CCNF Leviathan (CCNF Capuchin x CCNF Elixir)
And then…there is this guy. CCNF Leviathan represents perhaps the most advanced animal we have ever offered for sale over our 19+ years of breeding alpacas. He is the amalgam of some pretty exciting genetic alchemy that really got cooking here some 13 years ago with the . . . → Read More: 2016 Parade of Champions, Lot #16: CCNF Leviathan
CCNF Adelia (CCNF Lilah x Snowmass Conopa’s Kahuna)
CCNF Adelia is the second female that we have consigned to upcoming Parade of Champions sale! Sired by 2015 Futurity Herdsire of the Year, Snowmass Conopa’s Kahuna, Adelia is also a member of the famed PPeruvian Jesusa/CCNF Magdalena line on her mom’s side. In fact, I . . . → Read More: 2016 Parade of Champions, Lot #52: CCNF Adelia
CCNF Antebellum (CCNF Bellisima x Snowmass Matrix Majesty).
We have consigned three animals to the upcoming Parade of Champions sale, this year being held on June 4th, again at beautiful Little Creek Farm/Accoyo America in North Salem, NY. In an industry that has had to get decidedly leaner and meaner in recent times, the . . . → Read More: 2016 Parade of Champions, Lot #4: CCNF Antebellum
Last week we had the first 2 of our 3 shearing days here at at the farm. Proceedings got under way on Thursday with the entire population of the CCNF Main Barn — virtually all of the 2015 birth class, our yearling males, and our spring show critters, male and female — getting trucked uphill . . . → Read More: Naked Alpacas
We have come to love Harrisburg, PA and the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex that has been the home of the Mapaca Jubilee show for the past 15 years. That venue has hosted both some of our biggest initial show victories (CCNF Archangel’s first Championship in 2004, and his younger sister Magdalena’s 2 years later, after . . . → Read More: CCNF at the 2016 Mapaca Jubilee and some early POC stuff!
There are so many things we could talk about, having come home late last Saturday from the new double show that was the North American Alpaca Show & Northeast Alpaca Expo. Let me say right off the bat though, that while we heard some chatter from various friends and colleagues that not everyone in Springfield . . . → Read More: Cas-Cad-Nac Farm at the NAAS/NAE: Elixirs Are Wild
Gary Henderson of Keva Ranch, Inc. with KVR’s Peruvian Drulon My Fleece (MFI Peruvian Presumption x KVR’s Prada My Fleece).
We are tickled to officially announce our new partnership with Keva Ranch Alpacas on their young male, KVR’s Peruvian Drulon On My Fleece! Though Drulon is only 10 months of age, whenever we get . . . → Read More: Investing in the future.
For several years now, your loyal (if lately less frequent) blogger has sabre-rattled about skipping the Futurity Show, in favor of spending our kids’ April break together, doing something other than driving 40+ hours round-trip and showing alpacas on the same weekend that more often than not has coincided with our elder son’s birthday. Now, . . . → Read More: Change o’ Plans…
CCNF Cosmopolitan (CCNF Elixir x CCNF Gabbana) enjoys a rare snowy day in January.
It sure has been a strange winter here in Vermont so far. While alpaca friends of ours as far south as Maryland had 3 feet of snow fall in a single event a couple of weeks back — I . . . → Read More: Winter Meanderings
A couple of Invictus boys, Grandeur and Marcello, contemplate their new surroundings.
So, it has begun. “It,” being the first members of the CCNF birth class of 2015 getting weaned from their dams. One of the great advantages to managing our crias the way we do, is that when an animal is weaned, . . . → Read More: Happy Weanerdays!