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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


Appy bred Manchu Daughter - amazing EPDs

Epic Alpacas Manchu's Quintessa

Huacaya, Female, Unproven | White

AOA# 35197089   D.O.B. 11/18/2014 (6 yrs)

Derwydd El Nino's Accoyo Manchu 

Full Accoyo, 9x Champ, 11 years old AFD 24.3!!!

Derwydd El Nino's Accoyo Manchu

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, White, Full Peruvian
ARI# 1201253 | DOB: 9/18/2004

UPDATE: sometime in the summer of 2018, Manchu quit producing sperm. We finally tested and confirmed in spring of 2019. He had a long run and produced many outstanding cria. We are thrilled to still have daughters, sons and grandlkids still in the herd. He is retired to live out his time in the old guys pasture. Thanks Manchu!!

2015 Histogram just in AFD 24.3 SD 4.4 CF 92.2 Medulation 5.2 AT 11 YEARS OLD!!

9 Time Champion/Reserve ~ 12 First Place Awards! FULL ACCOYO!
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| AOA# 1201253  | White 

Alpaca Reserve Quija 

Blue ribbon girl, throws grey!

Alpaca Reserve Quija

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Beige, Full Peruvian
ARI# 32220643 | DOB: 11/7/2010
Alpaca Reserve Quija is loaded with powerful Peruvian genetics.

Quija’s sire is the legendary Inti-Sapa and her dam carries Hemingway lines-- what more could you ask for in a gorgeous beige female!

An Inti-Sapa daughter out of a Snowmass Cchatanca (Hemingway) daughter with Accoyo Pinachi and Accoyo Vengador on the granddam side. Quija has nice crimp, good fineness, good bone, excellent coverage, a very pretty head…all attested to by her first place ribbon at the 2011 Gold Country Gather...
| AOA# 32220643  | Beige 

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Quintessa is a beautiful, bright white and has her sire's great fleece. Just take a look at that histogram at 20 months - 16.9 AFD, 3.8 SD, and a 71 Curvature! She's an easy keeper with solid conformation, and consistent crimp, density, and fineness throughout her exceptionally bright fleece. Her dam, Quija, is one of our most consistent producing females.

Quintessa produced a fantastic appaloosa male, Cointreau, with our fantastic appy stud, Escher, for in 2019! This male is developing into quite an amazing appy prospect!

Updated 9/20/2019