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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 2013

April started off with a bang attending our first Alpaca show, the California Classic in Pleasanton, Ca. Hailey and I had a great time and would like to thank all of our friends for all their help and support. Particularly, Sabina Pokorney of Autumn Days Alpacas, Donnie Karr of Tumblin Farms Alpacas and Karen Kelley of Arapaho Rose Alpacas, who made sure my animals ended up in the class when I didn't get there in time! We were ecstatic when Silver Legacy won a First place in his class and was Color Champion in a very competitive class. Our up and coming true black herd sire "Outlaw's Titan" also won a First Place in his class and was also Color Champion!!!

Our new girl "LV Harlequin by Vantaggio" took second in her class of grey Juvenile females as well. This little girl drew a lot of attention at the show with her unique coloring and beautiful face. She is so sweet and will give you kisses. The addition of this little girl, when she is done showing, is going to give our breeding program a huge boost. Thank you Steve and Lin Murray for allowing us to acquire this very special little girl.

The combination of two First place ribbons, a Second place ribbon and two Color Champion banners out of three animals being shown won us the Silver Cup in the Waterford Group! We could not be more proud of animals.

It was great visiting with all our friends and we made several new friends as well.

Now, back to ranch business... We have one more girl that is joining our foundation herd. "LV Cinnimon Twist" who is a light brown Skywalker daughter from Lassen View Alpacas, out of Black Eyed Susan, the dam of Vantaggio Di Bisturi. We couldn't wait for show season and decided instead to get her bred. She is confirmed bred to LV Sentinel for a 2014 cria.

With Suzi and Song confirmed to Royal Peruvian Black Forest, Galena, Lola, Chiara and Rhapture confirmed to Neversummers US Steel, and Twist confirmed to Sentinel it is time to sit back and reflect on our accomplishments for the year and wait for the new crop of crias to arrive.

What's next? Shearing day set for May 17th, planning and consideration for next years breeding which will include breedings to our true black sire "Outlaw's Titan", and Gold Country show!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

October 2012

October started out with a bang with the arrival of Galena's first cria "Silver Legacy By Vantaggio". Galena had a text book delivery and is a great mom with plenty of milk. Legacy is a gorgeous classic medium silver gray male with cork screw crimpy fleece. He is one of those rare ones with the extra wrinkled, thick skin which translates into what should be SUPER DENSE! We have high hopes for this little guy.

Monday, October 1, 2012

September 2012

Rapture and Chiara

Rapture and Chiara

September brings the addition of two gorgeous bay black girls to our foundation herd. the girls both come from Michelle Ing of Granite Bay Alpacas. The first is a stunning Snowmass Royal Knight daughter out of one of Michelle's top girls GNLC Ain't Misbehavin'. The second girl, 3D's Bella Chiara of Napoli, is a SASA Sky Rocket In Flight daughter withnPeruvian Bueno, Snowmass Don Julio, Guellermo and Michelangelo bloodlines. Chiara and Rapture are both being bred to Neversummers US Steel who is a Futurity Champion, Aussie .38 Special son out of Cresent Moon's Starbright who is a Cresent Moon's Rayo Del Sol daughter/Danko grandaughter stacked with Royal Fawn and Hemmingeay genetics.

Fall is in the air...still awaiting the delivery of our Vantaggio cria out of grey maiden LV Galena by Sentinal.

Time to start planning the spring breedings.

Friday, August 31, 2012

August 2012

Bear River's Tequilla Ice 6 hrs old

Bear River's Tequilla Ice 6 hrs old

August comes to a close bringing many exciting changes at Bear River Alpacas. First of all we have the addition of the newest members of our herd. First, we have the stunning true black JR herdsire "Outlaw's Titan". He is gorgeous and his fleece is FINE FINE FINE! His first histogram came in at 17.9 and he has outstanding crimp. He is a son of Benchmark's Silvercoyo Outlaw (MSG) out of CCR Anya (TB). We have big plans for him next year. Thank you Shannon and John of Sunny Acres Alpacas for allowing us to add "Titan" to our ranch.

In addition to Titan we added his half sister "Outlaw's Platinum Lola" (MSG) also a daughter of Benchmark's Silvercoyo Outlaw out of Arosa Candy (TB) to our foundation herd. This girl will take your breath away. With her first histogram coming back at 14.9 it's obvious that Outlaw passes on his fineness. Like her brother she has a gorgeous head, great conformation and disposition. Thank you John and Shannon for letting go of this little girl!

Bear River is going grey this year. Another new addition is our pretty little girl "LV Galena by Sentinal" who is by Silver Rose Sentinal (DRG) out of Luciano's Maybelline (MSG). Galena is bred to LV Vantaggio Di Bisturi ((MSG) and due any day. We are on the edge of our seats waiting for this cria! Can you say grey girl??? Thank you Steve and Lynn Murray of Lassen View Alpacas for allowing us to purchase this little gem. She will be one of the cornerstones of our breeding program.

Our last (but not least) addition is the arrival of Suzi Stormalong's cria by MSA Tequila Sunrise. She delivered a big white crimpy boy weighing 15 pounds on August 2, 2012. He doubled his weight at 1 month weighing 30lbs. Good job mom! "Bear River's Tequila On Ice" known as "Ice" is the spitting image of his sire with a regal presence about him. Stayed tuned to watch him grow!

California (as well as many other states) has been plagued with heat and wildfires this year. To all who have endured and been displaced, my heart goes out to you and your families. Let's hope September brings cooler temperatures and an end to the fires.
Grandson Riley and Outlaw's Titan

Grandson Riley and Outlaw's Titan

The girls love our Grandaughter Carlee

The girls love our Grandaughter Carlee

Outlaw's Platinum Lola with half siter Bella with Emma of Sunny Acres Alpacas

Outlaw's Platinum Lola with half siter Bella with Emma of Sunny Acres Alpacas