|Thistledown Meghan Nikos|
This healthy fawn / indefinite light
/ light rose grey daughter of our dark brown blue ribbon winning dam,
Iris, arrived on
October 21, 2010, and she is beautiful. She has her dam's signature silky-soft handle, combined with
the fineness of her 3X Champion dark silver grey sire, Nikos, plus beautiful crimp
and world class genetics from
both parents. Meghan
exhibits uniformity and crimp fand is going to have a gorgeous head too, just like her full
brother, Tristan. This granddaughter of the AOBA blue winning silver grey
Aussie Rockford, and rose grey Champion McGinnis, looks to be a
genetically rose grey alpaca, with potential to produce both rose and
silver grey. Her Accoyo Yupanqui and Accoyo Felix bloodlines are an asset
in any colored breeding program. Meghan's
bloodlines include Accoyo Yupanqui, Accoyo Felix, Peruvian Hemingway and
|ARI# Pending||Color: Indefinite Light||DOB: October 21, 2010||Unproven|
Tristan's dam, Iris is the
blue ribbon-winning, brown / recessive black
daughter of the Champion rose grey, McGinnis, who sired both the grey
Color Champion female at the 2004 AOBA Nationals, and the 2005 grey
Futurity Champion female.
is a very attractive female, with soft-handled, crimpy, uniform fiber, wonderful
staple length, and good coverage. She is very balanced, with straight
legs, lovely overall conformation and a perfect bite. She also has an outstanding temperament, and is a
wonderful mother and milker.
Awards: Iris placed second at her first show, in the juvenile dark composite class at MAPACA in 2007. She went on to win a blue ribbon in the 2007 PAOBA fleece show, a second place in both the 2007 & 2008 LA Deep South Spinoff competitions and a second place in the prestigious National Fiber to Fashion Spinoff in 2008.
Paternal grandsire, Aussie Rockford
Tristan's sire is Nikos,
the 3X Champion, half-accoyo, dark silver grey son of the renowned half-accoyo silver
grey herdsire Aussie Rockford, and Peaceful Valley Priya. He has
outstanding conformation, a well-shaped beautiful head, extreme coverage
and a dense topknot. His fleece is very, very fine and bright, with good
architecture and a gorgeous dark silver grey color.
Awards: Nikos has three purple ribbons to his credit, including the Championship at the 2005 Virginia Classic, Best Grey/Multi in show in the huge 2005 OABA SpinOff, with a score of 93.5/100, and Reserve Champion grey fleece at MaPaca 2006, where judge Diana Timmerman awarded his 30 month fleece 20/20 for fineness and handle. Nikos also has 9 blue ribbons to his credit, including a first place in full fleece halter at MaPaca 2005, awarded by Dr. Julio Sumar.
Maternal Grandsire, McGinnis
Meghan was named during our 4th annual farm Open House, which is held over the first weekend of November every year. The Goochland girl scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors who held their meeting at our farm on Sunday 7, November voted on Meghan's name, and then had their picture taken together!