Anika won the blue at the Sunshine State Alpaca Expo Spin-Off in 2015! She also won First Place at the 2013 National Champions' Alpaca Spin-Off and the 2013 Alpacapalooza Spin-Off.
Anika, just like her sisters and brother: Angelica, Angelito, Silver Angel, and Penelope look just like their dam Angelina, a champion ribbon winner.
Anika's fleece is a beautiful white that is lustrous and very fine, but nicely dense.
Anika, just like all of her siblings and dam, have an almost perfect phenotype! They have great conformation with a strong frame, they are thick-boned, have impressive top-knots, nice thick short muzzles, and overall a beautiful and pleasing look. Angelina seems to have very strong genetics! Anika's sire is our very own CT Estrada who has won multiple champions and blues.
She's becoming a great alpaca and she loves to sun bathe outside on nice sunny days! A sweet girl who is quite curious and very easy to handle. Very patient just like her dam!
2015 Southern Select Alpaca Show Spin-Off judge Judy Maxwell commented: "This fiber could be processed in any manner. Lovely fleece, very nice yarn. Pretty, soft white. Spun nicely. Handle feels great. Pretty yarn, consistent, not fuzzy."
Fiber Criteria Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5. Absence of Guard Hair, 5 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 5 out of 5. Uniformity of Micron, 5 out 5 possible point.
Spinning Criteria Highlights: Ease of Carding, 5 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 7 out 8. Ease of Spinning, 10 out of 10 possible points.
Yarn Criteria Highlights: First Impression, 6 out of 6. Usability, 7 out of 7. Brightness/Luster, 5 out of 6. Handle, 6 out of 6 possible points.
Anika scored a 95/100 with her fleece! Amazing!
2015 Sunshine Alpaca State Expo Spin-Off judge commented: "Very uniform! Very easy to draft. Soft. Nice loft."
Fiber Criteria Highlights: Uniformity of Length, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Micron, 5 out 5 possible point.
Spinning Criteria Highlights: Ease of Carding, 4 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 8 out 8 possible point. Ease of Spinning, 8 out of 10 possible points.
2014 Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Spin-Off Show - Judge Carolyn Penny commented: "A delight! Fun to spin, sooo easy! a favorite of mine! Great soft, pleasing sheen. Micron uniform. Bright luster. Excellent handle!"
Fleece Score Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Micron, 4 out of 5. Brightness/Luster, 6 out of 6. Handle, 6 out of 6 possible points. Total fleece score, 90/100! Another amazing score!
Judge commented from Alpacapalooza 2013: "Drafted nicely and there was only a 10% degree of production loss during spinning!"
Anika scored a 96.5/100 with her fleece! Amazing!
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