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March 21018



1st place California Classic production of dam

Kiss My Grits

True Grit takes a 1st place

Kiss My GritsPartial Interest

D.O.B. 7/17/2017  (1 yr)

Suri, Male, Unproven | White

Sire: Sierra Bonita's Maccoyo Maximum | ARI# 31422130  | Light Fawn 
Dam: Apex Kahuna's Accoyo Kisu | ARI# 32364484  | White 

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$5,000 partial interest

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This guy's name Kiss my grits not just a throwback to a TV classic at Mel's diner. it came from his mom who's name Kisu, in Japanese means kiss, hence names with "kiss". Honestly when I named him, I didn't intend on even registering him because his older brother already had championships, we had 6 other boys, he was growing slow. Grits' dam, a Kahuna daughter, has turned out to be quite the producer! We got our first champion with her firstborn who was so nice, we almost repeated the breed, but decided to try his sire's sire, Sierra Bonita's Maccoyo Maximum who may add just a little more size to conformation and possibly equally rivaled fleece characteristics. Max was a great choice as evidenced by his progeny. Max himself took champion at futurity as a shorn guy - The Futurity is really where it's at as far as alpaca shows go, but a shorn winning against full-fleeced competition is nearly unheard of! Max was the top scoring stud in the Suri Herd Improvement Program for Alpacas of Windy Hill. Still amazes me that as a fawn guy he does light right as evidenced in Grits and others.

While it is still early to tell how Grits is going to grow - he is proportionate in body structure, he has luster, fineness, lovely lock structure uniformity. The Suri Herd Improvement Program evaluator took a quick look because he was under age to be evaluated, and thought in fact he could be even nicer than his older Champion brother who received a perfect score in all areas of conformation and our highest in fleece characteristics. He almost got maximum score in all categories and they commented Grits rivals him with even better uniformity noted.

Because of the positive comments, we not only decided to register him, but entered him in a show not expecting too much due to his smaller stature. While the halter judge did note his size difference he still awarded him a 1st place amongst heavy contenders! We also had entered both he and his older brother in Produce of dam and they took a 1st place. - What a dynamic duo! To top his big win off, despite the announcer mispronouncing quite a few things throughout the day, we got to hear "and in 1st place, Kiss my Grits" annunciated perfectly over the loud speakers.

We entered his fleece at the suri show - our first fleece entry, despite not being happy with the shearing job as I prepped it, he did get great comments and a score of 18 of 20 in fineness/handle and a 8.5 of 10 in lock style with a 4 of 5 density. We suspect he may be our nicest male thus far. At breeding time, Grits may improve almost any color, we have a predominantly grey herd so limited females to breed him to but because he is carrying a tiny bit of color in his pedigree, we may utilize him if we still have him.

Awards

California Classic 2018 halter beige juvenile male - Judge: Peter Kennedy
Gold Country Gathering 2018 halter previously shorn - Judge: Jude Anderson
25% Down with 48 months to pay, 4% interest

Updated 10/19/2018