STRAWBERRY FIELDS ALPACA RANCH
IS THE HERDSIRE OF THE MONTH!
MSA Hemingway’s Tequila
ARI # 828968
SIRE 117888 PPERUVIAN HEMINGWAY G171
DAM 139120 PPERUVIAN AYABACA 5023
MSA Hemingway’s Tequila has established himself as one of Hemingway’s most prolific and successful Herdsires. His progeny speaks for him, many of which have gone on to win Color Championships at shows across the country.
Tequila accomplishes this by passing on a high standard in fleece characteristics. He’s one of the trait leaders in both density (2nd) and fineness (6th) on the IAC’s Expected Progeny Differences website.
You can spot a Tequila cria from anywhere on the farm. They all inherit the same well proportioned vigor with complete coverage to the grass toped off with the signature Tequila head. One male offspring has even broken the 13 micron barrier with a test result of 12.9 at one year!
Tequila has exceeded our expectations in every way. This shouldn’t have surprised us coming from the combined genetics of his superior dam, Peruvian Ayabaca and the infamous Peruvian Hemingway.
HERE'S DAD PERUVIAN HEMINGWAY G171
There is also no doubt that the quality of the North American alpaca has increased dramatically over the last eight years. If there exists one Huacaya herd sire that has made the most profound impact upon improving the overall quality of the alpaca outside of South America, there is definitely no doubt that this alpaca is Peruvian Hemingway and grandoffspring of Hemingway. Going on nineteen years of age, Hemingway is now retired from breeding
WE ARE THRILLED TO OWN SUCH A REMARKABLE STUD AND ADD HIM TO THE EXTRAORDINARY LINE UP OF HERDSIRES AT STRAWBERRY FIELDS
Hemingway arrived in the U.S. as a three year old in the 1993 Peruvian importation out of the Royal Allianza herd in Peru, and was selected by and reserved for Roger Haldane of Australia. Roger was a veteran alpaca breeder, had the reputation of having the most excellent alpaca herd in Australia. Roger was extremely impressed with the quality of Hemingway’s fleece and was convinced that Hemingway had the potential to impart his fine, lustrous fleece to his progeny.
Tom and Jerilynn were able to see the first of Hemingway’s North American progeny to hit the ground, and they were truly impressive. In 1996, Timberland Alpacas was fortunate in being able to acquire ownership in Hemingway, Ltd.
The prepotency of Hemingway is truly remarkable. The offspring of the
Hemingway bloodline have been the most successful of any herd sire in the
show ring in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Hemingway’s sons,
grandsons, and great grandsons stand at stud for numerous ranches in all
What is the trademark of the Hemingway progeny? Fineness of fleece, a low coefficient of variation, uniformity, and luster. At fourteen years of age, Hemingway still retained at 23 micron fleece, 16% CV, and crimp to boot. In three years of the International Alpaca Odyssey, four of the six Supreme male and female Huacaya champions have been offspring