Thistledown's Nerys Cairngorm
Born on May 1st, 2008, Nerys is the healthy 19lb solid black granddaughter of Accoyo Yupanqui (white), and multiple Champion silver grey, Request the Best. Her dam, Bronwen is the half Accoyo daughter of two full Peruvian whites, who showed as a white at MAPACA. Bronwen was bred with our silver grey Champion, Ben MacDhui in the hope of producing color. Their black daughter, Nerys, feels very fine, with a silky soft handle, and very consistent coloring. She does not appear to have any white spots anywhere on her body and is growing like a weed! Her name is Welsh for "Lady" and Cairngorm represents her sire, MacDhui, named after the tallest mountain in the Cairngorm mountain range in Scotland.

Awards: Too young to show until Spring 2009. 

ARI# 31331081 Color: Black DOB: May 1, 2008 Unproven

Dam, Bronwen
Bronwen is a full Peruvian, half accoyo female, with dark eyes and toenails, and dark markings around her nose, head and ears. Her award-winning dam, Jewel, is the only white offspring of 5Peruvian Chinchero, a true black herdsire imported from the Maychapampa herd in Peru. Jewel's dam, Marcela, produced the famous grey herdsire Silver Dollar, and the nationally respected fawn herdsire, Show Me the Money. Bronwen's sire is Ppperuvian Accoyo Yupanqui (deceased), the number one pick of the 1996 importation, who has produced multiple ribbon winners in a whole rainbow of colors. At 11 years of age, Yupanqui's fiber analysis was 24.0; 4.6; 18.9 and 7.4 > 30 microns, with wonderful crimp and a handle comparable to many yearlings.

Awards: Bronwen won a blue ribbon in her first showring appearance, at the 2004 VA State Fair. Tim Lavan awarded her second place in a white yearling female composite class at MaPaca 2005, the largest alpaca show in the country, attracting top breeders from as far away as Oregon and Washington. 

Sire, Ben MacDhui 

Maternal grandsire, Accoyo Yupanqui
MacDhui is descended from a long and impressive line of greys and blacks. His sire, Request the Best, is one of the most spectacular grey herdsires in the country, a multiple blue ribbon winner who placed first at the AOBA Nationals for three successive years. From his black dam, MacDhui has inherited perfect conformation and a grey and black pedigree going back four generations, including SA Silverado and The Silversmith. He is an extremely calm and good-natured herdsire, who rules the pasture with his presence, not untoward aggression. MacDhui has incredibly dense, medium silver grey fiber and AOBA winning genetics to go with his gentle disposition and his first offspring hit the ground in 2003.

Awards: MacDhui has won numerous ribbons, including a first at the 2001 MaPaca Jubilee in full fleece yearling halter, judged by Julio Sumar and Susan Tellez (over 900 alpacas), a second at the 2001 Triple Crown in Dayton Ohio, (over 250 alpacas), and a third at the 2000 Keystone Klassic in the Juvenile Grey class. In 2002 he came home with four ribbons from two shows. Anthony Stachowski awarded him Reserve Champion and a blue ribbon at the Virginia Classic. MacDhui went on to win a second place in adult male halter at the 2002 MaPaca Jubilee, judged by Mike Safley (over 1100 entries), and Nard Mullen awarded his fleece a second place ribbon at the same show.

Paternal grandsire, Request the Best