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2013

 MAPACA

2012

 MAPACA

 CABO

2011

 VAOBA

 

 

2013 MaPaca Jubilee

2013 MAPACA was once again one of the largest shows in the country with over 900 alpacas entered making it a Level V once again. But what a surprise it was to pull into MAPACA this year and see nationally recognized breeders from the Pacific Northwest in attendance with their 2013 Futurity show strings. Among these were Pacific Crest Accoyo America, Crescent Moon, and Alpacas de la Patagonia. They said it was only a 1,200 mile trip east from Futurity to MAPACA. Leaving Kansas City on Monday and arriving in Harrisburg on Thursday, they then pulled out of Harrisburg on Sunday for a hop over to Denver and the Great Western Alpaca Show. A crazy amount of driving, but their presence helped make 2013 MAPACA especially competitive this year!

We held our own (perhaps even a little more than that) and list below the highlights of our show placements...

Reserve Color Champion Grey Male - GMFA Spalding (repeating the RCC he won at Futurity the weekend before. The CC at both shows was a Crescent Moon male).

Color Champion Black Male - PSAF Andromeda's Darkstar (repeating the CC he won at 2013 Futurity and against the same competition - minus Snowmass).

Reserve Color Champion Fawn Male - Ringo Cloud (he was absent from North American and Futurity as he had Virginia breedings to attend to --- he's got to earn his grain.) This was Ringo's 21st Championship win and he did it at 46 months of age. He will be off to the Northeast Show this coming weekend after which he'll likely be retired from the halter show ring (but not the fleece shows).

Production...

2nd place Get of Sire - Light - Halter for Sheer Galaxy. He faced the toughest competition he's had to deal with to date:

1st Accoyo America Road Warrior

2nd Sheer Galaxy

3rd Ulysses' Nitro of Amber Autumn

4th Accoyo America Kashmir

5th Accoyo America Ulysses

6th Vic Jr's Hemiaccoyo Paladin

Sheer Galaxy's Get included 1 white, 1 light fawn and 1 light brown. All of the other Get in the class where solid whites. We found out we were in the wrong class due to some confusion in the show rules. Galaxy's Get were eligible to be entered into Mixed Dark as more than one was darker than white, but the 2nd place win against the extremely tough all-white progeny means even more to us.

Sheer Galaxy consistently produces colors which are 100% competitive against the whites. In fact, the Black Male Color Champion at 2013 Futurity and MAPACA and North American and so forth (Darkstar)..., is out of the Sheer Galaxy line. Sheer Galaxy's first offspring was A.L. Paca's Andromeda Galaxy, a brown male with black trim. Andromeda Galaxy's first offspring was PSAF Andromeda's Darkstar. From White to Futurity Champion True Black in just 2 short generations!

1st Place Get of Sire - Fleece Show for Sheer Galaxy (really pouring it on now with you guessed it - colored fleeces).

Color Champion Brown Fleece - A.L. Paca's Annie Get from Guns

Reserve Color Champion Brown Fleece - A.L. Paca's Gun's Stock (male)

Reserve Color Champion Light Fleece - Snowmass Matrix Joy (female)

1st Place A.L. Paca's Papillon Galaxy (a Sheer Galaxy offspring)

1st Place, HFA Galaxy Autumn Sunrise (Sheer Galaxy)

1st Place, A.L. Paca's True Pretenses (Simba's Silver Maze)

2nd Place, A.L. Paca's Deep Freeze (Sheer Galaxy)

2nd Place, A.L. Paca's All in Favor

Additionally, we were competing for Reserve Color Champion White Male with one other male - the RCC, but will have to wait a little longer (perhaps this coming weekend) for a banner for HFA Galaxy Autumn Sunrise. This is the outstanding Sheer Galaxy sired male we purchased half interest in at North American from Jay and Jan Hannah.

Judge's Choice Male was from Accoyo America (an incredibly fine and uniform yearling white male).

Judge's Choice Female was a purchase made by Stachowski Alpacas (a white female)

Denise, Donald and I just could not be more pleased with the performance of our males which won 4 Championships with a breathtakingly close call for a 5th with Autumn Sunrise. Even more impressive than those banners, is how well Sheer Galaxy's offspring did winning the 2nd place Get of Sire Halter against nationally recognized males AND 1st place Get of Sire in the Fleece show.

Twinkle, twinkle Galaxy stars... with brightness, density. You raise the bar!

 

 

2012 MaPaca Jubilee

2012 MaPaca once again turned out to be an extremely large, competitive and VERY well run show.  Well over 800 alpacas were entered making this once again, a Level V Halter show combined with a Level III fleece show.  Halter judges were Jill MacLeod for the males and Helen Humphreys for the females.  Fleeces were judged by Cheryl Gehly and Ursula Munro.

Our show placements included (2 Color Championships, 5 Reserve Championships and 17 Blue Ribbons)...

GREY

  HALTER

1st/4, Grey 2+ Female (Patagonia's Arctic Rose).

2nd/4, Grey 2+ Female (A.L. Paca's Arose from Revolution; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution).

Grey Female Reserve Champion (Patagonia's Arctic Rose; her 11th Championship).

  FLEECE

2nd/4, Med Rose Grey Yearling Fleece (Patagonia's Arctic Rose).

BLACK

  HALTER

1st/13, True Black Yearling Female (A.L. Paca's Morissa; sire: Silver Maze).

1st/14, True Black Juvenile Male (PSAF Andromeda's Darkstar; sire: A.L. Paca's Andromeda Galaxy).

1st/4, Black 2+ Male (IF Santiago; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution).

Black Male Reserve Champion (IF Santiago; his 12th Championship; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution).

  FLEECE

1st/3, Black Yearling Fleece (Zorro's Morgiana).

Black Fleece Reserve Champion, (Zorro's Morgiana; her 6th Championship).

BROWN

1st/11, Medium Brown Juvenile Female (A.L. Paca's Annie Get from Guns).

1st/4, Dark Brown Juvenile Male (Snowmass Matrix Majesty's Malbec).

3rd/11, Light Brown Juvenile Male (A.L. Paca's Gun's Stock).  1st in this same class was "Patriot of York"
  an offspring from
our A.L. Paca's Jackhammer.

FAWN

  HALTER

2nd/11, Medium Fawn Yearling Male (A.L. Paca's Centaurus Galaxy; sire: Sheer Galaxy).

2nd/9, Fawn 2+ Male (Ringo Cloud).

1st/11, Dark Fawn Juvenile Female (A.L. Paca's Papillon Galaxy; sire: Sheer Galaxy).

1st/9, Medium Fawn Yearling Female (Sheer Bliss of 7SAF; sire: Sheer Galaxy).

1st/4, Fawn 2+ Female (RR Rose Fiona).

Fawn Female Reserve Champion (Sheer Bliss of 7SAF; her 6th Championship; sire: Sheer Galaxy).

Fawn Female Color Champion (RR Rose Fiona; her 12th Championship; 44 months of age!).

Doug's notes: The Fawn Female Color Championship was the most enjoyable championship Denise and I have ever been in.  In the front row and contending for the Color Champion, was our RR Rose Fiona at 44 months of age.  We brought her along as her fleece is still so amazingly fine, dense and free of medulation.  She is also an extremely easy going female who handles everything so well, even when pregnant.

Indeed, Fiona had a cria inside her plus another one at the show.  Her first cria, our A.L. Paca's Papillon Galaxy was standing down the line from Fiona and both mother and daughter were competing for Fawn Female Color Champion.

Fiona went on to win Color Champion (her 12th championship along with a Judges Choice win).

Also, in the front row and competing against Fiona and her daughter for Color Champion was our Sheer Bliss of 7SAF, a 6-time Champion and 2-time Judges' Choice winner.  Sheer Bliss was awarded Reserve Fawn Female Color Champion. 

When we left the ring, word had apparently spread that we had a mother and daughter pair in the front row competing for Color Champion.  Many people came by to see our three females: Fiona, Papillon and Sheer Bliss.  Many stated that Papillion is identical to her mother in appearance and in fleece.  We remarked that Papillion is scheduled to take over the family business once her mother finally retires.

Even better though, the icing on the cake was that Papillon and Sheer Bliss share the same sire: our 6-time Champion and 8-time Get of Sire winner, Sheer Galaxy.

So, cheers to wonderful pre-potency as demonstrated by both Fiona and Sheer Galaxy!

  FLEECE

1st/12, Medium Fawn Yearling Fleece (Ringo Cloud).

Fawn Fleece Color Champion (Ringo Cloud; his 13th Championship).  Ringo even beat the Fawn 

  Fleece Color Champion from 2011 AOBA Nationals (our RR Rose Fiona).

1st/4, Dark Fawn Two Year Old Fleece (RR Rose Fiona).

1st/3, Medium Fawn Juvenile Fleece (A.L. Paca's Centaurus Galaxy; sire: Sheer Galaxy).

LIGHT

  HALTER

1st/14, Light Fawn Yearling Female (Para Siempre Princess).

Light Female Reserve Champion (PARA Siempre Princess; her 7th Championship, 24 months of age).

  FLEECE

1st/4, Light Fawn Yearling Fleece (Para Siempre Princess).

WHITE

  HALTER

1st/14, White Juvenile Male (TGF Legend's Marauder).

  FLEECE

1st/11, White Yearling Fleece (A.L. Paca's Whirlpool Galaxy w/ a fleece score of 84; sire: Sheer Galaxy).

 

  

2012 Carolina Alpaca Celebration (CABO)

 

Another terrific show! Carolina was a sell out with around 650 alpacas entered making it a solid level IV show (500 to 799 entries).  Judges were Jill MacLeod for the males and Diana Timmerman for the females. Our halter class placements included:

GREY

First Place, Grey Male (A.L. Paca's Revered; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution).

First Place, Grey Female (A.L. Paca's Arose from Revolution; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution).

Grey Female Color Champion (Patagonia's Arctic Rose; her 8th Championship).

BLACK

Black Male Color Champion (IF Santiago; his 11th Championship; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution).

Black Female Reserve Champion (A.L. Paca's Morissa; her 3rd Championship; sire: Silver Maze).

BROWN

First Place, Brown Female (A.L. Paca's Amber Haze; sire: Silver Maze).

Brown Female Reserve Champion  (A.L. Paca's Annie Get from Guns; her 2nd Championship in her
   first two shows as a juvenile).

FAWN

First Place, Medium Fawn 2+ Male (Ringo Cloud)

Fawn Female Color Champion (Sheer Bliss of 7SAF; her 3rd Championship; sire: Sheer Galaxy).

  NOTE: The Fawn Female Reserve Champion was also sired by Sheer Galaxy.

LIGHT

Light Male Color Champion (A.L. Paca's All in Favor; his 3rd Championship).

Light Female Color Champion (PARA Siempre Princess; her 5th Championship).

WHITE

no entries

PRODUCTION

First Place, Produce of Dam (XAN Emigre; her 4th win in 4 consecutive shows; two grey offspring).

First Place, Get-of-Sire (Sheer Galaxy; his 8th win at Get).

*** GRAND FINALE ***

Judges Choice Female (PARA Siempre Princess)

 

  

2011 Virginia Alpaca Expo (VAOBA)

What a show!!! It was not a small one either, it turned out to be the largest we attended this fall with over 600 alpacas registered.  Our halter class placements included:

BLACK

Black Male Color Champion (IF Santiago; his 10th Championship; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution)

Black Female Color Champion (A.L. Paca's Morissa; her 2nd Championship; sire: Silver Maze)

BROWN

First Place, Brown Female (A.L. Paca's Amber Haze; sire: Silver Maze)

Brown Female Color Champion  (A.L. Paca's Annie Get from Guns)

FAWN

First Place, Fawn Male (A.L. Paca's Centaurus Galaxy; sire: Sheer Galaxy)

Fawn Male Color Champion (Ringo Cloud; his 11th Championship).

Fawn Female Color Champion (Sheer Bliss of 7SAF; sire: Sheer Galaxy)

LIGHT

First Place, Light Fawn Male (A.L. Paca's All in Favor)

Reserve Light Female Color Champion (PARA Siempre Princess)

WHITE

no entries

GREY

First Place, Grey Male (A.L. Paca's Revered; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution)

First Place, Grey Female (A.L. Paca's Arose from Revolution; sire: A.L. Paca's Revolution)

Grey Female Color Champion (Patagonia's Arctic Rose; her 7th Championship).

PRODUCTION

First Place, Produce of Dam (XAN Emigre: her 3rd win in 3 consecutive shows; two grey offspring).

First Place, Get-of-Sire (Sheer Galaxy; his 7th win at Get).

*** GRAND FINALE ***

Judges Choice Male (Ringo Cloud; his 2nd Judge's Choice win).

Judges Choice Female (Sheer Bliss of 7SAF: sire: Sheer Galaxy)

 

  

 

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