Thistledown's Logan of Lochwood
A 3X blue ribbon-winning true black herdsire prospect out of a half-Peruvian dark brown dam, Logan is straight and heavy-boned, with dense, crimpy, lustrous black fiber. His conformation is excellent and he has a beautiful head. Sabrina is a rich dark chocolate color, with award-winning fiber and a calm, gentle and friendly personality. She has inherited the density, staple length and character of her Peruvian sire, NWA, Ltd Leo, and her grandsire, Accoyo Peruvian Leon, plus dark color genetics from her true black dam. Logan's award-winning sire, Romeo, is the rare color of maroon with black points, has excellent conformation, beautiful crimp, great staple length and a handle to die for! His coverage is fantastic and his bloodlines are extremely rare, particularly on the east coast. 

Awards: Logan won a blue ribbon in the dark juvenile composite class at MaPaca 2004, described as the "largest alpaca event on the planet, ever!", with over 1600 entries. He was the only black in the class and just 6 months old! His fiber was placed first by Mike Safley and Jude Anderson, and his outstanding conformation and movement placed him first in the ring, to win this class judged 50% on fiber and 50% on conformation. Logan also won a blue ribbon in a full fleece halter class of  very nice black juvenile males at the VA State Fair in 2004. The judge complimented him on the brightness and consistency of his fleece and the quality of the breeding program that produced him! Logan placed fourth in a strong class of 12 black yearling males at the 2005 Virginia Classic - unfortunately his testosterone was kicking in and he did NOT want to stand still with all those girls parading around in the adjacent ring, so he didn't show well that weekend!! Logan also placed first in the HandCrafters SpinOff at the 2006 Virginia Classic Show, with a score of 93/100 - this was the only SpinOff we entered with his 2005 shearing, which was frankly a mistake on our part!

ARI# 850924 Color: Bay / True Black DOB: October 23, 2003 Proven: No

Sire, Romeo

Logan has black ancestors on both sides of his pedigree : 2 black grandparents, one a maroon and one a dark fawn son of Accoyo Leon. His sire, Romeo inherited fine, soft fiber with intense sheen from his true black sire, Acero Marka's Evarado, a Bolivian import whose offspring are consistent show winners. Romeo's magnificent maroon coloring and presence come from his dam, a Chilean import. Romeo has remarkably soft-handled fiber and excellent staple length for a dark colored animal and started his breeding career at only 20 months of age. 

Romeo's awards: Maggie Krieger placed Romeo's fleece second in the dark category at the highly competitive EVAA show in 2001. He was awarded a second place ribbon out of all the shorn males at the 2002 MaPaca Jubilee by Carolyn Blalock, with over 1100 entries in the show.

Dam, Sabrina

Logan, January 2005
Logan's dam, Sabrina has inherited her sire Leo's gorgeous typey huacaya head, his incredible staple length and heavy bone. A son of Accoyo Peruvian Leon, Leo’s fleece won a blue ribbon at EVAA 2001 for all alpacas over 5 years of age - at age 4 his fiber analysis was 24.8/5.9/23.8/12 with a shearing weight of over 10lbs. Sabrina's dark color genetics and phenomenal density come from her black Chilean dam, Black Moon, whose heritage is all black and grey. Sabrina's first son, the dark brown Angus of Argyll, ribboned in a full fleece halter class at MaPaca 2003, when he was only 10 days over the minimum age limit to show, and while recovering from a broken leg! 
Logan, January 2005

Logan, January 2004

Sabrina's awards: Sabrina's dense fleece took a third place at the highly competitive 2001 EVAA show, although her staple length is so exceptional that Maggie Krieger could hardly believe the fiber came from a juvenile! In 2005, her fiber placed second in a good size class at the ABC Show in MD.

Logan's fiber has a consistent bold crimp and wonderful density, his handle is divine, like velvet, and his staple length is amazing. His conformation is excellent, his bite is absolutely perfect, and he is true black at the skin, with no spots anywhere on his blanket. He has a gentle, easy-going temperament, shows good testicular development and we are hoping he will breed early, like his sire Romeo.

Logan, MaPaca 2004