Thistledown's Nola Mavericka
This beautiful, MAPACA fleece Champion is the daughter of Champion pinto herdsire, Peruvian Maverick, and our MaPaca blue ribbon-winning pinto, Fiona. She is also half sister to the 2005 Virginia Classic brown female Champion, Thistledown's Myfanwy. Nola is a rare, 7/8 Peruvian brown, black and white "tricolor" - her head, neck, body and back legs are brown, her nose, ears, eyes and gums are black, and her front legs are white, with little brown shoes on each front foot and spots on her knees. VERY cute! She also has two full Peruvian black grandparents (Peruvian Matador and Black Jack Jax sired by 4Peruvian Black Magic). Nola is one of the most gentle, even-tempered alpacas we have ever owned. Her name means "famous" and is also a pet form of the Irish name Fionnghuala. Nola is absolutely covered with crimpy, dense, lustrous fiber, and just brimming over with presence and style! She was rebred with our true black full Peruvian Champion, Knightrider, in Spring 2008.

  In her first showring appearance, Nola placed 2nd in a halter class of multi females at the 2006 Virginia Classic, against primarily fawn and white alpacas! Judge, Shannon McConnell, commented that all the females in the class had very similar crimp and lock structure, regardless of color. Jill McCloud awarded Nola's juvenile fleece a blue ribbon in the 2006 PAOBA fleece show. Nola won another blue ribbon at the 2006 Virginia State Fair Alpaca Show, which had over 100 entries. Jane Tellier awarded Nola second place in the halter class at the 2006 VAOBA Alpaca Expo, a Level III AOBA-Certified Show, and her fiber won a blue ribbon in the SpinOff at this show. The judge, Cathy Songer, who has over 20 years of spinning experience and has judged at AOBA Nationals and regularly judges the Virginia Classic SpinOff, commented that Nola's fiber was, "one of the nicest fibers I've ever spun" and awarded her 97.5 points out of 100! Nola won another blue ribbon for her fiber in the SpinOff competition at the 2006 Mid-America Alpaca Show, a second place ribbon out of 15 entries at National level in the 2006 Fiber to Fashion SpinOff, a second place in the OABA 2006 SpinOff and another blue ribbon in the 2007 Virginia Classic SpinOff competition. In 2007, Nola won the Championship and a blue ribbon for her fleece at the MAPACA Jubilee, and another blue ribbon in the AOBA National SpinOff competition. In 2008, she placed second in the fleece show at MAPACA 2008, the largest alpaca show in the US.
ARI# 1329841 Color: Dark Brown/White DOB: May 4, 2005 Proven

Dam, Fiona 
Ever since the day Fiona first met Maverick, at the VA Classic in 2003, there was little doubt that this combination was destined to be! Maverick is a son of the solid black Peruvian Matador, and Fiona is a daughter of the full Peruvian Black Jack Jax. Fiona's first cria is our Champion solid maroon female, Myfanwy. Both Fiona and Maverick are "tri-colors", with black, brown and white coloration, and Nola has inherited phenomenal density, crimp, color, coverage and quality from both of her award-winning parents. 

Nola's dam is an absolute sweetheart - she has a fantastic temperament, striking good looks, great conformation and fabulous crimpy, dense, soft fiber. 

Fiona's awards: Fiona won a blue ribbon at MaPaca 2003 in the composite class, where the alpaca is judged in the ring for conformation, the fleece is judged separately, and the two scores combined for final placement. 

Sire, Peruvian Maverick

Half sister, Myfanwy
Fiona's striking appearance caused such a stir at MaPaca that we chose to breed her with Peruvian Maverick, a Champion and 7X blue ribbon-winning pinto herdsire, known for his extremely dense, crimpy, fine fleece and unbelievable presence. A son of the true black, Peruvian Matador, Maverick also has perfect conformation, excellent coverage and a gentle disposition.

Maverick's awards: 1st MaPaca 2000, 1st AlpacaFest 2000, 1st Mapaca 2001, Reserve Champion MaPaca 2001, 1st Kentucky Classic 2002, 1st Alpacafest 2002, 1st Virginia Classic 2003, 1st Kentucky Classic 2003.


15/16 Peruvian son, Octavius