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Legendary Genetics and Modern Science Coming Together to Create Something Epic

Steve & Casey Aitchison
5273 Hornitos RoadCatheys Valley, CA 95306
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Ringo selected as Judges' Choice - 2011 CABO

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2X JC, 23X Champ Son of Orlando Cloud!

Ringo Cloud

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Medium Fawn

ARI# 31158039   D.O.B. 6/24/2009 (9 yrs)

Emerald Farm's Orlando Cloud  

5x Champ, Half Ownership Now Available!

Emerald Farm's Orlando Cloud

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Silver Grey
ARI# 1182316 | DOB: 7/22/2004

How many gray herdsires are out there who have produced offspring winning over 80 BANNERS, over 160 BLUE RIBBONS, and still producing CHAMPIONS?

Orlando Cloud is a stunning male who has without a doubt helped boost the quality of gray huacayas to new heights. So often a male shines for a few years, and then is overtaken by higher quality. Not so with Orlando. In 2008 his offspring began winning top honors, and since then at almost every large show his offspr...
| ARI# 1182316  | Light Silver Grey 

Emerald Farm's Meadow  

4x Champ, Producing multi champions

Emerald Farm's Meadow

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Fawn
ARI# 1376111 | DOB: 6/9/2005
Meadow is a one of a kind gem. Every cria has been exceptional, including her Orlando boy Ringo Cloud (20+ Championships) and Carly Cloud (15 Championships). Waiting to confirm current pregnancy.
| ARI# 1376111  | Medium Fawn 

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Ringo needs little introduction - with 23 Championships and 2 Judges' Choice Awards his quality is indisputable! At 8 months old, Ringo wowed the judge at his first show, the Southern Select in Tennessee. He came in 1st in his class of 14, and went on to win Reserve Championship. That trend continued on for 3 years, winning championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013 before finally retiring to a full-time breeding career.

When we selected Ringo to add to our herdsire lineup, we were looking for:
-- Superior fleece                             -- Great EPDs
-- Great conformation                       -- Grey genetics
-- Proven, champion offspring           -- Great personality
Ringo brings every one of those aspects to the table.

Ringo has shiny, crimpy, dense fleece from nose to toes, and he has the "look at me" presence that sets him apart. Along with his fine, dense fleece, you get great staple length and architecture with high frequency, high amplitude crimp. Then to top it off he has a beautiful head and great proportion and style...and he has a great personality to match! A strong breeder with plenty of "macho" yet he can be put in with young boys and gets along with the other older guys as well.

An early histogram for Ringo gave the following in 2009: 16.9 AFD, 4.1 SD, 100% CF. Six plus years later, he posted the following in 2016: 22.9 AFD, 4.9 SD, 91.4% CF and a curvature of 70! Great numbers for a male who already had ~65 cria on the ground!

During his show career, he was instrumental in helping his silver grey sire, Orlando Cloud (one of the elite grey males with enormous impact on the grey huacaya breeding world), win Herdsire of the Year at MAPACA in 2013 & 2014 with his back-to-back championships in fawn at those shows.

However, none of his accomplishments matter unless he can pass on his excellence! Not only does he post great numbers himself, have a look at his 2017 EPDs! He is solid across the board in expected progeny improvement.

To say that Championships run in his blood is an understatement. Check out his relatives:

Ringo has produced multiple Champion offspring (24 banners so far) and ribbon winners galore (175+ ribbons so far, including 72 blues) in a variety of colors!

Epic Alpacas proudly co-owns Ringo Cloud with Asgard Acres and Alpacas of the Alleghenies.


Judge's Choice 2011 VAOBA Alpaca Expo (Level IV, Babs Manion and Sharon Loner)
Judge's Choice 2011 CABO (Level IV, Wade Gease)
2013 Southern Select Alpaca Show, Halter (Amanda VandenBosch)
2013 Southern Select Alpaca Show, Fleece (Jude Anderson)
2013 Carolina Alpaca Celebration (Jill MacLeod)
2012 MAPACA, Fleece (Ursula Munro)
2012 Empire Alpaca Trifecta (Wade Gease)
2012 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular, Fleece (Cheryl Gehly)
2011 VAOBA (Level IV, Sharon Loner)
2011 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular (Level III, Amanda VandenBosch).
2011 AOBA Nationals (Level V, Mike Safley)
2011 Southern Select (Amanda VandenBosch)
2011 CABO (Wade Gease, 46 fawn males)
2010 MAPACA Jubilee (Diana Timmerman, 65 fawn males)
2013 Northeast Alpaca Expo
2013 MAPACA, Halter
2012 VAOBA, Fleece (Ursula Munro)
2012 Southern Select (Jude Anderson)
2012 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular, Halter (Jill MacLeod)
2011 VAOBA Alpaca Expo, Fleece
2011 North East Alpaca Expo (Amanda VandenBosch)
2010 VAOBA Alpaca Expo (Amanda VandenBosch)
2010 AOBA National Conference (Wade Gease, 39 fawn males)
2010 Northeast Alpaca Expo (Peter Kennedy, 51 fawn males)
2010 Southern Select Alpaca Show (Amanda VandenBosch, 26 fawn males)
2013 Northeast Alpaca Expo
2013 MAPACA, Halter
2012 Empire Alpaca Trifecta
2011 VAOBA Alpaca Expo (Level IV, Sharon Loner)
2011 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular (Level III, Amanda VandenBosch).
2011 AOBA Nationals
2011 North East Alpaca Expo
2011 Futurity Halter
2011 MAPACA Halter
2011 MAPACA Fleece
2011 Southern Select
2011 CABO
2010 Empire Alpaca Show
2010 VAOBA
2010 AOBA National Conference
2010 Northeast Alpaca Expo
2010 MAPACA Jubilee
2010 North American-NAAS
2010 Southern Select Alpaca Show

Updated 3/24/2018