SRS® Recommended Female
ROSS CREEK ARCTIC LAD
|DOB:||24 September 2000|
|Current Age:||13 years, 3 months|
|Dam:||Windsong Valley Artic Pearl (solid white)|
|Sire:||Purumbete Highlander (solid white)|
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|Fibre length result|
Artic Lad is a Wool sire with impeccable solid white parentage. The sire has high fibre density and high fibre length and excellent fibre uniformity into advanced age. At 7 years of age, his primary fibres are fine in diameter (mean of 29.8 microns) with exceptionally low variability (standard deviation of only 2.3 micron). His third fleece in November 2003 tested 20.4 microns for fibre diameter and his fourth fleece, still just 21.2 microns.
His outstanding show results include Championships and progeny class wins against the best. He was: Intemediate Champion Male at Geelong and Bendigo Shows in 2001; Champion Senior Male at Mudgee Show in 2003 and Champion Mature Male at Mudgee in2005; first Adult Male at Canberra Royal Show in 2003; Champion Adult Male at Royal Bathurst Show in 2003; Champion Senior Male at Mudgee Field Day in 2003;and still Reserve Champion male against males half his age at Stawell Show in 2007. His fleece awards have been: second at Canberra Royal Show in 2003; second at Ballarat Show in 2002; first at Bathurst Royal Show in 2003; and first at Canberra Royal Show in 2004.
Artic Lad has returned to Bonnie Vale to continue as part of our SRS(R) breeding program. In 2007, he produced a 4.2 kilogram fleece testing 23.3 microns for fibre diameter.
The proof is in his high quality progeny who have won loads of broard ribbons. His progeny have won progeny classes over the most acclaimed sires. The fleeces consistently have soft silky handle and long length. His 20 cria progeny at Bonnie Vale produced, for 6 months wool growth a fleece averaging 1.4 kilograms in weight (or 2.8 kgs for 12 months) and 19.9 microns for fibre diameter in 2009.
|2007||23.3||3.8||16.3 %||100 mm||4.3 kgs|
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13/06/13 - New England Alpaca Show
Four subscribers were represented at the New England Alpaca show consisting of fleeces and lead animals over the long weekend of the 8th & 9th of June. They were Glen Waverly Alpacas (Betty & Adrian Whitten), Sunline Alpacas (Jeff & Jill Willis), Towarri Alpacas (Stuart & Fiona Marshall) and Glenhope Alpacas (Bronwyn & David Mitchell). Everyone took home some ribbons from the event which attracted 44 fleeces and 136 animals. In the fleece section Glenhope entered 7 fleeces and received 3 Championships, 2 Reserve Championships and the Supreme Champion. Glen Waverly received a Reserve Championship. The judge commented on the weight of the fleeces and the quality of the presentation which is encouraging. In the animal classes Sunline received 2 Championships and a Reserve Champion and Glenhope received a Championship and 2 Reserve Champions.
24/04/13 - Castle Hill Alpaca Show
Castle Hill Show, near Sydney, Australia, on the 9 March was another great show for SRS(R) studs. Walkley Fields (Richard Brennan) and Gunnamatta Alpacas (Sue Maynard and John Hay) had a very succesful day collecting 7 out of 10 Champions, with Walkley Fields taking out Supreme Huacaya Alpaca and Sire's progeny.
Judge Joanne Ham commented on the "super softness" of the animals.