Houghton Placido

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Alpaca Seller Information:


Breeder Name:
Classical/MileEnd Alpacas
Contact Name:
Rachel Hebditch/Chas Brooke
Location
Devon
Town/Village:
Tiverton
Telephone Number
01884 243579
Name
Houghton Placido
Date listed
21st May 2019
Date modified
8th January 2022
Proven/Unproven:
Proven
Breed Type:
Huacaya
Service Type:

Drive By
Mobile Mate
Blood Lineage:
Peruvian
Organisations Registered With:
British Alpaca Society UKBAS35052
Description
After an extensive search, we purchased Placido from Houghon Hall Alpacas in early 2019 as a rising two year old. He has matured into an upright, powerful and conformationally correct working male with a calm non contentious character that make him easy to work with.

His sire Bozedown Escapade has had a string of show winnings during his career and Placido's grandsire is the great Jolimont Rodrigo 2 of Bozedown who held an exceptionally fine fleece well into old age. His dam Houghton Perdita was a champion in her own right. Winning Champion White male at the BAS National show in 2019 helped to confirm our selection.

His 2021 fleece is show in the photograph. Expressing good small staple bundling structure with high crimp amplitude and a lovely handle. He has great density, complete lack of visible primary fibres standing proud of his fleece and long staple length. His 4th skirted 2021 saddle fleece weighs 2.3kg with average micron of 22. His second fleece was 18 micron with a CEM of 6.8 which bodes well for long-term fineness and great uniformity of handle throughout his fleece. He exhibits all the good traits needed for a commercial fibre producer for many years to come.

We have 24 of his cria from 2020 and 2021 all with excellent very low micron and CEM including the finest on the farm at 16 micron.

If you are seeing high micron primary hairy bits in your fleeces Placido might well be your man!
Prizes Won:
Champion White Male British Alpaca Society National Show 2019
Champion White Male Devon County Show 2019
Colour
White
Solid Colour:
Yes
Date of Birth:
8th June 2017
Current Age:
4 Years and 7 Months
Name of Sire:
Bozedown Escapade
Colour of Sire:
White
Sire is a solid colour:
Yes
Sire breed type:
Huacaya
Name of Dam:
Houghton Perdita
Colour of Dam:
White
Dam breed type:
Huacaya
Date of last sample:
18th May 2021
Age of animal at last sample:
3 Years and 11 Months
Fibre Testing Authority:
Art of Fibre
Fleece Number of last sample:
4th
Diameter (Micron) of first fleece sample:
18.00
Diameter (Micron) of last fleece sample:
22.00
SD of last sample:
4.10
Staple Length of last sample:
110