uniformity and fineness that carries across her blanket, down into the belly and legs! Elara's conformation is spot on, with a well-balanced frame made for production. With her dark toenails, eyelashes, and nose, she'll fit into a light or color breeding program. Elara participated in her first shows, and we were very pleased with the judges comments, recognizing the consistency and uniformity of her fleece across the blanket, and from skin to tip. These genetics are powerful!

Elara's sire is the 2017 AOA National Supreme Champion, Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede, carries some important genetics, including the likes of 382 Peruvian Zephyrus, who was the 2005 Futurity Reserve Herdsire of the Year. Ganymede garnered 4 Judges Choice banners and Championed in every show he attended from 10 months old on (for a total of 11). The Judges repeatedly said: "He's the clear winner!" and "He's the SAME All Over!...from skin to tip, from front to back!" He is SPECTACULAR and we're pretty sure he's passed all of his outstanding qualities to Elara! We expect great things from this remarkable girl!

Elara's dam, TWF Peruvian Sarafina, has a consistent uniform crimp and fineness across her blanket. She has a soft handle, great density, and a very good staple length. She's just a beautiful girl...Her genetics are also impressive. Sarafina's sire, TWF Peruvian Embosser (Odyssey, Godfather, Vengador, Royal Fawn) passed on his elite fleece, handle, staple and coverage. Her dam, TWF Peruvian Saffron (Felix, Accoyo Express) also passed on her dense, bright fleece.

Elara had been bred to WP Elite Maximillion. You learn some things the hard way -- she began acting quite uncomfortable the day we gave her a Vit AD injection, and she aborted at 5 months the next morning. Unfortunately, Maximillion passed unexpectedly and we missed our window for a Fall 2020 breeding. So Elara will be bred in Spring 2021 for her first cria. Purchase her now and choose the herdsire. Our recommendation would be either QR Ice Man or Man in the Moon's Rigel (if he's ready), who just won his first Championship in November 2020 at the VAOBA Expo under Judge Wade Gease.

Note: MMFA offers its best pricing on packages of three or more alpacas. Let us know what you're looking for and we can help you find the right package within your budget.

Awards

2ND PLACE 2019 VAOBA EXPO HALTER MF FEMALE YEARLING - JUDGE AMANDA VANDENBOSH
1ST PLACE 2019 VAOBA FALL DERBY HALTER MF FEMALE YEARLING - JUDGE SHARON LONER
1ST PLACE 2020 CAROLINA ALPACA CELEBRATION B&O YEARLING - JUDGES JUDE ANDERSON & JILL MARCELLUS
5TH PLACE 2020 AOA NATIONAL SHOW HALTER MF YEARLING - JUDGE STEPHANIE GLYPTIS
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SIRE'S AWARDS - MAN IN THE MOON PERUVIAN GANYMEDE:
2017 AOA NATIONAL LIGHT MALE SUPREME CHAMPION - JUDGES AMANDA VANDENBOSH, JILL MACLEOD & DAVID BARBOZA
2017 AOA NATIONAL INVITED COLOR CHAMPION + FIRST PLACE, WHITE MALE - JUDGES AMANDA VANDENBOSH & JILL MACLEOD
JUDGE'S CHOICE 2017 CAROLINA ALPACA CELEBRATION - JUDGES DIANA TIMMERMAN & AMANDA VANDENBOSH
JUDGE'S CHOICE 2017 TXOLAN SPECTACULAR - JUDGES AMANDA VANDENBOSH & KATHY KLAY
BEST BRED & OWNED + 1ST PLACE 2017 PAOBA BREEDERS SHOWCASE MALES - JUDGE JUDE ANDERSON + ROBIN NASSEMAN
JUDGE'S CHOICE 2016 PAOBA BREEDERS SHOWCASE - JUDGES JILL MACLEOD & DIANA TIMMERMAN
COLOR CHAMPION + 1ST PLACE 2017 ROYAL ALPACA CHALLENGE - ,WHITE YEARLING MALE - JUDGE KRISTIN BUHRMANN
COLOR CHAMPION + 1ST PLACE 2017 CAROLINA ALPACA CELEBRATION - WHITE MALE - JUDGE DIANA TIMMERMAN
COLOR CHAMPION + 1ST PLACE 2017 TXOLAN SPECTACULAR - WHITE MALE - JUDGE AMANDA VANDENBOSH
COLOR CHAMPION + 1ST PLACE 2016 PAOBA BREEDERS SHOWCASE - WHITE MALE - JUDGE JILL MACLEOD
COLOR CHAMPION + 1ST PLACE 2016 VAOBA BREEDERS SHOWCASE - WHITE MALE - JUDGE DIANA TIMMERMAN
COLOR CHAMPION + 1ST PLACE 2016 EMPIRE EXTRAVAGANZA - LIGHT MALES + BEIGE YEARLING MALE - JUDGE HELEN TESTA
COLOR CHAMPION + 1ST PLACE 2016 NEAOBA FALL SPECTACULAR - LIGHT MALES + BEIGE YEARLING MALE - JUDGE JUDE ANDERSON
COLOR CHAMPION + 1ST PLACE 2016 HEART OF VIRGINIA - WHITE MALE - JUDGE WADE GEASE
RESERVE CHAMPION + 2ND PLACE 2016 ROYAL ALPACA PROGENY - WHITE MALE YEARLING - JUDGE SARA JANE MCCLELLAN
1ST PLACE 2016 AOA NATIONALS - BEIGE JUVENILE MALE LEVEL V - 1 OF 12 - JUDGE KRISTIN BUHRMANN
3RD PLACE 2016 CAROLINA ALPACA CELEBRATION - WHITE JUVENILE MALE LEVEL IV (HIS 1/2 BROTHER TOOK 1ST) - 3 OF 9 - JUDGE AMANDA VANDENBOCH
3RD PLACE 2016 SOUTHERN SELECT - WHITE JUVENILE MALE - 3 OF 10 - JUDGE KRISTEN BERMAN

Financing Terms

Standard industry contracts are used. Breeding quality alpacas come with reproductive and live birth guarantees. You may take possession of your alpacas once the down payment is received and the “contract for purchase” signed by both parties. Transfer of ownership with ARI will not occur until full payment is received. Financing is available with 25 - 33% down, with up to 24 monthly payments. Buyer must purchase full mortality insurance for alpaca and offspring, if any, naming Man in the Moon Farm LLC as beneficiary on balance due until paid in full. For individual purchases over $3000, significant discount for cash sales paid in 30 days. Special pricing often available for multiple alpaca purchases. Transportation responsibility of buyer. AUCTION & PACKAGED DEAL OFFERS: These are cash only unless different arrangements are made up front. No other discounts apply unless negotiated otherwise.

Updated 5/20/2021