Alpavo's Accoyo Sunflower Girl
Gianna's Peruvian Ivy
Rock Gardens Accoyo Cosmo
Our farm - Rock Garden Alpacas - is located in Oxford, NY. We started our adventure into alpaca farming in 2011 with 2 bred females from Ideuma Creek Alpacas, Alpavos Accoyo Sunflower Girl and Gianna's Peruvian Ivy. Both of these females had rare and well known genetics. We were very fortunate that Sunflower gave us a boy, Rock Gardens Accoyo Cosmo, (who has since been named 2 years in a row - 2015 & 2016 as a Top 5 EPD Trait Leader in fleece weight); and Ivy gave us Rock Gardens Perucoyo Zinnia, who has since been a multiple ribbon winner and who has consistently placed in the Top 1 - 10% on AOA's EPD Trait Leaders reports in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the traits of SDAFD, SF, %F>30, MC, and SDMC.
It was our plan to breed these genetics together and in 2015 our first two cria arrived -
Rock Garden's Perucoyo Peony, the product of our Ivy and Cosmo both of whom have been named AOA's EPD Top 5 Trait Leaders. We expected this pairing to bring an outstanding 2015 cria and it did, a beautiful dark fawn girl with fine, long, crimpy, dense fleece exhibiting all the characteristics of both of her parents. Her 1st year fiber stats were fantastic! 18.5 microns, Standard Deviation 4.7, Coefficient 25.2%, Spin Fineness, 18.7, Fibers>30 1.9% with a comfort factor of 98.1%. Her very first EPD report places her in the Top 1% for %F>30 at #388 out of 39,442 alpacas and the Top 5% for AFD #1317, SDAFD #1366, SF #1129, MC #569 and %M #510. We have repeated this pairing for a 2017 cria, and;
Rock Garden's Perucoyo Gladiola the product of our two original cria, Zinnia and Cosmo. Gladiola is a fantastic medium fawn girl like her mother with fine, dense, crimpy long, soft fleece like her father. We are very pleased with how this breeding turned out, it really couldn't miss - at age 1 Gladiola's micron was 21.3 with a standard deviation of 5.0; coefficient of variation 23.3, spin fineness 21.1, Fibers>30 4.9%, with a comfort factor of 95.1%. Her first EPD Test results placed her in the Top 1% for FW, the Top 10% for %F>30, MC and %M and the Top 15% for AFD, SDAFD and SF.
Currently we have 15 alpacas - 10 females and 5 males. Of those 15 alpacas 12 of them are in the Top 1 - 10% of AOA's Top EPD Trait Leaders Report for 2016. In 2016 we bred Cosmo to Ivy again and to Petunia (Zinnia's 2014 cria) with hopes to continue these fantastic genetics in 2017.