Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sire: Aztec's Peruvian Avatar

Sancha was bred to Benchmark Alpacas' male, Aztec's Peruvian Avatar. He is the father of our newest cria, Sancha's White Lightning. Avatar has won several first place awards:

Supreme Color Champion (at 2 years old) - Farm Fair International 2004, Canada
Reserve Grand Champion (at 3 years old!) - Rich Valley Show 2005, Canada
1st Place - Farm Fair International 2004, Canada
1st Place - Rich Valley Show 2005, Canada
1st Place Fleece (at 3 years old!) - Alpacafest 2005, Red Deer, Canada

That record is even more impressive when you take into account he is a white boy. It's tough competition for whites.

He was residing in Canada so his genetics are more rare here in the US. He is a Hemingway grandson :)

Avatar has 3 cria who have started showing. "All three placed first in their class at the New Jersey Show and Sale 2007. Cassandra in the Beige Class, Jazz Man in the White Class and Latisha in the Multi Class." ( http://www.alpacanation.com/herdsires/03_viewherdsire.asp?name=20840 )

His latest cria to show is "BENCHMARK'S P. Lightning by Avatar " AKA: Lightning- we did not realize he already had a cria with the name Lightnign :( We can still names ours the name we picked because it isn't really the same. Ours is officially "Sancha's White Lightning" (we call him Lightning on our farm). But had we known, we would have picked something else. We would have avoided 2 boys close in age by the same sire with the same tag name "Lightning". Though he is considered a "pattern" while our Lightning is white (very white!). I do have to add that Lightning (not ours, the other one ;) ) started showing and did awesome!

"Lightning just returned form his first show. He competed at the Level V Indiana show in Fort Wayne. The show had 1136 alpacas in attendance! Lightning took 1st in his class and then took Reserve Color Champion over Indefinite Darks, Indefinit "

We were at that show and it was a really tough show. He has been to some other shows too:
Reserve Color Champion - LEVEL V Fort Wayne, IN Show , April 2008
1st Place Halter - Indiana Show, April 2008 - Level V
1st Place Halter at the Largest Show Ever Held - MAPACA 2008!

His web page: http://www.alpacanation.com/alpacasforsale/03_viewalpaca.asp?name=91286

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