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2005 USA National Black Champion Male.
Now working in Europe
He has won colour champion at all the
major USA shows he has been in.
We've been looking for years for a
serious black male to match - in fleece - the quality white studs we
Maipo comes from the only herd in the world that is capable of
producing such blacks -
Alpacas de la Patagonia.
His cria have taken black championships
in New Zealand.
Pedigree: Sired by
Shepherd's Pasture Jericho, a medium grey, who comes
from grey lines. Maipo's
dam is a medium brown. These are
USA alpacas, as we imported him from USA in May 2006.
Maipo was born 14/06/04
and has been screened onto the registry as IAR 84444.
We expect him to revolutionise
coloured breeding in NZ, and markedly improve the
quality of black and grey alpacas in New Zealand.
In his three seasons breeding he has had over 130 cria, in the darker
colour range. He has given solid blacks from blacks, grey from grey, and
dark fawns and dark browns from brown dams.
Fleece: Maipo was shorn in USA,
and his first fleece was 20.2 micron, 3.5 sd, 17.3% cv, and 1.3%
over 30. The photos of his fleece
tell the story. Look at that crimp. And his handle is fine to the
From black and grey genetic lines and without any white markings we
would recommend him for both black and grey females,
and would also recommend him ahead of most coloured males over any
dark pointed coloured females.
Progeny: a grouping of Maipo progeny. His cria demonstrate
extreme density (for black) with fine micron and reasonable
character. Their heads are classic huacaya.
Show Results - USA:
Black Male Huacaya
at the AOBA National Conference 2005 in USA.
He also won 1st
place in his class in the Halter Show.
at the Alpaca Western Extravaganza in USA in 2005.
He also won 1st
place in the Full Fleece Halter class.
We saw Maipo in 2005 at AOBA (Alpaca
Owners and Breeders Association Conference) in USA. We bought him,
against much competition, at the Parade of Champions Auction in
Oregon in July 2005. Maipo arrived in NZ in May 2006.
Show Results - NZ:
Maipo won Champion Black
Huacaya fleece at Alpaca Expo 2008.
Two of his female cria took 1st and 2nd
in their class, Junior Female 6-12 months black at
National Expo 2008.
Two of his male progeny (above, Pedro
and Tobias) have been taking ribbons and championships at
Waikato and Manawatu 2009. Pedro was Champion Black at
Manawatu Show 2009.
has won ribbons at every
Show. He won the cup for Best Black at South Otago Show 2008.
A daughter, Altnaharra Ghia took
Senior female huacaya 24 months and over black then became
Champion Black huacaya at Nelson Show 2009.
NZ Rapa Nui
won the cup for Best Black at South Otago Show 2010. She
has since been sold and exported to Germany.
A son, NZ Southern Trevo, won
Champion Black at Nelson Show 2013 in a strong black
field, including several from NZ's top black breeders.
Maipo IAR 84444 Born 14/6/2004
Stud Fee: Eu 500 + TVA