EPC WILDFIRE: UKBAS26811
Colour: Solid Light Fawn
Registered: The British Alpaca Society
Service Fee: Not currently available for outside mating
ABOUT EPC WILDFIRE
Back in 2014 we decided to bring an Australian bloodline into our breeding programme and in partnership with Alpaca Stud (now Alpaca Evolution) and Merrifield Alpacas, the long process of exporting EPC Wildfire from Australia began. Prior to export, Wildfire was shown at the competitive Melbourne Royal Show where he was awarded Champion Male Fawn.
Even as a youngster, EPC Wildfire displayed his fantastic, confident phenotypical correctness. His fleece, of course had to be completely shorn before quarantine and export. As we patiently waited for his quarantine period to end, we were delighted to receive this photograph of substantial regrowth of fleece, which he continued to pile on while he was in quarantine.
Having been quarantined in New Zealand, Wildfire was flown to the UK in October 2015. The flight was transporting 70 alpacas to Europe, but only one, our wonderful EPC Wildfire was destined for England and we waited in great anticipation at the Animal Reception Centre at London’s Heathrow Airport. We were not alone, as the film crew from ITV’s Britains Busiest Airport were also there waiting to film his arrival! Pictured below is the delighted film crew and the Heathrow vet carrying out checks as Wildfire disembarked.
EPC Wildfire is without doubt a beautiful macho male. He is son of Windsong Valley Firedragon, who himself has sired 2 Australian National Champions. Wildfire has a spectacular appearance, which just commands your attention. His fleece is extremely dense, with a delightfully soft, luxurious handle and the length of staple is simply amazing. We are absolutely delighted with Wildfire’s progeny. Wildfire has certainly stamped his mark on them and his genetics will surely serve to bring a major influence to the UK breeding programme.