Cassiel won the blue ribbon for both the Southern Select Alpaca Show Spin-Off and for the CABA Spin-Off in 2013!
Cassiel definitely lives up to his name (Cassiel is the name of the angel who watches the world unfold before him without interfering). He likes to sit calmly watching the antics of the cria, and enjoying the Vineyard sunshine.
Cassiel is a sweet boy with a sweet face. He is lovely and even-tempered, living up to his dam's sweet disposition and his father's excellent characteristics.
We look forward to seeing Cassiel's even disposition and beautiful fleece passed on to future generations- already Judge Wade Gease commented on his attractive sheen!
Cassiel has impressed us with the amount of fleece he produces. In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Cassiel sheared off over 10 pounds of fleece. Amazing!
Judge commented on his fleece for the Southern Select Alpaca Spin-Off 2013: "Nice brightness and crimp. Uniformity of micron was consistent. Handle was soft. Drafted evenly. Spins consistently. No loss in degree of production. Very nice yarn. Yarn usability should be durable and flexible. Nice brightness again! Soft and bright!"
CABA 2013 Spin-Off judge comments: "This lovely fleece was a pleasure to spin and produced a luscious soft yarn." Judge's score card reveals 90 points! Amazing!
Cassiel of Island Alpaca is proudly sponsored by Shannon O'Connor (Bronze Sponsorship through 12/25/2016)
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Aptly named after the "Angel of Twilight" CCNF Archangel's Aftiel is one of the most stunning animals in the herd.
would like to say that we think it doesn't get any better than this in
color but we have not seen every colored alpaca in the US. But we reckon
the phenotype, the pedigree, the fiber, it all stacks up here as being
Speaking of lineage, Archangel's Aftiel, in October
2008, was one of the darkest offspring (only five medium fawn alpaca of 72)
by her multi award-winning sire, CCNF Archangel (offspring of, Accoyo
Legends, Snowmass Legacy Gold, PPERuvian Mr. President, and Augusto.)
Only 25% of his registered alpacas have color.
Aftiel has fabulous solid color! Her fleece is fine and dense exhibiting high luster, and staple.
dam, Nova's Twilight, is a fabulous black with terrific presence and
valuable heritage: Snowmass Nova and Snowmass Peruvian Casanova.
all of these wonderful traits, and genetics, there is something worth
mentioning about her personality... she carries with her, most of the
day, a piece of hay, or a stick in her mouth just for fun and often
times she comes close enough and offers kisses to her human friends... I
have not yet met an alpaca with such endearing traits!
miss out on your chance to own one of the first Archangel cria for sale!
Parris Hill Farm's Navigator's Commander is a beautiful true black with an excellent fleece. This gentle
and stately (solid) true black male is a real show stopper. Commander's
grandparents, on both sides, have exceptional genetics AND lots of
color. Commander's extremely soft, bright fleece exhibits
very bold crimp similar to his dam and his half sister. He has won multiple champion and blue ribbons (at the SEPA Alpaca Show, the Breeder's Choice Futurity, and the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza).
1st Place - 07 North American Alpaca Show (Level V) 1st Place - 07 Carolina Celebration (Level IV) 1st Place & Reserve Championship - 06 Green Mt Spectacular (Level IV)
2nd Place & Reserve Championship - 06 Coastal Classic
1st Place - 06 MAPACA (Level V) 1st Place - 06 Empire (Level V)
2nd Place - 06 AOBA Nationals (Level V) 2nd Place - 06 North American
1st Place & Championship - 05 Empire Extravaganza (Level V) 1st Place & Reserve Championship - 05 SEPA Show 1st Place & Championship - 05 Breeder's Choice Futurity
Location: 1 Head of the Pond Road, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Mailing address: PO Box 1515, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568