June 14, 2010 was a great day for us here at Ideuma Creek! John and I watched as our very carefully selected fawn full Accoyo girl gave birth to her very first cria. When Truman was born, we were so excited. Even while he was still wet, we could see crimpy ringlets all over him, including his sweet face! We knew right then and there this guy was going to be special.
John did a little research, and since this guy was born on Flag Day we decided to name him Accoyo Truman, after the president who served when Flag Day was enstated. It's a noble name for a noble future herdsire.
Truman comes from top-notch genetics. His sire is PHA Accoyo Stratosphere, a Legacy son. A 5X blue ribbon winner himself, Strat's cria are really performing well in the showring. With just two years of cria on the ground, Strat's cria have pulled in over 22 championships and more than 50 blue ribbons! Strat's gorgeous crimp and lock structure have been passed on down to Truman.
Accoyo Venice, Truman's dam, also comes from exceptional lineage. Her maternal grandsire is Accoyo Victor and her paternal grandsire is Accoyo Royal Fawn. Venice comes by her Royal Fawn genetics through Accoyo Maverick, 4X Champion and 11X blue ribbon winner. Venice is a dark fawn girl out of 2 exceptional whites. Her fleece is buttery soft with a micron of just 16.5!
The blending of these two, Stratosphere and Venice produced a dark fawn, amazingly soft, consistently crimpy Truman who has ringlets everywhere! Truman also has excellent conformation - a very straight topline, strong, sturdy legs and a typey Accoyo build.
Fawn Accoyos are rare. To further add value to Truman, he comes from the best names in the industry and has the fleece to back up the Accoyo-hype. Truman also has a darn good chance of being able to produce dark, even black, cria. Stratosphere has produced black cria, and there's a good chance Venice might be covering black as well. Truman has the dark gums and toenails that seem to be consistent with producing dark offspring.
We were elated when our good friends, Kevin and Martha Cady of Gentle Breeze Alpacas inquired about purchasing half interest in Truman. Truman will reside half of the year with them in Burlington Flats, New York and half the time with us here at Ideuma Creek.
We are hopeful that Truman will begin his breeding career next year, in the summer of 2011.
Judge's Choice Fleece Award - Michigan Alpaca Fest 2010
Color Champioin - Alpaca Festival Oregon 2010
Color Champion - Michigan Alpaca Fest 2010
R Color Champion - AFCNA 2010
1st - Cold County Gathering 2010
1st - Alpaca Festival Oregon 2010
1st - Michigan Alpaca Fest 2010
1st - AFCNA 2010
2nd NJ Alpaca Show Halter 2010
(out of 12 - 1st went to RCC)
4th PAOBA Halther 2010