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  • 2014 Profile

Monarch (Estrada's Monarch of Island Alpaca)

Monarch was awarded the Blue Ribbon and Color Champion for the Southern Select Alpaca Spin-Off in 2013!

Monarch is maturing with a fabulous crimp-style; high frequency, low amplitude, with terrific uniformity, and showing strong density according to Alpaca Judge Wade Gease.


Monarch is a curious and sweet male. He is big-boned and has a nice strong frame. A gorgeous fawn boy!

His sire is CT Estrada who has won multiple champions and blues - The notable Snowmass Legacy Gold line from his dam.

Judge Comments:

2016 Carolina Alpaca Celebration Spin-Off judge Kathy Klay commented, “Cards well. Drafts very evenly. Spins consistently. Nice loft.”

Fiber Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 5 out of 5 possible points.

Spinning Highlights: Ease of Carding, 5 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 8 out of 8. Ease of Spinning, 10 out of 10 possible points.

2016 MOPACA Invitational Spin-Off judge Lee Ann King commented, “Soft lock structure. Locks open easily. Plys well. Soft, even twist. Versatile, durable. Soft, spongy. Nice sample!”

Fiber Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 4.5 out of 5. Ease of Carding, 4 out of 5. Usability, 6 out of 7 possible points.

2015 VAOBA Expo Spin-Off judge Pamela Potts commented, "Crimp goes to tips, opens easily, consistent, nice twist." 

Fiber Criteria Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5. Absence of Guard Hair, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 5 out of 5. Uniformity of Micron, 4.5 out of 5 possible points.

Spinning Criteria Highlights: Ease of Carding, 5 out of 5. Ease of Spinning, 8 out of 10 possible points.

VAOBA Expo Spin-Off 2013 judge comments: "Soft, nice color, opens easily, very smooth, bright, strong and firm. This is a dream to spin. I would buy this one!"

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Type: Hu
Gender: Male - Jr. Herdsires
Status: Unproven
Birthdate: September 15, 2011
Heritage: 2/8 Bolivian, 6/8 Peruvian
Registration: ARI
ARI#: 31851565
Color: Dark Fawn
Price: $5,500
Download PDF Certificate: Estradas_Monarch_of_Island_Alpaca_-_ARI_Certificate.jpeg
Lineage: For lineage records, please click here.
Fiber Analysis:


Awards:

2013 Southern Select Alpaca Spin-Off: Color Championship - Huacaya Fawn Fleece

2013 Southern Select Alpaca Spin-Off: First Place - Huacaya Fawn Fleece

Breeding History:


LINEAGE RECORDS:
Dam:

FF Autumn Mist

 

ARI#: 30417250

Heritage: Peruvian, Bolivian and Chilean

Color: White

Autumn Mist is a nice pure white female who has been an excellent mother to all of her crias. She's one who will alert the herd if there is danger nearby and she absolutely loves to lay out in the sand to sun bathe!

Autumn Mist was born to Spring Hope with no fanfare or assistance. She has developed into a beautiful young female, with nice conformation, dense fiber with a soft hand, and a gentle, calm personality.

Misty looks exactly like her sire - very nice since she was his first cria! We are thrilled that Legacy Gold's Lucky 13 has passed his "Legacy" on to this beautiful female. Lucky's sire, Snowmass Legacy Gold, has won major awards at every level and at every stage of his development, including back-to-back Breed and Color Championships at the 1999 & 2000 Futurities in Oklahoma City, and numerous get-of-sire firsts. In February 2006 Legacy Gold was the highest priced male at The Making of Champions Private Selection Sale ($500,000).

With her sire's notable heritage, and her dam's strong maternal capabilities, we had high expectations for Misty's crias - AND SHE HAS LIVED UP TO OUR EXPECTATIONS. At 351 days she delivered her first cria with no assistance. This beautiful 17.5 pound fawn female, Billie Jean, looks just like her maternal grand-dam. Misty is a wonderful mother, with lots of milk and strong maternal instincts. She carefully watches her cria, and encourages them to nurse and stay close. Misty would be a great addition to your breeding herd.


Sire:

CT Estrada

ARI#: 30522619

Heritage: Full Peruvian

Color: Medium Fawn

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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