Alpaca Atlantic of Tennessee, LLC
The Working Men!
I would be remiss if I didn't begin this page with the studs behind the studs. Neither Bill nor Cajun are available for outside use though -- I have exclusive rights to the grey-haired one, and the white-haired one has been neutered!
About our alpaca studs.....
Bill and I have assembled a group of working boys that have more than earned their keep. I could ramble on about their pedigrees or conformation or fiber, but I won't. These boys and their offspring speak for themselves.
These herdsires are available to our customers. We don't offer outside breedings for many reasons - the first being that as much as our boys would appreciate additional work, we've always had a closed herd for health reasons. We have quarantine facilities, but would rather not have to use them. I think the health and well-being of our herd reflect the choices we've made.
Listed in Order of Job Seniority
Moon: our alpha male. I suspect it's Moon's influence that enables us to co-mingle every male on the place. From the just-weaned, to the sexual competitors -- Moon keeps the boys in line. He's as tough as nails, yet leads with 2 fingers and stands for nail-trimming without a halter. He's square, straight, and for an old man -- still packs on the fiber!
Color: Light Silver Grey Year Model: 1996
Click Here to View MoonShadow's 28 Offspring
Color: True Black Year Model: 1998
Co-owned with Legacy Acres Alpacas
We purchased our true, non-fading, blue-black Gucci from Lanark's Alpacas just before they went out of business in 1999. His sire is the acclaimed Peruvian Macusani, then owned by Linda Berry-Walker, one of the pioneers in the US camelid fiber industry.
Click Here to View Gucci's 23 Offspring
For reference only, as we sadly lost Bear in 2009.
Peruvian Mr Cheyenne (aka Bear)
Color: Med to Light Fawn Year Model: 1996
When we saw what Cheyenne (aka Bear) produced when bred to three of our girls, we just had to have him! Sired by Maple Brook's Peruvian Cano, and out of Mariah's Peruvian Lady Cotta. The last of Bear's offspring will be born in the fall of 2009, as Bear has passed away. R.I.P. Bear, it was an honor having known you.
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Atlantic's Sunburst Rooney
ARI #1130942 Color: Medium/Light Fawn Year Model: 2004
Co-owned with Deep River Alpacas
Rooney -- This Peruvian Guellermo grandson has applied for, and has been accepted into the "studley boy" program at Alpaca Atlantic! He began working for us last fall (2006), and is currently residing with Ed & Joyce, just outside of Raleigh, NC.
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Color: Medium Rose Grey & White Year Model: 2004
Buck -- This boy was trying to impress us with his breeding moves when he was one day old - and I have the photos to prove it! Our beautiful, boy Buck is the total package. Sired by our own Bear, and out of Tiny Tina the Terrible, this fellow has developed into a force to be reckoned with! He started working last fall (2006) and we're thrilled with his little Buckettes!
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Color: Medium Silver Grey Year Model: 2003
Airstream -- Do you get the feeling we like grey??? If this boy's progeny are anything like his sire's (45% grey!) we'll be thrilled. Airstream began working for a living last fall, during the 2006 breeding cycle. We're anxious to see what he produces!
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Atlantic's Peruvian Kennedy
Color: White Year Model: 2005
Kennedy -- Believe it or not, this boy is sired by the infamous rose-grey, Nic Nac. Not quite what we were expecting, but I suppose he favored his dam's side, which includes my all-time favorite, Jolimont Peruvian Pauco. Kennedy not only has non-stop fiber, but produces it as well. Look for lots more Kennedy offspring in the upcoming years!
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Color: White with Dark Fawn Spotting Year Model: 2004
Mottley -- OK, so we like to spice things up every now and then. White is nice, but a bit boring.....nothing personal Kennedy! Thanks Janet & Scott Swift for letting us steal this boy from you. We've got some offspring cooking in the oven, but find it quite amusing that Mottley's first cria (Atlantic's Peruvian SugarKane) is solid white!
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Color: Medium Fawn vicunia pattern Year Model: 2006
Co-owned with Legacy Acres Alpacas
McSteamy -- Prior to purchasing Danseur, we leased one of his sons, a breathtaking macho named Meritorious Danseur De Las Conlinas. Merit gave us 3 boys, two of which have joined the ranks of herdsire. We're thrilled to co-own this boy with Linda & Tom Baker, and look forward to adding McSteamy's offspring to our herd!
McSteamy's offspring will be making their debut in the spring of 2010!
Atlantic's Peruvian Ugachaka
Color: Dark Fawn vicunia pattern Year Model: 2007
Ugachaka -- This boy is as close as we've come to cloning our boy, CA Cordero's Inca Danseur.....the only difference being that Ugachaka has perfect ears. We've been waiting for this boy for a long time, and now that he's joining our line-up, it's time to retire Danseur. Uga has the same fiber characteristics, same square build, and one of these days, it may even be hard to tell them apart!
Ugachaka's offspring will be making their debut in the fall of 2010!
AOV Peruvian American Idol
ARI #30019832 Color: White Year Model: 2007
American Idol -- is only 7/8 Accoyo, but he's the full package! Many thanks Warren & Kim Shand, for letting us steal Idol from you. What more can I say, except...
A body hot like steam,
Fiber that's an addict's wet dream,
Easy going, movement that's flowing,
American Idol will rule supreme!
American Idol's offspring will be making their debut in the fall of 2010!
About these testicles.........
If you've made it this far, and you're not an alpaca owner, you're probably wondering - what's with the testicle obscession??? Here's the deal, in layman's terms -- bigger is better, and they have to be a matched set.
You want as much sperm as possible to increase your chances of a conception with one breeding -- and, large testicles produce more sperm. And as Audrey McCarter recently pointed out to me (because she always likes to try to prove me wrong!!!), big balls also produce female offspring with larger ovaries -- which will spit out better eggs for a longer period of time over the course of her life. Audrey and I are both right! So - that's why I show you what our boys look like, all over and all under!
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