Matoskah is Lakota for Spirit Bear, and Matt is just as special as that bear is to the Lakota. His genetics include Royal Fawn (can't get those any more!), Caligula, Dom Lucilio, Legacy, and Poseidon.
Matt's dam, Georgianna of Legacy's Conclusive, brings even more to the table. Her line is out of Canada, and includes Legacy, Conclusive, Snowmass Legacy's Golden Boy, and Maxmilian II. Her vicuna like features include incredible fineness and hand, and she has the most beautiful eyes you've ever seen!
So much for genetics -- now about Matt himself! Judge Amanda Vandenbosch couldn't say enough about him when she awarded him 2nd place at the Southern Select in 2013. She commended his conformation, fineness, density, organization, and attitude. Her best comment: "This is what we should all be breeding for!"
Matt's skin biopsy report (May, 2014) is in! Ian Watts, of Alpaca Consulting Services, USA says Matt is in the top 4 animals he's tested, and his density, a 83.6/mm is the highest he's seen! Secondary:Primary fiber ratio: 11.0/1; in-skin primary fiber diameter 27.0 microns; SD 3.7 microns; range 18.4 microns to 35.0 microns; in-skin mean secondary fiber diameter 21.6 microns; SD 3.0 microns; range 13.5 microns to 21.6 microns.
Looking for brightness? Matt's got it! He won the judges' choice award for brightness at the 2014 MAPACA Jubilee. And at shearing in April, 2015 the shearer commented that if the moon is full he must glow in the dark. His fleece is BEAUTIFUL!
Matt's offspring are fine, dense, and beautiful. We can't wait to get the in the show ring!