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Deb Galway & Kirk Howard
4071 Norman CourtVacaville, CA 95688
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Blizzard at GCG 2014

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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/08/2014AFD 16.8 micron, SD 3.4, CV 20.3, 0.7%>30

Judges Choice - Exquisite Handle!

MHAR Blizzard by Justice

Huacaya, Male, Proven | White

AOA# 32742312   D.O.B. 6/2/2013 (7 yrs), 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian

101A Skywalker's Justice 

2x Champ

101A Skywalker's Justice

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Brown, Full Peruvian
ARI# 31232050 | DOB: 6/20/2009
| AOA# 31232050  | Light Brown 

Alta Luna's Monet 

Retired from Production - Very Healthy

Alta Luna's Monet

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Beige, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Bolivian
ARI# 823228 | DOB: 6/17/2000
Monet is an older dam that has maintained her looks and fiber quality very well. She was the 1st place winner in Beige at the 2001 AOBA Nationals. Monet is known for producing high quality cria with lots of density, crimp and fineness, as well as excellent conformation. Unfortunately, she doesn't always produce color when bred to color. Having said that, she's produced two fabulous cria now when bred to gray, a black and a rose gray!

Monet's 2010 cria (Persey) out of SA Peruvian Grand Moren...
| AOA# 823228  | Beige 

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At birth, we knew he was something special. It was birthing season and there were a lot of cria on the ground...
When we saw him our first reaction was ... oh no... because we were breeding for dark colors and Blizzard is obviously white as in WHITE not off white or cream (much less beige) but amazing bright WHITE!
None of our whites have ever been this brite WHITE! Even our white herdsire (Ike) or irridescent boy (Persey is more creamy) haven't been this White!

Our 4-H kids named him Blizzard and that was an apt name... his fleece had a very fluffy "all over the place" quality to it. But at the same time it was very dense, fine and (most notable) uniform (see first year histogram). It's also very bright! As he matured he's developed an incredible lock structure and handle. At 4 years old it still has a buttery soft feel! This is the fleece everyone wants!

If I was breeding white I would want this boy... check out his genetics.
On the sire's side you have Skywalker's Justice... a multiple champion winner in light brown.
His dam is no slouch either... having won a first place at AOBA in beige 2001.
My personal assessment is this... I don't like/want white but I love this fleece!

At the 2014 Gold Country Gathering Judge Kathy Klay said "He's the total package!" when awarding him first place (no championship)!
She noted his nice soft crimp style & density, and at a little over a year he's well grown with a good solid frame.

Most recently, his 3rd fleece spin-off entry won Judges Choice!
And his 4th fleece spin-off entry won 1st Place in the adult (D) class (of 8) at the 2017 AOA nationals, this in spite of being very dirty/muddy thanks to our very wet/muddy winter.

Check out his picture, there's obviously style there as well. The pix don't tell you but he's also got fleece coverage to the nose and ground, a good indicator of density! And if that's not enough, he sheared almost 10 pounds in his third year!

Blizzard is growing up nicely! He's settled his first girls with several pregnancies confirmed and two cria on the ground. We can't wait to see how his cria grow and what else he produces. Until then his breedings are available at an introductory rate. But we're sure that will rise when we see what he's produced!


First Place Adult Spinoff (73.5 points, class of 8), AOA Nationals 2017.
Fourth Place 2YO Spinoff (76 points, class of 7), AOA Nationals 2017.
Judges Choice, CA Classic Spinoff 2017.
Highest Score, CA Classic Spinoff 2017.
First Place White Adult, CA Classic Spinoff 2017
Fourth Place Halter 2-Year old White, California Classic Roundup 2016.
First Place Walking Fleece 2-Year Old White, California Classic Roundup 2016.
Fourth Place Spin-off, CA Classic Roundup 2016.
Second Place Walking Fleece, West Coast Alpaca Show 2015.
Second Place Halter, West Coast alpaca Show 2015.
Third Place Fleece, West Coast Alpaca Show 2015.
Fourth Place Halter White Yearling, CA Classic Roundup 2015
First Place Halter White Yearling, Gold Country Gathering 2014.
Fifth Place Fleece White Juvie, Gold Country Gathering 2014
Fifth Place White Yearling Fleece, AlpacaMania 2014

Financing Terms

We accept cash, check or credit card. Financing is available on all alpaca sales. We can work with your budget. We ask for 25% down, no interest if paid in full within one year of purchase. Purchaser will provide alpaca insurance on each animal until paid in full. Breeding/Show quality maidens come with a free breeding to any Menagerie Hill Ranch owned unrestricted Herdsire. Agisting (boarding) available - 30 days included with in State purchase of breeding quality alpaca. 90 days included for out of state purchases. Purchaser assumes all Vet fees. Transport available - first 100 miles included with purchase of breeding/show quality alpaca. Package deals available.


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Huacaya, Male| Medium Fawn, Unproven
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D.O.B. 10/11/2019  (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Brown, Unproven
Sire: MHAR Blizzard by Justice
Dam: MHAR's Mocha Mist by Legend
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