Dr. Jeri Booher writes:
Apocalypse’s Hemiaccoyo Humvee II is a third generation offspring from the breeding program of Timberland Alpacas. Humvee II is the latest male to join the Timberland Alpacas stable of herd sires and his first crias are due this 2015 season. Humvee II carries an impressive pedigree, with multiple championship lineages from sire, Victor’s Hemiaccoyo Apocalypse and dam, Hemingway’s Hemiaccoyo Hannah. Both parents are champions in their own right. Apocalypse has been one of Timberland’s most prepotent herd sires, producing many champion offspring, including medium fawn Judge’s Choice winner and multiple champion, Apocalypse’s Hemiaccoyo Coppertop. Humvee II is the splitting image of his sire Apocalypse, and standing side by side in the same pasture, the son is identical to the father.
Humvee II’s show record is impressive. He has won Champions and Reserve Champions in both halter and fleece along with many first places. Even after retirement from the show ring, Humvee II has continued to excel in Fleece Show competition, winning repeatedly in all age categories, from Juvenile “A”, Yearling “B”, Two Yr. Old “C” and Adult “D”. In every age category, his scores for fineness/handle have never been lower than 19 out of 20 points, with two 19.5 and one perfect 20!
In 2015, Humvee’s fifth shearing yielded more awards – CABA Classic 2015 First Place Light, Light Reserve Champion, and Spirit of the Fiber Industry Special Award given to an alpaca over three years of age whose fleece best exemplifies the lasting qualities important to the fiber industry. His fineness score in this competition was 20/20.
As a Two Year Old in the age “C” category, Humvee II won the Light Male Champion Fleece in the 2012 AOBA National Fleece Show. His fleece scores were:
Fineness and handle 20/20
Uniformity of micron 7/8
Crimp style 9/10
Staple type/density 4.5/5
Absence of guard hair 9/10
Impurities/stain damage 5/5
Clean annualized weight 16/20
TOTAL POINTS 91.5/100
UNIFORM, CONSISTENT, AND FINE in fleece quality and FAULTLESS in conformation…