Arabella won First Place and Judge's Choice at the 2014 Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Spin-Off! She also won First Place at the TxOLAN Alpaca Spectacular Spin-Off and the Carolina Alpaca Celebration Spin-Off in 2015!
Arabella is a very gentle, curious, and patient alpaca who has very fine, dense, and uniform fleece. She has a bold crimp that comes with a long staple length. She has an amazing phenotype! She's thick-boned, has an impressive top-knot, has a strong frame, and just over all has the pleasing look of a true alpaca.
She has an amazing bloodline, especially from her dam's side. Aftiel's sire is the famous CCNF Archangel, a multiple champion winner. Her sire is CT Estrada who has won multiple champions and blues!
She has her dam Aftiel's curls on her face and her sire Estrada's gentle eyes. She's always interested in observing up close anything smaller than her like birds and children. She has such a sweet and gentle disposition! Extremely easy to handle.
2015 Kentucky Classic Spin-Off judge Victoria Smith commented, "Nice color."
Fiber Criteria Highlights: 1st Impression, 5 out of 5. Absence of Guard Hair, 5 out of 5. Uniformity of Length, 5 out of 5. Uniformity of Micron, 5 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. Brightness/Luster, 5 out of 6 possible points.
Arabella scored a total of 91/100. Amazing!
2015 Carolina Alpaca Celebration Spin-Off judge commented, "Staples opened easily. It was easy to draft. You really have a very nice fleece - especially for this age!"
Fleece Score Highlights: Uniformity of Length, 4 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 7 out of 8.
Ease of Spinning, 8 out of 10 possible points.
2015 Sunshine State Alpaca Expo Spin-Off judge commented, "Rich color. Bright for age. Nice color and brightness. Great brightness. Enjoyable to spin."
Fleece Score Highlights: Uniformity of Micron, 4 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 7 out of 8.
Ease of Spinning, 9 out of 10.
Brightness/Luster, 5 out of 6 possible points.
Fiber Score Highlights: Uniformity of Length, 4.5 out of 5 possible points.
Spinning Score Highlights: Ease of Carding, 5 out of 5. Ease of Drafting, 8 out of 8. Ease of Spinning, 10 out of 10 possible points.
Yarn Score Highlights: Usability, 7 out of 7. Brightness/Luster, 5 out of 6 possible points.
Total score: 83 out of 100 possible points. Very Good!
2014 Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Spin-Off - Judge Carolyn Penny commented: "Nice consistent yarn produced from this light, airy fiber! Rich color. Consistent length. Good handle."
Fleece Score 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 out of 5. Brightness/Luster, 5 out of 6. Handle, 5 out of 6 possible points. Total fleece score, 94/100! Amazing!
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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!
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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