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(Solid White - Huacaya)
BLACKMORE VALE SHASTON PRINCE
(Solid Beige - Huacaya)
(White - Huacaya)
21.30µ SD 3.90µ CV 18.30%
2.80% Over 30 Microns(µ) SF 20.20µ
Curvature 41.30 deg/mm Yield 3.01 Kg/Year
(taken on 28th April 2020 at 14 Years and 6 Months of age)
Fibre Testing Authority: Art of Fibre
Shaston Prince has excellent conformation, a true to type head and a dense, crimpy and very fine fleece which he is still holding aged 15 years.
He started working in 2007. The shorn fleece photograph is of his 4th fleece (2009).
All of PRINCE'S cria have been good. They have excellent conformation, good bone, crimp and fleece density and a desirable short head type. They, also, have very low micron fleeces, which many have held well into their senior years. To date all but one of his cria have been solid coloured and often follow the colour of the dam or are darker than either parent, so, to date, he seems to be a good choice for those wishing to breed top quality fawns and browns. One of his daughters, Snowshill Tabitha (1st fleece 14.6m and curv. 59.70), was awarded Champion Fawn Female Huacaya at the 2009 Spring Alpaca Fiesta and 1st Junior Fawn Female at the 2009 Royal Bath and West as well as Best British Bred Huacaya in the show. She was, also, awarded Ist Junior Fawn Female at the Three Counties Show as well as Champion Fawn Huacaya and Champion British Bred Huacaya. All three of his 2008 cria were placed at the BAS 2009 National Show. Another daughter, Snowshill Felicity, was first placed adult fawn fleece at the 2011 Scottish National fleece show , a son Snowshill Vivaldi was Reserve Champion Beige male at the 2012 SWAG show and Reserve Champion Intermediate Male at 2012 Three Counties and many of his other offspring have been well placed in shows. At the 2013 North Somerset, a daughter, Snowshill Persephone, was Champion fawn huacaya and at the Royal Three Counties show and was reserve intermediate female huacaya (she still wins fleece championships as a senior). Yet another daughter, Snowshill Octavia was Supreme Champion huacaya at the 2013 Royal Three Counties Show and a son, Snowshill Prospero, was Reserve Champion Junior Male at the same show. Snowshill Fifi, another daughter, was Champion Light Female at the 2015 North Somerset and Three Counties Shows.
In fact, Prince has only produced very good to superb cria - most of whom one would be happy to show.
Prince's fleece stats are:-
1st fleece 16.14 mfd - curv 48d/mm
2nd fleece 17.30 mfd - curv 47d/mm
3rd fleece 18.80 mfd - curv 47.5d/mm
4th fleece 20.20 mfd - curv 48.2d/mm
5th fleece 19.20 mfd - curv 46.2d/mm
6th fleece 21.50 mfd - curv 41.7d/mm
7th fleece 19.40 mfd - curv 51.3d/mm
8th fleece 21.20 mfd - curv 49.5d/mm
9th fleece 19.40 mfd - curv 51.7d/mm
He's still under 22mfd at 15 years old.
Prince's sire is the famous Coricancha Fernando of Wessex (currently standing in Germany) - producer of many prize winning offspring. His dam, Patience, was the 1999 BAS National Show Supreme Champion.
Reserve Champion Junior Male East of England Show.
3rd BAS National Show.
1st Royal Bath and West Show.
2nd Kenilworth Show.
1st Three Counties Show.
1st Royal Show Stoneliegh.
4th BAS Spring Show.
2nd Heart of England Show.
4th Sire's progeny class BAS National Show.
2nd Royal Bath and West Show.
3rd Sire's progeny class Kenilworth Show.
2nd Three Counties Show and 2nd in the Sire's progeny class.
We were very pleased with the progeny classes given that he only had 3 progeny, in total, to choose from in 2009!
Not halter shown in 2010/2011
1st Heart of England Autumn National Fleece Show (senior fawn fleece). Judge: N. Harrington-Smith.
SWAG Spring Fleece Show; 1st Senior Beige Fleece. Judge: V.Fullerlove
WSAG - Three Counties Show;
1st Senior Beige Male, Champion Beige Huacaya and Champion Senior Male in Show.
Judge: Rob Bettinson
2012 HoE Autumn National Fleece Show - 1st Senior Beige Fleece (7th fleece) - Judge: Mary-Jo Smith
2013 BAS National Fleece Show - 1st Senior Light Fleece and Champion Senior Fleece.
Judge: Nick Harrington Smith
2013 Royal Three Counties Fleece Show - 2nd Senior Light Fleece. Judge: Nick Harrington Smith.
2013 Royal Three Counties Halter Show - 1st Senior Light Male and 1st Sire's progeny. Judge: Nick Harrington Smith
2014 National Fleece Show - 3rd Senior Light fleece. Judge: Mary-Jo Smith
2014 National Show - 2nd Senior Light Male.
Judge: Nick Harrington Smith and Jenny Jackson.
2014 Royal Three Counties Fleece Show - 1st Senior Light Fleece. Judge: Tim Hey
2014 Royal Three Counties Halter Show -
1st Senior Light Male and 4th Sire's progeny. (also had offspring awarded reserve championships in both fleece and halter classes).