|Thistledown Tristan Nikos|
Iris's 16lb brown son arrived on
November 19, 2009, and he is absolutely beautiful - cute, square and typey,
with excellent leg coverage at birth! His exquisite fiber is a slightly lighter
brown color than his dam, his skin and gums are solid black, and he has grey
on his face and one black spot on his lower leg. He seems like a negative,
solid rose grey - unusual, and a good solid-colored breeding prospect for a modern grey
program. He has his dam's signature silky-soft handle, combined with
his dark silver grey 3X Champion sire's fineness, plus beautiful crimp from
both parents. He is a very good-looking young male, with the most gorgeous
head, plus world class grey genetics. Tristan's bloodlines include Accoyo
Yupanqui, Accoyo Felix, Peruvian Hemingway and PPPeruvian Augusto. His
paternal grandsire is the renowned silver grey, Aussie Rockford, and his
maternal grandsire is the Champion rose grey, McGinnis.
|ARI# Pending||Color: Light Brown||DOB: November 19, 2009||Unproven|
Tristan's dam, Iris is the
blue ribbon-winning, brown / recessive black
daughter of the Champion rose grey, McGinnis, who sired both the grey
Color Champion female at the 2004 AOBA Nationals, and the 2005 grey
Futurity Champion female.
is a very attractive female, with soft-handled, crimpy, uniform fiber, wonderful
staple length, and good coverage. She is very balanced, with straight
legs, lovely overall conformation and a perfect bite. She also has an outstanding temperament, and is a
wonderful mother and milker.
Awards: Iris placed second at her first show, in the juvenile dark composite class at MAPACA in 2007. She went on to win a blue ribbon in the 2007 PAOBA fleece show, a second place in both the 2007 & 2008 LA Deep South Spinoff competitions and a second place in the prestigious National Fiber to Fashion Spinoff in 2008.
Paternal grandsire, Aussie Rockford
Tristan's sire is Nikos,
the 3X Champion, half-accoyo, dark silver grey son of the renowned half-accoyo silver
grey herdsire Aussie Rockford, and Peaceful Valley Priya. He 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.
Awards: Nikos has three purple ribbons to his credit, including the Championship at the 2005 Virginia Classic, Best Grey/Multi in show in the huge 2005 OABA SpinOff, with a score of 93.5/100, and Reserve Champion grey fleece at MaPaca 2006, where judge Diana Timmerman awarded his 30 month fleece 20/20 for fineness and handle. Nikos also has 9 blue ribbons to his credit, including a first place in full fleece halter at MaPaca 2005, awarded by Dr. Julio Sumar.
Maternal Grandsire, McGinnis