Planning for the Future
Planning for the future, we at Surico have selected these 4 males, to continue the improvement of suri fleece with discerning breeding..
Surico proudly presents a unique set of genetics resulting from years of careful planning and breeding. These genetics now consolidated and proven have their origins in Peru, from the famous Accoyo and Alianza alpaca farms.
All have been parent verified and all just certified. Check out these new boys who will complement their new owners and the Surico suri breeding programme.
Dam Surico Diva
Sire Surico Alinghi
One of the finest fleeces we have ever bred. Holding remarkable fineness and uniformity of micron, a feature characteristic of Alinghi’s progeny.
Supreme suri at Waikato 2016 , Lyn Dickson judge commented on his magnificent presence, density and fineness. Vivo was also won Supreme Champion Suri at Hawkes Bay in 2015. He has been awarded several championships as a junior and intermediate. His full brother Surico Nova won the coveted title of Supreme Suri Fleece at the 2013 International Fleece Show at Hamilton.
Vivo was recently sold to Germany and will be leaving us later this year.
Dam Surico Balllerina
Sire Surico Onedin
Reigning NZ National Supreme Champion Suri , Bolero comes from a supreme pedigree. Both parents are reliably breeding the uppermost quality suri. His sire, Onedin, is producing the densest fleeces in our herd, carrying on the hallmark characteristic of his sire Parsifal. Bolero’s dam, Ballerina continues to produce suri with all the desired suri traits at the highest degree.
In the showring, Bolero was awarded several Supreme awards and championships as a junior culminating with the 2016 National title as an intermediate. Both parents have been National Supreme Champions, Ballerina in 2007 and Onedin in 2010.
Dam Surico Cezanne
Sire Surico Alinghi
Dali is the product of a perennial mating that we can’t bring ourselves to change, his siblings include Surico Magritte a superb female. This male will be remaining here to enhance the genetics in future generations at Surico alongside Fairhaven Alpacas who have purchased a half share in Dali.
Dali has had a successful show career constantly winning broad ribbons, including at National level.
Dam Surico Magritte
Sire Surico Onedin
The sum of the best of our best, Chaos represents the pinnacle of our breeding to date. Super density and super fineness can only describe Chaos. He is one out of the box, it is our intention that he will play a major part in our future breeding programme.
His dam Magritte consistently produces the best, every year giving us another ‘Glowbug’ fondly dubbed by huacaya breeder, Lyn Skilling.
His sire, Onedin, is also producing striking progeny, already he has sired a National Supreme Champion [Surico Bolero]. Fleeces are luxurious, dense and fine with stunning lustre.
Alpaca 2016 was a very successful National Show for Surico. The entire show team was bred at Surico as were their parents with the exception of Nui’s dam.
This is the 9th AANZ National Show that Surico has won the supreme award for suri, spanning the 13 years the show has been held. It is pleasing to see many of those supreme winner’s progeny now doing well in the show team.
The Surico Team joined the convoy south, the first stop being dinner at Dixie Browns in Taupo where everyone met. The convoy always makes the long trip more exciting, stopping every so often for coffee and a walk around.
The star of the Surico Team was Surico Bolero, Intermediate Light Fawn Male, winning Supreme Champion Suri.
Bolero follows in the footsteps of his dam and sire, Surico Ballerina won the title in 2007 and Surico Onedin won in 2010. Bolero shone as a junior, winning several championships and won Supreme at Kumeu and Royal Easter at Auckland as an intermediate. He has a beautiful creamy fine, lustrous fleece with a consistent, low micron across his body, with density being his strength.
Surico Dali won the White Intermediate Male Suri class, and was Reserve Champion Intermediate Male Suri after Bolero. He was also Champion White Suri.
Dali’s sire is Surico Alinghi and dam is Surico Cezanne, a highly esteemed pedigree. This combination is producing some excellent offspring. Progeny by Alinghi have exquisite fleece qualities, they are fine, they are lustrous with very even micron.
The Junior Female Championship went to Surico Kazama, also sired by Onedin. Her dam, Surico Courcheval, is also the dam of 2015 National Supreme Suri, Surico Burton.
This little female has it all, density, lustre and fineness, she has a bright future ahead.
Surico Cigale, Surico Bazille and Surico Nui, our little team of junior boys were all placed in their classes. Nui went on to win Reserve Champion Junior Male Suri. Nui is sired by Surico Tangier who won Supreme at the 2011 National Show in Tauranga. Tangier has sired some promising progeny.
Cigale’s dam is Ballerina and his sire is Surico Valiant [sire of Tangier] He was first in his class. Bazille is a full brother to Dali, by Surico Alinghi and his dam is Surico Cezanne, he was third in his class.
Congratulations to Fairhaven Alpacas who bought Surico Sweetie, who at just 6 months old won her class, Junior Mid-Dark Fawn Suri and went on to win Champion Fawn Suri. A big thrill for us all. Her dam is Surico Tinka a black female and her sire is Surico Tangier showing what an awesome job he is doing, upgrading the females fleece qualities while retaining colour. Fairhaven also exhibited another winning female bred at Surico, Surico Cordelia who was in the lineup for Supreme having won Champion Senior Female Suri.
These results help benchmark the Surico herd and confirm the direction of Surico’s breeding programme. Every mating is carefully considered, taking into account all previous breedings, matching successes and introducing the young stock to enhance the good quality traits even further.
Looking forward to the next show season we will be heading out with 2 or 3 boys from last year and a bunch of rising juniors. Every year we have some standout cria that often stamp their mark as they are born and every year we increase the quality of our herd overall. We usually have some clues from their pedigree, but it is always exciting to watch their development. We have some exciting young ones coming through our breeding programme and hopefully they will also be as competitive in the showring as last year.
Look back last show season gave us a wide variety successful suri in the show scene. We attended 7 shows with 7 supremes in the breed section and 1 fleece show with one supreme fleece. The supremes were awarded to 7 different suri, 5 were males as was the fleece. We are pleased with the depth and continual development our genetics of our herd as reflected in our results.
Our first Supreme of the season was to Surico Burton, a truly worthy male with huge density coupled with a consistent low micron. His sire was the one and only Parsifal who is probably the most influential suri male in the industry. His dam is Surico Courcheval, selectively bred at Surico from our very best. Burton won several Supreme Champion awards, culminating in the 2015 National Show. Others were Franklin 2014 & 2015, Royal Easter Auckland 2014 & 2015, Rotorua 2015 and Manawatu 2014. He has now commenced his duties as a stud.
The 2015 NZ Royal at Hawkes Bay awarded Surico Vivo Supreme Champion, a well-deserved prize. He has won several championships over the season. His excellent pedigree with Surico Alinghi as his sire and Surico Diva, his dam along with his excellent fleece traits place him among our top quality males, ready for the next phase of his life as a working male.
Waikato A&P Show, the second largest show in NZ saw our only female supreme awarded. Surico Giselle is simply gorgeous and she truly earnt this title. A product of the NZ and Australian 2007 National Champions, Surico Ballerina and Surilana Mister B ET, Giselle comes from highly acclaimed stock. Now mated to Surico Walkington we look forward to first cria this coming season.
Our little junior Surico Renard was awarded supreme suri at Rotorua, with his super dense fleece he took the prize from his other paddock mates. Renard also won junior male suri at the National Show last year. We feel very proud of this young guy who is sired by Surico Tangier [supreme at 2011 National] and Surico Meribel, one of our most reliable females.
And Surico Chaos took the honour of supreme fleece at Rotorua with his superb handle and lustre. His sire Surico Onedin, also a national supreme in 2010 and his dam Surico Magritte are producing some very special progeny.
At Franklin earlier in the year, Surico Walkington earned the top prize of supreme as a senior, also sired by Surico Alinghi, his dam is Surico Chamonix a winning combination. With his extreme fineness and other suri traits he was chosen along with Surico Renard to become foundation stud males for an emerging suri stud in Sweden.
Surico Bolero a young light fawn male won the next 2 shows attended at Kumeu and Royal Easter in Auckland. Bolero is sired by Surico Onedin and his dam is Surico Ballerina. His fleece is rich and creamy with a beautiful handle.
These 7 suri represent our breeding well with all the desired hallmarks of suri fleece. We were pretty proud to have produced this range from our herd.