Sunday, March 6, 2011

Smokey’s Twilight

Twilight will be attending her first show at the Best of the US Alpaca Show this coming weekend. She is the only other female that we are sending to this show. Ginger is still too young, so her first show will be at the next show (an alpaca has to be at least 6 months old in order to be old enough to show). Twilight and Rose will have eight boys to keep watch over at this first show.

While we initially thought Twilight was a true black like her dam, as time has gone by we've noticed very clearly white fibers throughout her blanket. We don't know that she has enough to be considered a dark silver grey (which her sire is), though you can see the grey color from a distance, so it's definitely there. Based on our experience with other animals, we believe she will show as an indefinite dark (some grey, but not quite enough to fit the grey class). However, I have been very please with how her fiber is coming in:

Her fiber is very shiny and bright. The picture doesn't show the grey fibers that are much more clear in person.

She's such a cutie!

Zack and Twilight halter training (well, hugging them isn't supposed to be part of halter training but Zack manages to work it in):

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