Silver Shekel

Females $2000-$5000

Stunning grey female

IAR: 1017649 | Colour: Silver Grey | Cria Due: Autumn 2020

NZ Eikon Silver Shekel is a highly intelligent, full-of-beans, inquisitive alpaca.  We  expect that, given her genealogy, that she will produce quality offspring. She was sired by Gunnamatta Marconi, an Australian sire that was well known in Australia in his youth because of his success in the show ring. Both he and his progeny had significant success in the NSW show scene, a major win for Marconi was being placed 2nd in the 2008 Australian National Show in the Mature Male Class – beating out all the blacks, all the greys, all the browns, and all the fawns. An uncommon victory for a grey. Shekel’s mother Coonawarra Azalia hailed from the illustrious Coonawarra alpaca stud in Australia. Shekel has her parentage verified by DNA testing

Fibfe information: Last shearing on 8-Nov-2018 produced 1.56 kgs (3rd fleece).
Sample statistics: Mean=23.70, CV=23.9%, SD=5.70, SF=23.67, CF=88.8%.
A beautiful, even coloured silver grey alpaca, Shekel has a lovely soft-handling fleece with a current comfort factor of 88%. 

Shekel is halter trained.

Shekel is currently being mated to our black stud Black Jack BT Lord Shachor (we call him BJ). Lord Shachor, known as Black Jack, or BJ, was imported from Australia in early 2015. His second fleece statistics are impressive at 17.6µ, SD 4.0, CV 22.7 and comfort factor 99.6. A true blue-black, his fleece display excellent crimp, and his over-all quality is supported by his Australian Show wins.

Pedigree Matters: Black Jacks potential is underscored by having a peek at the alpacas in his pedigree: his sire Bonnie Park Black Thunder is descended from NWA Ltd Ruffo, a well known Peruvian-bred, US stud imported into Australia some years ago. Other alpacas of note in his pedigree include Coonawarra Julius, a black male who needs no introduction to serious breeders of black alpacas. BJ has been DNA Parent Verified.

Black Jack is sired by Bonnie Park Black Thunder, an impressive blue-black male with an equally impressive Australian Show record, including consecutive placings in the 2004 and 2005 AAA National Shows.
BJ himself has an impressive Australian Show record, as befits his dense, crimpy, fine fleece and we hope these attributes will be passed on to Shekel’s cria. We will be unable to confirm Shekel’s pregnancy until mid May. Look up BJ’s details on our website.

Price: $3200.00 (NZD) + GST

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