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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

Studly after shearing in 2018

Packed with Legendary Appy Genetics!

Enchanted Hill LuTau

Huacaya, Jr. Herdsire (Male), Unproven | Light Fawn, Dark Fawn

AOA# 35262589   D.O.B. 5/16/2015 (6 yrs)

Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia 

Highly Expressive Harlequin Appaloosa!!

Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, Medium Silver Grey, 5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
ARI# 32132649 | DOB: 8/28/2011

Taupie is a striking appaloosa harlequin male that is on a roll for throwing spotted and harlequin offspring. He has sired 53 offspring and 74 percent are either appaloosa or harlequin! While dam selection has a significant influence on such outcomes, it should be noted that the majority of the dams Taupie has been bred to have no genetic influence on this outcome. So for those that don't have existing foundation girls with appy / harlequin lineage-- Taupie has proven to be capable of passi...
| AOA# 32132649  | Medium Silver Grey 

Enchanted Hill Appalucy 


Enchanted Hill Appalucy

Huacaya, Female, Unproven, Light Fawn, Dark Fawn, 5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
ARI# 31197588 | DOB: 5/14/2008

Appalucy is the appaloosa color/pattern that we love, so she is really not for sale at all. Born to two of our favorites, Lucy has the calm personality that both her parents show. She also has their square conformation and terrific fleece. We hope she'll live a long life here on our farm and pass those terrific genes on to several similarly marked offspring, all of which have her calm and sweet disposition. Bred to Bodacious, Appalucy's first cria is due in May 2012

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| AOA# 31197588  | Light Fawn, Dark Fawn 

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LuTau is a striking appaloosa male that has a good chance of being homozygous for the appaloosa gene, so you "serious" appaloosa breeders need to check this guy out! LuTau's fleece has incredible crimp, structure, and staple. If you are breeding for appaloosas, or are even considering breeding for this unusual pattern, LuTau is not one to miss!

His fleece is one to behold - great architecture in the long staple, with blinding brightness and consistency. And check out his histogram from a sample submitted of both light and dark fibers; AFD 17.6, SD 3.6, Curvature 64.3. That SD of 3.6 is fantastic when considering the sample was both his light and dark fawn colors!

LuTau is the first cria from Vintage Cashmere's U-Taupe-Ia, a male with the appaloosa gene on both sides of the family (Hannaruh and Chiquita). LuTau's dam is the amazingly-patterned appaloosa, Enchanted Hill Appalucy, who also has the appaloosa gene on both sides of the family (Maria's Angel, LTD Treasure, and Xus). That's FIVE different appaloosa genes coming together in this male!

In 2016, he stormed through his show career, never taking anything lower than a blue ribbon! On April 9, 2016, LuTua took the blue in walking fleece and the blue in halter at the California Classic, and on October 23, 2016 received another blue ribbon at the Alpaca Breeders Invitational in Oregon! In April 2017, LuTau finished his show career with yet another blue ribbon at the California Classic.

LuTau's cria have started to arrive! In Fall 2018, he sired 3 cria - all appaloosas out of solid dams. And in 2019, he's added another 2 appaloosa cria, making him 5-for-5!



Updated 12/16/2019