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Menagerie Hill Ranch

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Deb Galway & Kirk Howard
4071 Norman CourtVacaville, CA 95688
707.290.7915 (Deb's cel)
707.301.1850 (Kirk's cel)
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Shaniko Spring 2017

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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/14/201820.4, 4.4, 21.6, 2.3%, Staple 110.8
02/20/2017AFD 20.4, SD 4.9, CV 24.0, Staple 120.0

Patagonia's Lennox Daughter!

Estates ShanikoBred

Huacaya, Female, Proven | True Black

AOA# 35252009   D.O.B. 4/21/2016 (4 yrs) (Due Date: 8/20/2020), 1/8 Peruvian, 3/4 Chilean


9x Champ, Legendary Champion Producer!


Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Brown, Full Chilean
ARI# 842940 | DOB: 6/29/2002
Patagonia’s Lennox is one of the Greats!..As assessed by senior judge, Amanda VandenBosch, Lennox born in 2002 was an “A” quality herdsire in 2014. He has lingering fineness, bright, dense fleece, with a long staple length, typey head and compact body. His shiny brown fleece shimmers in the sunlight even to this day. Lennox made a mark for not only himself, but for Alpacas de le Patagonia, siring a multitude of quality offspring including champions and many progeny that ...
| AOA# 842940  | Light Brown 


Fantastic Grey Genetics!


Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Silver Grey, 3/8 Peruvian, 5/8 Chilean
ARI# 35250074 | DOB: 8/29/2013
Sterling Crystal's sire is multiple champion NeverSummer's US Steel, who passes on brightness, fineness and soft silky handle to his offspring. Her paternal grandsire is none other than 15x Champion and 2x Judges' Choice winner, Aussie .38 Special!

Sterling Crystal's dam, Janus' Blue Crystal is our amazing silver foundation girl known as "the ultimate in grey"! Black Diamond's maternal grandsire is none other than Snowmass Sterling Legend, the Black Color Champion ...
| AOA# 35250074  | Medium Silver Grey 
Service Sire:
RR Gun's Kit Carson 

17x Champ, 17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Silver Grey, Full Peruvian
ARI# 30669109 | DOB: 7/8/2009
News flash! After spending last summer here, Kit will be returning to his summer home later this spring. We're once again offering a special on his breeding fee, good only if used before he leaves. Grab it while you can:)

This year saw 2018 daughter Ebonni Carson win CC in walking fleece (TB) at the Gold Country Gathering under Wini Labrecque! We're so in love with all his cria, but this one is truly special:)

It's early 2019 and his batch of fall cria are growing like weeds! There are tw...
| AOA# 30669109  | Medium Silver Grey 

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Amazing Staple Length!

Bidding Info


Shaniko has a fantastic staple length, rich true black color and bold crimp style with fantastic grey genetics!
This girl is a daughter of the legendary Patagonia’s Lennox, who has countless ribbons, and is a 3-time Get of Sire blue ribbon winner! Not to mention, he’s the sire of Ernesto, an 8-time champion and Judge’s Choice winner!
On her dam’s side, Shaniko is the granddaughter of NeverSummer’s US Steel, an Aussie .38 Special son who has won numerous championships and had numerous ribbon winning offspring. Shaniko will make a great addition to any grey breeding program.
Shaniko's first cria was stillborn due to a birth defect. We've since rebred her to an amazing silver grey stud, Estates Silver Boreas, a Chief Grey Feather son and US Steel grandson. We can't wait to see what they produce!


Never shown.

Financing Terms

We accept cash, check or credit card. Financing is available on all alpaca sales. We can work with your budget. We ask for 25% down, no interest if paid in full within one year of purchase. Purchaser will provide alpaca insurance on each animal until paid in full. Breeding/Show quality maidens come with a free breeding to any Menagerie Hill Ranch owned unrestricted Herdsire. Agisting (boarding) available - 30 days included with in State purchase of breeding quality alpaca. 90 days included for out of state purchases. Purchaser assumes all Vet fees. Transport available - first 100 miles included with purchase of breeding/show quality alpaca. Package deals available.


Amazing Density and Handle!
ARI# 35439684   D.O.B. 8/26/2019  (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Dam: Estates Shaniko
Crystal Blue was born 3+ weeks early and a bit dismature. But, at 16 lbs, he caught up quickly, showing us a nice square frame and upright posture. Ju...

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Updated 11/27/2019