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Rare Gem Alpacas

Breeding Harlequin, Appaloosa and Unique Colors!

Darcy Phillips
Riverside County Hemet, CA 92543
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2016 Faith throws uniquely colored harlequin girl-- Appletini!

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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/14/2018AFD 23.1 / SD 4.2 / CV 18.4 / CF 94.8
04/15/2017AFD 22.8 / SD 4.2 / CV 18.4
05/01/2016AFD 22.2 / SD 4.2 / CV 18.7
2014AFD 15.93 / SD 3.34

Bred to Apache!

AAV Flash's Faith (3 for 3 Appy-Harley Producer!)Bred

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Light Brown

AOA# 32644388   D.O.B. 5/6/2013 (6 yrs) (Due Date: 12/7/2019)

| AOA# 30517738  | Light Fawn 

| AOA# 30471849  | Medium Fawn 
Service Sire:
Apache Gentlemen 

Handsome Appaloosa Harlequin Stud!

Apache Gentlemen

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Dark Fawn, Medium Silver Grey
ARI# 35240655 | DOB: 6/28/2015
Oh, my oh my! Apache is a proven herdsire with cria on the ground! Sometimes words just aren't enough. If you are looking for an appaloosa harlequin stud to cover your girls and create something truly unique, look no further. This boy has it all!

Apache's pedigree is packed (on both sides) with outstanding appaloosas and harlequins. It is highly probable that Apache is homozygous meaning you do not have to breed him to another harlequin or appaloosa to get a good chance of producing an appa...
| AOA# 35240655  | Dark Fawn, Medium Silver Grey 

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10/17/18 - Faith throws a handsome appaloosa cria. Faith likes to throw fully baked cria in record time. This little guy was born 15 lbs. at 323 days gestation. This makes 3 cria for Faith in 2 years!! And all three are harlequin / appaloosas. Faith has now proven that even though she has no appaloosa-harlequin gene carriers in her pedigree, when bred to the right boy... she can reliably produce exactly what is hoped for! As tempting as it was to breed Faith to Taupie again (the sire of the first two cria), new to the team XXXtreme Spots was selected for Faith's third pairing. Spots' appy gene comes from NGG Lional-- a known appy carrier that has been well-proven in Canada but is rather rare in the United States.

What is so special about Spots from an appy breeder perspective is that he carries elite-fleeced heavy hitter lines in his pedigree such as Legacy, El Nino, and XXXtreme (out of Hemingway) ALONG WITH the expressed appy gene! These elite-fleeced alpacas are known for their lasting-fineness and density. Norm Evan's skin biopsy stats are available on Spots' page.

Not only does Spots sport a sweet, easy-to-handle disposition... his fleece is exactly what you would expect from such a stellar pedigree. He is super-dense and fine and FULL of crimp! Expect lasting fineness from this guy-- his sire, Sai-Hoji, was 21 micron at 11 years old!

9/22/17 - Faith throws a beautiful little harlequin female. Born at just 311 days gestation, she weighed in at 13 lbs. Faith's maternal instinct is strong and milk production is robust. At just 7 weeks of age, this 13 pound girl weighed in at 38 pounds AND it was already apparent that her fleece was characteristic of traits we hope for. This young girl's first fleece was entered in 3 shows in 2018 (where she showed as rose grey) and she held her own in competitive classes including the AOA National Fleece Show.

9/25/16 - Faith delivered her first cria (at just 310 days gestation!)-- a beautiful uniquely colored harlequin - appaloosa girl sired by Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia. The result of this pairing is a true Rare Gem named Appletini! I loved the result of this pairing so much, that on 10/31/16, I repeated the breeding. Faith "took" on that first breeding and just 10.5 months later, delivered another girl! ... a beautiful "classic" appaloosa named "SPOTlight".

So talk about productive... two beautiful harlequin girls and one handsome appaloosa boy... in less than two years-- and only bred one time each pregnancy! Faith has earned herself the title of the highest performing production dam on the ranch. :-)

Faith is a super sweet girl. She has nice genetics in her lineage—Quijote, Danko and Lanark’s Silver Charm.

Faith was shown three times 2014 / 2015 before starting her breeding career. She placed 2nd each time in competitive classes. Her 5th year (2018) histogram... Faith is still sporting a low 20's AFD, 4.2 SD and a CV of 18.4%. Gotta love this girl!!


Second Place, Alpaca Fest West 2014
Second Place, Alpaca Fest West 2015
Second Place, California Classic 2015

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Exquisite Appaloosa Harlequin
ARI# 35166429   D.O.B. 9/23/2016  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, Beige, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Dark Fawn, Medium Brown, Light Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: AAV Flash's Faith (3 for 3 Appy-Harley Producer!)
Appletini is exactly what we have been breeding for here at Rare Gem Alpacas. Not only is she stunning to look at with her calico looking face, but pu...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Hemet, CA

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CABA AUCTION LOT 15, May 11, 2019
ARI# 35365815   D.O.B. 9/22/2017  (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Light Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: AAV Flash's Faith (3 for 3 Appy-Harley Producer!)
Service Sire: Apache Gentlemen
In The SPOTlight is sired by Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia. Taupie is a highly expressive harlequin stud that boasts a heritage of appaloosa genetics on...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Hemet, CA

Snowmass XXXtreme, Legacy, El Nino
ARI# 35589129   D.O.B. 9/29/2018  (1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| White, Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Rare Gem XXXtreme Spots
Dam: AAV Flash's Faith (3 for 3 Appy-Harley Producer!)
This is one handsome well-grown appaloosa boy. He participated in three shows this Spring and is off to a great start. His fleece is carrying the desi...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Hemet, CA

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Updated 10/1/2019