A New Stud Joins Beck Brow Alpacas
Having spent a number of years searching for the next coloured stud male to work alongside our Goldmine and Samurai genetics, we are delighted to introduce:
Limestone Red sire: Softfoot Koo Wee Rup of FPA
Red has all the qualities we have been looking for to complement our existing males standing at Beck Brow. He has perfect conformation with great strength of bone. A glance into the paddock confirms that he is a ‘look at me’ male with eye-catching presence.
Whilst Red ticks all the boxes for fineness, density and fleece length, what really stood out (making him the chosen one after the long search) was the uniformity within his fleece. Uniformity of micron within the staple and across the body into the extremities. Red carries very little strong primary fibre in to his brisket area, something we see in our lighter colours, but have found harder to find in our search for a coloured male.
With Softfoot Koo Wee Rup as his sire, a male who is demonstrating longevity of fineness and fleece qualities in his progeny, we are expecting Red to maintain his excellent fleece attributes. This is backed by the impressive lack of guard hair seen in the fleece of his dam (Blenheim Ophella of LMS) who at 9 years of age maintains a good level of fineness and uniformity. Having seen progeny from both parents this confirmed the depth of quality behind Red.
We thank Paul and Jackie for releasing Limestone Red to join us here in Cumbria and look forward to introducing these new genetics into our coloured breeding programme.