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Sweet Pines Alpacas

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National Champion
1.5 Year Fleece

Strongly Conformed

4 Months Old


Fiber / Scientific Data

2011Micron Count: 21.4/3.8/18.0/2.4%
2010Micron Count: AFD 15.7 (wow!)/SD 2.9/CV 18.4/0.5%>30

National Champion

Sweet Pines Torino

ARI# 31893800   D.O.B. 9/13/2009 (11 yrs)

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven | Light Brown

7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean
Sire: Spanish Peaks Banderas  | ARI# 20000394  | Dark Rose Grey 
Dam: Sweet Pines Catalina  | ARI# 30457157  | Medium Brown 



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Torino is a National Champion, winning 1st & Brown COLOR CHAMPION with his fleece at the 2011 AOBA NATIONALS and also at 2012 GWAS. He has also won 3 RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2 of them for halter and one for fleece at the Level IV AFCNA Continental Fleece Show with 19 out of 20 for fineness and handle. Judge Wade Gease commented: "Exceptional fineness with hand, crimp, and density. What more could you ask for?"

Likewise, at the 2010 International Alpaca Odyssey, Judge Ruth Elvestad commented on his finenesss and conformational correctness, placing him as Dark Reserve Champion. While at the IAO, we took advantage of the tremendous opportunity to have international judge Dr. Julio Sumar evaluate Torino. To our delight, Dr. Sumar scored Torino very high, giving him full points in many different categories. Our thoughts on this boy have been confirmed in a big way!

There isn't just one thing we love about Torino - we love everything. His comformation is compact, square, straight, and strong. His head is perfect. His fleece is exquisite - DENSE, CRIMPY throughout, UNIFORM, fantastic handle, and amazing length! Torino is the best alpaca born on our farm.

Torino's pedigree is excellent. Sire's side - VICTOR, PLURO, Sir Winston of Melbourne, Mountain Gold. Dam's side - LEGACY, EL MOUSTACHIO, AUGUSTO, Don Julio.

His sire, Spanish Peaks Banderas (PERUVIAN VICTOR grandson) is a champion dark rose grey, producing very dark rose greys (base color bay black) along with solid black, brown, and fawn. Torino's dam has a consistently nice handling medium brown fleece, strong conformation and 4PERUVIAN LEGACY for her grandsire. His granddam is a fawn champion who consistently produces show worthy offspring.

Torino is an excellent choice for any breeding program looking to decrease microns & increase uniformity with superior density & character. What more could you ask for?


2nd Place - 2011 CABA Classic - Judge: Kristen Buhrman
1st Place & Reserve Champion - 2011 Northwest Alpaca Showcase - Judge: Sharon Loner
3rd Place - 2011 Northwest Alpaca Showcase - Bred & Owned Yearling - Judge: Sharon Loner
2nd Place - Reserve Champion - 2010 International Alpaca Odyssey - Cottage - Judge: Ruth Elvestad
4th Place - 2010 Northwest Alpaca Showcase - Judge: Peter Kennedy
1st Place - 2012 AOBA Nationals
1st Place & Brown Color Champion - 2012 Great Western Alpacas Show
1st Place & Brown Color Champion - 2011 AOBA Nationals
1st Place - 2011 Great Western Alpaca Show
1st Place - Reserve Champion - 2010 AFCNA Continental Fleece Show (Level 4)
Judge Wade Gease commented: "Exceptional fineness with hand, crimp, and density. What more could you ask for?"
19/20 in fineness and handle!
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Updated 3/29/2020