LCA Rico is the only fawn full Accoyo Inca son to grace the U.S. suri herd. The most striking trait of this outstanding herdsire is LUSTER, LUSTER, LUSTER.
To go along with his blinding luster is a very fine, soft, and well locked apricot colored fleece. As a testament to his excellent conformation and exquisite fleece, Rico has won numerous blue ribbons and champion banners in the show ring and fleece shows, all while competing in the largest and most competitive alpaca shows ever held.
The three most important suri fleece traits that we select for are luster, fineness, and density. Rico has an abundance of all three. With over 13 years of breeding suris, we have very rarely produced a suri of this fineness, and never one coupled with Rico's density. It is our understanding that Rico has the one of the highest tested densities via skin biopsy for a suri ever tested by Jim Watts of Australia. His density is 59.3 folliciles per sq mm and his s/p ratio is a stunning 12.3 to 1, which is the best s/p ratio we have seen.
LCA Rico's full brother LCA Accoyo White Out and full sister LCA Accoyo Aspenglow are following in their older brother's footsteps,both having won color champion at the 2007 Fututity. Their dam Amore won first place "Produce of Dam" at the 2007 National Show.
This stunning male is making as great an impact in our breeding program as he has had in the show ring. His first cria arrived in the fall of 2007 and each and every one of them since has had screaming luster! Since the loss of Inca, Rico has unquestionably been our 'numero uno' male!
Rico's initial unrestricted outside breedings were sold out quickly, as did the outside breedings to his championship winning full brother, LCA White Out. Rico and White Out's breedings are now restricted, but we are offering limited breeding to each in 2012.
-1st Place Northwest Alpaca Showcase Fleece Show 2007
-Best Lock Northwest Alpaca Showcase Fleece Show 2007
-1st Place AWE Fleece Show 2007
-Best Hand AWE Fleece Show 2007
-1st Place Alpacapalooza Fleece Show 2007 (and best prepared)
-1st Place IAO Fleece Show 2007
-1st Place AOBA 2006
-Color Champion AOBA 2006
-1st Place Futurity 2006
-Color Champion Futurity 2006!
-1st Place AWE 2006
-Color Champion AWE 2006
-1st Place MAPACA 2006
-Color Champion MAPACA 2006
-Reserve Color Champion Northwest Alpaca Showcase 2005
-1st Place Northwest Alpaca Showcase 2005
-Reserve Color Champion AOBA 2005
-1st Place AOBA 2005
-Reserve Color Champion AWE 2005
-1st Place-AWE 2005
-Reserve Color Champion MAPACA 2005
-1st Place MAPACA 2005
-1st Place Futurity 2005
-Color Champion Futurity 2005
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