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Colusa Riverside Alpacas

Small Farm with Large Farm Quality

David & Sheila Scroggins
4360 Indian Creek RdLincoln, CA 95648
530 863 9581
530 218 6255, 916 434 8394

Bred to Hemingway's Bogart

River's Avellana

Huacaya, Female, Unproven | Medium Brown

AOA# 0035048107   D.O.B. 5/29/2015

HSA Khasino's Bortero 

HSA Khasino's Bortero

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, True Black
ARI# 1192384 | DOB: 6/24/2004
A Bold Black Champion Stud with Style. Bortero has proven himself in the show ring again and again with his exquisite black fleece with soft hand & bundles of crimp that's uniform from top knot to tail & down the Legs.

Bortero's conformation is Correct with Substanial Bone.

Bortero offspring are stunning in grey, black & fawn, all with Bortero's fine fleece & conformation qualities!

Bortero's Fleece has been awarded him Champion & Judge's Choice Ribbons at 3 and 4 years old.
| AOA# 1192384  | True Black 

El Bello's Alexa 

Grade 1 fineness at age 11.

El Bello's Alexa

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Fawn
ARI# 31397308 | DOB: 8/3/2008
This girl has vicuna looking and feeling fiber. She caries Grade 1 fiber through ll years. We purchased Alexa as a foundation dam of ultra fine fiber. She is now one of many females on our ranch with exceptionally fine fiber and the EPDs to produce offspring with ultra fine fiber. An important reason for our adding Alexa to our foundation herd is her Staple Length and Fiber weight EPDs are good, giving no loss of SL while improving fineness. Alexa has the ideal genetic picture, improve fine...
| AOA# 31397308  | Medium Fawn 
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MSA Hemingway's Bogart 

1/2 Accoyo, RETIRED AS OF 2020

MSA Hemingway's Bogart

Huacaya, Male, Proven, White, Full Peruvian
ARI# 828970 | DOB: 6/19/2001
What can you say about Hemingway's Bogart other than he is renowned, WAS a one of a kind potent herdsire. Bogie's EPDs rival the best in the world. Bogart could challenge any young stud head to head for histogram results. After 18 years, his longevity is exemplary with his 2019 histogram at 22 AFD and an SD of 4.0 and CV of 17. Bogart is the direct descendant and on of Sire MSA Hemingway G171.

We are very proud to have added this Hemingway son, to our small but genetically mighty white ...
| AOA# 828970  | White 

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Bidding Info


Avellana, which means "nut brown" though she has a true black sire. She is out of Lassen View's Bortero, who is an old stud whose EPDs are one of the best in the nation for true blacks. Avellana mom Alexa has true black in her background and Alexa is by far one of our most gifted EPD foundation dams. So this little girl will become very important to a colored breeding program. Avellana can help ranches move into a line of color whose dark colored animals can also move into EPDs in the 1% Club. She was born big, well conformed and healthy. She definitely has her dam's phenotype, a lot like a typical vicuna stature.

Avellana is bred to MSA Hemingway's Bogart, who at age 17 still has an AFD of 22 with an SD of 4. Bogie and the likes of these studmaster boys won't be around much longer but you can get his genetics with this girl and a price that won't break the bank.

It is rare to fine a true black with the kind of EPDs that are the same for those of white animals, but Bortero has those kinds of EPDs. Avellana's dam is out of the famous El Bello. Both he and Bogart are two of the most prolific herdsires out of Hemingway.

She is genetically superior for sure. She is quite large, yet extremely feminine. She has her mother's feminine phenotype and beautiful face. Getting a girl out of this pairing is just what we were hoping to base a dark breeding program.

Avellana mom is a great mom with easy births and plenty of milk for a thriving offspring. I have no doubt that her female offspring will have the same capacity. This girl is friendly and easy to handle, she is well halter trained and to date has bred easily. You will have years of offspring with this young dam.

Avellana's EPD stats are pretty much at the national average, which is a good place to start to breed up for fiber characteristics. Bogart will definitely improve the offspring EPDs and overall fiber character in one generation. Take a look at her stats for 2017:

Trait Value Acc Rank Rank%
AFD -0.217 0.434 20,312 of 42,558 47.73%
SDAFD -0.003 0.434 26,047 of 42,558 61.21%
SF -0.124 0.46 22,633 of 42,558 53.19%
%F>30 -1.696 0.465 17,815 of 42,558 41.87%
MC 0.842 0.429 14,007 of 42,558 32.92%
SDMC 0.71 0.454

%M -0.187 0.067 21,358 of 42,558 50.19%
MSL -1.061 0.359 32,631 of 42,558 76.68%
FW -0.41 0.307 42,103 of 42,558 98.94%
BW 0.117 0.275



Financing Terms

We offer 6 to 12 month payment plans for breeding fees. With sufficient credit rating we offer one to three year term contracts with a 20% down payment in some sales agreements. We offer zero percent interest and equal monthly payments for some sales agreements.

Updated 7/10/2019