Wow! what weekend, we are exhausted and delighted. Surtierra Shadow certainly delivered us a great team through the cria born from his matings to our lovely females in 2016 and 2017.
At the top of the list is Reserve champion black male huacaya, Redens Agamemnon (AGA), the finest and densest black fleece in the male championship according to judge Tim Hey, awarded reserve because he is a bit small and needs to strengthen his backend (lots of exercise for AGA this summer!!)
Stacey with AGA, Gunther with Apollo and Martin with Admiral
Add that to 3 first places, 7 second places, 2 third places and 2 fourth places and it is fair to say we are delighted. There were 49 black males and 44 black females in the black championships at the BAS 2018 National Show. Such a great result from our breeding programme with Shadows progeny taking 7 of the first and second places in the black huacaya championships and 2 second places in the brown huacaya championships.
Shadow in Australia
What a journey for AGA, Shadow’s first cria at Redens born premature on 2nd June 2016 at 312 days, he spend his first night beside the AGA with Ron sleeping along side him. The next day he had a plasma transfusion and was them more or less immediately up and suckling. Now 20 months and weighing 50kg he is a strong young male and provided we can keep him growing through the summer he will hopefully turn into a super black stud.
We own 190 Alpacas with at least 170 of them black. We keep 125 at Redens and 65 at Blackberry, this clearly sets the Redens herd apart as one of the strongest black herds in Europe. Our Alpaca Alliance partner Blackberry Alpacas also did well with champion black Male huacaya, 1 first and 2 second places in the black and brown championships from their herd of 45 alpacas.
Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing Shadow offspring.