During the Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 Herts Alpacas Grey Aramist and his friend and fellow stud Indie Sky (Indie), moved 250 miles north to live with us. Aramist is a lovely steel grey whereas his buddy Indie is rose grey. Thanks again to Nigel and Katie for giving us the opportunity to have these wonderful and complimentary stocky grey males with super pedigrees.
Aramist likes to think he’s one of the top dogs and is certainly near the top of the hierarchy in our stud field. He is incredibly muscular and carries a super grey fleece. Attitude-wise he takes no messing although once he’s on the head collar he is very manageable although will try and take you to see the ladies! His dam and sire are grey as are 3 of his 4 grandparents and 50% of his great grandparents. 17 out of 29 of his offspring are grey including a couple of champions in the show ring.
Dream Coat Earl Grey – champ Barnacre Indus, double champ. 17 so far to us and clients, are all growing well with 8 of them grey to a variety of dam colours. Some pictures are below.
Genetics – Nigel, at Herts Alpacas is heavily into his genetic profiling and has his favourites lines, with Aramist and Indie very much part of that. Aramist’s sire and dam’s line have some wonderful names including 2 spectacular grandsires Alpaca Stud Nyetimber and Cedar House Long John. Also featuring are Neptune of Houghton and The Golden Gun of ARU (Import).
Fleece – Grey is one of our most popular knitwear colours and Aramist’s steel grey is one of our most popular. The quality of fleece he’s passing on to his offspring is also really pleasing.
Personality – By nature he expects to be near the top of the pecking order, or if there’s open females about he expects to be first in line! Whilst he knows he’s very strong he is compliant on the head collar.
Colour – Steel Grey
Progeny – With a different and complimentary genetic profile to some of our other greys, Aramist is throwing us and our clients plenty of quality greys. Barnacre Indus is a double grey champion and Dreamcoat Earl Grey, another Champion, stands at stud at Usk Valley Alpacas.
2018 National Halter Show Huacaya adult grey male – 2nd
2018 South of England – Ardingly Huacaya adult grey male – 1st
2018 Midlands Champion West Shires Huacaya adult grey male – 2nd
2017 National Halter Show Huacaya intermediate grey male – 3rd
2017 Spring Alpaca Fiesta – Heart Of England Huacaya intermediate grey male – 2nd
2016 National Halter Show Huacaya junior grey male – 5th
British Alpaca Society
|2016||(1st fleece)||15.6µ||SD 3.4||100% comfort factor|
|2017||(2nd fleece)||21.3µ||SD 5.1||94.4% comfort factor|
|2018||(3rd fleece)||25µ||SD 5.8||83.9% comfort factor|
|2019||(4th fleece)||25.3µ||SD 5.8||81.3% comfort factor|
|2020||(5th fleece)||22.4µ||SD 5.2||91.9% comfort factor||2.7% < 15µ||95mm||3.5kg|
|2021||(6th fleece)||25.9µ||SD 6.2||78.4% comfort factor||0.4% < 15µ||90mm||3.5kg|