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Rare Gem Alpacas

Breeding Harlequin, Appaloosa and Unique Colors!

Darcy Phillips
Riverside County Sage, CA 92543
alpaca for sale

2017 California Classic 1st B&O

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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/30/2019AFD 21.2, SD 3.8, CV 17.8, >30=1.6
2018AFD 19.3, SD 3.2, CV 16.3, >30=0.6
2017AFD 18.3, SD 3.4, CV 18.4, >30=0.6

Exquisite Appaloosa Harlequin

Rare Gem AppletiniBred

Huacaya, Female, Unproven | White, Beige, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Dark Fawn, Medium Brown, Light Silver Grey

AOA# 35166429   D.O.B. 9/23/2016 (4 yrs) (Due Date: 6/23/2021)

Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia 

Highly Expressive Harlequin Appaloosa!!

Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia

Huacaya, 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 now has ~41 offspring on the ground and ~80 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 cap...
| AOA# 32132649  | Medium Silver Grey 

AAV Flash's Faith (4 for 4 Appy-Harley Producer!) 

Bred to Apache!

AAV Flash's Faith (4 for 4 Appy-Harley Producer!)

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Light Brown
ARI# 32644388 | DOB: 5/6/2013
10/17/18 - Faith throws a handsome appaloosa cria. Faith likes to throw fully baked cria in record time. This little guy was born 15 lbs. at 323 days gestation. This makes 3 cria for Faith in 2 years!! And all three are harlequin / appaloosas. Faith has now proven that even though she has no appaloosa-harlequin gene carriers in her pedigree, when bred to the right boy... she can reliably produce exactly what is hoped for! As tempting as it was to breed Faith to Taupie again (the sire of the fir...
| AOA# 32644388  | Light Brown 
Service Sire:
Sriracha of Linden Hills 

Elite-Fleece Herdsire

Sriracha of Linden Hills

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Unproven, White
ARI# 35444855 | DOB: 6/15/2017
Sriracha is the son of Springtoo Skyfall, 2X Judges's Choice winner, 5X banner winner and recipient of numerous prestiges awards including two Spirit of the Industry awards, Best Brightness, Best Crimp and Best Hand awards! And the apple didn't fall far from the tree... Sriracha has an amazingly bright fleece, density, uniformity, fineness and crimp galore! Add a beautiful phenotype, gorgeous head and a perfect bite. What more could you ask for? He is as sweet as can be and he gives kisses!
| AOA# 35444855  | White 



2-in-1 package

Bidding Info


Appletini is exactly what we have been breeding for here at Rare Gem Alpacas. Not only is she stunning to look at with her calico looking face, but pull apart her fleece and you find oodles of bundles of crimpy, shiny, bright-fine fleece. This little girl has expressed every color on the chart, not one pattern-- just speckles and spots from nose to toes! The unique coloring of this cria looks as though the color from her sire's Grand Dam, Chiquita Import, is coming through and producing the rarest of rare gems-- her beautiful colors seems to morph before your eyes!

Appletini is sired by Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia. Taupie's heritage boasts appaloosa genetics on both sides of his lineage with Aussie Rockford out of Hannahruh on his sire's side and Chiquita Import on his dam's side.

Appletini's dam is "Faith", a non-appy lineage vicuna pattern girl known for her dense, but fine fleece with substantial character and nice handle. This pairing has been repeated for a Fall 2017 cria!

2017 Show Update: We just returned from California Classic and are very proud of the Rare Gem herd results. Appletini was part of the show crew along with her brother, Johnny Appy-Seed.

This was Appletini's first show and she was just 6 months (minimum age) to the day at check in. Appletini was entered in two classes and received two ribbons-- a 1st and a 6th. The first place was in Bred and Owned (Dark) in which the rules are pretty straight forward and can include all colors dark including appaloosa. The class was judged 60% fleece and 40% confirmation. Appletini's second class-- Walking Fleece was not as straight forward. This class is judged 100% on fleece. Appletini was originally registered in the class as "Appaloosa", but by AOA rules, she must have 6 distinct spots in her blanket. By color-check day, her blanket was such that distinct spots where only obvious on her face, legs and belly and the color of her blanket was off-the-chart... literally. The decision was made to move her to the "grey" class as there was no obvious alignment for her on the color chart. Upon entering the ring the next day, the judge said... "this alpaca isn't grey"... which resulted in the color chart being retrieved and comparisons again being made. Again, without a match, but with a new determination. Move her to the "Fawn" class. Now, that is all fine and dandy... but that means that now Appletini is competing and being judged for "Uniformity of Color" as well as all the other categories. "Uniformity of Color" in an appaloosa? Well, the end result of all this was that Appletini placed 6 out of 11 fawns with high scores in all categories except... I bet you guessed it, "Uniformity of Color". :-)


1st, 2018 Txolan Spectacular Cottage Fleece Grey Juveniles
1st, 2018 Txolan Spectacular Handcrafter's Spin-off Grey Juveniles
1st, 2017 California Classic B&O Production Class
6th, 2017 California Classic Walking Fleece - Fawn Class of 11

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Updated 9/12/2020