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Add fine fleece into darker coloured  offspring

Maipo Patagonia's Maipo
USA champion black

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 are offering. 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.

Maipo shorn

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.

Maipo fleece 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 touch.

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.
Maipo progeny heads
Maipo group of black progeny

Show Results - USA:

Maipo won
Champion Black Male Huacaya at the AOBA National Conference  2005 in USA.

He also won 1st place in his class in the Halter Show.

Maipo won Colour Champion (Black) 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.

Montezuma 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.

His son Closeburn Montezuma (pictured left) has won ribbons at every Show. He won the cup for Best Black at South Otago Show 2008.

Rapa Nui


A daughter, Altnaharra Ghia took Senior female  huacaya 24 months and over black then became Champion Black huacaya at Nelson Show 2009.

His daughter  NZ Rapa Nui (pictured left) 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
Updated Oct 2016
Nic Cooper and Linda Blake
Main West Coast Road, West Melton, RD1, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone 0064 3 318-1917 | fax 0064 3 318-1927 | email alpacasnz@xtra.co.nz