PV Nikos
Nikos is an exceptional, half-accoyo, showy son of the renowned half-accoyo silver grey herdsire Aussie Rockford, owned by Peaceful Valley Alpacas in Oregon. Nikos is also out of one of the top quality grey females in the nation, Peaceful Valley Priya, bred and owned by Peaceful Valley Alpacas. Both of these alpacas are highly regarded winners of numerous blue ribbons. Nikos 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. He has well-defined narrow crimp throughout his fiber - all the way up his neck and into his topknot. Nikos is one of the most eye-catching and stylish grey males we have ever seen, with fantastic conformation, coverage, presence, movement and superb fiber. His genetics are only available through his offspring.

Awards: Nikos was only shown twice as a yearling, at Level 3 and Level 5 shows, where he won a Championship and two blue ribbons. Jane Tellier awarded him the blue ribbon in a class of 10 yearling silver grey males at the 2005 Virginia Classic Show, plus the Grand Championship out of all 33 grey males in the show! Julio Sumar awarded Nikos the blue ribbon in a competitive full fleece halter class of dark silver grey yearling males at MaPaca 2005, the largest alpaca show in the country, which attracts top breeders from as far away as Oregon and Washington. His yearling fiber won a blue ribbon in the 2005 Blue Ridge Classic Handcrafters' SpinOff, with a score of 90.5 / 100 and another blue ribbon in the 2005 Mid-America Alpaca Show Handcrafters' SpinOff. At the 2005 OABA fleece show, Nikos placed first out of 9 Handcrafters' SpinOff entries in the yearling grey class, and won the purple ribbon for Highest Score of all the grey/multi entries in the show, with 93.5/100 points. This was a Level 4 fleece show, with 212 SpinOff entries! His yearling fiber placed second in the 2006 Virginia Classic SpinOff, and second in the 2006 Southern Select SpinOff competition. At the huge MaPaca 2006 fleece show, Nikos won a blue ribbon in his class and the Reserve Champion Grey Fleece banner for his 30-month shearing, with only 1.5 points less than the 10-month shearing of the Champion, who has a $7500 breeding fee! Diana Timmerman awarded Nikos 20/20 points for fineness and handle. Jill McCloud also awarded his fleece a blue ribbon at PAOBA in 2006 and his yearling fiber won a second place out of 8 entries at National level in the 2006 AOBA SpinOff competition. His 30-month shearing won a blue ribbon at the VAOBA Alpaca Expo SpinOff in 2006, judged by Cathy Songer, a second place in the 2006 Mid-America Alpaca SpinOff and a first place in the 2006 OABA SpinOff.

ARI# 849905 Color: Dark Silver Grey DOB: September 17, 2003 Proven: No

Sire, Aussie Rockford
Nikos' sire is Aussie Rockford, an eye-catching half-accoyo silver grey male, with excellent conformation, substantial bone and an exceptional fleece - dense, crimpy and fine, with defined lock structure and sheen. Sired by Pperuvian Felix, Aussie Rockford has a beautiful head, proud presence and a wonderful temperament, and is throwing mostly silver, rose grey and black offspring, even out of beige, fawn and brown dams. At the 2001 AOBA Nationals, Rockford won blue ribbons in both the halter and fleece shows, and in 2004 alone, his offspring won 5 Championships, 1 Reserve Championship, 10 Firsts and 4 Second places at the largest and most prestigious shows in the nation.

Rockford's Awards: 1st place : 2000 CABA, 2000 Estes Park, 2000 Sun City Sizzle, 2001 AOBA Nationals adult halter, 2001 AOBA Nationals fleece, 2001 EVAA fleece, 2001 Alpaca Adventure fleece, 2nd place : 2000 AOBA Nationals yearling halter.

Dam, Peaceful Valley Priya

Nikos, April 2004
Nikos's dam, Peaceful Valley Priya, is a top quality, half-accoyo silver grey female sired by Ppperuvian Yupanqui, and a winner of multiple blue ribbons. Her offspring are in demand before they even hit the ground! To give some indication of her quality, Barbara and Jeffrey Skolnick of Peaceful Valley Alpacas purchased Aussie Rockford as a junior herdsire specifically to breed with Priya, as they couldn't find a grey male of sufficient quality elsewhere to match with this girl...

Nikos is a very special alpaca, with an outstanding pedigree and potential, and we are delighted to have him join our herd. The grey male who was Reserve Champion to Nikos at the 2005 Virginia Classic, went on to win Reserve Champion Grey Male at the prestigious Futurity in 2005. Nikos did not compete at the Futurity or the AOBA Nationals this year.


Nikos, MaPaca 2005
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