Biography on *Sipan
By Kay Sharpnack
September 2006


 *SIPAN was chosen in 1997 as a yearling in Peru by Kay as part of her 1997 Peruvian Selection.  He looked as though he would have it all.  As *SIPAN grew and matured he more than lived up to all expectations &endash; total elegance, correct conformation, style, and lovely fiber.  

  *SIPAN was first shown by Kay at AgFest, Salem, Oregon in 2001. He was named Champion Medium Wool Male by Carol Hicks and Hank Kauffman, who also gave him Overall Grand Champion Male.  He then went on to the 2001 Grand National where he won first place in a class of 26 Adult Males and was named National Grand Champion Medium Wool Male by Jody Robinson, Cathie Kindler, and Ray Howard.   

*SIPAN is the first and only imported male (to date) to be named a National Grand Champion in any Halter Division.  Following in his footsteps was son MARIELL, unanimous 2003 Grand National First Place winner in the Yearling Medium Wool Male class, followed by taking 2003 National Reserve Grand Champion Medium Wool. MARIELL would have been a serious contender for the Grand in 2004 had he not met with an untimely death.  

*SIPAN's  prepotence for type, quality, presence, style, and low micron count fleeces are evident in his many winning offspring at all levels. 
 Some Winning Sons & Daughters:

      MARIELL- Nat'l Res Gr Ch MW Male, ALSA ROM & Halter Ch
ALOHA AMADA- Nat'l Res Gr Ch MW Female (Aloha Llamas)
 MARISCO- ALSA ROM & Halter Ch (JNK Llamas)
DA VINCI-1st place Top Ten MW Male Grand National (Aloha Llamas)
DANSEYS- 2 Top Tens, ALSA ROM & Halter Ch (Hinterland Ranch)
BALATON- ALSA Halter Ch (Journey's End Llamas)
KAIPANNA- Grand Ch MW Female (Icehouse Llamas)
ELZA- Grand Ch MW Female (Rain Dance Ranch Llamas)
Acaisha- 2007 National Grand Ch MW Female (Hinterland Ranch)
Alakarte- 2008 National Grand Ch MW Female (Hinterland Ranch)

In May of 2006, Stephen & Kim Fritz, Sonador Farm, Virginia purchased one half interest in *SIPAN.  He will travel back and forth from Virginia to Oregon on an annual basis and is available to a limited book of outside females.  Hinterland and Sonador Farm guarantee a live, normal, cria with every breeding.  

National Grand Champion *SIPAN has earned the coveted ALSA GOS ROM & Champion Awards in addition to his ALSA Halter ROM.  He stands 44 1/2 inches at the withers and weighs in at 350 lbs.