Holmes (Estrada's Holmes of Island Alpaca)
Holmes won First Place at the TxOLAN Alpaca Spectacular Spin-Off and the Carolina Alpaca Celebration Spin-Off in 2015!
Holmes what a beaut! He has amazing chocolatey colored fleece that is very fine with a high frequency crimp. He's got amazing conformation and a prefect bite. Holmes' face is very striking with his dark rimmed eyes and dark nose. An absolute gorgeous brown male!
He's also got a great disposition! Very sweet, gentle, and easy to handle. He will greet you by shyly touching his nose to yours.
His sire CT Estrada has won multiple champions and blues!
2016 MAPACA Jubilee Spin-Off judge Peter Kennedy commented: "Cards easily, drafts easily, spins consistently. Nice even color. Nice brightness. Soft, has loft."
Fiber Criteria Highlights: Uniformity of Length, 5 out of 5. Uniformity of Micron, 4 out of 5 possible points.
Spinning Criteria Highlights: Ease of Carding, 5 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 8 out of 8. Ease of Spinning, 10 out of 10 possible points.
Finished Product Criteria Highlights: 1st Impression, 5 out of 6. Usuability, 7 out of 7. Handle, 5 out of 6 possible points.
Total Score: 91/100! Amazing!
2015 VAOBA Expo Fleece Show judge Wini Labrecque commented: "This fleece exhibits few visible presence of guard hairs. Has above average character."
Fleece Score Highlights: Micron, 6 out of 8. Length, 7 out of 7. Color, 5 out of 5. Absence of Guard Hair, 8 out of 10 possible points.
2015 Big E Alpaca Fleece Show judge Stephaine Glyptis commented, "Very uniform in micron which translates to a soft hand."
Fleece Highlights: Micron, 6.5 out of 8. Length, 6 out of 7. Color, 4.5 out of 5 possible points.
2015 Carolina Alpaca Celebration Spin-Off judge Stacy Heydt commented, "Soft, bright, brown fiber. Staples opened easily during carding. Smooth and easily drafted. Nice brightness."
Fiber Criteria Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5.
Uniformity of Length, 4 out of 5 possible points.
Finished Yarn Product Highlights: 1st Impression, 5 out of 6. Usability, 6 out of 7. Handle, 6 out of 6 possible points.
2015 TxOLAN Alpaca Spectacular Spin-Off judge Peggy Tharp commented, "Nice crimp. Nice color."
Fiber Criteria Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5. Absence of Guard Hair, 5 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Micron, 4 out of 5 possible points.
Spinning Criteria Highlights: Ease of Carding, 4 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 7/8 possible points.
2014 VAOBA Alpaca Expo Spin-Off - Judge Kathy Kenworthy:
Fiber Score Highlights: Absence of Guard Hair, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Micron, 4 out of 5 possible points.
Spinning Score Highlights: Ease of Carding, 5 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 7 out of 8. Ease of Spinning, 9 out of 10 possible points.
Yarn Score Highlights: Usability, 7 out of 7. Handle, 5 out of 6 possible points.
Total score: 82.5 out of 100 possible points. Very Good!
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Audrey's Little Hottie
Heritage: Peruvian and Chilean Color: Light Brown
Hottie is the culmination of two well known and well respected breeding
programs here in the Northeast. She is a wonderful animal terrific
disposition, good density, and a high frequency crimp-style.
Mariah Alpacas and Mirage all had a hand in creating this incredible gem. Earlah's MA Lady Collina bred under the discriminating eye of Audrey Rhoades to HHF Kenamori's Felipe produced this outstanding female.
Hottie is also a bundle of energy. She is the first to greet, and is
incredibly social, often used as the alpaca "spokes-person" for our
"Meet and Greet" with the public. She loves brushing her nose with yours
and she makes a great cuddle buddy!
Hottie gave birth to her first offspring, May 20, 2010. Estrada's Hanne, a light brown female cria, with a solid, and very dense soft blanket, with a strong Igg.
is an extremely attentive mother, with plenty of milk - always
communicating with her baby, never letting her cria out of her site!
Audrey's Hottie had been bred to our very own CT Estrada to result in one of our finest. A 12.9 micron male named Hot Shot. Absolutely amazing! Estrada and Hottie have done it again!
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.