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Alpacas are shorn without harm once a year, producing and average of five to ten pounds of fiber. Alpaca fiber can be as soft as cashmere and is warmer and lighter than wool. It comes in 22 natural colors, which can be blended and dyed. Alpaca fiber has the luster of silk and is lanolin-free. It is spun into yarn to be used for sumptuous fiber products including hats, scarves, sweaters, socks, etc. Alpaca fiber is also used in the production of wonderfully soft and warm blankets and outerwear. Spinners, weavers, knitters and other fiber artists enjoy the outstanding qualities that alpaca fiber offers.
Color: Bay Black
Date of Birth: 10/14/2008
Dam: Staghorn Olivia's Godiva
ARI #: 1191431
Color: Dark Brown
Sire: Bel Canto's Sinbad
ARI #: 30017242
Color: Bay Black
Godiva's Lady Morgan is a real treasure, and just what we were hoping for when we bred Godiva to Bel Canto's Sinbad. Her beautiful face, shiny curly coat and upright posture just beg for a closer look. Usually serene and close by her mother's side, when Morgan cuts loose she is fast and impish. She certainly holds her own with the other crias! Morgan's fiber is coming in nicely, especially for a fall cria.
Morgan has grown into a lovely adult, and she has produced two very nice offspring. Chrome Run, a stunning silver grey male, was born to Morgan and Ikon in June of 2011.
Since she demonstrated the ability to throw grey, Morgan was then bred to multiple-champion herdsire, Staghorn Valley's Summer Elixir. Their cria, Rafaela, was born in June of 2012. "Rafi" is black with silver fibers appearing as she matures, with outstanding fiber character and density. We are very impressed with this cria, and Morgan's ability to throw offspring that reflect the best characteristics of their sires.
Morgan has been bred again to Ikon, in the hope that another silver grey cria will arrive in early summer, 2013.