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Blizzard at GCG 2014
Blizzard's Fleece Feb 2015

Sample from 2015 Clip

First Place Gold Country Gathering 2014

Profile at 2014 GCG

Blizzard, age 3 weeks

Fiber / Scientific Data

4/8/14AFD 16.8 micron, SD 3.4, CV 20.3, 0.7%>30

Judges Choice - Exquisite Handle!

MHAR Blizzard by JusticePartial Interest

ARI# 32742312   D.O.B. 6/2/2013  (4 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Proven | White

3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian
Sire: 101A Skywalker's Justice | ARI# 31232050  | Light Brown 
Dam: Alta Luna's Monet | ARI# 823228  | Beige 

Currently being auctioned on Openherd.com

Category: Herdsire Breedings
Current bid: $500
Time left: 1 day, 20 hours
Bid on this Alpaca at Openherd.com

At birth, we knew he was something special. It was birthing season and there were a lot of cria on the ground...
When we saw him our first reaction was ... oh no... because we were breeding for dark colors and Blizzard is obviously white as in WHITE not off white or cream (much less beige) but amazing bright WHITE!
None of our whites have ever been this brite WHITE! Even our white herdsire (Ike) or irridescent boy (Persey is more creamy) haven't been this White!

Our 4-H kids named him Blizzard and that was an apt name... his fleece had a very fluffy "all over the place" quality to it. But at the same time it was very dense, fine and (most notable) uniform (see first year histogram). It's also very bright! As he matured he's developed an incredible lock structure and handle. At 4 years old it still has a buttery soft feel! This is the fleece everyone wants!

If I was breeding white I would want this boy... check out his genetics.
On the sire's side you have Skywalker's Justice... a multiple champion winner in light brown.
His dam is no slouch either... having won a first place at AOBA in beige 2001.
My personal assessment is this... I don't like/want white but I love this fleece!

At the 2014 Gold Country Gathering Judge Kathy Klay said "He's the total package!" when awarding him first place (no championship)!
She noted his nice soft crimp style & density, and at a little over a year he's well grown with a good solid frame.

Most recently, his 3rd fleece spin-off entry won Judges Choice!
And his 4th fleece spin-off entry won 1st Place in the adult (D) class (of 8) at the 2017 AOA nationals, this in spite of being very dirty/muddy thanks to our very wet/muddy winter.

Check out his picture, there's obviously style there as well. The pix don't tell you but he's also got fleece coverage to the nose and ground, a good indicator of density! And if that's not enough, he sheared almost 10 pounds in his third year!

Blizzard is growing up nicely! He's settled his first girls with several pregnancies confirmed and two cria on the ground. We can't wait to see how his cria grow and what else he produces. Until then his breedings are available at an introductory rate. But we're sure that will rise when we see what he's produced!


Awards

First Place Adult Spinoff (73.5 points, class of 8), AOA Nationals 2017.
Fourth Place 2YO Spinoff (76 points, class of 7), AOA Nationals 2017.
Judges Choice, CA Classic Spinoff 2017.
Highest Score, CA Classic Spinoff 2017.
First Place White Adult, CA Classic Spinoff 2017
Fourth Place Halter 2-Year old White, California Classic Roundup 2016.
First Place Walking Fleece 2-Year Old White, California Classic Roundup 2016.
Fourth Place Spin-off, CA Classic Roundup 2016.
Second Place Walking Fleece, West Coast Alpaca Show 2015.
Second Place Halter, West Coast alpaca Show 2015.
Third Place Fleece, West Coast Alpaca Show 2015.
Fourth Place Halter White Yearling, CA Classic Roundup 2015
First Place Halter White Yearling, Gold Country Gathering 2014.
Fifth Place Fleece White Juvie, Gold Country Gathering 2014
Fifth Place White Yearling Fleece, AlpacaMania 2014
We accept cash, check or credit card.

Financing is available on all alpaca sales. We can work with your budget.
We ask for 25% down, no interest if paid in full within one year of purchase.

Purchaser will provide alpaca insurance on each animal until paid in full.

Breeding/Show quality maidens come with a free breeding to any Menagerie Hill Ranch owned unrestricted Herdsire.

Agisting (boarding) available - 30 days included with in State purchase of breeding quality alpaca. 90 days included for out of state purchases. Purchaser assumes all Vet fees.

Transport available - first 100 miles included with purchase of breeding/show quality alpaca.

Package deals available.

Updated 8/18/2017