The stars aligned just right, and Lord of Sipan was the result. We happened to have our full-Accoyo Poseidon daughter (with fawn genetics) in Virginia, at Double O Good Alpacas (home of Matrix), to deliver her cria by Royal Fawn. So, when I saw that a rare Matrix breeding was donated to the International Alpaca Odyssey in California, I bid to win! Sipan arrived 11 months later--born at Derwydd Alpacas, he was instantly a favorite of Jan Davis (who knows a thing or two about alpacas). She loved his bright, bright fawn bundles and beautiful crimp style.
Sipan has matured to resemble his sire, Snowmass Matrix (you know--the highest selling alpaca EVER at $675K!) in fleece style, conformation and temperament. He is a very compact male, but perfectly conformed according to the judge at AlpacaFest West in 2015, who awarded him a blue ribbon. It's impressive that a compact male would place in the top 2% EPD fro Fleece weight, but he did! That is evidence of his great density and long staple length.
It turns out that I have quite a bit of Matrix genetics in my herd, and so I'm willing to part with Sipan, although I would like to reserve 2 breedings (as a "drive by" or I'll pay agistment) for future use.
Sipan is agreeable, and he's ready to get to work!