Milo won First Place at the 2014 Big E Alpaca Fleece Show and also won Judge's Choice! He also won First Place at the Empire Extravaganza Alpaca Fleece Show and at the VAOBA Alpaca Expo in 2014!
Milo's face is identical to his sires. He's a larger male with strong proportions. Milo may be large for an alpaca, but he has a heart of gold. A very sweet boy who is very gentle. A fabulous disposition Milo has!
His fleece is very fine at 14.7 micron his first year, and has great staple length that has a tight crimp that is very uniform.
His dam is Snowmass Midnight's Gold who has produced show-stoppers for us. (Her first offspring, Andean Midnight, was the highest paid madien female alpaca in the world at the time, selling for $100,000 at auction). His sire is CT Estrada who has won multiple champions and blue. Together they have passed down their amazing genetics down to Milo!
2016 Big E Alpaca Fleece Show judge Arturo Pena commented: "Good degree of fineness for age class."
2016 MAPACA Jubilee Spin-Off judge Diana Timmerman commented: "Nice hand. Opens freely. Easy alignment. Drafts smoothly. Spins quickly with little resistance. Very even. Locks loft and shine. Great spinning fleece. Staples open fully :)"
Fiber Criteria Highlights: Uniformity of Length, 5 out of 5. Ease of Carding, 4.5 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 7 out of 8. Ease of Spinning, 9 out of 10 possible points.
Fleece Highlights: 1st Impression, 4 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 4 out of 5. Ease of Carding, 4 out of 5 possible points.
2015 VAOBA Expo Fleece Show judge Wini Labrecque commented, "Heavy fleece weight. Exhibiting above average characterisitcs in age class."
Fleece Highlights: Micron, 6 out of 8. Length, 6.5 out of 7. Color, 5 out of 5 possible points.
2015 Big E Alpaca Fleece Show judge Stephanie Glyptis commented, "Impressive weight for blanket. Well organized with good architecture."
Fleece Highlights: Micron, 6 out of 8. Length, 6 out of 7. Color, 4.5 out of 5. Character (Crimp), 8 out of 10 possible points.
2015 MAPACA Jubilee fleece judge Ursula Munroe commented, "Nice fineness and uniformity in this fleece."
Fleece Highlights: Length, 6 out of 7. Color, 4.5 out of 5 possible points.
2014 VAOBA Alapca Expo - Judge Ursula Munro commented: "Fine and soft - maintaining good character and uniformity into maturity."
Fleece Score Highlights: Fineness/Handle, 18.5 out of 20. Length, 6 out of 7. Color, 4.5 out of 5 possible points.
2014 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular Show - Judge Cheryl Gehly commented: "Holding good fineness and brightness!"
Fleece Score Highlights: Fineness/Handle, 18 out of 20. Length 6.5 out of 7. Color, 4.5 out of 5 possible points.
2014 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza Show - Judge Wini Labrecque commented: "Showing good fineness exhibited across blanket with low presence of guard hair."
Fleece Score Highlights: Length 6.5 out of 7. Color, 5 out of 5 possible points.
2014 Big E Alpaca Fleece Show - Judge Wade Gease commented: "All around this fleece is holding its characteristics to a high degree for its age! Wonderful!"
"Given for preserving overall excellent fiber traits in an aging alpaca!"
Fleece Score Highlights:
Fineness/Handle, 18 out of 20. Micron, 7 out of 8. Length, 6.5 out of 7.
Color, 4.5 out of 5. Character (Crimp), 8 out of 10 possible points. Total score 81 out of 100 possible points!
Judge Amanda VandenBosch commented: "Good sized and still growing. Soft handle."
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Midnight's Gold has also produced show-stoppers for us. (Her first
offspring, Andean Midnight was the highest paid maiden female alpaca in
the world at the time, selling for $100,000 at auction).
is an astounding foundation female, and has produced nothing but the
best for Island Alpaca Farm. We can only expect that her future will be
Three P's!! All around the perfect alpaca, with perfect disposition, and the perfect, nurturing mother!
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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