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TxOLAN 2015 - White Male Champion @ 31.6 months
Over the Moon Fleece...

Moonraker @ 9 months, 5/25/13

Alpine King - Moonraker's Sire

Luna - Moonraker's Dam

Fiber / Scientific Data

May 2015AFD 18.1 SD 3.6 CV 20.0% CF 99.5%, curve 48.9 Dg/mm staple 100.0 mm
5/25/14 23 moAFD 15.7 SD 3.1 CV 19.9 CF 100% Curve 49.8 Staple 95.0 mm
5/25/13 9 moAFD 15.9, SD 3.2, CV 20.2%, CF 100%, curve 43.2 Dg/mm staple length 110 mm

Fine, Uniform, Dense and Good Looking!

Moonraker di Bella Vita

ARI# 32623345   D.O.B. 6/27/2012  (6 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Proven | White

Full Peruvian
Sire: Snowmass Alpine King | ARI# 30408326  | White |
Dam: SA Tuscan's Luna di Bella Vita | ARI# 31229746  | White 

Stud Fee:

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Moonraker is the production of Apollo King and Luna. The result was so nice the first go around that it was readily repeated with Moonraker as the result. He is nice! Moonraker has a good sized frame, correct in its proportions, beautiful head (more handsome even than big brother Apollo), and flat topline. Add to that his LONG staple length and bright white, fine, dense fleece, and he is about all one can ask for. He has beautiful, uniform crimp style throughout his blanket and is covered with this fleece from front to back, head to toe. Check out his 15.9 micron fleece stats with SD of 3.2, CV of 20.2 and comfort factor at 100%. His dam, Luna, who is in our foundation herd for her extreme fineness, is one of the finest Tuscan Gold crias born. And she has produced! Her next cria after Moonraker was a female we named Moonstruck, and she boasts an 11-month histogram with AFD 12.1, SD 2.8 and comfort factor 100%. Moonstruck was sold at the 2015 Amber Autumn Invitational Auction.

Moonraker has grown into a very macho soon-to-be 3-year-old. He won his class at the 2015 TxOLAN show and went on to become the white male Champion. Woo hoo! Although he walked in a couple of his juvie classes, confidence was not lost in this young male, and he has been rewarded. His mom, Luna, has one blue ribbon to her name, but she is a major star on our ranch. Just goes to show how you can't let the show ring totally drive breeding and purchase decisions in this business.

Moonraker is very fine fleeced at 15.9 micron as a 9 month old with SD 3.2, CV 20.2%, CF 100%. His fleece is dense and bright with high organization. He was somewhat of a slow grower, but when he matured he did so nicely. In his later shows he moved into the upper ribbons, winning blue at the 2014 Fall Festival show and becoming the 2015 white male champion at TxOLAN; all of this after taking the gate twice as a juvie.

Awards

RESERVE COLOR CHAMPION and First Place, TxOLAN 2016, Judge: Arturo Pena
Third Place - 2015 GWAS, Judge: Cathy Merkley
First Place- 2015 MOPACA Show Judge: Diana Timmerman
Fifth Place- 2015 AOA National Show Judge: JIll MacLeod
COLOR CHAMPION & First Place - 2015 TxOLAN white males Judge: Amanda VandenBosch
First Place - 2014 ABR Fall Festival Judge: Kristin Buhrmann
Second Place (out of 4) - 2014 Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Festival Judge: Kristin Buhrmann
Second Place Get of Sire - 2013 GWAS. Moonraker helped his dad take 2nd out of 9 in a very prestigious group of sires in the Get of Sire class. His brothers Quasar King (co-owned with Snow Diamond Alpacas) and another Snow Diamond Alpine King male were in this group.
Second Place (out of 14) - 2013 ABR Fall Festival Fleece Harvest. Judge: Sara Jane McClellan. Judges comments were about his bright, very fine, uniform fleece in an extremely competitive class. He scored 19.5 out of 20 for fineness, 4 out of 5 for brightness, 7 out of 7 for length, 5 out of 5 for color, 5 out of 5 for impurities/stain/damage, 7 out of 8 for micron, 9 out of 10 for abscence of guard hair, and 11 out of 20 for weight.Nice scores, indeed!
Fifth Place - Minnesota Alpaca Expo 2013
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Updated 12/10/2018