Callisto’s lineage has been among the leaders in our herd for achieving progress towards our production goals. We had been anticipating this birth and crossing our fingers that it would be a male. We knew he would have a top place in our herd little did we know that he would hold such a top place among the national Herd as well. With his stats and production, it isn’t much of a surprise that it is his turn to take the reigns and has taken over much of his sires breeding assignments.
From any perspective, he qualifies as “Having It All”. Every pairing in his pedigree has followed a plan that we had hoped would eventually produce this male. Even as a cria his fleece was a great representation of the champion and show winning lineage he came out of.
We have dealt with hundreds of alpacas in the 16 years we’ve been raising alpacas and Callisto is among the most memorable. (We mostly refer to him as Carlos.) Carlos is among the highest ranking males in the ARI EPD program for elite, lifetime fineness and increased FW (density). Not only is his fiber spectacular, and his conformation superb, he also exhibits the presence and disposition that makes raising alpacas rewarding on a more personal level. He is simply a beautiful male in every regard.
The qualities of the Allianza and Sollocotta cross is coming through beautifully. His pedigree is packed with best of Accoyo, Allianza and Sollocota genetics. He’s out of our champion Accoyo Augusto daughter, Stargazer’s Catena, and sired by Multi-Champion Accoyo America Apocalypse (Hemingway-Nautilus).
Elite pedigree and an accomplished show record, plus top EPD’s. According to the 2014 public report, he is ranked as the 3rd top male among the top 1% for AFD when combined with the greatest increase of fleece weight (density). That is 3rd place out of 16,828 males.This male is capable to bring your herd into the top of of a very competitive class. His first cria have arrived and they continue to highlight their sires influence.
EPD TRAIT VALUES FOR PROGENY PREDICTIONSfrom 2014 through 2015
AFD TOP 1%
SPIN FINENESS TOP 1%
% > 30 TOP 2%
REDUCE MEDULATION TOP 10%
INCREASED FLEECE WEIGHT TOP 4%
1 yr 15.2; 4.3; 28.4; 0.8
2 yr 17.5; 4.7; 26.9; 1.9
3 yr 18.4; 4.9; 26.8; 2.4
4 yr 17.7; 5.0; 28.0; 2.0
5 yr 20.1; 5.1; 25.4; 4.8
6 yr 17.8; 4.9; 27.4; 2.2%
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Part interest is for 6 months possession.
2nd EPWN Fleece show 2012 Loner
2nd GWAS Get of Sire class 2011
2nd Fall Fest Get of Sire class 2009
4th AOBA Nationals White Adult males 2011 Safely
3rd Fall Fest Halter 2009 O’Leary
4th NWSS 2010 Loner
6th GWAS White Yrlng “B” 2010 Macleod
6th MOPACA 2010 VandenBosch