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Sunday, January 5, 2020

2019 Wrap Up!

Some interesting things happened at the end of 2018…Bill had a complete hip replacement which impacted our halter show season in 2019. Consequently, we decided to regroup and really think about where we are going with our iMpressive herd.

We decided to fully rest up and get our fleeces and herd assessed for breeding decisions down the road. We knew we had some really nice crias in 2018 but were hoping that against others in fleece shows, we would be validated. We couldn’t be happier with the results!

The following list is the results from 2019 Fleece submissions based on 2018 fleeces (submissions prior to 2019 shearing) and 2019 fleeces.

Sapphire Breeder’s Cup Award (Suri Network)

2-Judge’s Choice Winners Sampson and Grace

2-Color Champions (Black and Fawn @ Suri Network)- Solomon and Tanner

1-Reserve Color Champion Fonterra

1-Best Lock Sampson

1-Best Luster Sampson

1-Best Hand Sampson

2-Best Bred and Owned (Suri Network-Black-Solomon and Fawn-Tanner)

4-Fleeces over a Score of 80 Points (85.5, 3-82.5)
Grace (one of our new Foundation females!) 85.5
Tanner 82.5
Sampson 82.5
Voyager 82.5
Recognized by AOA and Suri Network as exceptional fleeces during one of the seminars

16-1sts
(includes 2 skein entries from mill spun yarn from our alpacas)
6-2nds
3-3rds
3-4ths
1-6th

Our 2019 crop of crias are shaping up extremely nicely! We can’t wait to show them and to share them with our fellow breeders!