Lorenzo's pedigree combines the greys of Emerald Farm's Rincon Cloud (the 2005 Silver National Champion), Crescent Moon's Rayo Del Sol, and Danko with Patagonia's well-established true black and grey lines, including the legendary Patagonia's Neruda. Props to Squire Creek Ranch for bringing these programs together and producing Lorenzo!
Lorenzo sports his sires proud head and body density, which is melded with his maternal grand-sire Neruda's crimpy fleece characteristics, producing a dark silver grey macho maintaining sub-20 micron fleece at five years old. Add to this his gentle demeanor and willingness/curiosity to be around us humans, and you have an easy to handle male who is a pleasure to show and work with. Speaking of showing, Lorenzo beat out all shades of grey as a yearling to take the 1st Place and Reserve Color ribbons at Alpacapalooza in 2011, following it up in 2012 as a 2 year old with another 1st Place ribbon at Palooza. In his latest shows, he took 1st in Halter (Alpacapalooza) and Fleece (NW Alpaca Showcase), both as a 6 year old in 2015.
Although he only has three cria on the ground to date, all of them passed on their dam's coloring, brown from brown, and black from black. With his genetics, fiber, demeanor, and coloration, can't wait to see how breeding Lorenzo to silver and rose greys turns out, especially to smaller framed dams that may need some body density added to their offspring.
Lorenzo is standing stud at Argentum Haven Alpacas in Snohomish, WA.