Galium is an Alianza Macusani import that consistently throws high quality affspring. She is an excellent mother that is able to maintain her weight even while nursing her cria. Even as an older dam, Galium continues to breed readily and have uneventful births.
She is a known producer of outstanding ribbon winners, including El Dorado Gabriella who won White Color Championship at the Monterey Pronk in a very competitive class of 24. Galium's cria, El Dorado Gold Rush won a 1st place at AlpacaMania in 2008. She has since been bred to Gold Rush's sire, Studmaster Brunello to see if we can get the same award winning results!
This combination resulted in the desired offspring three years in a row. El Dorado Gold Nugget has the same beautiful dark fawn color and gorgeous fiber characteristics and crimp as her older full sister Gold Rush. Gold Nugget has followed in her sister's footsteps and took home the blue ribbon in her class at the 2010 California Classic. And MHAR Brunello's Theodore (Teddy) is once again sporting the gorgeous dark fawn fleece. He took a second at the 2013 California classic.
Galium's 2012 Cria by Eisenhower (Ike) is a pretty white girl (Galena) with Ike's amazingly fine and dense fleece.
For her 2013 Cria we bred Galium to Caligulas Troubador. And check out the lovely light brown female they produced! We love Sweet Serenades's feminine look and exquisite fleece.... And we can't wait to see how she grows out!
Galium is currently bred to Snowmass Velvet Legend for a May 2015 cria. This breeding resulting in a very nice white male. He has since sold.
We rebred Galium for a 2016 cria but unfortunately it slipped and we were unable to easily obtain another successful pregnancy. At more than 24 years of age we think that Galium has earned the right to retire from our breeding pool. She continues to cush when other alpacas are breeding, a sign that she is more than wiling to be a mom. And we feel sad for her, but this is part of the cycle of life. She will live out her life in retirement here at our ranch where she will get the best care and feed available.