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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/11/201823.5 AFD / 4.7 SD / 19.8% CV / 91% CF

ULTRA rare, unique Harlequin Appaloosa

Typhoon's Grayson of HWR

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Dark Fawn, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Light Silver Grey, Medium Silver Grey, Light Rose Grey, Medium Rose Grey

AOA# 32197082   D.O.B. 9/26/2011 (8 yrs)

Sire:
Pacifica's D'Peruvian Typhoon 
| AOA# 1329131  | Beige  |

Dam:
Thompson Hollow Calico Princess 
| AOA# 816769  | Light Rose Grey  |

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Price:

$2,500

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Bidding Info

Description

Okay, folks. We all know and love the "big names" in Harlequin Appaloosa alpacas: Hannahruh, Peruvian Platinum, Black Epic, NGG Lional; Magnifico and the Amy Carter line are some pretty heavy hitters as well.

... But then, there are some weird ones. Sonny -- Typhoon's Grayson -- is one of those weird ones.

Sonny's dam, Calico Princess, is a Huacaya out of two Suris. This isn't a bad thing, in my opinion. It not only offers a very unique, outcrossed bloodline, but I have noted some very pleasing fleece traits coming from Huacayas with Suri in their background. Calico Princess is the dam of no less than nine registered offspring, one of them another ultra-unique, wild Appaloosa: Hawks Willows Jacy, who is also the dam of a classic Harlequin, Kismit, who now resides on our farm.

His sire, Pacifica's D'Peruvian Typhoon, was a very well-regarded beige herdsire out of the Pacific northwest. A grandson of Augusto and Victor, Typhoon managed to snag a Get of Sire win with less than 50 registered offspring.

So, Sonny's is a pretty outcrossed pedigree, both in terms of his Harlequin lineage (rare) and some less-common elite lights on his topline. There is also, of course, his patterning ... This guy is WILD. He boasts the classic Harlequin Appaloosa spots on his face, with mottling -- browns, fawns, and greys -- all throughout his blanket.

All of those things brought Sonny to our farm, and his rock solid conformation, wide chest, big, deep barrel, handsome head, and full coverage all helped keep him here. I didn't use him last year, though, because he arrived shorn, so I didn't know anything at all about his fleece.

Well, guess what? After a year's growth, it's safe to say, the fleece is there. He no longer boasts the greatest staple length, but, at age seven, he still offers a very nice crimp structure, impressive density, and some seriously not-bad fineness. With a 23.5 AFD, he isn't our most lasting fine boy on the farm, but that isn't a bad statistic for a 7-year-old stud -- and his CV of 19.8% is pretty nice as well.

So, Sonny is going to get to work this year. His biggest fault? ... He's a little bit of a jerk. Not awful, but we do breed for temperament here, so we'll be putting him over sweet, calm dams just in case.

It's now 2020. Our farm has undergone some MAJOR restructuring in the past year. Greyson, as cool and incredible as he is, just no longer fits our farm goals, and it's time to put a price on him in case he can help out another farm achieve theirs.

Greyson is unproven, and is being sold with no guarantee. Take a gamble on owning one of THE rarest bloodlines of Harlequin Appaloosa and put your farm on the map!

Updated 5/10/2020