Our Latest Stud Male - Banksia Park Khandy Man wins National Supreme Champion
On September 22nd 2012 at the AANZ National Show in Christchurch, at around 6.00 pm our Intermediate Medium Fawn Male Huacaya took out the top award and won the title of National Supreme Champion.
"Khandy Man receving the Supreme Champion Ribbon"
We purchased Khandy Man from Sophie Jackson of Banksia Park Alpaca Stud, at last years Australian National Show and Sale. We travel to Australia every year to see how their animals are progressing and how we compare to them as we believe that the best animals in the world are at this show.
We are very lucky in that all the Auzy’s show us their animals as most of them now know who we are and of all the junior males we looked at last year, the fleece on Khandy Man was the most advanced we had ever seen.
You will see by his picture that his colour is not as even as it could be, but the quality of his fleece more than compensates for this and once he was shorn and his second fleece started to show what he was made of, we knew he would be an outstanding male and obviously the Judge “Jude Anderson” thought so as well.
A special thanks to Carolyn Nelson who actually took Khandy man into the show ring where he won his class, then the Intermediate Championship and finally the title of Supreme Champion. I was watching from the sideline as he was presented with Ribbon and Trophy and I have to admit that I did let out a yell of great excitement.
Another milestone is that in the 11 year history of our National Show, this is the first time a breeder from the North Island has actually taken out the Supreme Huacaya Championship.
"Khandy Man as a Junior"
We have been breeding Alpacas now for 15 years and the fleece on Khandy Man is the most advanced we have ever seen, we believe this is the fleece type we need to aim for in our breeding program.
Khandy Man’s details are ……
Ident No. BAN G2673
IAR No. 112373
First Fleece Results were ……….
His first fleece stats are not too bad and we are expecting his stats to be slightly better this year now his fleece has settled down and developed into the best fleece in the country (at this time).
"Khandy Man's Fleece as a Junior"
His pedigree is below and you will see that although we actually have most of the genetics already in our stud males with Samuri, In tune and Hot gossip ( all from Banksia Park), it is interesting to see what order the Males were used to create this animal. We believe we can create a lot more Khandy Man's in the future.
As for the future of Khandy Man....
We hope he will be working early in the Autumn when he will be just over 2 years of age, and we have a bunch of very special females all sired by Suntory, waiting for him that I am sure he will be more than happy to mate with.
Khandy Man also took the title of Champion Medium/ Dark Fawn and our Junior Male "Thief of Hearts Nothern lights" took the title of Champion light Fawn animal of the show.
"Khandy Man after the show"
Northern lights also has a very advanced fleece and we look forward to showing him at next years Nationals.
"Northern Lights Fleece"