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CABA Auction, May 11, 2019

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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/14/2018AFD 18.33, SD 3.7, CV, 20.2, >30=0.4%

CABA AUCTION LOT 15, May 11, 2019

Rare Gem In the SPOT-light (Harlequin Appaloosa)

Huacaya, Female, Unproven | White, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Light Rose Grey

AOA# 35365815   D.O.B. 9/22/2017 (2 yrs)

Sire:
Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia 

Highly Expressive Harlequin Appaloosa!!

Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Silver Grey, 5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
ARI# 32132649 | DOB: 8/28/2011

Taupie is a striking appaloosa harlequin male that is on a roll for throwing spotted and harlequin offspring. He now has ~41 offspring on the ground and ~80 percent are either appaloosa or harlequin! While dam selection has a significant influence on such outcomes, it should be noted that the majority of the dams Taupie has been bred to have no genetic influence on this outcome. So for those that don't have existing foundation girls with appy / harlequin lineage-- Taupie has proven to be cap...
| AOA# 32132649  | Medium Silver Grey 

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

Bred to Apache!

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

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Light Brown
ARI# 32644388 | DOB: 5/6/2013
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 fir...
| AOA# 32644388  | Light Brown 
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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Description

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 both sides of his lineage with Aussie Rockford out of Hannahruh on his sire's side and Chiquita Import on his dam's side. For appy-harlequin breeders, this is an exciting proven genetic that has expressed >80% of the time!

SPOTlight is the paternal sister to a great line-up of harlequins, leopard appaloosas... and even a brindle calico, Ms. Fancy Pants. SPOTlight's dam, "Faith", is a vicuna pattern girl known for her dense, but fine fleece with substantial character and nice handle. Faith is part of the Rare Gem Foundation herd. Her first cria was a beautiful uniquely colored harlequin and now this gorgeous harlequin girl. Dam, Faith, is currently bred to Apache Gentleman, a wildly spotted appaloosa for a Fall 2019 cria. Let's see if she can throw 4 out of 4 appaloosa / harlequins?!

SPOTlight competed in her first show May 2018. Her fleece was entered in the Appaloosa class, but color check moved her to Light Rose Grey. I consider SPOTlight to be a classic appaloosa phenotypically... but you never know what is going to happen at color check with these unique ones! SPOTlight placed 3 out of 8 in the Light Rose Grey class. True to harlequin type, SPOTight is continuing to darken with age and her color will be different with each shearing these first few years.

2018 Fleece Show Judges' Feedback:

National Fleece Show - Fine fleece with excellent brightness. (Wini Labrecque)
PAOBA - Good uniformity, brightness and crimp. (Glen Finbow)
CABA/Palooza - Very fine secondaries! (Cheryl Gehley)

The plan was to keep this girl right here at Rare Gem Alpacas as she possesses everything we look for in our foundation program... but CABA Auction called and asked for the best of our appaloosa-harlequin program... so, SPOTlight will be available to the highest bidder on May 11, 2019. One day only ;-)

As an added bonus, SPOTlight has been introduced to Apache Gentleman for her maiden breeding. This boy brings all the phenotypical and fleece characteristics you want to see AND, on top of that, he is WILDLY spotted! Apache himself has a pedigree packed with harlequins and polkadots. Don't miss out on this exciting 2-in-1 package!

Awards

2019 California Classic Round Up - Dark Bred and Owned (1st)
2018 PAOBA Fleece Show - Rose Grey (3rd)
2018 AOA National Fleece Show - Rose Grey (4th)
2018 Caba / Palooza Fleece Show - Light Rose Grey (3rd of 8)

Financing Terms

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Updated 5/17/2019