DOB: OCTOBER 3, 1999
DAM: Pperuvian Puka Pollera B4361
SIRE: Solar de Peru S202
Here is Benita with her latest cira, Eleven, about 30 minutes after birth.
Benita was our first alpaca purchase and one of the pillars of our breeding program. She has given us 3 offspring, the wonderful Bianca and 2 outstanding males Byzantium and Eleven.
Bianca's dam, Pperuvian Puka Pollera, an outstanding female import, left her mark on the North American alpaca industry. Puka was imported from the Conchatanca herd in Peru and produced some of the most sought–after alpacas in North America. The Conchatanca herd produced some of the finest and densest alpacas ever found making animals from this region highly treasured. Her sons DLA Peruvian Thunderbolt and DLA Peruvian Pastoro became extraordinary herdsires and their offspring have been winning in the show ring for years. Those two "Super Studs" are no longer available for breeding, and we hope Benita's sons, Byzantium and Eleven will take over from where their uncles left off.
Her sire, Solar de Peru, has his own legacy. From the Alianza region, another famous alpaca region of Peru, this herdsire passed on his superior genetics, conformation, and fiber to each of his offspring. His owner noted, in particular, how Solar de Peru "passes on fiber filled faces, dense topknots and crimpy fiber with long staple length". Solar de Peru's dam Ppperuvian Sunflower, was an import from the third Peruvian importation. Solar was owned and used as a herdsire at Driscoll Alpacas in Canada where he was referred to as "a top breeding stud". Solar is the father of the first registered twins born in North America.