Thistledown's Serena of Shinness          
This little lady's fiber just shines, so we named her Serena, from the Welsh word "seren", meaning "star". Over 18lbs at birth, Serena is a very pretty medium brown girl, with white knee high socks on her front legs, ankle socks on her back legs, and four matching brown shoes to complete the outfit! Her entire blanket area is medium brown, with dark brown and white markings on her face, and her gums are black. Her dam, Jewel, a maternal half-sister to the famous fawn herdsire, Show Me the Money, is an award-winning full Peruvian white, produced by a black sire and a white dam. Jewel has wonderful density and coverage, and show judge Mary Reed described the handle of her fiber as "like butter it's so soft". Serena's award-winning maroon sire Romeo has a black sire and a maroon dam, so her heritage is full of color on both sides. Romeo already has two ribbon-winning offspring on the ground and his fiber feels like silk, with lovely crimp and outstanding staple length. Serena has inherited exceptional luster, a perfect bite and excellent conformation from both parents and will be available for sale, as we own her sister Bronwen, her sire Romeo and her uncle Tundra. 

Awards: Will be old enough to show in Fall 2005.

ARI# Pending Color: Medium Brown/ White DOB: November 24, 2004 Bred : No

Sire, Romeo

Serena has tremendous depth of color in her pedigree : 2 black grandparents, one a maroon and one an outstanding white Peruvian who is dam to two of the best known herdsires in the US. Her sire, Romeo inherited fine, soft fiber with intense sheen from his true black sire, Acero Marka's Evarado, a Bolivian import whose offspring are consistent show winners. Romeo's magnificent maroon coloring and presence come from his dam, a Chilean import. Romeo has remarkably soft-handled fiber and excellent staple length for a dark colored animal and started his breeding career at only 20 months of age. 

Romeo's awards: Maggie Krieger placed Romeo's fleece second in the dark category at the highly competitive EVAA show in 2001. He was awarded a second place ribbon out of all the shorn males at the 2002 MaPaca Jubilee by Carolyn Blalock, with over 1100 entries in the show.


Dam, Jewel

Serena at 1 day old
Serena's dam, Jewel, is an award-winning full Peruvian, and 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 well respected fawn herdsire, Show Me the Money. 

Awards: Jewel won a third place in the white halter class at Sante Fe in 2001 (class of 9) and a 5th place out of 8 in the white halter class at TXOLAN. These placings are remarkable for a white out of a true black, competing against alpacas with a pure white heritage.

Maternal half sister, Bronwen