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Rare Gem Alpacas

Breeding Harlequin, Appaloosa and Unique Colors!

Darcy Phillips
Riverside County Sage, CA 92543
alpaca for sale

Congratulations to Jayme and Dusting Haney (Alpacas of Aledo)

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Fiber/Scientific Data

05/15/2019AFD 18.0, SD 3.5, CV 19.5%, %>30=0.7
05/16/2018AFD 17.1 SD 3.4 CV 19.6% >30: 0.6

SOLD - Congrats to Jayme Haney!!

Rare Gem Privateer's First Mate (Lavender Grey)

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | White, Medium Rose Grey

AOA# 35365808   D.O.B. 9/18/2017 (2 yrs)

FTAF's Privateer 

2x Champ, 2018 EPDs TOP 5%-4 Categories + Density

FTAF's Privateer

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Fawn, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Chilean
ARI# 32318326 | DOB: 6/24/2012
UPDATE: Privateer's offspring made their first show appearance March 2019. RG Privateer's First Mate took two 1 firsts and Grey Color Champion in both Halter (out of 17) and Walking Fleece (out of 33). RG Harley's Davidson took first of 13 in his Walking Fleece class and then Reserve Color Champion Walking Fleece (25 total). We can now add "Producer of Champions" to Privateer's list of fine qualities.

UPDATE: Privateer’s grey, 3X color champion son sold at 2020 Amber Autumn Auction. Congrat...
| AOA# 32318326  | Light Fawn 

WV's Trixiebelle 

Dam of Champion Offspring!

WV's Trixiebelle

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Silver Grey
ARI# 31900553 | DOB: 7/28/2012

Trixie is a sweet grey girl with great markings and a beautiful, sweet face. Her grand-sire is the legendary SA Peruvian Black Epic, 7X banner winner and sire of offspring with over 150 champion wins. Trixie is a devoted mother with loads of milk that throws strong, healthy cria. Her dam, Bubbles, regularly produces grey offspring and Trixie did the same with her first two cria. One was sired by bay black Taos' Zeppelin and the second was sired by fawn FTAF's Privateer. The result is two bea...
| AOA# 31900553  | Medium Silver Grey 

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Bidding Info


First Mate is a handsome male with a well-defined fleece structure that is uniform throughout. He sports a solid blanket that is extremely bright and fine with a high frequency crimp style. At his first show (March 2019), he took Color Champion in both Halter (of 17) and Walking Fleece (of 33)!

First Mate is the son of multi-banner winning sire, FTAF's Privateer, who's fiber stats are AFD 20.9, SD 3.9, CV 18.5, %>30=2% at age 6. Privateer's fleece is that "elite" fleece with bundles everywhere and secondary bundles coming out of each bundle, even down to his knee and under his belly and on his chest. This breeding male is aging gracefully and retaining his fineness and uniformity and passing along these characteristics to his offspring such as First Mate! AND the majority of the time, he throws the color of the dam!!! It should also be noted that grandsire, true black SHVN The Buccaneer, took his 13th banner at 7 years old!

Sire's skin biopsy results from 2017 (at 5yrs old by Dr. Norm Evans):
Density of 71 follicles/sqmm. SP ratio is 12.1 to 1 with level 4 of 4 gland presence which correlates with what senior judges are referring to as “well-nourished fleeces”. Secondary fibers average 21.9 microns and primary fibers averaging 30.1 giving him a variation of only 8.2 microns.

And dam, Trixiebelle, is no slouch! She has an awesome pedigree including grandsire-- the legendary SA Peruvian Black Epic, 7X banner winner and sire of offspring with over 150 champion wins.

First Mate's manner is mild, just like his sire's. Always a pleasure! He stands tall and proud with thick tree trunk legs. He has settled his first females and is ready to make and outstanding contribution to your breeding program.


2019 National Fleece Show Rose Grey Yearlings
2019 CABA Grey Color Campion
1st 2019 CABA Grey Yearling Male
2019 The Futurity Rose Grey Yearling Male
2019 California Classic Grey Color Campion (Out of 18)
1st 2019 California Classic Grey Yearling Male (Class of 7)
2019 California Classic Grey Walking Fleece Champion (Out of 32)
1st 2019 California Classic Rose Grey Yearling Walking Fleece (Class of 6)
2nd 2019 Palooza Grey Yearling Male

Financing Terms

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Updated 2/25/2020