Marcella won second place at the 2014 Empire Extravaganza Alpaca Fleece Show!
Marcella is another one of the farms curious alpacas who is a gorgeous medium brown female. She has beautiful tightly crimped fleece that is very fine, uniform, and dense. She has the perfect phenotype... She's thick-boned, has a gorgeous top-knot and face, she has a wonderful conformation, and overall has a very pleasing look.
She has her dam Skyeview Molly's gentle and caring nature and her sire CT Estrada's looks and stature. Her sire has won multiple champions and blues and her dam's lineage has quite a bit of grey in it and she's had five cria so far, three of them being grey! Maybe Marcella will do the same!
Marcella's first cria arrived in 2015, Marquesa, a beautiful brown female. Her fleece is very fine with a gorgeous crimp. Her phenotype is wonderful, no surprise there! We are very happy with this breeding and we look forward to seeing more cria from Marcella. She would make a fantastic female for any breeding farm!
2015 Southern Select Alpaca Show Spin-Off judge Elizabeth Taylor commented: "Very lofty. Wow the brightness. Very nice!"
Fiber Criteria Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5. Absence of Guard Hair, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 5 out of 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: Usability, 7 out of 7. Brightness/Luster, 5 out of 6. Handle, 5 out of 6 possible points.
2014 VAOBA Alapca Expo - Judge Ursula Munro commented: "This fleece is maintaining good fineness and soft hand into maturity. Good uniformity overall."
2014 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular Show - Judge Cheryl Gehly commented: "Holding good fineness for age!"
2014 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza Show - Judge Wini Labrecque commented: "Fleece exhibits good hand, consistent in color."
Fleece Score Highlights: Length 6.5 out of 7. Color, 5 out of 5 possible points.
Estrada is a well-balanced male from two top parents. His Sire, Evander does it again with this amazingly dense, fine fleece male with a great
handle and luster, extensive coverage and a great body. With his 2012
shearing, Estrada had over 12.6 pounds of fleece sheared off. Amazing!!
Alpaca judge, Wade Gease has said about Estrada, "He is the "complete package". Very nice fleece style and crimp formation throughout. He has kept his fineness/softness." Also, Judge David Barboza has said about Estrada: "His architecture and density is incredible! Spot on!" And Alpaca Fleece Judge, Cheryl Gehly has written: "Wow! Fine with great character! Quite uniform for micron.""Beautiful Fleece: fine, bright, well organized!". Awarding him first place in the competition, and again, after the fleeces third showing at
the 2009 Empire Symposium and Fleece Event, she commented again;"Beautiful Fleece: fine, bright, well organized!". Most recent fleece circuit, Estrada's fleece (its fourth showing) took yet another blue at PAOBA show, May, 2009.
To date, Estrada has eight multiple Champ/Reserve Championships, and 27 first-place, blue-ribbon awards. See the details of his show record below, most in very competitive classes!
In 2009, Estrada's Fleece won the reserve Championship, and took first place in his class over another amazing alpaca who won the 2008 Futurity Championship that had 54 entries in the class!
Both dam and sire have produced Championship winners so his future is extremely promising indeed.
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