We started our farm in the summer of 2000, when we purchased two bred females, a young grey male, and a gelding. Our first priority in our breeding program was excellent conformation. Our second priority was a fine fleece with a soft handle. In the first eight years of our breeding program, we have been very successful in producing healthy cria in a variety of colors that have proven themselves at regional and national alpaca shows. We are very pleased that these offspring are now breeding and producing quality cria.
Our herd currently includes the diverse genetics of a variety of well-known herd sires: 4 Peruvian Black Magic, The Silversmith, SA Emperado, SA Karrington, Pperuvian Timoteo, 3Peruvian Augusto, 3Peruvian Royal Fawn, AFA Royal Peruvian Aristocrat, Accoyo Grand Master, 3Peruvian El Rey, Highland Lochinvar, 5Peruvian Silverado, CPeruvian Jaxon, FDA Paladin, Wily Coyote, Strider of the Shire, 4Peruvian White Wizzard, 6Peruvian Dom Timbo, and our own Dom Savone. The next generation will also include the genetics of 5Peruvian Capuccino and 5Peruvian Black Ice . One of our goals in our breeding program is to evaluate the strengths and the unique potential of our breeding females and to enhance these characteristics through breeding to appropriate herd sires. We are interested in breeding for excellent fleece characteristics, a variety of colors, and most importantly solid conformation with diverse genetics.
Since we believe that the health and well-being of the North American Alpaca is dependent on genetic diversity, it is our goal to continue to selectively breed our females to our herdsire, Dom Savone; as well as taking advantage of outside breedings. We are also pleased to offer Savone for stud service to other breeders who are looking for award-winning genetics.
At Spirit Song Alpacas, we are concerned about maintaining a healthy environment for our herd and any visiting alpacas that may come to our farm. We are constantly learning the importance of keeping up to date with alpaca health issues. We require alpacas that come to our farm for breeding to have a negative fecal check before their arrival. In 2005, we checked our entire herd for BVD. We are pleased that our herd is currently free from this virus. As of 2006, all alpacas that come to our farm are required to have a BVD-PCR test prior to their arrival and a negative fecal. Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment to all alpacas that come to our farm.