IAN & JENNIFER LUTZ
490 WHEELER CAMP RD
PERKINSVILLE, VT 05151
802-263-5740

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An appreciation of an old friend…

SHRA Virtual’s Reality in the summer of 2001, soon after arriving here at her new home as a juvenile. Insets: Reality posing later in ’01 with her loot from that year’s AOBA National Show, and looking rather pissed off at me in August 2012 as she nurses a newborn CCNF Magistrate.

With heavy hearts . . . → Read More: An appreciation of an old friend…

CCNF Abby Rose, Lot #9 at the Breeders Edge Sale

CCNF Abby Rose, Grey Female Champion at the 2015 North American Alpaca Show.

It seems to be every couple of years now that we have to dust off the old, “Cas-Cad-Nac Farm doesn’t really breed greys alpacas, do we?” line as we then go on to either privately list or consign to an auction, . . . → Read More: CCNF Abby Rose, Lot #9 at the Breeders Edge Sale

Making our way (slowly) up and over, AKA: Adventures in Exportation

This past week was a bit of a crazy one here for the Lutz clan at CCNF. Two separate trips into Canada (the second of which involved hauling alpacas), one snow day for our kids, and one stubborn-ass three day Nor’Easter storm later, we are now all good though!

This whole adventure had its genesis . . . → Read More: Making our way (slowly) up and over, AKA: Adventures in Exportation

Wayfarer’s first…with a grey twist!

CCNF Annabeth and her little Wayfarer daughter on Monday afternoon.

I love it when crias come out just the way that we had ordered them. Amongst other things, it helps to further promote the mythology that we know exactly what it is we are doing here!

In this particular case, the baby in question . . . → Read More: Wayfarer’s first…with a grey twist!

Breeding special at the NAAS!

CCNF Invictus

You know having just written that headline, there are just so many things one could read into it. Does realizing that make me a bad person?

Leaving that existential question aside though, the whole purpose of this post was to announce that we will be offering a special promotion on the stud . . . → Read More: Breeding special at the NAAS!

2012: 1st Place Finishes, Championships, and Specialty Awards

It’s that time again, when we look back at the previous year’s show winnings and howl at the moon for just a moment or two. 2012 marked Cas-Cad-Nac Farm’s 15th anniversary and as one might reasonably expect of a program that has been around that long, our winnings reflect the cumulative effect of careful and . . . → Read More: 2012: 1st Place Finishes, Championships, and Specialty Awards

Speaking of the Reality line…

CCNF Wayfarer

This is starting to sound like a broken record. Not since the ascension of the powerful birth class of 2003 (it produced Archangel and Golden Sovereign amongst others) have we had a crop of such exciting young homegrown Herdsires all come online in one year here at CCNF. Though we have obviously . . . → Read More: Speaking of the Reality line…

Bringing our Herdsire listings up to date in more ways than one

CCNF Invictus

It has been a while since I’ve really gone through and cleaned up the Herdsire section of our farm’s website. While we have of course written up the occasional and important new arrival over the past few years (CCNF Royal Magnus, TKO’s King of the Ladies, Snowmass Elite Legend, Snowmass Matrix Majesty), . . . → Read More: Bringing our Herdsire listings up to date in more ways than one

2011 1sts, Championships, and Specialty Awards

Yes, it’s the shameless pat-ourselves-on-the-back-for-walking-in-circles post here at CCNF Chronicles. For years a similar edition of the hard copy newsletter would hit the mail around the 15th of January filled with show results and glossy photos. Well, kind of the same idea here except that I’m two weeks late, the photos aren’t glossy (pixely?), and . . . → Read More: 2011 1sts, Championships, and Specialty Awards

Rounding into form: CCNF Wayfarer

CCNF Wayfarer: 2011 Empire Extravaganza Fawn Male Champion. Photograph by Doug Herrmann

Amongst the many gratifying results we achieved last weekend in Syracuse was the win by our Ring of Fire son, CCNF Wayfarer. Though he had always been in the mix so to speak since he first joined our show string as a . . . → Read More: Rounding into form: CCNF Wayfarer