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Kitt H.
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Aussie Rockford Power Dam!

Stonyridge Arista

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Dark Silver Grey

AOA# 30998155   D.O.B. 9/3/2009 (9 yrs)

Aussie Rockford 
| AOA# 804298  | Medium Silver Grey  |

Peaceful Valley Grace  

1/4 Accoyo, Champion Producing Foundation Dam

Peaceful Valley Grace

Huacaya, Female, Proven, True Black, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean
ARI# 830051 | DOB: 6/22/2001
Grace is in a class of her own. This is the female that defined our breeding program. Her offspring are always the top of our show string.

She is a spectacular true black female with solid bone, excellent balanced conformation, and a stunning classic head. Shiny black, broad crimp, and wonderful handle define her fleece, a tribute to the Accoyo line. Grandsires Ppperuvian Yupanqui, and Guellermo provide the solid foundation. Her dam is Peaceful Valley Celina, a ½ Accoyo true black out of a M...
| AOA# 830051  | True Black 
Service Sire:
Glacier Rocks Radar 

Regal boy ~ Royal pedigree

Glacier Rocks Radar

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Fawn, 5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
ARI# 31437479 | DOB: 8/21/2008
Radar has a truly royal pedigree, and he shows it!

His sire is Golden Sovereign, who is a multiple-champion son of the legendary Snowmass Legacy Gold. Perhaps even more important than his famed grandsire, however, is his paternal grand-dam. PPPeruvian Jesusa was one of the most powerful and influential dams in the Snowmass and Cas-Cad-Nac herds, as she not only produced champions, but left a legacy that few females achieve. She is the grand-dam of Snowmass Invincible, Snowmass Quechua, and ...
| AOA# 31437479  | Light Fawn 

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Bidding Info


Arista's joining my foundation herd was one of those things that was clearly meant to be. I missed the boat on her the first time around, so when fate conspired to make her available the 2nd time, I didn't hesitate. Between her pedigree, fantastic coloration, and impeccable conformation, this was a female who was destined to join our foundation herd.

Arista's dam, Peaceful Valley Grace, was the matriarch of Stonyridge Alpacas' renowned herd. Grace has produced multiple champions, including Arista's full sister, Steele Magnolia. A rock-solid dam line, all five of Grace's daughters have gone on to become powerful producers for their herds. Grace's descendents have been consistently kicking butt in the show ring. They have also been very consistently black and silver grey, with the only few lighter colors produced by much lighter sires. Grace's line appears to be very homozygous for all of the right black alleles!

Then, there is her sire, Aussie Rockford. Rockford needs no introduction to grey alpaca breeders -- or to harlequin appaloosa alpaca breeders, for that matter, of which Howling Hill Farm is most assuredly both. Aussie Rockford is not only a legendary sire of correctly conformed, fine-fleeced grey alpacas; he is also a well-known carrier of the harlequin appaloosa gene. This gene is one of the reasons that I absolutely had to bring Arista into our program: although she is a phenotypic tuxedo grey, she has confirmed herself to be a harlequin carrier.

All three of Arista's offspring to date have been smashing, but it was her first, Corvus, who really caught my eye. Corvus is a truly solid, gunmetal grey -- my ideal alpaca color. He started life, however, as a light fawn. This transformation is a hallmark of the harlequin gene, and the uniform silver phenotype is one of the rarest manifestations of this amazing coloration.

Arista's second son, Milestone, is a gorgeous boy who is still pursuing his show career. Her third cria is a daughter, American Maid. American Maid is a typey, incredibly stout female with an amazing staple length, dramatic brightness, and incredibly soft handle. This is little surprise, given the wonderful handle of Arista's fleece! Her second fleece scored 98/100 points at the CABA Classic Spin-Off, with the suggestion that the yarn be used for next to the skin garments.

Arista arrived here bred back to Neversummer's American Iron. She produced a stunning light fawn female with impeccable conformation and a beautiful head who sold the moment she was listed.

Oh my goodness gracious. Cria #5 has arrived, and holy moley, Arista knocked it out of the ballpark this time with a STUNNING, big-boned, typey leopard appaloosa with awesome fleece. This one is so impressive that, for the first time EVER, we repeated that breeding!


2012 CABA Classic Spin-Off -- 98 / 100 points


.38 Special son x Rockford daughter
D.O.B. 7/11/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Neversummer's American Iron
Dam: Stonyridge Arista
** SALE PENDING ** Dream is the daughter of our Aussie Rockford daughter, Stonyridge Arista. Arista is a known harlequin carrier, as her first son,...

Howling Hill Farm - Keene, NH

Leopard appaloosa future herdsire
ARI#    D.O.B. 8/5/2016  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Beige, Light Fawn, Light Brown, Unproven
Sire: Glacier Rocks Radar
Dam: Stonyridge Arista
It is written so often as to be cliche: "This guy was special from Day One." Well, sometimes we use cliches because they are so darn true. I found Ton...

Howling Hill Farm - Keene, NH

Stunning true black
ARI# 32457414   D.O.B. 7/6/2014  (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| True Black, Unproven
Sire: Neversummer's American Iron
Dam: Stonyridge Arista
American Maid (AKA Maddie) is a stunning true black who arrived on our farm at the side of her dam, Stonyridge Arista. I purchased Arista as she is a ...

Howling Hill Farm - Keene, NH


Updated 9/9/2016