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Sunday, April 19 2009

Our first halter show of the spring season was the Maryland Alpaca Show & Sale.  We were quite proud of our show string of four which left with four ribbons including two red and one blue.  While we have always been happy with the quality of our top female, Double 8 A New Day's Dawn (Color Champion and multiple Blue ribbon winner) and our newest black stud-to-be, Brookhollow's Midnight Express (co-owned with Nancy Johanson), our biggest delight was with our top stud's, FD Panther's first female cria on our farm, Double 8 Panther's Pride.  The name sure fits, as we couldn't be prouder. 

Pride took the blue ribbon in her very first show, a juvenile light brown class.  Pride is very dense and has a med-high frequency crimp with high amplitude, but it's her amazing handle that we find so appealing, and so did judge Ken Hibbits.  UPDATE: Pride ribbons at MAPACA the following week.  We are very excited to see such early success from a Panther cria, since this line tends to get better with age.  The future looks bright for Pride and her daddy's offspring.

If you have an offspring from Panther, please send us an update on it's fleece histogram, show results, and generally what do you think about your alpaca.  We will add your results to

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