Full Accoyo; Berberis has beautiful dense, crimpy, thick fleece on him. He was registered as white but is beige. He has an unbelievably sweet and gentle disposition; will let you scratch his neck and face for as long as you want to stand there!
Berberis placed in the Top 10% for FW and the Top 15% for SDAFD and %F>30 in the 2016 AOA EPD Trait Testing of the National Herd and in the Top 10-25% 2017 EPD Results - SDAFD, %F>30, %M and FW
His dam is Alpavo’s Accoyo Sunflower Girl a Full Accoyo, white, whose sire was Accoyo Pinachi, adding a proven, yet rare Accoyo genetic to his pedigree. Pinachi was one of the best alpacas to come from one of the last imports from Peru in 1998. Personally selected by Julio Sumar for Derwydd Alpacas; Pinachi's fleece was super dense, bundled and crimpy with a high sheen. Pinachi died in 2007 from pneumonia and with only 38 cria on the ground, his incredible genetics are very rare, very sought after and can no longer be reproduced. Sunflower Girl was the very last cria sired by Pinachi. Sunflower's dam is Accoyo Mayflower, a Caligular and Vengador grandaughter who also has extraordinarily dense, crimpy, fine fleece. A beautiful alpaca with the elite fleece characteristics that high quality, well bred Accoyos are known for. Vengador was the son of Shere Khan, Don Julio Barredos most famous Accoyo herdsire and one that he viewed to be "the perfect alpaca".
Sunflower has consistently placed within the Top 1% of AOA'S National Herd EPD Traits for MSL and FW and the Top 5% for %M since 2013.
Berberis's sire is PHA Accoyo Stratosphere, a Legacy son, 4X Blue Ribbon Winner, 2 Get-of-Sires, who is known to produce black. Strat's cria have earned more than 35 championships and more than 70 blue ribbons in the show ring so far.