Alpacas of Tealwater Ranch, LLC est. 2005

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Sir Arik - 2nd Halter Show at almost 14 Years!
Balance, bone, dense & fine fiber

2005 Wisconsin Spring Fling

2014 MI Breeders Show: Sir Arik & Son - Sir Anthony

Arik's 2017 son Total Eclipse

Sir Anthony - sired by Sir Arik

Deceased 9/4/17 - Still Fine at 17 Years

Sir Arik of Snowy River

ARI# 1208719   D.O.B. 7/8/2000  (17 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Medium Rose Grey

1/4 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean
Sire: PLA's Genesis | ARI# 170496  | Dark Fawn, Wh, Dk Br |
Dam: Dona Sibila | ARI# 133195  | True Black |

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Sir Arik was a true gentleman, intelligent and easy to handle, but knew his job with the ladies. We had two of his True Black daughters on our farm, out of black dams, and a friendly light fawn male (Romeo) out of a fawn dam. Arik produced either rose gray or black offspring in most matings, and mostly female crias. He had a great temperament, solid bone, a perfect bite - just a joy to have on the farm.

We thought enough of Sir Arik that we showed him in halter at almost 14 years old under judge Kathy Klay at the 2014 Michigan Spring Breeders Show! Arik earned a blue ribbon and a glowing commentary by the judge saying "this is the type of male that is the future of our industry". She went on to explain about the importance of consistency in fiber diameter, that she expected to see guard hair on the belly and legs, which she could see on Arik. But that guard hair in his blanket was not evident - not that he didn't have guard hair in the blanket, but that it is so fine as to blend with the secondary fibers making for a very consistent, high quality fleece throughout.

All that aside, Arik was one of those rare males that continued to regrow fleece in fine, low micron, soft handle, lovely rose gray. Even at over 17 he was dense, fine and had good staple length, bright, soft handling fleece! His daughter, Black Mercedes, had a micron of 17 in true black. Bred to a brown female with vicuna markings, he reproduced himself in a rose gray as seen in the pic of his 2013 son Sir Anthony taken April 10, 2014. Sir Anthony, owned by Annette Taylor, earned the blue ribbon at his first show with competition in his class. Annette repeated the breeding and got a matching gray female cria!

Arik was a real special male and a farm favorite. We bred him to our best black, Res. Ch. Tealwater's Black Pearls on 8/26/16 and were blessed with a stunning fawn male born on 8/21/17 - the day of America's Total Eclipse. At two weeks old this friendly, perfectly balanced cria was almost 24 lbs. Sir Arik, who was dying of old age over Labor Day Weekend got to spend his last day cushed in the sun in our back yard, looking out at the moms and crias he watched over so faithfully throughout his life. He is buried on our farm.

2004 Histogram: 23.9 AFD, 4.9 SD, 20.4 CV
2010 Histogram: 23.1 AFD, 4.0 SD, 17.4, 4.0 Fibers >30 microns

Awards

First Place Halter Wisconsin Spring Fling 2005
First out of Four entries MIAF Spin Off 2007
First Place Halter Michigan Spring Breeders Show 2014 - Almost 14 years old!!
Sir Arik was shown by his original owners at the Spring Fling Alpaca Show in Wisconsin, March 2005. He took a Blue Ribbon with the Judges comments being "It`s really nice to see a Grey animal maintaining excellent Fiber Characteristics at this age." This was Arik's first and only show until being purchased by Tealwater Ranch in 2012. A sample from his 2006 shearing was sent in for a spin off competition in 2007. He scored 95 of 100 possible points, placing 1st over 3 other entries and earning the judge's comment "Beautiful Fiber"
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Offspring

ARI# 32653298   D.O.B. 8/8/2013 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| True Black, 5/8 Peruvian, 1/4 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Sir Arik of Snowy River
Dam: ABR Peruvian Zahara
Service Sire: Tealwater Brilliance Expressed
A very calm, friendly and curious female with excellent bloodlines....

Alpacas of Tealwater Ranch, LLC est. 2005 - Vermontville, MI

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Updated 9/6/2017