I knew when Dually was born that he was something really special.
Weighing in at 23.5 pounds, I immediately seized on the name, Dually.
If you had to select a dam that is the perfect complement to Caligula's Casanova, it would be Dually's dam, Chilam, imported from the Macusani herd of Peru.
I am not sure why it never occurred to me to breed her to Caz until I did, but her other cria were all so wonderful and all the males showed well and sold well.
Now, I simply cannot imagine not breeding her to Caz!
She is still among the handsomest females in our barn, in spite of her years.
Dually distinguished himself in the show-ring even as a juvi, with Mike Safley saying upon placing him first in a very tough class at NAAS "this is a fleece that verges on bundling..."
Well, I know Mike well enough to know that is high praise indeed.
I won't go through the litany of his fleece championships, but he was awarded the judge's choice in each case.
He did not clinch a banner at NAAS, but he came very close -- I have the judge's word.
Then, it was on to Futurity and MAPACA.
I asked a friend to show him for me at Futurity, mostly because I had had a business relationship in the past with the judge.
Well, he edged out a Pacific Crest male for the blue.
Then, it was on to the championship!
AND HE TOOK IT.
Snowmass had the reserve champion in white males.
Wow. I went back to West Virginia and spent a few days in between shows there, Dually cooling his heels at a friend's farm there.
Then, we went to MAPACA.
I really wanted Mike Safley to judge him as a mature yearling!
Well, he won his class, then took the championship.
The Judge's Choice was held the following day -- AND HE WON THAT!
So, Dually is now a five time champion -- and he's no fluke!
His full brother, Hidden Hill Peruvian Pundit, is a four-time champion.
Dually's first cria will begin arriving in mid-summer.
We have been honored by the high quality of all the females that are bred to him -- and we will see what he can do with brown and even non-fading true black!
I should mention his fleece.
His fleece scorecards had either perfect or half-point off perfect scores for fineness AND density.
Oh, and his curvature is 50!
He has matchstick bundles everywhere, unbelievable uniformity, and it's difficult to part his fleece.
It also shears off in one cohesive whole, and you have to yank it apart, if you want to take a sample.
It's the closest thing to a merino fleece that I have ever seen on an alpaca.
Dually's stud fee is currently $2000.
We offer a discount to color champion females or females that have produced banner offspring.
When his cria start arriving, however, that introductory price will not hold.
So, get Dually while you still can at the introductory stud fee!