Encantador News 2005
ENCANTADOR EMBARKS ON EMBRYO TRANSFER PROGRAM
In early December Encantador Alpacas embarked on its first Embryo Transfer procedure with renowned Alpaca veterinary specialist Jane Vaughan of CRIAgenesis.
Using one of our top OLD Peruvian girls (14+ years) and our prized stud male (National Supreme Champion 2003) "Blue Grass Centurion", we were able to obtain 7 embryos to transplant to waiting recipient females.
Now its just a game of wait and see. (Fingers crossed)
LITTLE MISS MUFFET GOES SUPREME
Encantador Little Miss Muffet being proudly shown by Mark Stannard after being awarded Supreme Champion Huacaya at the 2005 Albany Show.
Little Miss Muffet was also awarded the inaugural Champion of Champions perpetual trophy donated by the Albany Royal Agricultural Society for the best of breed between the Supreme Huacaya and Supreme Suri.
Judge Rick Hodgson said it was her fineness (13.7 micron) with her other outstanding attributes (bright white lustrous well nourished, bold crimp style, even throughout with minimal medulation) that made her the complete package.
See current fleece (right)
Now heavily pregnant to National Supreme Champion Blue Grass Centurion, we can only wait to see what the progeny of these two champions brings.
* Picture courtesy of Bob Garnant - Countryman
ENCANTADOR FLEECES MAKE A BIG IMPACT IN 2005
2005 proved to be a very successful year for Encantador's Huacaya Fleeces, taking out 18 broad ribbons including Supreme/Champion Huacaya fleece award at all 5 WA shows. Major fleece awards shown below, see results section for full results.
Consistent comments from the judges throughout the year was of fineness and density with well nourished bold crimp even throughout, with minimal medulation
Woolorama CHAMPION FLEECE 9-18 MONTHS Blue Grass Centurion
LITTLE MISS MUFFET WINS "NATIONAL CHAMPION ADULT FEMALE" AT BENDIGO
Judy Stannard stands proudly with Encantador Little Miss Muffet after winning Champion Adult Female at the 2005 National Show in Bendigo.
The Judges Julie Bird and Bill Plunkett were very impressed with her bright white super soft ultra fine well nourished fleece (13.7 micron) with its good density, consistency of micron and bold style across the whole body.
the long flights to and from Melbourne the road trip to Bendigo and
the stress of 3 days at the National, she is now content and resting
in her paddock after being mated to our other big National achiever
Blue Grass Centurion who won National Supreme Champion Huacaya in 2003
and almost again in 2004 (see articles below)
INTERMEDIATE FEMALE at Whiteman Park
Little Miss Muffet's 2004 histogram (right) the finest ever recorded by the Micron Man
BLUE GRASS CENTURION WINS SUPREME CHAMPION FLEECE AT 2005 WAGIN WOOLORAMA
Murray and Judy (right) proudly received the Supreme champion fleece trophy for Blue Grass Centurion's fleece from Jenny McAuliffe President of the WA Central Region (left) Centurion also took out the most Valuable fleece at Wagin in 2004.
Other recent fleece result include Champion 9-18 Months Skirted Fleece and 1st Commercial Fleece - Fawn at the 2004 National Show Canberra ACT
Centurion's 3rd fleece at a super fine 18.9 micron continues to display great density, lusture and handle with a very high frequency crimp that is even throughout in colour length and micron and carries minimal guard hair.
All at Encantador are eagerly awaiting his first group of progeny this winter.