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Melody's Rosemont of Sandhills Suri

Grade 2 fleece at ten years of age!

Alpaca , Suri , Herdsire (Male) |Proven |Light Rose Grey

AOA# 35525332 | DOB: 10/11/2013 (10 yrs)

Sire: Shasta Springs Bachelor
Dam: Symphony's Melody Mist

2023 cria update -- it's a girl!!

Symphony's Melody Mist

Suri Open (Female) Medium Fawn

AOA# 31104166 DOB: 10/16/200716 yrs
Melody falls into the elite category because of her fiber characteristics, coverage and conformation. She also has a wonderful personality. Her fiber stats from 2023 speak to the quality of fiber Melody has maintained over time. At nearly 16 years of age, Melody has maintained 24 AFD, with less than 12% of fibers over 30 microns. All of her offspring have maintained superior degrees of fineness with age. Melody and her siblings consistently yield high fleece weights, averaging between 7-10 pound ...
  | AOA# 31104166 | Medium Fawn
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Rosemont is one of the premier gray Suri herdsires of his era. The fleece traits this male has maintained with age are hard to come by in any color, let alone gray. Rosemont is the total package -- good bone, sound conformation, with a fleece boasting density, luster, and fineness all maintained with age. Rosemont has also consistently passed on these traits to his offspring, of which aside from being all males, are all exquisite rising herdsires in their own right.

At ten years of age, Rosemont is still maintaining a grade 2 fleece. At the 2023 PNAA IFA fleece show he was second in grade 2 gray, placing two points behind a juvenile fleece! Rosemont inherited the best traits from his dam and sire; dense coverage and big bone from his dam's side and extreme fineness from his sire, Rosie truly is special.

Rosemont has Accoyo in his blood from NGG Cortez on his dam's side and is big boned with exceptional coverage in ropey locks. His beautiful head comes from Cortez on his dam's side and Peruvian Aureo on his sire's side. His dam's contribution should not be dismissed, as she possesses coverage rarely seen in a female, high luster and dense twisted locks.

Rosemont is a direct descendant of Shasta Springs Bachelor out of one of Gail Campbell's top herdsires, Maranta's Peruvian Maximillan. Bachelor passed on a beautiful head to his offspring and improved luster, lock and fineness in all of this offspring. Bachelor produced gray from every female he was bred to, a feat that will be hard to replicate.

We sent his 2022 fleece off to the Suri Network fleece show, where Rosie earned a third-place ribbon in the combined-gender, gray mature fleece class, with 11 entries. It was a very close competition between all seven fleeces we had entered in that class, but Rosie received very high marks for his luster, fineness, and handle, at almost nine years of age. Rosemont is a prime example of the phenotypical and fiber characteristics that define the standard of our breeding program.

Scientific Data
Date Details/Notes
09/18/2022PNAA IFA micron calculations: 21.8 average, 21.9 low/mid, 23.0 rump, 22.4 mid, and 20.0 shoulder, with a variance of 3.0
11/11/2023PNAA IFA micron calculations: 20.9 shoulder, 22.8 mid, 24.4 rump, 22.7 low/mid, and 22.7 average with a variance of 3.5
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