Bag End Suri Alpacas of Maine, LLC

Opening the door to fantastic fiber...

Jill McElderry-Maxwell
226 Snakeroot RdPittsfield, ME 04967
(207) 660-5276 (cell)
May, 2011
Luster and locks

May, 2011

May, 2010

Tightly twisted locks

BESAME PicaBred

ARI# 31916134   D.O.B. 7/9/2010  (7 yrs)

Suri, Female, Unproven | White

Full Peruvian
Sire: WRSR Peruvian Payday | ARI# 30029380  | White |
Dam: Orbit's Isilmë | ARI# 31010863  | White 
Service Sire:     

Pica, our first "grandcria," is soft, very fine and lustrous like her two half brothers – she is the third cria sired by our WRSR Peruvian Payday (Accoyo Baccarat lines), and we continue to be delighted with what he is producing. Pica is white with a single dark brown spot on her neck, and weighed 21 pounds at birth. She was running around with the “big” boys right from the get go and has been very active and independent.

Pica has excellent luster, increased density over her dam and very tight, unform locks on a typey suri frame. She has good conformation and bite, and should make a solid production dam. Pica performed nicely in the ring at North American, taking third place in a tough class of six. Her luster placed her in the top half of the class, along with her uniformity - another win for a Payday cria! We did not bring her to MAPACA solely because of her colored spot on her neck - in every other way, she is a lovely female.

Pica is showing interest in the boys now, and we hope to breed her this summer to one of our colored herdsires. She should make an excellent mother, as have all the females in her line. Her second shearing is still under 18 micron, and her handle is lovely. We look forward to her passing her fleece characteristics to her offspring.

Awards

Third Place, white juvenile female, 2011 North American Alpaca Show (class of 5)
First place, white yearlings, 2012 Suri Symposium Spinoff (scored 95/100 points)
2011 Fiber Results (Olds College)
18.89 micron, 5.02 SD, 26.6 CV
2012 Fiber Results (Alpaca Consulting USA)
17.81 micron, 3.68 SD, 20.67 CV
Financing will be discussed with prospective buyers on a case by case basis. We're open to being flexible and creative, so don't be afraid to ask! We can offer free local transportation for your purchase (within a four hour radius), or can provide transportation at a cost basis for longer distances. Visit us while you're on vacation - if you buy an alpaca priced over $2,000, we'll pay for your stay either the night before or the night after your visit (up to $150).

Updated 9/28/2012