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.