What can I say about Ivy - she is a lot of alpaca packed into a small frame. Ivy continues to amaze us; in 2013; at the age of 7, her micron count was still at 23.6 with a standard deviation of 3.8 and she was named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for SDAFD and was in the top 1 % for the traits %F>30 and MC and the Top 10% for the traits AFD, SF and SDMC. In 2014, at age 8, she missed being in the Top 5 for SDAFD by 1 - she was #6 - but was in the Top 1% for SDAFD, %F>30 and MC and again in the Top 10% AFD, SF, SDMC and %M and at age 9 in 2015 had again been named a Top 5 Trait Leader for SDAFD, and continued to be in the Top 1% for %F>30; and the Top 10% for AFD, MC, SF & %M.
Now currently at the age of 10 years Ivy is still going strong! She is currently #18 out of 39,442 alpacas in SDAFD placing her at the Top 1%, she also remains in the Top 1% for %F>30 and is in the Top 10% for AFD, SF, MC, and SDMC.
Ivy's genetics are very rare and very sought after in this Country. Ivy's dam was Peruvian Gianna who had a history for producing elite quality cria. Ivy's sire is Alpha Antonio, from Canada and, although he's never been shown himself, he is the sire of multiple ribbon winners in Canada and the USA. At the 2008 Alpaca Ontario show he was awarded 4th of 16 in the Get of Sire class and he is the sire of AGA Sigourney who was awarded Supreme Champion Huacaya Female over 110 other females!! Alpha Antonio is the product of two renowned Jolimont Peruvian imports, his sire Alpa Mayo said to have had the "greatest impact of any stud in Canada on the National Herd and Peruvian Anna a full Alianza, with several grand champion progeny.
Ivy has given us three very special cria, Zinnia, a medium fawn; blue ribbon winner in fleece 2013 American Fiber Rally, 1st Place fleece 2014 STA Hummdinger Show, 2nd Place fleece 2013 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular.Zinnia 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. ; Iris, a bay black; 2nd place in halter in 2015 at North American Alpaca Show and 3rd place in fleece in 2015 at the AOA National Show. Iris also took 1st in halter in 2014 at the STA Hummdinger Show and 1st place in fleece at the 2014 Empire fleece Symposium. Iris placed in the Top 10% of AOA's EPD Trait Reports of the National Herd for 2016, the trait of SDAFD; and Peony, whose sire is our herdsire, Rock Gardens Accoyo Cosmo, 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 and the Top 5% for AFD #1317, SDAFD #1366, SF #1129, MC #569 and %M #510.