Each of Talon's first offspring took either a first place, Blue Ribbon and/or a Color Championship, to include September, 2010 at the Big E Alpaca Show. Lunette, (Seven alpaca in her class) took a first-place blue ribbon, and even more outstanding, a color champion banner for all browns with over twenty alpaca in total. Once again, Lunette took the blue in the "Bred and Owned" class, showing in a class of fifteen -up against the best of the best, including white blue ribbon winners! Very, very impressive for a brown! Talon's Purl, another offspring from 2009, took a blue, first place win, in her class of grey yearlings.
Kudo's to Talon-with award-winning fiber that is just outstanding - which we know now, he passes along to his offspring! It's incredibly dense, with amazing character and high-frequency, tight, even crimp (from skin to his tips), fineness and luster! Add to that an absolutely even in color, spot-free blanket. Talon is the picture-perfect grey. Watch for more of his cria, arriving in 2014.
Talon, at the Alpaca Festival of Oregon, 2010, took the Reserve Color Championship for his fleece, with 16 alpaca in the competition, ten juvi's and yearlings included. Talon was the oldest with the exception of one competitor. Impressive for five years of age! Show results found here.
Amanda VandenBosch judging, gave him a 19 out of a 20 point score for fineness and handle, commenting "good evenness on fleece!" An amazing win = amazing fleece = amazing herd sire!
At another competition, Judge Wade Gease placed him third and added that the three top placing males all were quite even (First place winner was A.L Paca's Revolution) and that he actually preferred Talon's fleece. Talon placed third due to his adult teeth coming in, and Judge Gease said that with males so close he had to start to look for things in order to place them.
Judge after judge comment on his build, and very even crimpy fleece! With Colorado genetics, and 12 grey's in his ARI, he's will likely add some great quality to your grey or colored breeding program!
Talon has one of the nicest personalities of an adult male alpaca. He's a true public relations Champ, very social with the staff, and many of our visitors.
Talon won first for his fleece at the Green Mountain Fall Spectacular of 2012! Judge commented, "Exhibiting good fineness, handle and character. Excellent!"
We are currently continuing to offer a low introductory breeding fee. Meet this future "Get-of-Sire Winner"!
More Judge Comments: 2013 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza Fleece Show: Judge Ursula Munro commented, "Good uniformity of color." 2013 Green Mountain Fall Spectacular Alpaca Fleece Show: Judge Cheryl Gehly commented, "Fine fleece for mature age - nice!" Talon scored 5/5 for color and 6.5/7 for length.
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||Male - Herdsires
||September 16, 2005
||Medium Silver Grey
|In Service Since:
||Traditional Farm breeding: $1,500. Drive-by Breedings: $1,000:
||For lineage records, please click here.
2006 Histogram was AFD 20.6, SD 4.0, CV 19.6, Comfort Factor 97.8%, CRV 37.6
2013 Tennessee Waltz Alpaca Fleece Show: First Place - Huacaya Grey Mature
2013 Buckeye Alpaca Fleece Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey Mature, Full Fleece
2012 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular Fleece Show: First Place - Huacaya Grey Adult
2011 Empire Fleece Event: First Place - Huacaya Grey Mature, (Judge Polly Michells)
2011 PAOBA Breeders Showcase Fleece Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey 2+ Year, (Judge Polly Michaelis)
2011 MAPACA Jubilee Fleece Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey 2+ Year, (Judge Ursla Munro)
2010 Alpaca Festival of Oregon Fleece Show: Reserve Championship - Huacaya Grey, (All age group - out of 16 alpaca!)
2010 LA Deep South Alpaca Fleece Show: First Place - Huacaya Grey
2010 VAOBA Alpaca Expo Fleece Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey 2+ Year
2010 Alpaca Festival of Oregon Fleece Show: First Place - Huacaya Grey
2008 Empire Symposium Fleece Show: First Place - Huacaya Grey, (Best prepared)
2007 Green Mountain Fall Spectacular Alpaca Show: First Place - Sub Jr. Costume Class (A true testament to his character!)
2007 Green Mountain Fall Spectacular Fleece Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey Yearling
2007 Great Western Alpaca Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey Yearling Halter, (Judge Amanda VandenBosch)2007 TXOLAN Fleece Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey Juvenile, (Judge Ruth Elvestad)
2006 Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies Fall Festival: First Place - Grey Yearling, (Judge Amy Bliss)
2006 Great Western Alpaca Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey Halter, (Out of 11 alpaca, Judge Mike Safley)
2006 AOBA/ARI Fiber to Fashion Fleece Show: Second Place - Huacaya Grey, (Proudly behind Color Champion and best buddy, Bazooka Joe! Judges Jill MacLeod and Cathy Merkley)