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Rare Gem Alpacas

Breeding Harlequin, Appaloosa and Unique Colors!

Darcy Phillips
Riverside County Hemet, CA 92543
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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/30/2019AFD 21.3, SD 4.6, CV 21.5%, %>30 3.8
2018AFD 20.7, SD 4.2, CV 20.5, >30 2.3
2015AFD 21.1, SD 4.1, CV 19.4, >30 2.5

Bred for Harlequin

Granite Bay National VelvetBred

Huacaya, Female, Proven | True Black

AOA# 32305869   D.O.B. 7/12/2014 (5 yrs) (Due Date: 12/7/2019)

Neversummer's US Steel 

3 Time Herdsire of the Year!

Neversummer's US Steel

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Silver Grey
ARI# 31720076 | DOB: 6/12/2009
Neversummer’s US Steel! 2018, 2017 and 2016 Herdsire of the Year!

As of January 2018 Neversummer's US Steel will be permanently residing at Starshire Ranch! Thank you Michelle Ing, first in our co-ownership starting in 2015 and now for full ownership. Love, love, love this guy, his stats, his offspring... Love everything about him!

Neversummer's US Steel has earned the prestigious 2018, 2017 and 2016 Herdsire of the Year award (small breeder division)! Love this guy!

Steel is so ver...
| AOA# 31720076  | Medium Silver Grey 

Granite Bay Satin Silhouette 
| AOA# 32301212  | Bay Black 
Service 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 

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National Velvet "Lizzie" is a true black silky soft female with a short face, broad muzzle and fuzzy ears. She has excellent bone substance and is a fantastic and protective mother. She has a perfect bite with dark eyes. Her sire is none other than Neversummer's US Steel 2 time Futurity Herdsire of the year for the Small Breeder Division and proven producer of beautiful grey color champions.

National Velvet's dam is Granite Bay Satin Silhouette, a beautiful Snowmass Satin ReserveXX daughter with excellent bone substance on a stout frame (which is so characteristic of her sire). National Velvet comes from a great line of beautiful animals with excellent milk production and great mothering instincts.

On 12/7/17 Lizzie delivered a beautiful fawn boy sired by 2015 Futurity Color Champion-- FTAF Blackbeard. Lizzie's cria has no fuzzy cria tips... just beautiful bundles of shiny curls! He was born 14 pounds and has doubled his weight in his first two weeks. Even as a newborn, his fleece is something out of the ordinary... and he has been named Silky Sam, I am!

I am so pleased to add Lizzie and Silky Sam to the Rare Gem foundation herd. Mom and son's fleece characteristics, phenotype and disposition are ideal for the program!

2018 - Lizzy throws a Silky Harlequin with black spots! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. This pairing has been repeated for a December 2019 offspring!


2015 Futurity Full Fleece True Black Juvenile

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ARI# 35186595   D.O.B. 12/7/2017  (1 yr)
Huacaya, Male, Unproven
Sire: FTAF's Blackbeard
Dam: Granite Bay National Velvet
Silky Sam I Am is a super friendly boy. He is a favorite of every ranch visitor. He eats pellets from your hand and loves a scratch behind the ear. ...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Hemet, CA

Gorgeous Harlequin!
D.O.B. 11/21/2018  (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| Light Fawn, Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Granite Bay National Velvet
She is a beauty! One to keep an eye on......

Rare Gem Alpacas - Hemet, CA


Updated 9/29/2019