Humdinger by name – humdinger by nature. The Oxford dictionary describes humdinger as “Remarkable or Outstanding” and this male has lived up to every bit of that description.
From the day he was born, his star qualities were evident, so it was the correct choice of name. His very first show as a nine month old at the Perth Royal Show saw him win Champion Junior Male, and then take out Supreme Champion as well as the inaugural “Best of Breed” sponsored by the Royal Agricultural Society. The two judges said “it takes a very special animal to win Supreme Champion as a coloured junior.
His show career has been exemplary adding another 2 more Supremes, 5 Champions, 2 Reserve Champions, 5 Best of Colour including Best medium/dark fawn at last years National, and also Western Australian Alpaca of the year 2011. This year at the AAA National show he won first in his class and Best male medium/dark fawn Huacaya just a short while before being auctioned.
Sarah was lucky enough to have a chance to examine Humdinger a year ago at the 2011 AAA National show and from that moment onwards was the only fawn male we wanted to buy. His Grandsire Somerset Accoyo Challenger was still being awarded Supreme titles at the age of 12. His sire Rosedeane Sayonara has won 5 Supremes and sired many multi broad ribbon winning progeny. With a depth of genetics like that, Humdinger is a sound bet to add these elite qualities to our herd.
He is holding his fleece qualities. His impressive fleece oozes density, lustre, fineness and a wonderful handle. Humdinger is a Certified Male with 40+ cria on the ground. Every cria has been excellent, some are amazing! Humdinger is jointly owned with Trish & Neil Watson of alpacasRstyle in New Plymouth.
Fleece stats for AAA National auction: FD 19.6 micron, SD 4.1, CV 20.5, 98.8% CRV 48.5 .
Humdinger’s cria have made a real impact and we are over the moon with the progeny. See below to see a slideshow of the New Zealand contingent of his cria.
Humdinger is not available for outside matings. Humdinger’s genetics can be bought through his progeny or by buying a female pregnant to him.