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12X Banner/4X JC - 2017 AOA Nat'l Supreme Champ
2017 AOA Nat'l Supreme Champ & Invited White CC

Nov 2016 PAOBA Judge's Choice (1 of 4)

Best Bred & Owned - Nov 2017 PAOBA

2017 Fleece

Ganymede - AOA National Show Mar 2016

Fiber / Scientific Data

12/2017Dr. Norm Evans Biopsy - see summary this page
5/201718.1 / 3.6 / 19.9 / 0.5 - SF 17.5
5/201615.8 / 3.4 / 21.8 / 0.6 - SF 15.5
5/201518.6 / 4.0 / 21.5 / 0.9 - SF 18.1

11xCC/4xJC! '17 AOA Nat'l Supreme Champ!

Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede

ARI# 35230793   D.O.B. 6/8/2015  (3 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Proven | White

Full Peruvian
Sire: 2AF Peruvian Zeus | ARI# 32218312  | Medium Fawn |
Dam: Fortunato's Ali-Accoyo Bianca | ARI# 31570336  | White 

Currently being auctioned on Openherd.com

Category: Herdsire Breedings
Current bid: $1,800
Time left: 2 days, 23 hours
Bid on this Alpaca at Openherd.com

Breeding fee is $1800 for a limited time. Ganymede is standing stud at MMFA until the end of November, and then he'll be traveling to Texas! Don't miss this opportunity to purchase an introductory breeding. With three crias on the ground, we've already seen what he can do, and it is truly amazing!

"This male shows extremely strong fiber traits that should be passed to his offspring...Bred to top notch females, you should expect many champions." -- Comments from Dr. Norm Evans' biopsy report

He is the 2017 AOA National Light Male Supreme Champion! 4X Judge's Choice + 11X Color Champion + 1X Best Bred & Owned at 29 months old & breeding! We are thrilled, humbled, and honored to have this magnificent young male...You've just got to see his fleece -- it's the same ALL over!

Ganymede has an advanced elite fleece, indeed, and a gorgeous, boxy conformation! Judges called it early on...and he has achieved top honors at the 2017 AOA National Show as the Supreme Champion Light Huacaya Male, including the White Invited Male Color Championship, bringing his total to 12X Banners and 4X Judges Choice awards (PAOBA, CABO, TxOLAN, Nationals)...a Banner for every show he attended in the 2016/2017 show season! Ganymede has an amazing fleece with an unbelievable structure and density. He exhibits a tight little zipper crimp with extreme uniformity, matchstick bundling, brightness and fineness across his fleece...the character lasting well down into his legs and belly. This is what the Judges have said:

"his fleece is the same from skin to tip, back to front, all over..."
...he is "the same...all over." This is exactly what you want to hear.

"clear winner" in the light Color Championship at the tough 2016 NEAOBA and at 2016 Empire -- beating out offspring of some of the most venerated herdsires in the country.

"really well balanced and showy male, with overall stature and conformation, correct in his movement, with lovely density, good expression of character throughout, lovely exhibition of overall crimp style and consistency."

"he has a nice typey look..." and "...great uniformity and fineness within the staple and across the blanket, showing advanced fleece characteristics."

SKIN BIOPSY was performed at 30 months of age by Dr. Norm Evans in December 2017. Of note, his 15x scan shows large fiber clusters uniform in shape and placement within his connective tissue. This uniformity trait likely came from his dam. His scan shows only 4 guard type hairs from the 6800+ fibers in his 10 MM tissue punch. His true density is 86.75 follicles per SQ MM of skin. He shows a level 2 of 4 gland structure, with an average S/P ratio of 14.1 to 1, and only 11% of his secondary fibers are medullated which is rare since the average is near 60%. His 250x scan shows the presence of many round secondary fibers, and one hundred typical secondary fibers averaged 17.8 microns.

Ganymede is Co-Owned with Rancho Inca Alpacas

Awards

2017 AOA NATIONAL LIGHT MALE SUPREME CHAMPION - Judges Amanda VandenBosh, Jill MacLeod & David Barboza
2017 AOA National Invited Color Champion + First Place, White Male - Judges Amanda VandenBosh & Jill MacLeod
Judge's Choice 2017 Carolina Alpaca Celebration - Judges Diana Timmerman & Amanda VandenBosh
Judge's Choice 2017 TxOLAN Spectacular - Judges Amanda Vandenbosh & Kathy Klay
Best Bred & Owned + 1st Place 2017 PAOBA Breeders Showcase males - Judge Jude Anderson + Robin Nasseman
Judge's Choice 2016 PAOBA Breeders Showcase - Judges Jill MacLeod & Diana Timmerman
Color Champion + 1st Place 2017 Royal Alpaca Challenge - ,white yearling male - Judge Kristin Buhrmann
Color Champion + 1st Place 2017 Carolina Alpaca Celebration - white male - Judge Diana Timmerman
Color Champion + 1st Place 2017 TxOLAN Spectacular - white male - Judge Amanda VandenBosh
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 PAOBA Breeders Showcase - white male - Judge Jill MacLeod
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 VAOBA Expo - white male - Judge Diana Timmerman
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 Empire Extravaganza - light males + beige yearling male - Judge Helen Testa
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 NEAOBA Fall Spectacular - light males + beige yearling male - Judge Jude Anderson
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 Heart of Virginia - white male - Judge Wade Gease
Reserve Champion + 2nd Place 2016 Royal Alpaca Challenge - white male yearling - Judge Sara Jane McClellan
1st Place 2016 AOA Nationals - beige juvenile male Level V - 1 of 12 - Judge Kristin Buhrmann
3rd Place 2016 Carolina Alpaca Celebration - white juvenile male Level IV (his 1/2 brother took 1st) - 3 of 9 - Judge Amanda VandenBoch
3rd Place 2016 Southern Select - white juvenile male - 3 of 10 - Judge Kristen Berman
Ganymede is an incredible package and he was very competitive in the most difficult Spring 2016 white juvie male class despite his late shearing. Each time he's shown, he's gotten the attention of the judge. He is one that pops out in the crowd...upon close examination, he has it all -- extreme uniformity, brightness, fineness, density, etc. carrying down into his belly, legs, head.
In his 3rd place wins, both judges were thrilled with his fleece character and uniformity, as well as his outstanding conformation (very typey overall), and stated that the males above him had slightly finer micron; however, Ganymede's genetics put him on a trajectory of LASTING FINENESS, as evidenced by his 2016 fleece stats!
Standard industry contracts are used. Breeding quality alpacas come with reproductive and live birth guarantees & 90 day free board. You may take possession of your alpacas once the down payment is received and the “contract for purchase” signed by both parties. Transfer of ownership with ARI will not occur until full payment is received.

Financing is available with 25 - 33% down, with up to 24 monthly payments, and is interest free to qualified buyers. Buyer must purchase full mortality insurance for alpaca and offspring, if any, naming Man in the Moon Farm LLC as beneficiary on balance due until paid in full. For individual purchases over $3000, significant discount for cash sales paid in 30 days. Special pricing often available for multiple alpaca purchases. Transportation responsibility of buyer.

AUCTION & PACKAGED DEAL OFFERS: These are cash only unless different arrangements are made up front. No other discounts apply unless negotiated otherwise.

Offspring

ARI# 35157649   D.O.B. 7/8/2018 (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| White, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede
Dam: Lennox's Mira Ceti of MMFA
Info and photos coming soon...a beautiful little white girl who came at the tail end of a huge heat wave...about 4 weeks early. By 4 weeks old, she ti...

Man in the Moon Farm LLC - NEW CASTLE, VA

Spring '19 Show String!
So...He Allows Color to Pass Thru!
ARI# 35157601   D.O.B. 8/30/2018 (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Fawn, Full Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede
Dam: ELK Royal Caramela
Dark Star is strikingly beautiful, and she has the fineness and color of a precious star sapphire. She sells with her dam until weaned. More info comi...

Man in the Moon Farm LLC - NEW CASTLE, VA

ARI# 35157663   D.O.B. 9/6/2018 (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| White, Full Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede
Dam: SA Peruvian Alivia
What a sweet and lovely girl! First impressions are that this little white female is going to be amazing! Strong bone, bright fleece, density and wond...

Man in the Moon Farm LLC - NEW CASTLE, VA

Updated 9/22/2018