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Fiber/Scientific Data

05/03/201422.8 AFD / 5.0 SD / 22.0% CV / 91.6% CF
06/26/201021.9 AFD / 4.3 SD / 19.7% CV / 95.1% CF
06/01/200916.4 AFD / 3.6 SD / 22.1% CV / 99.4% CF

Exceptional rose gray El Duro son

AML El Duro's Vivanno

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Medium Rose Grey

AOA# 31097703   D.O.B. 6/24/2008 (11 yrs), 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean

Sire:
AML Legacy's El Duro 
| AOA# 841935  | LF  |

Dam:
CM Silver Threads 
| AOA# 807734  | Dark Silver Grey 

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$650

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Description

Vivanno is a big, tall, assertive male with amazing presence. He is the herd leader, independent and confident. He is outgoing and gentle with other males and with humans, and is a highly intelligent alpaca.

Vivanno is an own son of AML Legacy's El Duro (AKA "Pedro"), who was a fawn son of the legendary Accoyo Peruvian Legacy. El Duro was renowned in his lifetime for his exceptional prepotency -- he stamped his get with impeccable conformation and terrific density, and a very high proportion of his offspring were show winners and champions. El Duro is sadly now deceased, making his exceptional genetics somewhat of a rarity, with less than 60 offspring total. Vivanno is one of the only grey sons of El Duro, and, to our knowledge, the only classic grey son who is currently standing at stud.

True to his sire's legacy, Vivanno's conformation is faultlessly correct. He is tall, with solid, thick bone, a strong, blocky head, and an ideal topline with a low tailset. He moves fluidly and powerfully.

Proving again the prepotency of El Duro, Vivanno is possessed of a very dense fiber with a terrific staple length, even at six years of age. His juvenile fleece was exceptionally fine, with an AFD of 16.4 and a comfort factor of 99.4% at his first shearing. While an ultra-fine first fleece is great, the true value is in fineness over time, and Vivanno has not disappointed in this regard. His 2014 shearing -- that's his SIXTH fleece -- was still mighty fine, with an AFD of 22.8 and a comfort factor of 91.6%. That's finer than a lot of greys have on their first fleece!

Vivanno now has seven cria on the ground, and wow -- these are some seriously nice ones. He is making beautiful heads, perfect conformation (even in dams with less-than-perfect conformation), big bone, and full coverage (again, even if the dam is lacking). The big deal, though, is the fleeces. Vivanno consistently imparts amazing brightness, excellent fineness, and terrific density to his offspring. Thus far, more than half have inherited his rose grey coloring, and the remaining are maroon or black.

Awards

Awards
First Place Empire Alpaca Extravaganza 2009
First Place Empire Symposium Spin off 2010
First Place North American Alpaca Show 2010
MAPACA 2009
MAPACA 2010
Empire Fleece Spin-Off
Score Card Results:
9/10 - First impression
5/5 - Staple length
10/10 - Uniformity
8/10 - Fineness

Offspring

17.5 AFD; stunning fleece
ARI#    D.O.B. 7/17/2016  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: AML El Duro's Vivanno
Dam: Mile High Tiffany Bay
Okay, so .... I really like this guy. Jean Luc is one of an absolutely stellar 2016 cria crop sired by our rose grey Legacy's El Duro son, Vivanno...

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ARI#    D.O.B. 9/7/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Brown, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: AML El Duro's Vivanno
Dam: NL Tink's Pepper
Chili is the third offspring of our herdsire, AML El Duro's Vivanno, and, like the first two, his fleece is awesome. He already exhibits excellent org...

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15.3 AFD / 3.7 SD
ARI#    D.O.B. 8/17/2016  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: AML El Duro's Vivanno
Dam: Glacier Rocks Allison
Allison does it again! Another stunning tuxedo grey male. This is the second year in a row that she has been bred to tuxedo grey, and thrown the exact...

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Grey/black El Duro granddaughter
D.O.B. 4/22/2016  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Silver Grey, True Black, Unproven
Sire: AML El Duro's Vivanno
Dam: Callipyge
There are some dam lines that just seem to clone themselves. Shawna's is one of them. I'm honestly not complaining, because there really aren't en...

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This fleece is serious
ARI#    D.O.B. 8/5/2016  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: AML El Duro's Vivanno
Dam: Skyeview Sassafras
Special is a "middle child" -- she was the middle cria to be born on our first three-for-one day, and the middle of a run of three paternal siblings w...

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ARI# 35395164   D.O.B. 10/12/2016  (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Rose Grey, Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: AML El Duro's Vivanno
Dam: Hidden Hill Present Perfect
Sally was born windswept, a non-heritable condition caused by an excessive stay in an awkward position in her mother's womb. We weren't honestly sure ...

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D.O.B. 7/31/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: AML El Duro's Vivanno
Dam: Camelot's Valencia
This is the first cria ever by our herdsire, El Duro's Vivanno, as his previous farm did not breed for grey. I was optimistic about Vivanno's prod...

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Updated 9/10/2016