With Black Beau's Ariana it's understandable where the great conformation as well as the awesome fleece comes from as you look at the background of her sire, Black Beau. Besides her sire, the fineness of the fleece is something notable in her dam Lianka's lineage. As Ariana has matured the luster of her fiber has stayed clear to the skin, the fineness of fiber is obvious, she has consistent lock structure throughout her fleece, there is a beautiful drape to her locks, and her fleece is extremely dense. She's Beautiful!
Ariana's show career was while she was a yearling and she had just turned one year old. She was 13 to 14 months old competing against much older yearlings. We probably should have continued to show her on into the next spring, but by that time we decided to keep her as a production female and it didn't seem worth it. Ariana has had a fiber sample submitted to AOA to be part of the EPD rankings done each year. We feel her overall EPDs are the best of any production female in our herd and can be seen by clicking on the EPDs link.
Ariana had her first cria on May 3, 2017. It weighed 16.4 lbs. The sire was Bojack. It's a gorgeous dark brown female! Ariana is an attentive mother to her cria and provides good milk as the cria has grown steadily. Ariana had a light-medium fawn male cria sired by Tapestry's Rockstar Legend on June 5, 2018. He weighed 22.6 lbs and has great fleece characteristics.
Ariana had a 21 lb. male cria sired by HPR Alaskan Gold on 7/9/2019. He appears to be a medium fawn. The fleece already shows signs of locking, has good luster, and there’s a lot of it. He has amazing staple length for just being born. The confirmation is spot on and he shows great fleece coverage from ears to toes.
Ariana was bred to Micah for a 2021 cria and it arrived 7/16/2020. It was a girl weighing 18.4 lbs. and she has a stunning fleece. We are excited about how she has developed as she was first is a tough class of 6 light fawn females at the 2021 AOA National Halter Show. At that show she was the youngest of those 6 entries in her class. She has a beautifully lustrous and fine fleece that is organized with an advanced lock structure.
Ariana had a multi colored male cria weighing 22.4 lbs on 7/21/21. He's got a great phenotype and beautiful fleece. It is confirmed by ultrasound that Ariana is bred to Bold Ruler for a cria due in 2022.