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MFI Kapow of Chalford (USA) True Black

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Alpaca Blog, Herd Sires

 

 

 

MFI Kapow of Chalford, our proven true black herd sire offering unique, elite black genetics to the UK and Europe. Kapow is producing strong, confident cria with fine, extremely dense fleeces and long staple lengths. He also carries silky style traits on both sides of his parentage, making silky offspring possible. These fleeces are fine and extremely bright. We will offer very limited breeding’s to this male in 2017.

 

MFI Kapow was carefully selected by us from over 1600 alpacas. He is the son of elite true black MFI Peruvian Black Mesquite bred by Magical Farms, Ohio, North America. Mesquite is widely regarded as the one of the most successful black males in North America. Kapow carries a phenotype which is very similar to that of Mesquite himself and we feel privileged to have Kapow in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

Kapow’s sire, MFI Peruvian Black Mesquite, is the elite son of Peruvian Matador (True black) and Peruvian Hiedra (True black). Mesquite has a stunning fleece in his own right and has won many fleece and halter classes himself. However, it is Mesquite’s offspring who have dominated the American show circuit for years. For Magical Farms alone, Mesquite was responsible for over 75 championship progeny. Breedings to Mesquite are now very limited and cost $7,500 a time!

 

Kapow’s dam is Silvercloud Farm’s Katrina’s Hope who was purchased by Magical Farms especially for Mesquite. A gorgeous girl, Katrina’s Hope carries a very bright, dense, crimpy fleece on a heavy frame and has passed these traits to her son. Katrina is a descendant of Caligula on her dam’s side and her sire is Giacomo, son of Peruvian Dakotia by another famous name, Bueno. Giacomo was a stunning fawn male whose fleece was very fine and extremely bright. He exhibited extreme fleece density as an adult. So Kapow’s pedigree contains Dakotia, Bueno, Caligula and Black Mesquite…that’s some pedigree, especially in a black!

 

 

 

 

 

MFI Kapow - new black genetics

MFI Peruvian Black Mesquite (image courtesy of Flying Pony Alpacas)

MFI Kapow - new black genetics

Kapow’s maternal grandsire Giacomo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kapow’s phenotype does not disappoint either! A chip off the old block as they say…A well balanced, compact, true to type male with heavy bone, a lovely head and a fleece very much like his sire. Kapow’s fleece really cannot be appreciated with pictures. It is very bright with excellent density and a well defined high amplitude crimp. The handle is beautifully soft and has a greasy feel. Kapow’s third fleece is still only 21 micron and more impressively for a black the SD remains consistently low at 3.6 ! Interestingly his first fleece was grown in the US, the second in Canada and the third in the UK and all 3 were almost identical !

 

Kapow is full of character and easy to work with, if a little opinionated at times. Never still, he is also difficult to photograph! He arrived in November 2013 with his mate MFI/LMFI Odakota and his 2015 progeny do not disappoint. We feel very privileged to own such an amazing male and are already seeing the impact he will make on our herd. With the production of ‘silky’ fleeced cria there will be a lot more to say about these cria fleeces as they develop. Cria are proving to be strong and healthy with very bright, dense fleeces. They are uniformity with long staple lengths. The silky style fleeces are exceptional and the more typical huacaya’s are very bright and stylish.

 

 

MFI Kapow’s fleece statistics

 

2011 1st fleece 20.8µ SD:3.8 CV:18.3  1.7% >30µ

2012 2nd fleece 21.2µ SD: 4.0 CV:19.1  2.88% >30µ
2013 3rd fleece 21.1µ SD: 3.6 CV:16.9  2.08%>30µ
2015 5th fleece 26.5µ SD: 4.4 CV:16.5  14.1%>30µ
2016 6th fleece 29.2µ SD: 4.8 CV:16.4 32.3%>30µ

 

 

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