— The Openherd Team

Alpacas of Marin - Logo
alpaca for sale

Winter Storm at 2 years

Top 1% AFD 3 years!! Snowmass Genetics!

SoCal Winter Storm

Suri, Male, Unproven | White

D.O.B. 11/24/2014 (4 yrs)

Sire:
SoCal's Curandero 

3x Champ, 8 FIRSTS + 3 CHAMPS!--BREEDING NOW!

SoCal's Curandero

Suri, Male, Proven, Light Fawn, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian
ARI# 31943482 | DOB: 3/20/2011
Curandero is so loaded with luster, he practically glows in the dark! He is a light fawn male with well-defined locking to the skin. The judge appreciate his "well-balanced" conformation and "solidity of lock"--also called "density". He has a striking presence with excellent bone and a level top line. His sire, Saber's Red Storm Rising, has taken several impressive championships, including a color championship at the AOBA National show, and Buckeye Champion and Judges' Choice. His dam...
| AOA# 31943482  | Light Fawn 

Dam:
WTR WINTER SILK 

Great genetics/EPDs! Outstanding Crias!

WTR WINTER SILK

Suri, Female, Proven, White
ARI# 31183536 | DOB: 6/23/2008
Silk is aptly named--her fine, lustrous locks are soft and silky. Get a look at her 2011 histogram--at 3 years of age, her AFD is still 21.4 microns! She comes by this honestly--her sire is the famous Snowmass Silken Gold. Her dam is beige and with her fawn sire, Silk should cover color as well! Winter Silk is a tall girl with good bone and a very pleasing personality. She loves to run up and plant kisses on visitors.
Silk also has excellent fleece statistics--see her 2015 AND 2017 ...
| AOA# 31183536  | White 

Bidding Info

Bidder or Seller?  Sign in for your status
Category: Alpacas For Sale
Starting Bid

$1950 

Your maximum bid: $

Minimum bid: $1950
(Bid increment table)

Buy It Now!
$2500
Bids:
Time left: 10 hours, 19 min
Ends: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:42:00 AM CT
Ask Seller a question

Note: Openherd.com will bid incrementally (proxy bidding) for you up to your maximum bid (which is kept a secret), once the reserve price has been met. It is your responsibility as a Bidder to ask the Seller any questions about the item, delivery, and Terms of Sale prior to bidding. If you are the winning bidder, you are obligated to purchase the item. All prices are in U.S. dollars. All auction times are Central Time (CT). Please refer to Openherd's Terms and Conditions for full details.

Description

Winter Storm was the first cria born at our farm in the north San Francisco Bay area, after many years of agisting with other breeders. He grew...well...like a MOOSE--and the nickname stuck. Now, Winter Storm turned out to be normal in size, but his dam is a great mom and got him off to a vigorous start, so we still call him "the Moose".
But what we have seen develop is a fantastically fine and lustrous fleece with well defined flat locks. Of all the alpacas on our farm--suri and huacaya, juvies and adults, Winter Storm boasts one of the finest fleeces--sampled at 18 months of age!! Now that he has had several EPD tests done, he has placed in the top 1% for AFD for 3 years in a row!! This is not really surprising since his dam is a daughter of the fantastic Snowmass Silken Gold, known for fineness and luster. At the West Coast Alpaca Show, Winter Storm took the blue ribbon in Walking Fleece, beating the male who would eventually take the Top Suri award for the show! And his sire, Curandero, is a son of AOBA Champion Saber's Red Storm Rising. Curandero has numerous championships to his name and gives Winter Storm his elegant, fluid conformation and style. His dam, Winter Silk, is our farm greeter for visitors and passes on to him her strong bone, balanced frame with level top line, fine fleece, as well as even more luster!
Winter Storm is white, but both Curandero and Silk's sire are fawn, so he may well pass color.

Winter Storm would do well in your breeding program to bring in extreme fineness and luster. Or, he would be a fantastic addition to a herd for a fiber artist, just to have access to his luscious fine and lustrous locks.

Awards

West Coast Alpaca Show Walking Fleece 2015
West Coast Alpaca Show Halter 2015
2016 EPDs: Top 0.5% AFD!! Top 5% SDAFD Top 4% MSL top 25%FW
2017 EPDs: Top 1% AFD Top 10% SDAFD Top 15% MSL
2018 EPDs: Top 1% AFD 15% SDAFD, MSL 25% %>30, %M

Financing Terms

We can consider flexible financing. In general, we accept 1/3 down with 1 year interest-free to pay the balance.

Updated 7/3/2019