Jolimont Crotos is on his way to join our stable of Stud Males
Jolimont Crotos is finally coming to join our stable of Stud Males
We purchased Jolimont Crotos at the Jolimont Auction back in March 2011 and due to unforeseen circumstances he has not been able to be imported into NZ until now.
How did we come to buy this Male ………….
Well our very good friend Karen Caldwell of Wyona Alpaca Stud, phoned us one day back in early 2011 and said that she had been showing a junior male for a friend of hers and that he was the densest animal she had ever seen, As Karen is one of Australia’s top judges, we listened to what she had to say ………….
Jolimont were having their final sale of the latest animals to be bought out of Peru and this could be the last chance to get some totally unrelated genetics to add to our herd and everyone knows that density is one of the most important traits required when building your Alpaca Herd.
The Auction takes place and Karen is on site ready to bid on this young male called “Jolimont Crotos” and all we had to do was wait for her text or phone call to see how much he cost us. We did not have to wait long and we believe we got him for a very good price so we were now quite excited about an animal we had not even seen yet, or in fact even seen a picture of.
The funny thing was the look on other breeders face, when Karen actually bid on a white animal.
The sire of Jolimont Crotos is called Jolimont Tucapel and he reached the highest price of all the animals at the Auction and what is even more interesting is who actually bought him ………
- Robert and Ann Clark from Kurrawa Alpacas
- Natasha Clarke from Silkinsuri
- Ron and Dianne Condon from Shanbrooke
- Wendy Billington from Cedar House
Now these four Breeders are some of the most experienced and respected members in the Australian Alpaca Industry and now when you consider that Crotos was the pick of all the young animals at the Auction, it sort of gives you hope that he might produce some stunning offspring.
His details are below …………..
Animal: JOLIMONT CROTOS White
Jolimont Crotos at 2 years of age while still in Australia ………
The Future for Crotos ……..
We will offer a few free services to Crotos to our ABANZ members and see what he produces over a selection of different females, both white and coloured.
We do this “Test Mating” with all of our new males for the first year so that we can get a picture of how he affects different females and what sort of quality he will produce over a range of different quality females.
We will of course also give him some top females, to see what he can do at the top end as well.
Crotos will be here in mid December and he will be certified the next day and put straight to work as he will be nearly 3 by the time he arrives.
We are looking forward to seeing him for the first time in the flesh, we understand he has a very quiet and gentle nature and so we believe he will fit in to our herd nicely…………..
“You can see the brightness of his fleece around his head”