We are just now adding Antonia to our sales list as we seriously approach retirement. One of the first cria born at La Mancha, Antonia is a lovely light, lavender shade of rose grey. She has placed in every halter class she entered and is always a star in spin-offs. In 2011, one spin-off judge gave her full points for crimp and architecture and commented on the ease of carding her fiber and the softness of the yarn produced. Her last award was a Blue Ribbon in the 2013 CABA Classic spin-off! Here are some of the comments made by the spin-off judge: nice handle; easy to spin; really liked this yarn, especially color; nice luster. The total score was 90 out of 100 possible points. The judges last comment was "This fleece made a nice lofty yarn--would also dye beautifully." The past few years, her fleece has been sold to hand spinners at marketing events.
We are so very proud of Antonia. She is a wonderful girl and a great mom! Her first born was a dark male, registered as Medium Brown but his grey genetics are very evident. Her second cria was a Modern Dark Silver Grey male. His cria fleece took a blue ribbon in the Alpaca Fleece Show at the 2015 National Western Stock Show, then sold immediately in the NWSS Silent Auction for a very nice price.
Antonia's newest addition to our herd is an outstanding male, sired by Autumn Sun's Apache Longbow, a Snowmass Enlightenment son. This boy is sold but sure to be a winner! He sheared True Black but now those grey genetics are sneaking in. The new owners are excited about his potential.
Antonia de La Mancha
Antonia with male cria
Antonia with 1st cria
90 out of 100 possible points. "Nice handle, easy to spin; really liked this yarn." This fleece made a nice lofty yarn - would also dye beautifully"