After 22 years of gracing our pastures, Phinesse passed away in July, 2019. She was my first cria and the reason I am still in the alpaca business. I remember the joy and fear of seeing her sitting up in the barn the day she was born. I was afraid to touch her so I called the vet out to check her out. Her outstanding characteristics live on in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. All the crias loved her even though she would always spit at them and chase them away. But, in the evenings, she would have many crias nestled close to her. I so miss her morning nudges to get that little extra food I always saved for her. She was spoiled but she deserved being spoiled. Thank you Phinesse for showing me how wonderful alpacas are! Without you, I would have missed out on all the alpaca memories. I miss you so much. DOD 7/10/2019
THE ROYAL PHINESSE
One of the captivating faces at The Alpacas of Phantasy Pharm is The Royal Phinesse. A full Peruvian, one half Accoyo medium fawn female, Phinesse is the ideal daughter of the famed two-time national AOBA Get of Sire winner Royal Fawn and Shannon, my first alpaca purchase and blue-ribbon Produce of Dam winner. Oftentimes acting like a tough cookie, Phinesse is really a softy at heart. Behind her gruff expression, she hides a gentleness that is hard to match. A near replica of her father, she possesses a dynamic combination of commanding presence and elegant style. Along with her incredible balance and regal air, she presents an image of the ideal alpaca with fantastic coverage, typey head, and good bone. Even at her advanced age, she sports a fine fleece that is full of character and softness.
In addition to all these extraordinary qualities, Phinesse's most impressive trait is her ability to pass them on to her cria. An incredible producer, she stamps out blue ribbon winner after blue ribbon winner. In fact, three of her offspring are national blue ribbon winners, and two of them have won numerous color championships. Even more astonishing is that Phinesse is able to throw colors that are much darker than her pretty fawn with bay black, medium brown, and light brown offsprings.
Phinesse is truly the complete package, loaded with charm, genetics, and proven results that we all strive for in our breeding programs.
NEWSFLASH: Her youngest cria, Phagan, recently won his class at the Indiana Alpaca Invitiational. He is following in his sister's footsteps!