Great things happen when you LEAST expect them.
Mikey-Angelo was added to our farm in rather unconventional situation. Having lost his mother at 6 months of age-Mikey came to us with a herd of ALL Females(we couldn't leave this poor little guy). We quickly realized that his fleece-despite not having been cria sheared-was taking shape to be one of the most flashy and beautiful fleeces on our farm.
We put Mikey in the show ring and crossed our fingers...LUCK WAS WITH US!!! Mikey took a Reserve Color champion at 7 months of age in the white ring! He went on to take Color Champion in Walking fleece the same weekend!!
He recently took a 4th place a the AOA National Fleece show with an 81.5/100. He fleece characteristics beat out 1st/2nd/3rd place but we lost points on his MESSY Cria fleece and weight due to skirting to try and clean him up.
We have set our sights on the Fall shows and hope to continue his winning record.
**Summer/Fall Shows-Mikey is continuing on his road to greatness!!! Judges are LOVING his fleece in the ring-but would like to see him grow up this winter.
-PAOBA-2nd place and BEST BRIGHTNESS!!!!
-American Alpaca Showcase-Walking Fleece-CHAMPIONSHIP!!! His class alone was 12 animals!!
This handsome fella is destined to do great things!! Stay tuned this summer as Mikey turns 2-we will perhaps give him a shot at breeding if he is ready!!
**2023 Spring Shows: When you bulk up over winter and try to show your muscles to the judges-you are rewarded!
Mikey has taken his First COLOR CHAMPIONSHIP in the Hatler Ring!! Along with several additional Reserve Championships in the Halter Ring, a Championship in Walking Fleece and the most WONDERFUL feedback from the judges!!.
National Halter show in Denver was amazing! Wade Gease commented on Mikey's class of 11 to be the most competitive class in his entire ring! We took a 4th place behind 2 of the BIGGEST and BEST farms in the country! We couldn't be more proud of this guy.