Thistledown's Kinross of Cairngorm
Our champion medium silver grey herdsire Ben MacDhui has produced a son to be reckoned with out of our full Peruvian girl, Rhiannon. Kinross looks to be light rose grey, with black and silver fibers shot evenly throughout his golden fleece. Ben MacDhui is the son of a three time AOBA blue ribbon winner Request the Best, and a black dam with a grey pedigree going back three generations, including Wily Coyote, SA Silverado and The Silversmith. Rhiannon is a full Peruvian daughter of the multiple award-winning Royal Peruvian Challenger, a rare dark rose grey macho with magnificent presence, nationally recognised fiber quality and conformation. Kinross is exactly the quality and color that we were hoping for from this breeding. Rhiannon has a fiber analysis of 22.1 AFD, 4.1 SD, 18.4 CV and 4.4% > 30 microns, and MacDhui has a fiber analysis of AFD 22.3; SD 5.2; CV 23.3; 8.6% > 30 microns, so for Kinross, to be rose grey is just the icing on the cake! 

Awards: In September 2004, Kinross won a blue ribbon at his first show, the VA State Fair. He was officially color checked as rose grey, with black fibers in his blanket area, and the judge bemoaned the fact that he did not have more competition in his class! His new owners plan to show him again in the Spring of 2005, so look out for this handsome young male.

ARI# 850922 Color: Light Rose Grey DOB: November 9, 2003 Bred: No

Sire, Ben MacDhui
Kinross's sire, Ben MacDhui has exceptional density and lock structure to his award winning fleece, excellent conformation, an exquisite typey head, and a truly delightful temperament.

MacDhui's awards: Reserve Champion and a blue ribbon at the Virginia Classic 2002, judged by Anthony Stachowski; second place in adult male halter at the 2002 MaPaca Jubilee, judged by Mike Safley (over 1100 entries) and second place fleece awarded by Nard Mullen at the same show ; first at the 2001 MaPaca Jubilee in full fleece yearling halter, judged by Julio Sumar and Susan Tellez (over 900 alpacas); second at the 2001 Triple Crown in Dayton Ohio, (over 250 alpacas); third at the 2000 Keystone Klassic in the Juvenile Grey class.

Dam, Rhiannon

Grandsire, Royal Peruvian Challenger
Rhiannon is a daughter of the dark rose grey macho, Royal Peruvian Challenger, who has show presence, beautiful conformation, and remarkable fiber qualities. In 1999 his conformation made him the National winner of the shorn class out of 23 alpacas. His fiber took second nationally in 1999 and tied for first in the 2000 National Handcrafters’ SpinOff competition. Rhiannon also inherited excellent heavy-boned conformation, a silky handle and great density from her dam, SiSi, who has produced only award-winning offspring. Rhiannon is proving to be a wonderful first time dam, and Kinross initially gained weight at the rate of a pound a day!

Kinross, January 2004
Kinross has clearly inherited his dam's fabulous handle and nice density from his award-winning sire, not to mention a stellar grey pedigree going back multiple generations. He also possesses a calm, friendly nature, an unmistakable air of confidence and a proud presence. He instinctively poses when he sees a camera, and stands patiently for his fiber to be examined, "as if he has been here before". His potential and rarity value are outstanding, and he is growing in quality and stature every day. 


Grandsire, Royal Peruvian Challenger