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Sunday, April 16, 2017

FIR HERD EXPANSION

FDA Rembrandt's Royal Snowelle

FDA Rembrandt's Royal Snowelle

Flying Iron Ranch Proudly Anticipates Extraordinary Progeny

2015-2016 were banner years for FIR after the acquisition of 5 additional top-rated foundation dams now bred to multi-champion herdsires:
FDA Rembrandt’s Royal Snowelle to internationally acclaimed, A Wanted Man;
Sunset Hills Zenterfold to Xanadu P. Corsair
Alpaca Palace’s Gold Dust to Sunset Hills Zagato
WP Phoebe to 2AF Peruvian Zeus; and
Tierra’s Zada to Snowmass Elite Legend
Ambrielle’s Amber Rose, one of FIR’s first multi-champion foundation dams, is also bred to Snowmass Elite Legend

Flying Iron Ranch also has several outstanding junior herdsires:
TP Azlan of Legend, an Elite Legend son, with three 1st Place and one Reserve Champion, 1 Fourth Place(out of 11) winnings in his first 4 shows;
FIR Houdini’s Stunner, a juvenile out of Zenterfold and Alpaca Palace’s Houdini, placing 3rd out of 11 in his first show at TXOLAN in 2017 and 1st at AOA Nationals
FIR’s El Guapo, son of multi-champion Express Peruvian Indy, taking 2nd place to color champions at TXOLAN and A-OK 2017 shows, 2nd place at GWAS 2017 and 5th place in a highly competitive class at 2016 ABR Fall Fest.
FIR’s first multi-champion herdsire Xanadu P Corsair has proven himself substantially by producing two stunning female crias, FIR’s Estrella out of Xanadu Clandestine, herself a multi-champion; and FIR’s Bianca of Corsair out of Chimera’s Biscotti, a Mile High granddaughter. We anticipate that these 2 beautiful girls will shine at the upcoming AOA National, MOPACA and GWAS shows. Also, attending these shows is FIR’s Becca, daughter of Emma, a Brilliance of Peru daughter, and Chimera’s Galileo, a Makulu son. Galileo is also working at FIR. FIR’s second multi-champion herdsire Xanadu P Descant is now ready to work after winning 7 blue ribbons, 2 color and 2 reserve color championships.

FIR’s winter addition was Xanadu P Cachel, she was recently awarded 1st at A-OK and 1st Place and Champion Bred & Owned at the TXOLAN Alpaca Show, 2nd Place at AOA Nationals and 1st Place at MOPACA. Cashel is a TGF Royal Tribute daughter out of Xanadu Heirloom Mom, Xanadu P Donno Bello, and a Presidio granddaughter. FIR anticipates Cashel will become one or our best foundation dams and will pair well with our stellar white herdsires Corsair, Azlan and Stunner in the years to come. She will breed to the up and coming Xanadu multi-Champion herdsire Xanadu Alchemist next summer.

FIR GOES PUBLIC
We are excited to announce that plans are underway to participate in Colorado Agritourism offering tours of the Ranch as well as other alpaca related activities. We hope that in addition to offering visitors and locals on the western slope an alpaca outing, it will also increase public awareness of the United States alpaca industry.

EDUCATION WITH A DESTINATION PERU 2016
Christine had the opportunity to attend Education with a Destination Peru this past November. She had a once in a lifetime experience at Casa Chapi, the Quechua Highlands, a vicuna chacu and a Peruvian alpaca competition. At the alpaca competition, she was able to purchase items to sell in our farm store that were handmade by the Quechua. She met some great people and made fast friends with other U.S. alpaca breeders. Check out the Michell Group Mill and Vicuna Chacu on our YouTube channel link is on www.flyingironranch.com

MOPACA 2017
2017 was our first MOPACA show. We really enjoyed Kansas City and MOPACA really knows how to put on a show. We were pleased with our performance among pretty stiff competition. The highlights were Xanadu Cashel with a 1st Place in the white juvenile female class and TP Azlan of Legend was 1st in the white yearling male and Reserve champion white male. It was great to see old friends and meet a few new ones.

The Futurity 2017
We are excited that we could purchase 3 lots at The Futurity Auction. Lot A was a late addition Snowmass Diamond Sunset XX a dark fawn juvenile female donated by Snowmass Alpacas to Quechua Benefit. Proceeds will go to construction of a greenhouse at Casa Chapi. A huge thank you to the Snowmass Alpacas for their very generous donation. The other two lots were Majestic’s Cristal Champagne, a beautiful medium fawn juvenile female. She is a bright, supple, dense Jumanji daughter that we are excited to add to our breeding program. And finally, the very sought after Irish Meadows’ Shades of Ebony, a true black yearling female who will breed to Jacob Black later this summer. We fell in love with Shades of Ebony when we first saw her at the AOA National Show in Denver, Colorado. She is a 5-time color champion including AOA Nationals. We are very proud Shades of Ebony is the first black foundation female at Flying Iron Ranch.

Birthing Season
2017 will bring some amazing crias to Flying Iron Ranch. We are expecting cria this summer sired by:
Xanadu P Corsair
2AF Peruvian Zeus
Sunset Hills Zagato
A Wanted Man
Snowmass Golden Sentry
Snowmass Elite Legend

Breeding Season
2017 breedings will bring some amazing 2018 Crias to Flying Iron Ranch. We have bred or will be breeding to:
Xanadu P Corsair
Xanadu P Descant
Snowmass Elite Legend
Red Granites Val D Lsere
Avalon’s Jacob Black
Jeremiah’s Peruvian Jumanji
Red Granites MR Ben Franklin
Mile High Peruvian Toulouse-Lautrec








Xanadu P Descant

Xanadu P Descant

Xanadu Cashel

Xanadu Cashel

Irish Meadows' Shades of Ebony

Irish Meadows' Shades of Ebony

Majestic's Cristal Champagne

Majestic's Cristal Champagne


Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 TxOLAN Spectacular

Once again TxOLAN Alpaca Association put on a great show at the Will Rogers Complex in Ft. Worth, Texas. It was great to meet new friends and see old friends and mentors.

We brought 4 of our males to the show and all took home ribbons.

Xanadu P Descant, our two year old brown male took 1st in his class, that makes 7 blue ribbons and 4 championships for Descant, we are certain he is getting tired of the show ring and ready to move on to the breeding pen.

El Guapo brought home a second place in a very competitive light class, this is the second consecutive show he has come in 2nd to the four time color champion Alchemist. We are all anxiously awaiting Alchemists 2nd birthday.

Houdini's Stunner and Azlan of Legend took 3rd and 4th in a very competitive class of 11 white juvenile males. This was Stunner's first show as he was 6 months and 7 days old on the day he made his first appearance in the show ring. We look forward to Stunner and Azlan maturing and were encouraged by the comments of Judge Amanda VandenBosch.

We entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Xanadu P Cashel, a ten month old white female from Xanadu Farm Alpacas. Cashel went on to win 1st in Bred and Owned as well as the Championship, of course we will show her in halter but look forward to her winning more championships and then championship offspring to Flying Iron Ranch.

So, they are all on their way back to Colorado and preparing for the AOA National Show held in Denver on March 17th.

Until next time
Christine and Jim
Flying Iron Ranch