S F Petunia
Alpaca , Huacaya , Open (Female) |Proven |White, Dark Silver Grey, True Black
AOA# 31309820 | DOB: 11/29/2007 (15 yrs)
S F Petunia is a rare dark silver grey girl with a classic tuxedo pattern on her face and torso, but dark grey fleece in good coverage down her legs. Her fleece has great handle and staple length. She has an interesting lineage that includes the notable grey Peruvian import Peruvian Macusani. Petunia has very nice, square conformation and fleece coverage. Petunia is easy to handle, and gets along well with all the other girls in her group.
Petunia gave birth in August 2012 to a beautiful blue ribbon-winning dark rose grey boy named Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit from a fantastic male, Mesquite's Tropical Storm. Gabe has the same crimp and softness his sire has stamped on all of his cria. Gabe has exceptional fleece and conformation. Nice work Petunia!
In June 2015 Petunia gave birth to a 'mini me' dark silver gray/ true black/ white female cria, Nise da Silveira. She was the product of the breeding to a true black Conan's Phenomenon. I am very impressed at what Petunia’s genetics have provided.
5/1/17 Petunia gave birth to a big, classic gray baby boy! Sire is Giavanni's Georgio, his second cria. This cria, Mayday, is loaded with fleece and has perfect conformation. He practically grows before my eyes.
On 4/27/18 Petunia went into labor. I watched all morning until the early afternoon and there was no progress. I gathered help, and we pulled out a beautiful medium silver gray female cria from a Full Breach position. (It is not offen able to be done with a live birth outcome, but I did it.) I named the cria Steele Magnolia (Maggie). Maggie was born with a few disabilities; blindness, possible hearing deficit and the inability to get up on her back legs, most likely from the way she was positioned in utero. Due to these setbacks she was not nursing from her dam and required to be fed every three hours. My inability to be on farm 24/7 forced me to make a hard decision. I chose to give her a chance at life and I rehomed her with her dam, Petunia, as her companion, to a farm that works with grieved children and handicapped animals in Northwest Arkansas. My only other option for Maggie was euthinasia. Maggie lived four and a half days. Petunia came back to her herdmates here to greive for her lost cria.
Petunia is a very attentive, loving dam. She produces an abundance of milk. These are very heritable traits, the kind I breed for in my alpaca herd.
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