Thank you Nicole & Stephen at Meadowgate Alpacas! Orion is a really sweet guy in so many ways. He’s a hit with visitors here on our farm. He’s an appropriately social male perfect for your agritourism needs, but with his genetics, fleece traits and excellent conformation, he’s also well positioned to possibly become your next herdsire. Orion's strong points are uniformity of micron across the blanket, fineness and his extremely nice staple length. If you need these in your herd, Orion is your boy! Weak points: He's currently small for his age at just under 100 pounds as of January 16, 2021. We're hopeful he'll pick up the pace, and it appears that he might just be doing so after sitting between 80 & 90 pounds for quite a while. His thyroid has been tested and it's normal. His anatomy is well developed—lol!
Orion has a bright and well organized fleece, with uniformity of micron and character across his blanket. And...OH, the STAPLE LENGTH is AMAZING!!! Note that he had been cria tipped, so the histogram and fleece sample shown only account for 9 months of growth! As Ganymede did, we expect Orion to get better with age. And, if his parents are any indication, we'd expect him to remain fine and consistent for many years to come. Both of his parents are maintaining AFD's in the 18's at 5 years old!
Orion received 1st place halter & 2nd place Walking Fleece at just over 6 months old; 2nd place at 9 months old, where the judge commented how close 1st and 2nd place males were in the class. And 1st place under Judge Jude Anderson, who stated he had the finest fleece in the class with excellent organization. At 18 months, he took another 1st place in halter under Judge Wade Gease, and he took a 2nd under Judge Amanda Vandenbosh in tight competition where both judges indicated that the top three males were very close!
Orion is out of our stud female, WP Elite Delilah (who is out of none other than The Elite Maximus), and his amazing multiple Champion and 4X Judges Choice sire, Man in the Moon's Peruvian GANYMEDE (who is also the 2017 AOA National Supreme Champion). LOVE, LOVE, L O V E this young male! and you should take a serious look at him. Orion should definitely go to a herd that will use him as a herdsire...