PCA Hemingway-Accoyo Nautilus

Thought by many to be Hemingway’s most outstanding son, PCA Hemingway-Accoyo Nautilus is 15 now and continues to sire crias with fleece quality that puts them at the forefront of the industry, even as his sons and grandsons rise to prominence as sires. His continued relevance is due to the incredible genetic combination of Hemingway and 6Peruvian Sicuani, his dam, who was rated a perfect 10 during the 1998 importation, and had an extremely consistent fleece with a CV of just 10.4%. Sicuani was bred to Hemingway for five of the seven crias she produced, and each one was outstanding, along with the two she produced with other sires. Only one of her offspring ever left the Accoyo America breeding program. Nautilus’ full sisters’ offspring have also been of consistently remarkable quality. Four Nautilus sons are working in the Accoyo America program, as well as three sires from Sicuani daughters. A fourth Sicuani grandson joins the ranks this spring. The Hemingway/Sicuani combination had well over 800 descendants in this country as of early 2013, and that number is growing rapidly.

A herdsire does not have the influence and success that Nautilus has had without consistently delivering a whole range of important qualities to his offspring, and without those offspring passing them on in turn. Consistency, density, and fineness that continue to set the benchmark for excellence are all hallmarks of his line. But he may be most notable for his ability bestow on his offspring his fine, high curvature, relatively long staple length fleece. These attributes are unusual to find in combination.

Nautilus is available for outside breedings – he deserves to be used as much as possible. We have priced him very attractively.


Champion, AOBA Nationals 2002
Reserve Champion, AWE 2003
Supreme Champion, IAO 2003



 2001 17.8 3.7 20.5 0.8    



ARI#: 820500
DOB: 5/21/00
Breed: Huacaya
Sex: Male
Status: Proven
Color: White


Sire: Peruvian Hemingway
Dam: 6Peruvian Accoyo Sicuani