Thank you, Emily Beers, for your purchase of Deimos! Biting the bullet with this guy and I hate to let him go because he's one of my favorites, but we have two other herdsires out of the Matrix Majesty line and we need to reduce our male herd. Deimos' fleece harvest yielded 10.1 pounds this year. He's covered in a dense, crimpy fleece from head to toe. His AFD may not be the best anymore, but his uniformity, crimp, and heavy bone structure--along with his really cute head--will pass right on!
I just skirted this guy’s 2021 fleece, and I have to say I still love him! I love his fleece and I love his boxy frame. And, I definitely love his personality. He has a uniform and consistent fleece, with crimp and character from skin to tip. He also has excellent density. He has a stunningly beautiful head style and strong substance of bone on a compact frame, weighing in at approximately 150#.
In 2021, he gave 11.3# fleece at shearing! He's a gorgeous guy...IMHO! His 2018 histogram remained almost unchanged from his 2017 histogram, so we expect he will stay fine and uniform. His 2019 histogram creeped up to 20.2/4.1/20.4, but that's still quite good and indicative of his superior genetic makeup! He exhibits virtually no guard hairs either and he's maintaining full coverage of his fiber all the way down to his toes, and right over his eyes, if we didn't trim it. Top that all off with a very pleasing personality - a perfect gentleman!
Deimos's herdsire, TGF Freestyle, was part of the AOA Supreme Championship class of 2016, and he has an unbelievable pedigree. His sire, Matrix Majesty has won the Futurity Herdsire of the Year award for 2011, 2013 and 2014. It appears that TGF Freestyle and Deimos' dam, Estates Keltic Lass, have passed their positive assets on -- solid conformation and a very soft, bright, uniform fleece that is full of crimp and character. His dam, Estates Keltic Lass, is also quite a gal...coming with genetics that boast of extreme fineness with retained fineness and soft handle. She is the daughter of Snowmass Nova’s Galaxy, and she has Bueno, Casanova, Caligula and Chaccu in her pedigree.
At just over 6 months and with the cria tips still on, Deimos won 3rd Place at the 2017 MAPACA Small Breeders Jubilee. He took 3rd at 2017 Empire and 4th at NEAOBA with EXTREMELY competitive classes. He took 2nd at 2017 VAOBA right behind the Color Champion! and, 2nd right behind RC at 2018 Carolina Alpaca Celebration. At 2018 Southern Select, Jude Anderson lined her selections up and commended the class for being so exceptional. She indicated that all of the fleeces were remarkable, and that her placement was based on how far down the extremities the fleece character carried....so, Deimos has amazing fleece. Then, at 2018 Mid-Atlantic Gala, Deimos took a blue and Best Bred & Owned with quite a few laudatory comments from the Judge!
We have retained up to 5 breedings with Deimos, as his new home isn't too far from us!