— The Openherd Team

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm LLC

Alpaca Excellence in the Green Mountains of Vermont

Ian & Jennifer Lutz
490 Wheeler Camp RdPerkinsville, VT 05151
(802) 263-5740
Fax: (802) 263-9482
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CCNF Snow King, December 2020

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Fiber/Scientific Data

05/10/201916.21 AFD, 3.45 SD, 21.3 CV, 100 CF
04/30/201816.5 AFD, 3.7 SD, 22.0 CV, 100 CF

Mo Money/EL/Arch/PP Elizabeth cross!

CCNF Snow King

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Unproven | White

AOA# 35491217   D.O.B. 7/29/2017 (3 yrs)

Sire:
MFI's & KVR's Mint Mo Money 

4x Champ, 2015 Futurity Champion & JC winner!

MFI's & KVR's Mint Mo Money

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), White
ARI# 32827262 | DOB: 9/2/2013
We purchased MFI's & KVR's Mint Mo Money -- together with our friends Wayne and Susan Robinson of Emelise Alpacas -- at the 2014 Breeders Choice sale at Magical Farms. Though in all honesty we hadn't gone to that final ever Breeders Choice thinking that we would be bidding on a male alpaca, Mo's fleece was so compelling to us that we figured we'd take a chance. There is always some risk in buying an alpaca that is not yet mature. We liken it to sports teams drafting 18 year old kids: while it i...
| AOA# 32827262  | White 

Dam:
CCNF Elizabeth 
| AOA# 32817508  | White  |

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Stud Fee:

$2,500

Introductory

Bidding Info

Description

It actually occurred to us multiple times as we were campaigning CCNF Snow King this past spring -- in what was most likely his final time on the halter show circuit -- that the very fleece traits that make him so attractive to us as an up and coming young Herdsire, were the same ones causing him by the month of March to look like a red-hot mess. In short: a dense, fine, long-stapled fleece, which when combined with several days on a trailer and a touch of heating vent at the show facility…and voila! Even after putting him under show fans set to high for three days before going into the ring, the eye didn’t always agree with what the hand was feeling this spring, so huge credit to the judges for understanding what it was that was in front of them. The simple fact though is that no show result would have changed his status on his birth farm, even if he had gotten the gate and made the walk of shame.

For our part, we have projected this guy to be a future Herdsire since before his 1st birthday. Snow King is the son of arguably our best Elite Legend daughter ever, CCNF Elizabeth, herself the maternal granddaughter of her name-sake, the powerful ’93 import PPeruvian Elizabeth, who joined our program in ’02 and lived out her days here with us. Combine those powerful genetics with Archangel, then add Elite Legend, producing young Elizabeth and then breed *her* to MFI’s & KVR’s Mint Mo Money, our Futurity Champion and JC winner, and Snow King was the excellent result!

While there is no question that Snow King’s value to us specifically is elevated some by his pedigree and it’s lack of relative closeness to several of our white/light female lines, it is ultimately his fleece traits that put him over the top. Dense, fine, and bright? Yes, please: we’d *always* like more of that! We are super excited to be expecting SK's first crop of crias in 2021 and are proud to offer Snow King for outside stud service now at an introductory rate of $2,500. Please watch this space for updates!

Awards

2ND PLACE - 2018 NORTHEAST ALPACA EXPO
2ND PLACE - 2018 NORTH AMERICAN ALPACA SHOW
2ND PLACE - 2018 FUTURITY
1ST PLACE - 2018 AOA NATIONAL FLEECE SHOW
2ND PLACE - 2018 PAOBA FLEECE SHOWCASE
HUACAYA BEST BRIGHTNESS - 2018 PAOBA FLEECE SHOWCASE
2ND PLACE - 2018 NEAOBA ALPACA FALL SPECTACULAR
RESERVE CHAMPION WHITE MALE HUACAYA - 2018 NEAOBA ALPACA FALL SPECTACULAR
2ND PLACE - 2018 EMPIRE ALPACA EXTRAVAGANZA
RESERVE CHAMPION WHITE MALE HUACAYA - 2018 EMPIRE ALPACA EXTRAVAGANZA
1ST PLACE - 2018 SHOWTACULAR FLEECE SHOW
RESERVE CHAMPION WHITE HUACAYA - 2018 SHOWTACULAR FLEECE SHOW
HUACAYA BEST BRIGHTNESS - 2018 SHOWTACULAR FLEECE SHOW
JUDGE'S CHOICE HUACAYA - 2018 SHOWTACULAR FLEECE SHOW
2ND PLACE - 2019 AOA NATIONAL ALPACA SHOW
RESERVE CHAMPION WHITE HUACAYA MALE - 2019 AOA NATIONAL ALPACA SHOW
1ST PLACE - 2019 FUTURITY

Updated 12/10/2020