ACCOYOS OF MARYLAND
ACCOYOS OF MARYLAND is a very important next generation developed from Alpacas of Maryland. As you can see from the write-up, FULL ACCOYOS make up a major portion of the Clark's alpaca herd. Barry and Mary have purchased selectively and wisely over the years and have focused their FULL ACCOYO breeding program on the best breeding lines available anywhere. Their ACCOYOS' lineage is right from the Who's Who of ACCOYO huacayas. Just some of the genetics available are Caligula, Camilio, Leon, Felix, Mr. President, and Accoyo Express. The main focus of ACCOYOS OF MARYLAND is to produce extremely high quality FULL ACCOYOS with darker colors resulting from the breeding progam. ACCOYOS OF MARYLAND OWNS 14 FULL ACCOYOS.
A Face That EVERYONE Loves!
||Love at First Sight
||Klondike - the Clarks' First Alpaca
||One of Klondike's Champion Cria
Barry and Mary Clark bought their first alpaca in 2003 and at one point maxed out their herd at 42 of these wonderful animals. After making numerous sales they currently own 24 alpacas and board 4 more for customers. That's right - if you buy from the Clarks they will board your alpaca(s) until you are ready to move them to your farm.
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The Clarks mentor every new customer passing on their knowledge and experience. You learn to halter, lead, weigh, give shots, examine and read fecals, learn how to make breeding successful, do 4-H projects, sell fleece, yarn, and other products, dye yarn, spin your own yarn, prepare fleeces for showing, show your alpacas, and lay out your fences and shelters. Customers are encouraged to attend and participate in "herd health" at the farm for a hands-on, fun-filled time working with alpacas. Or you can attend one of the many classes put on by the Clarks, watch a Vet visit, or halter train the baby alpacas known as "cria".
The Clarks have a soft spot in their hearts for these amazingly beautiful alpacas. As a matter of fact the Clarks still own the first alpaca they bought. Klondike not only was herself awarded 12 Blue ribbons and 3 Championship banners, all of the cria she has produced have been sold quickly. Those cria have gone on to win numerous Blues as well as 5 Championships.
Within the first 12 months of being in business, the Clarks bought the Medium Fawn Full Accoyo Herdsire - Accoyo America Archimedes. After a Blue ribbon and Championship career in the showring Archimedes became a very active Herdsire. Archimedes has sired over 50 cria - many of which have Blue ribbons and Championships. At 9 years old Archimedes has maintained awesome crimp and density with a shearing weight as high as 10.5 pounds. Archimedes passes these qualities to his offspring and often prduces cria with color as dark as or even darker than the Dam. To date he has sired 2 True Blacks and 1 Bay Black!
Also featured is The Accoyo Spaulding, the winner of multiple Blue ribbons, who shears 11+ pounds and has sired cria as dark as Dark Brown. Not bad for a White! Spaulding also has tremendous density and crimp to die for and this gentle giant passes these characteristics and an exceptional personality on to his cria which number nearly 20 to date.
The Clarks also own 5 outstanding Full Accoyo Junior Herdsires and a wide selection of females 6 of which are Full Accoyo. So whether you need breedings, a single alpaca, or a starter herd, Alpacas of Maryland has a wide range of options for you to consider. And don't forget our motto:
WITH EVERY ALPACA YOU GET A MENTOR FOR LIFE!