Black and Silver Giada is a gorgeous 4th generation black experienced female with champion genetics - Black Magic, and 5Peruvian Silverado, silky fleece, and produces outstanding ribbon winning quality offspring.
Giada comes from an impressive line. Her sire is Sunburst Black Velvet, son of the industry leading black sire, Peruvian Black Magic, multiple ribbon and championship winner. Giada's dam is Sunburst Silver's Leah, daughter of 5Peruvian Silverado, also a multiple ribbon and champion winning animal.
Giada's fleece is as black as night, has a nice silky feeling, but low frequency crimp structure. For finished products, her fleece is best for yarns for socks, rugs, and weaving.
Conformation-wise Giada is an above average sized female (a little on the tall side) but is average in weight. She is proportionate and has average bone size, a square stance and strong, regal presence, especially when you are looking at her.
Giada has a relaxed personality. She is a good herdmate and enjoys raising her crias. She gets along well with humans and alpacas and is not aggressive toward other females. She halters easily and is a pleasure to handle and work with.
Being a nurturing mother is one of Giada's best attributes. She is an easy breeder, typically taking on the first breeding, and carries full term, healthy cria that are delivered with no assistance. She has plenty of colostrum and milk throughout her crias first 6 months. She is also attentive and protective of her crias, but lets humans handle them when necessary. Her crias average 15-17 pounds and are up and nursing within the first 30 minutes of life.
Giada's offspring tend to carry the fleece characteristics and density of their sire, and Giada has a high propensity to pass on her dark coloring. She has also produced dark rose grey. When bred to a high quality herdsire, Giada's crias have been outstanding show quality, ribbon winning progeny.
Some of Giada's crias have not only gone on to win ribbons and championships in the show ring, but 2 are standing studs in their respective states. Giada's crias are:
SIR COMMANDER Male 8/24/12 Huacaya DF (standing stud in PA)
MICHAEL'S GIAVANNI Male 6/24/09 Huacaya MSG (standing stud in Southern Ohio)
MISS GIANA ROSE Female 6/2/10 Huacaya TB
HARLEY Male 6/30/13 Huacaya DSG
STARSKY'S MISS SOPHIA ROSE Female 7/19/15 Huacaya DSG
If you are looking for an easy to maintain, solid foundation female, with great mothering instincts, 4th generation solid dark color, and a sweet personality, Giada is the girl to add to your breeding program.