Thistledown's Myfanwy
Myfanwy (pronounced Mu-van-we) is Welsh for "my fine, rare one", and this beautiful maroon girl is all that and more. Her dam is the MaPaca 2003 blue ribbon-winning Fiona, a 3/4 Peruvian granddaughter of Peruvian Don Claro and 4Peruvian Black Magic, and daughter of Black Jack Jax, a true black award-winning Peruvian herdsire. Myfanwy has inherited gorgeous fiber and conformation from her dam, and her sire is Royal Reggae, the yearling black male blue ribbon winner and Reserve Color Champion at MaPaca 2001, and son of the maroon 5Peruvian Camelot. Reggae's many strengths include extremely soft, fine, consistent fiber with vicuna style crimp, and a strong huacaya phenotypic head.  "Van" is a proven producer of black, birthing a solid, true black son from her breeding with the outstanding 3X Champion black herdsire, Dark Shaddow in 2005.

Awards: In her first showring appearance, at the 2005 Virginia Classic Show, Myfanwy placed first in a class of 11 brown juvenile females, and went on to win Grand Champion, judged the best of all 23 brown females in the show by Ruth Inglefield! Mike Safley awarded Myfanwy a second place in a full fleece halter class of 13 dark brown juvenile females at MaPaca 2005, the largest alpaca show in the country, attracting top breeders from as far away as Oregon and Washington. Myfanwy won a blue ribbon in a yearling shorn class at the Virginia State Fair in September 2005 and a blue ribbon in the HandCrafters' SpinOff at the 2005 Blue Ridge Alpaca Show, with a score of 93/100 (one point less than the Champion)! Her fiber also won a blue ribbon out of 8 entries at the 2005 Mid-America Alpaca Show, with a 93/100 score - comments included, "6 1/2 crimps per inch", 10/10 for uniformity, "very uniform and good condition", "nice fine fiber", 5/5 for hand and brightness, "great sheen". At the 2005 OABA fleece show, Myfanwy won another blue ribbon in the Handcrafters' SpinOff, with a score of 91/100. This was a Level 4 fleece show, with 212 entries in the SpinOff competition! Myfanwy also placed second in the 2006 Southern Select SpinOff competition, first in the 2006 MOPACA SpinOff with a score of 91/100, and second in the 2006 Alpaca Western Extravaganza SpinOff in the juvenile brown class. Her fiber also won a blue ribbon at National level, out of 6 entries in the prestigious 2006 AOBA SpinOff competition.

ARI# 1329681 Color: Dark Brown (Maroon) DOB: April 27, 2004 Proven

Dam, Fiona
Myfanwy is an outstanding maroon daughter of Royal Reggae, a black son of Stachowski's highly regarded maroon herdsire 5Peruvian Camelot. Royal Reggae, bred by Mary Reed and owned by Middle Eight Farm, was the 2001 MaPaca Jubilee yearling black male blue ribbon winner and Reserve Color Champion, and the 2002 Virginia Classic black Reserve Champion. 

Reggae also won a blue ribbon at the 2001 Great Frederick Fair and a red ribbon at OABA 2001. His many strengths include extremely soft, consistent fiber with vicuna style crimp, and a strong huacaya phenotypic head.

Sire, Royal Reggae

Myfanwy, MaPaca 2005

Myfanwy has remarkable fiber, which forms bundles, with uniform crimp, color and staple length, and exceptional handle. Her MaPaca blue ribbon-winning dam, Fiona, produces over 8lbs of crimpy, soft handled fiber annually, and her black sire is a MaPaca Reserve Color Champion. 

In 2006, Myfanwy produced a true black son of Dark Shaddow, so she is already a proven producer of true black. We are also confident that she can produce grey, and are hoping for that most unusual "pink" rose grey typically produced by true maroon alpacas!

Myfanwy, November 2004