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Outstanding harlequin appaloosa!

Skyeview Mozzarella

Huacaya, Female, Unproven | Dark Fawn, Light Silver Grey, True Black

AOA# 32305425   D.O.B. 7/31/2012 (7 yrs)

Sire:
Skyeview Lion King 
  | Medium Fawn  |

Dam:
Flash's Stella Nova 
  | Harlequin Grey  |
Service Sire:
PVA King of Diamonds 
| AOA# 31722285  | Beige 

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Ella is elegant ... Ella is gorgeous ... Ella is APPY!

Specifically, Ella is a harlequin appaloosa -- one of the many beautiful, unique manifestations of the marvelous and uncommon harlequin gene. Ella is our first harlequin alpaca, and man, she is a GREAT one!

Ella's dam, Stella Nova, is herself a harlequin grey. She gets the gene from her sire, Platinum Flashback, whose sire, Peruvian Platinum, is one of the most celebrated carriers of the harlequin gene. Ella's maternal half-sister, Skyeview Sassafrass, is a show-ring champion (and also a harlequin grey). Her sire, Skyeview Lion King, is a son of Royal Peruvian Eros, who did very well in the show ring -- most notably in the "Get of Sire" category, which, it could be argued, is the most important! Lion King's dam is a daughter of the great Acero Marka's Mr Know It All, imported from Hacienda Acero Marka in Bolivia.

Ella's conformation absolutely cannot be faulted. She is arrow straight in her front and back legs, with solid bone, a short back with good spring of rib, and a wide chest. This is an athletic and capable conformation, and Ella takes full advantage -- she loves to run, leap and pronk! On top of this, she has lovely type with a sweet, lovable face and good coverage.

Ella's fiber is dense, uniform, and possessed of a bold crimp and very good staple length. Her disposition is wonderful -- she loves people, and has become a friend to the younger female alpacas.

Ella's first cria has arrived! He is showy and perfectly conformed, and his fleece is fantastic. Is he harlequin? Well ... He has one spot, anyway! He may change color, but for now, he is fawn. Ella has been bred to King of Diamonds, a probable pattern-gene carrier, in the hopes of producing a "loud" appaloosa for her next cria.

Unfortunately, Ella's second cria didn't "get the memo" either about being Harlequin -- but he is a LOOKER! She has been bred back to King of Diamonds for 2017. He did sire a dramatic Harlequin this year, so it's just a matter of getting Ella to give up that Harlequin gene!

Updated 7/23/2017