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California Classic April 2016
Califoronia Classic 2015 Reserve Champion

shining in the sun

Vortex Get of sire - 1st place two shows in a row

fleece 2016, nice regrowth cool, slick & so fine...



Potter's ClayPartial Interest

ARI# 32535211   D.O.B. 9/1/2013  (4 yrs)

Suri, Male, Unproven | Medium Fawn

Sire: AWH MacGyver's Vortex | ARI# 31830669  | Medium Fawn 
Dam: AWH Swiss Coffee  | ARI# 31831208  | White 

Stud Fee:

$950 1st cria due end of July
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Potter's Clay - from the day he hit the ground... We were newbies and on the fence regarding showing this guy. He was visibly smaller in stature due to some early issues/poor vet advice that also should have made his fleece tender. Yet, he seemed to rebound and was looking nice enough that we decided to enter a show. He received rave remarks at check-in from some industry experts. Then, in the ring he took a first place with comments from the judge that they were sorry there weren't enough for a championship as they very much appreciated his luster, density... As part of group of Get of Sire, they took a 1st place and the judge singled him out as reason for placing them above others. At the California Classic, Again as part of group for "Get of Sire" Vortex, his sire, won his second consecutive 1st place! He also took a Reserve Championship as the only previously shorn in the ring!

His dam by Apache, let both color and traits of sire pass as evidenced by her first crias. His sire, MacGyver's Vortex, is result of a linebreed on MacGyver who is #1 in the nation consecutive years now in EPDS for AFD. When you know what you are breeding is true, you can get a genetic jump forward in not only that offspring but the next generation. Skeptical on linebreed? Come see for yourself lovely silky locks that have that cool feel! Really beautiful rickrack looking fleece that is so slick it makes a dream to have - hardly any vegetable matter sticks! His histogram, 2nd shearing was 15.9 AFD & 3.9 SD! top 1% EPD for AFD & SF - Following histogram micron was up just a bit at almost 3-years-old 18.4 AFD 4.4 SD ! Again, he is Mr. F.I.N.E. especially remarkable in a suri and of his rich color - knocking it out of the park against majority of the lighter whites.

In shows he took a 1st at California Classic, a 2nd at GWAS and then a 1st at CABA, with comments from the judge, beautiful luster, great density of lock, AND (drum roll please) very well grown. We entered his fleece in our first spin off and he missed 1st place by one point due to my lack of knowledge in preparation. We had him evaluated through the Suri Herd Improvement Program and at age 4, he received top scores in nearly every category on fleece, 4.5 of 5 in lock structure, 5 of 5 in Uniformity of color and micron, a 4 of 5 in luster (we think we've seen him more shiny) On his maximum 5/5 score for handle, besides saying they could stay all day with their hands in his fleece, they wrote a note of "holy handle!"

His first cria was born July 2017 - Locks of luster and density apparent at a young age. We did a repeat breed and he has been bred to others. By fall of 2018 we should have a "handle" on what he produces. Contact us if you are interested in seeing what he can do for your herd.


Reserve Champion Full Fleece Suri Fawn Male Color Champion California Classic 2015
First Place California Classic 2015
First Place Alpacafest West 2015
Second Place GWAS Full Fleece Suri Fawn Male Yearling halter
First Place California Classic 2016 halter previously shorn
Second Place Great Western Alpaca Show 2016
First place CABA 2016
California Classic spin off 2017
25% Down with 48 months to pay, 4% interest


show string...
ARI# 35103806   D.O.B. 7/30/2017 (Under 1 yr)
Suri, Male| Dark Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Potter's Clay
Dam: Summer Solstice Hayven
When your "business plan" doesn't breed for fawn or brown and yet this guy was our most anticipated birth. The first expected by our very dear to us...

Faith and Fleece Alpacas - Somis, CA

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Updated 2/12/2018