This guy!! Oh My! Just what we ordered from our pairing of Tia and Tachometer. We knew Tach could produce solid and multi but what could he do with a harlequin?
This guy is rock solid. He is bigger than most of the cria that are older than him. Hercules seemed the most appropriate name for him.
His conformation is spot on but his fleece...… it does not disappoint! He's very dense, fine and displays excellent crimp. He did not get his cria tips shorn so by show season it may be pulling the crimp out but this is a show worthy fleece.
Color? Well he's fawn but I keep checking at the skin I am seeing gray in the neck and moving down!!! Yeah! Can't wait to get this shorn and see if we have a harlequin gray under there. His coloring is very much like his mother's was at a young age.
Update: Finally got that cria fleece off him. While I wouldn't call him gray at this time he is definitely MUCH darker and his neck is gray. I really think he will continue to darker and turn gray.
We are just over the moon in love with this guy!
Yeah! His first show weekend with dual shows -
1st in Illinois Alpaca & Fiber Fest ring under Sharon Loner
1st and Best of Bred & Owned in The Rail Splitter ring under Peter Kennedy who definitely appreciates an appy.
His blue streak continued at Buckeye where he took a blue in bred and owned.
Love this guy!!!
Hercules had a great first show season! He certainly did not disappoint us. He always draws attention from folks because of his striking color and inquisitive nature.
Have I said how much we LOVE this guy? :)