Stud Fee: $2500
It is with sadness and regret that we announce Ned Kelly's passing. Ned died in March of lymphosarcoma. He leaves a legacy of great style, density and fineness in his many offspring and decendents. We miss his macho presence on our farm every day.
The success of a reputable breeding program, yours included, rests on the selection of the highest quality males, those whose ancestry is exceptional, and who are progeny proven to be pre-potent for the most desirable attributes in fiber and conformation. Ned Kelly is doing just what his full brother, Mister Antonio, has done for years… passing on the bright, fine elite fleece judges have been wowed by.
Ned Kelly's sire is the indisputable Peruvian Hemingway, owned by Mike Safley. Many who are respected in the industry call Hemingway the “Sire of Champions.” At eleven years old, Hemingway displayed an incredible 24.5 micron, SD 3.9, CV 15.9. His progeny have earned ribbons at every major show in the industry. Highly regarded Snowmass Alpacas founded their notable success on the Hemingway line.
Ned's dam is the famous Peruvian Benatton, who won Product of Dam at AOBA Nationals. She has produced three AOBA National Blue Ribbon winners when bred to three completely different males, proving her own pre-potency to pass on exceptional fleece. Only recently did Mike Safley say that Benatton was one of the best dams ever imported. At the age of eleven, Benatton’s fiber statistics included a incredible 23.3 microns, SD 4.1, CV 17.6.
There aren't many alpacas out there with these outstanding fiber statistics at eleven years of age. We are all striving to produce the finest fleece in the world. In the commercial markets, fineness is what sets alpaca fleece apart from all other fibers. In the constant effort to improve fineness in our domestic herds, herd sire selection will determine your farm’s success, and the success of our national industry.
Hemingway/Accoyo crosses create fine, elite fleeces with very tight, deep crimp and pronounced bundling, the perfect recipe for exceptional success. Ned’s fleece is so dense you have to get your hands on it to believe it. He exhibits full coverage and good staple length. He has magnificent macho conformation. These outstanding qualities, combined with excellent phenotype, are consistently passed on to his offspring.
Want a three generation improvement in fineness over your dam? Ned Kelly’s results are spectacular. Ned’s full brother, Mister Antonio, is owned by Magical Farms and Hearts Desire Alpacas. Libby, from Magical Farms, fell in love with Mister Antonio at first sight and paid $125,000 for part ownership of this boy, more than she had for any other male on her farm at that time. Those who have followed Mister Antonio's breeding career and resulting cria see Ned Kelly producing the same incredible offspring. His crias and yearlings have just begun showing, proving themselves, and their sire, in the show ring.
Hemingway and Benatton produced two outstanding males: Mister Antonio, and our own Ned Kelly. It is with great pride that we make Ned Kelly available to create the next generation of elite fiber offspring for your herd.
3Sons Royal Peruvian Haley’s Comet
Stud Fee: $2000
Comet is a handsome 5/8 Accoyo, full Peruvian multi herdsire. With coverage from nose to toes, he shears an amazing 10+ pounds, with a solid bay black blanket and bright white tuxedo neck and legs.
His sire is the famous PPPeruvian Royal Fawn, who sold for a record-setting $600,000 and whose breedings are now closed. Comet’s dam is a multi colored beauty who has won numerous awards in east coast shows.
Comet holds himself proudly. He passes on his dense bone, correct conformation, and perfect bite.
Comet’s fleece is bright, long, dense and fine with consistent crimp. He’s taken blue ribbons in two fleece shows…***First Place Fleece PAOBA 2006***First Place Fleece OABA Alpacafest 2006***
Sage Bluff has several promising juveniles in our 2008-2009 cria crop.
A Hemingway grandson
An Accoyo America Archimedes son
To inquire about any of these potential herdsires, please phone or email.
We strive to provide the very best care for our guests. To protect your dam and our herd sires, your alpacas will be observed in quarantine for two weeks prior to breeding.
If you have special supplements you wish your alpaca to receive, beyond what we normally provide our own herd, you are welcome to bring those.
Seven days after your female has bred we’ll conduct a spit test. If the test is positive, an ultrasound will be done at 30+ days. Your female will be our guest for approximately 60-90 days. We want to make sure she is sound with cria before transporting her back home.
Our farm is BVDV free and we take every precaution to remain so. Below are the CVI (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection) requirements.
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