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Epic Alpacas

Legendary Genetics and Modern Science Coming Together to Create Something Epic

Steve Aitchison
5273 Hornitos RoadCatheys Valley, CA 95306
alpaca for sale

Solara, 3 days old

alpaca for sale



Fawn out of black, throws appy!

Epic Alpacas Darwin's Solara

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Light Fawn

AOA# 35197096   D.O.B. 9/27/2014 (6 yrs)

Patagonia's Darwin 

Blue Ribbon Danko Son!

Patagonia's Darwin

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, True Black, Full Chilean
ARI# 831294 | DOB: 9/29/2001
Darwin is a full Chilean male out of one of the top producing silver grey males in the country! Patagonia’s Danko has sired many top national award winning progeny…too numerous to list. Darwin has a compact body, great structure, bone, coverage, density and a handsome correct headpiece!

Darwin has already proven he is a great producer! Of Darwin’s progeny shown from his 2005 crop, including a true black and a light brown, the results were three first places, one second place, two color champ...
| AOA# 831294  | True Black 

Sabrina's Stellaluna 

Bred for Appy!

Sabrina's Stellaluna

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Beige
ARI# 31754262 | DOB: 4/25/2011
Stella is the daughter of our own Sabrina and takes after her in everything except color. She has strong grey genetics on her sire's side. She’s got a dense fleece with nice character that is holding its fineness well. She’s friendly and easy going.

On September 27, 2014 Stella had a beautiful, strong, healthy 16.5 pound fawn girl, Solara, from our own Patagonia's Darwin!

On September 27, 2015 Stella had a strong, healthy modern silver grey boy, Stratos, from our modern grey champ, Diego...
| AOA# 31754262  | Beige 

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Solara, out of legendary black herdsire Patagonia's Darwin, is a big, beautiful girl with very dense, coiled fleece. She's a light fawn with grey tips all over-- she has plenty of grey genetics from both sides of her family tree including Danko, Paladin and Bisturi! Solara is sweet and curious, with a great temperament.

On January 31, 2017, Solara had a taupe colored male cria with the most exquisite fleece, from harlequin grey herdsire, Taupie!

In March 2018, Solara gave birth to a fantastic harlequin/appy male, sired by our late, great harlequin appy stud, Billabong!


Platinum Harlequin Male!
ARI# 35271635   D.O.B. 2/28/2017   (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Darwin's Solara
Star Dust is a wonderful male out of our excellent appy producer, Solara, and sired by the taupe colored harlequin male, Taupie! He has great fineness...

Epic Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

Harlequin male from Billabong
D.O.B. 3/10/2018   (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Fawn, DarkBrown, Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Neversummer's Billabong
Dam: Epic Alpacas Darwin's Solara

Epic Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA


Updated 9/3/2018