2015 Futurity Champion & JC winner!
MFI's & KVR's Mint Mo Money
Huacaya, Male, | White
ARI# 32827262, D.O.B. 9/2/2013,
Sire: MFI Rambunctious ARI# 31604215 White
Dam: Edgewood's Mint Julip ARI# 1040937 White
We purchased MFI's & KVR's Mint Mo Money -- together with our friends Wayne and Susan Robinson of Emelise Alpacas -- at the 2014 Breeders Choice sale at Magical Farms. Though in all honesty we hadn't gone to that final ever Breeders Choice thinking that we would be bidding on a male alpaca, Mo's fleece was so compelling to us that we figured we'd take a chance. There is always some risk in buying an alpaca that is not yet mature. We liken it to sports teams drafting 18 year old kids: while it is possible to project their possible upside based upon some markers that we've learned to recognize, there is *never* a guarantee that the animal in question will ultimately fulfill its potential. If it was too easy, it really wouldn't be any fun, right?
Now, having gone through the 2015 spring show season though, it's safe to say that we all (CCNF and Emelise) feel a bit like the cats that ate the canary. Though perhaps a touch high in his hind end at the time he first arrived here, Mo came home to CCNF last fall and after six months or so of eating good Vermont hay and marching up and down the mountainside here on Mt. Ascutney, he really filled out into a stunning young male. Guess what? The fleece held up too.
The grandson of the legendary Majestic Peruvian Jeremiah, we will be able to cross Mo in with the vast majority of our white/light herd (our Precocious daughters being an obvious exception). Amongst other things, his genetics will represent the first major infusion of El Niño (Caligula and Sunipani) and Titan blood into our breeding program, something which we are pretty excited about!
Though he was a bit of a late bloomer with his breeding technique, we are now expecting Mo's first crias in the spring and summer of 2017 and this superb young Herdsire is now officially open for outside stud service!
2nd Place - 2014 MOPACA
Reserve Champion White Huacaya Male - 2014 MOPACA
3rd Place - 2014 Rail Splitter Alpaca Show
2nd Place - 2014 Futurity
1st Place - 2015 North American
Champion White Huacaya Male - 2015 North American
1st Place - 2015 Futurity
Champion White Huacaya Male - 2015 Futurity
[JC] Judges' Choice Huacaya Male - 2015 Futurity