Mister Maverick passed away in August of 2009, but we will leave his information here in his memory, and for your reference.
At 14 years of age, 'M&M' still looks great! Type, conformation, bite, abundant coverage - and a dense, soft fleece - and no shaggy halo of guard hair.
The Rural Alianza (sometimes spelled 'Allianza') of Peru breeds some of the finest fibered alpacas in the world.
Great sires imported into the US from the Rural Alianza include Peruvian Don Julio, Peruvian Bueno, Peruvian Drambuie, and Peruvian Hemingway.
Mister Maverick is full Alianza son of the internationally famous Alianza import, Peruvian Don Julio.
Exported to Australia in 1997, Peruvian Don Julio is the direct grandsire of many elite alpacas, including:
-Snowmass Legacy's Lustroso
-MFI Peruvian Jericho
Peruvian Don Julio, now owned by Pucara Alpaca Stud in Australia, was chosen to represent the Rural Alianza at the Peruvian National Show before being selected for export to the US.
According to Jude Anderson, Senior AOBA judge, and Alan Cousill of Pucara Stud, Peruvian Don Julio's sire was the 1993 Supreme National Champion of Peru.
For more info and fiber stats on Peruvian Don Julio, please see www.pucara-alpacas.com.au/hu_dj.htm
"M&M's" dam is the outstanding PPeruvian Dionisia, from the Hurapina herd of the Rural Alianza.
She has retained an average fiber diameter of under 24 microns at 11 years of age - amazing!