SRS® Recommended Male
PLANTEL ILLAWARRA ZORBA
|DOB:||15 May 2004|
|Current Age:||9 years|
|Dam:||Jolimont Areqipa (solid white)|
|Sire:||Prestige Valentino (white)|
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|Fibre length result|
A Wool sire at Illawarra. Shows exceptional softness and crimp definition. His progeny are stamped with the same exceptional wool quality.
A full brother to the leading sire, Illawarra Yucatan, Zorba has been used in a lot more matings at Illawarra over the last few years. And like Yucatan and Yohimbine, he throws great fleece consistency for softness, lustre and crimp definition. A remarkable feature of all of these sires has been that they, and their progeny, grow non-sweaty fleeces (suint free wools), even under the wet and humid summer conditions that prevail in the coastal environment where the Illawarra herd is located.
|2009||25.2||4.5||18.0 %||90 mm||4.3 kgs|
|2008||23.9||4.4||18.6 %||90 mm||3.7 kgs|
|2007||23.8||4.1||17.2 %||5.0 kgs|
|2006||21.5||16.9 %||3.8 kgs|
|2005||19.9||19.4 %||3.3 kgs|
|2004||18.3||26.5 %||1.8 kgs|
Length / months
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.
24/04/13 - Hawkesbury Alpaca Show
Hawkesbury Show on the 20th of April was the latest in the show successes for SRS(R) herds. Walkley Fields Alpacas (Richard Brennan), Patagonia Alpacas (Ian Braithwaite and Cathi McMullen), Millpaca Alpacas (Ian and Annette Frith),Signature Alpacas(Debbie and Laurie O'Neill), Gunnamatta (Sue Maynard and John Hay) and Ngullaminya (Tom and Joan Kent) all enjoyed some fantastic successes both in the halter and fleece competitions.
Highlights of the day had to be SRS(R) breeders winning 7 out of the 10 class Championships, both sire's and dam's progeny, and to top the day off, Champion Huacaya fleece.