River Hill Ranch

The Future Commercial Suri Herd

Alvina Maynard
680 River Hill DriveRichmond, KY 40475
859-408-5132
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River Hill's Mocha

D.O.B. 5/15/2012  (5 yrs)

Suri, Female, Unproven | Dark Brown

Full Peruvian
Sire:     
Dam: River Hill's Purity | ARI# 32603392  | Beige 

Mocha is the sweetest animal on the farm! I will hate to see her go because she is my go-to animal for tours as she'll let you love on her and gives 'paca kisses.

The reason she is being sold as a fiber animal is because this line has crinkle* in their fiber. Crinkle is a benefit when processing into yarn because it has more "grab." Her fleece last year was a gorgeous GRADE 3, which means it is comfortable to wear close to the skin. For these reasons, she is perfect for a fiber artist!

Please realize that alpacas are herd animals and get stressed if kept alone. Stress makes the fiber tender, causing it to break in processing (plus it's just not fair to the animal). If you would need another alpaca to accompany Mocha, consider her mother: Purity. She is beige, giving you another color to work with (beige also dyes beautifully!). Both can be purchased together for a package deal of $1,000.

No place to keep them? Consider agisting (boarding) your girls here! We're open all week by appointment, so you'd be welcome to come visit anytime.

*Crinkle: amplitude along the fiber shaft.

Suri alpaca fiber is supposed to be very straight and slick, with very little amplitude along the fiber shaft, giving the yarn a very compact, slick, cool feel. Crinkle adds loft to the yarn, making the hand more fluffy and warm. It is highly desirable in Huacaya alpacas. In In Peru, the breeds were often cross-bred, so this is why crinkle is sometimes found in Suri fiber. the United States, we are trying to preserve the Suri alpaca phenotype. She's still an outstanding animal, and just like in dogs and horses, sometimes the cross-breds give you the best of both! Mocha is one of those animals.

Please understand that since this animal possess traits that are not reflective of purebred Suri alpacas, if you choose to continue to breed her I will not facilitate registering her offspring.

12 month financing available at 0%. Animals will remain on our farm until paid in full. $50/month agistment (boarding) rates apply.

Updated 5/15/2014