July 2016- Montana's fleece from her shearing shows the soft handle and rich color that will make fantastic next-to-skin yarn for scarves and sweaters. Soft as silk!
March 2016- Miss Montana Rose is showing interest in the boys! She has grown to have a gorgeous fine gray fleece with a defined crimp from tip to skin. Oh what brilliant luster as well!! A great example of the Snowmass genetics!!
Starsky's Miss Montana Rose is a gorgeous silver grey Huacaya female with a packed pedigree of award winning genetics, lovely fleece, and is ready to begin producing some exceptional cria for your breeding program.
Montana's sire is Starsky By Snowmass Enlightenment, the multi-blue ribbon winning son of Champion MRG Snowmass Enlightenment, who is the grandson of the famous multi-champion Snowmass XXXtreme. This pedigree is packed! With silver grey genetics, including Snowmass Royal Rose, Snowmass Peruvian Casanova, and Chilean import Azapa, (Starskys dam), you can't go wrong.
Montana's dam is Miss Nikki Rose, who is out of the multi-award winning Alpaca Knights Mr. Sparks (non-fading true black sire). Montana's granddam is Disappearing Creek's Neiko, a bay black girl who produces ribbon winning offspring such as Nic@Night (2013 Nationals High Score Fleece Champion). Also on Montana's maternal side is Macintosh - the industry leader in offspring championships), Legend's Challenger of KPR (the highest number of ribbon winning gray offspring), and Inca Legend, the original grey import from Peru. Impressive!
This impressive mix of grey genetics on both her sire and dam's sides, make Montana a truly exceptional female with a propensity for producing some remarkable offspring.
Montana has medium silver grey fleece, that has a soft buttery feel, with fine, yet dense qualities. She has a medium frequency crimp, and a very high comfort factor. Her fleece color is lovely and bright; it is truly exceptional and makes outstanding yarns. When used by hand spinners, knitters,or crafters, Montana's fleece makes unbelievably soft next to skin finished products.
Montana also has excellent conformation, with a balanced frame of 1/3 neck/head, body, and legs. She is of average size and weight with a nice balanced/average bone structure, and a nice square stance, even spaced and balanced on all 4 legs, in proper position.
Personality wise Montana is a very social alpaca and gets along well with both her herdmates, and humans alike. She likes her established eating spot, but will move to other spots for hay. She is halter trained and very easy to handle on lead, and a delight to work with and be around. She is a real sweetheart and likes to pronk and play with the babies.
Montana is nearly ready to breed, and can be bred to any of our CYH herdsires.We expect that she will be a solid foundation female - with th epropensity to produce show quality cria. She would be best bred to a stud who carries good density and crimp, to add to her already excellent qualities. Montana will be a good dam for anyone wanting to breed for show quality gray offspring, add to or upgrade the grey genetics in their breeding program or produce high quality silver grey products.
With exceptional award winning grey genetics, outstanding potential to produce show quality cria, and fantastic silver grey fleece, Montana would be a beautiful addition to any herd, especially one wanting award winning grey genetics.