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Russell Ratti & Karen Ball
26 Bench RoadWhitehall, MT 59759
RANCH 530 559-7223
SPINNERY 530 305-2159
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Fiber/Scientific Data

2016AFD 20.7 SD 5.5 CV 26.5 CF 98.4
2017AFD 20.13 SD 5.13 CV 25.47 CF 95.22

WOW Fleece!


Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Medium Silver Grey

AOA# 35020745   D.O.B. 7/14/2014 , 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean

ATV Silver Elation 

Stunning Silver Gray Fleece

ATV Silver Elation

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, Light Silver Grey, 5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
ARI# 31118149 | DOB: 5/5/2007
Silver Elation is a rare dilute silver gray with an incredibly soft, well bundled and consistent fleece without any spots that is so dense, it feels like a heavy carpet. This male was born with a distinct Classic Silver Gray pattern which all but disappeared as his fiber dried. Every person who has seen him has been impressed by this amazing fleece that appears platinum in color with white in the neck, bib, face and legs.

When we took him to two shows in 2008, he was put into an indefinite ...
| AOA# 31118149  | Light Silver Grey 

Cedar Springs Sydney 

Fourth Generation Silver

Cedar Springs Sydney

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Silver Grey, 3/8 Peruvian, 5/8 Chilean
ARI# 32220933 | DOB: 6/11/2011
Sydney is a lovely female with five of her ancestors previously owned by ATV. I was so excited to get this young female into my herd with her low medulation, soft handling silver gray fleece and sweet personality.

Sydney delivered her 2014 Silver Elation cria with ease. That lovely male showed at the 2015 AND 2016 CABA Classic where he placed Reserve Champion behind an incredible Crescent Moon male both years and is now co-owned with Karen Ball.

We bred Sydney to Skyline's Gunsmoke for ...
| AOA# 32220933  | Medium Silver Grey 



Bidding Info


The first time I saw this male I was wowed by his consistent fleece style and high frequency crimp style. His staple is also long. His conformation is excellent and he has style and sex appeal galore!

Storm comes from a very significant line of gray genetics. HE has had a very successful show career competing against some of the toughest gray competition out there and held his own quite nicely.

Storm is now breeding and we are very excited to see what he produces. He stands perfectly erect in his conformation. His fiber is well defined and consistent, appearing almost blue in its gray hue and possessing a very lovely handle.


2015 CABA Classic Halter
2015 CABA Classic Halter
2016 CABA Classic Halter
2016 CABA Classic Halter
2016 AOA National Fleece Show
2016 GWAS Halter
2016 Alpacapalooza Halter
2016 The Futurity Halter
2016 Alpaca Breeders Invitational
2017 California Classic Spin off

Financing Terms

We are committed and flexible. Our goal is your success!

Updated 9/19/2017