Stargazer’s Royal Rumble
3 years old and still only 16.3 afd (15.9 spin fineness)
Royal Rumble is a great choice for a herdsire! It would be pretty hard (and likely more expensive) to do better with that level of fineness and uniformity. He is about the same size as his dad, smaller than some of our big males but he has his dads personality … all business. Rumble has a great disposition and is easy to handle as Cindy does his maintenance by herself.
RR’s sire, 6P Royal Gold, has produced some of the finest alpacas in our breeding program. A product the Antacalla region, RG came to the US in one of the last imports. He quickly made a name for himself as a herdsire for one the importers personal herd. His offspring were easy to pick out in the auction catalogs as they all had his great head style and presence. That has carried through to Rumble, one of his last offspring for us. RG never went over 23 micron in his lifetime and was one of the US’s first persistently fine herdsires. This is a characteristic we see over and over in his offspring. RG also had the ability to pass on his fineness to black and modern gray crias. Antares (RG x Arwen) is our black herdsire that has replaced RG for our dark program.
Bella has been one of our best producers. We like her sire El Bello. He was one of Hemingway’s most notable progeny. All of Bella’s crias have been among the best in our program They have all been recognized as top show winners with sought after fleeces. We have always had great anticipation waiting for her to deliver.