Five years ago, Tracey and I had the pleasure of exporting our leading home bred male, Inca Excalibur, over to the Netherlands. Purchased by a syndicate consisting of Alpaca Farm Tienda Molino, Quality Line Alpacas and Alpacas International, Inca Excalibur was acquired to be placed as their primary black herd sire. His job was to build on their existing black breeding programme and also darken some fawn and brown female lines.
It was both his conformation and fleece traits that attracted the syndicate to him. The head type that Inca Excalibur exhibited, together with his balanced frame and high fibre coverage, offered up a correct and attractive frame from which to hang a load of quality fleece on. With a solid and proven pedigree, with many well known names in it, Inca Excalibur provided a base from which their coloured breeding programme could improve and grow.
It is a real privilege to witness the impact of your own home bred stock and it’s not something that happens on a regular basis. To see the progeny of Inca Excalibur and share in the show success they have had and also the exquisite fleeces they have produced, is very special. The ability of a herd sire to pass on the positive traits is never guaranteed. Inca Excalibur is the perfect example where building depth into the pedigree with bloodlines that exhibit a similar quality phenotype, result in a sire that has a strong and desirable genotype and uniform progeny to prove it.
Tracey and I would like to once again thank Anja, Peter, Dries, Jeanine and John for their purchase five years ago and we wish them well with the raft of high quality progeny that Inca Excalibur has produced.
Here is a selection of Inca Excalibur’s progeny – a number of the blacks have been awarded Champion Black Awards. Please click on the image to enlarge.