Great Midwest Alpaca Fest: Day Two

Valention Takes Color Champion

It was another fun-filled day for us up in Madison, Wisconsin at the Great Midwest Alpaca Fest. We spent most of the morning watching the fawn huacayas show, then we started to get Valentino ready go in for his class.

Valentino took a first place at the Illinois Alpaca Show last fall, but there were not enough suri alpacas around for a championship class. We were very excited to see that might be a possibility for him this weekend at the alpaca show in Wisconsin.

Valentino is a son of Armed & Dangerous, and full sibling to AOBA Judge’s Choice & Futurity champion, Andean Vista’s Vanity Fair, and maternal sibling to our champion Andean Vista’s En Vogue. His dam, Veuve Clicquot is known by many breeders as our top producer, and we were hopeful Valentino would be her fourth champion suri alpaca produced in a row.

After taking first in a small class, Valentino again went in for the championship, and won. There was some tremendous quality among the white suris at the show, some of whom did very well at the top shows in the country. We were very glad to see Valentino was able to keep the winning tradition of Veuve Clicquot alive and well. And, as full brother to a National Judge’s Choice female, we think Valentino will have a very bright future as a herdsire indeed.

Two alpacas, two blue ribbons, and one championship. All in all it was a great weekend for us and made for a happy ride home. We returned home before nightfall to visit our suri alpacas enjoying the warm weather. The girls all came up to welcome the boys like the returning heroes they are. We’re looking forward to next weekend, and getting to visit some of our friends and fellow alpaca breeders in Ohio at the Buckeye Alpaca Show.

Great Midwest Alpaca Fest: Day 1 Buckeye Alpaca Show 2013
Great Midwest Alpaca Fest: Day 1
Buckeye Alpaca Show 2013

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