Saturday, April 19, 2014

A little behind on our updates -
I promise to update our recent show seasons soon!
But right now we are awaiting Eye Candy's (Ike's) first crias.
That ought to motivate some updating . . . .

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2013 Summer has arrived!

It looks like we have 11 babies lined up to arrive this year -
and the first are on the ground.

Ruby Rose, the mother of Deacon Grey, delivered "Aeros" - a beautiful rose grey son of El Nino's Golden Legend.  He is gorgeous - and looks quite a bit like his mom!

On the 4th of July - Libby arrived!  Daughter of our Vina Fay Gray, and Snowmass Enlightenment - we were expecting a grey but were gifted with a beige girl with a stunning fleece already.  Her full name is "Liberté Éclairant" after the Statue of Liberty's real name: "Liberté éclairant le monde" which means Liberty enlightening the world.

Be sure to check on our July "2012 weanling sale" - our 2012 babies are on sale - pick your two favorites and take 30% off the total price.  Have some fun with your calculator - you can very nearly get one free!  Click on any of our websites and see our sales pages there for more details.

Our 2013 Show Season Highlights:

The 2013 Show Season was a good one for Delphi.  MOPACA yielded a 1st for Tau, a second for Avion, and The Doatsy twins got 4th and 5th in a tough class of 10.

At the Futurity - Avion again pulled in a 2nd (red was his color for 2013) - this time in very tough competition of a ring full of champions.  He was considered for 1st when sandwiched by Peter Kennedy with the winner, Greener Pasture's Bellarmine.
Also at the Futurity - we met, fell in love with, and immediately purchased, Delphi's grey herdsire of the future.  KVR's Peruvian True Eye Candy!  Kind of a mouthful so we call him "Ike".  Ike was awarded a 1st at the Futurity.

Then GWAS - where Dozy squeaked a 6th in a monster class of 16 true black girls, Ike came away with 1st place, Hamal got a 5th in a really tough class of 11 beige boys,  and Deltana won a 3rd in a class of 11 fawns.

Finally the Nationals - we had already shorn so took fleeces, and just three boys to show in halter that we sheared after the show.  All three boys pulled 2nd places this time - Ike, Avion, and Tau.
Avion was again closely compared with the winner of his class, Bellarmine.
The fleece show was also very good to Delphi -
Zeppelin won Color Champion Black with his 4th shearing!  He is still rocking with excellent fineness, brightness and character - the judge's love it when older pacas still have it.
His daughter Mairzy won Blue in her class, followed closely by Dozy winning Second in the same class.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An update on Delphi's 2012 cria crop -
So you can look for these babies in the show ring soon!

First born of 2012 - to our wonderful Sophie - Arion (pronounced like Orion with a soft O) is a rose grey Avatar son we are Very excited to show!  He will debut at MOPACA.

Next to arrive, Avion, born to a fantastic silver grey dam leased from Alpenglow Alpacas.  Avion is another stunning rose grey Avatar son - he'll be showing with Arion, most likely - and the judge will have a tough time choosing.  We do too!

Hannah Moon then gave us Calliope Moon - a light brown Avatar daughter, full sister to Lailah - our National grey fleece champion!  Watch for Calliope at MOPACA and at The Futurity Auction!

Our last Avatar cria of 2012 is Tau, a dark brown boy born from a true black Silver Celebration dam.  Tau has a stunning fleece, and we are excited to show him at MOPACA as well.

Then came the Zeppelin kids!  Mimzy gave us Mairzy Doats -
This true black beauty is so exciting to me - just gorgeous and What a beautiful fleece.

Her true black sister Dozey Doats was born 10 days later - to our Gilda.  We have a hard time telling these girls apart!  They should both be old enough to show at MOPACA as well.

Two more Zeppelin stars you'll see in our show string include:
Hamal - a beige son of white Abilene - who is a fantastic female.  A stunning boy - we are thrilled with him.  And - dark brown Appeline gave us a fawn Zeppelin daughter named Deltana.  Deltana has her mother's "in your face" personality - fun fun fun!  and a fleece to die for.

Then we were thrilled to meet our two gorgeous 38 Special daughters - Camelia is a dark maroon daughter of our maroon queen, Amelia; and Talia is a medium brown daughter of our beloved Delia.  Watch for them at GWAS this year.

Finally - little miss too cute - Tabitha was born to our wonderful Katy.  Her first daughter, Tabitha is a taupey medium brown Toledo daughter.  She has a fantastic, fine dense crimpy fleece - and is simply the cutest of the whole litter.

We also were blessed with Zeppelin daughters Sophia and "Cutie Patootie" - who have already found new homes!  Congratulations to their new owners as well.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Delphi is selling at Black Market prices!  Our Black Market Halloween Sale -
focusing on girls bred to black BMF Taos' Zeppelin.
Zeppelin has given us lots of stunning new babies in 2012 - including 3 true black girls we have named Mairzy Doats, Dozey Doats, and Lamzy Divey.  They are very exciting little girls.
Because we have these lovely new ladies we have decided to offer some of Delphi's true black foundation girls up at great prices for the Black Market.

Visit Delphi's Black Market on Alpacanation
Or click on the links at left to visit our other sites.

Wow - we had a great response to our sale!
We sold our package of 4 black females - Congratulations to Snowmass Alpacas on an excellent purchase.  This included 1 black Zeppelin daughter and 3 true black females bred to Zeppelin.
We'll be watching for them in the show ring!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Delphi is Celebrating!  We sent 4 fleeces to the National Fleece Show, (over 500 fleeces entered) and they came back with 4 Blue Ribbons, a Color Championship, and the Classic Cup!
Glow in the Dark, Rama, Aeon, and Lailah all received Blue Ribbons.  Lailah won Color Champion Grey Female, and Delphi was awarded the Classic Cup for the best showing of an entrant with 4 fleeces or less!

We're Celebrating with a great summer sale - visit our Alpacanation site by clicking on the link at the left.

Monday, April 30, 2012

2012 has been the most challenging show season Delphi has had.
We cancelled our attendance at The IAO OK Blast-Off due to a critically ill guardian dog (She's doing great now!) a sick little alpaca "Aeon", and our farm sitter's surgery.  We then straggled in to The Futurity with a reduced crew of 3 alpacas - but thoroughly enjoyed finally getting to see all of our show friends!  A fantastic weekend.  Unfortunately we totalled the truck on the way home (thanks to another trucker who was arrested for DUID).  But Gratefully, only one alpaca suffered a concussion, and though we've been instructed to leave him home from the next show, he's doing well.  And so, for the most part, are we.  And now here we are - getting ready to head out one last time this spring, for the Great Western!  Leaving behind our ulcer boy and our concussion boy for now (Watch for Aeon and Rama at the Fall Shows!) - but we are excited to see our friends at GWAS.

Update - - - unfortunately we had to cancel GWAS too.  With a last minute case of diarrhea in our showstring, and relying on a friends trailer for hauling our alpacas, we couldn't risk contaminating their alpacas with ours.   Next year!

Looking forward to shearing day on May 11th -
Then we get to sit back and watch for babies.   Ahhhhhh -
doesn't get any better than that.
Stay tuned for baby updates!

6-12-12:   Update - our first baby of the year is here and he is beautiful!  Sophie has given us a rose grey Avatar son that looks Very Exciting!  Stay tuned for pictures.