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Epic Extreme Alpacas

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Steve & Casey Aitchison and Courtney Oliver
5273 Hornitos Rd.Catheys Valley, CA 95306
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Solara, April 2018

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Fawn out of black - appy producer!

Epic Alpacas Darwin's Solara

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Light Fawn

AOA# 35197096   D.O.B. 9/27/2014 (5 yrs)

Patagonia's Darwin 

Blue Ribbon Danko Son!

Patagonia's Darwin

Huacaya, Male, Proven, True Black, Full Chilean
ARI# 831294 | DOB: 9/29/2001
Darwin is a full Chilean male out of one of the top producing silver grey males in the country! Patagonia’s Danko has sired many top national award winning progeny…too numerous to list. Darwin has a compact body, great structure, bone, coverage, density and a handsome correct headpiece!

Darwin has already proven he is a great producer! Of Darwin’s progeny shown from his 2005 crop, including a true black and a light brown, the results were three first places, one second place, two color champ...
| AOA# 831294  | True Black 

Sabrina's Stellaluna 

Bred for Appy!

Sabrina's Stellaluna

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Beige
ARI# 31754262 | DOB: 4/25/2011
Stella is the daughter of our own Sabrina and takes after her in everything except color. She has strong grey genetics on her sire's side. She’s got a dense fleece with nice character that is holding its fineness well. She’s friendly and easy going.

On September 27, 2014 Stella had a beautiful, strong, healthy 16.5 pound fawn girl, Solara, from our own Patagonia's Darwin!

On September 27, 2015 Stella had a strong, healthy modern silver grey boy, Stratos, from our modern grey champ, Diego...
| AOA# 31754262  | Beige 
Service Sire:
MC Escher-Art In Motion 

Blue Ribbon Appaloosa Stud!

MC Escher-Art In Motion

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn
ARI# 31802413 | DOB: 4/1/2010
Escher, named after the well-known artist M.C. Escher, is a handsome macho with impressive genetics and extreme appaloosa markings. Escher's fiber is nothing short of luscious with incredible fineness (16.1 as a 3 year old). Combine that fineness with high frequency, high amplitude bundling and you have incredibly nice fiber. Escher's EPDs are quite impressive, including an AFD of -1.498, ranking him 1402 of 21089 in the nation!

His sire, 6 Peruvian Ninaya, was hand selected in 1998 by Dr. ...
| AOA# 31802413  | Light Fawn, Medium Fawn 

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Solara, out of legendary black herdsire Patagonia's Darwin, is a big, beautiful girl with very dense, coiled fleece. She's a light fawn with grey tips all over-- she has plenty of grey genetics from both sides of her family tree including Danko, Paladin and Bisturi! Solara is sweet and curious, with a great temperament.

On January 31, 2017, Solara had a taupe colored male cria with the most exquisite fleece, from harlequin grey herdsire, Taupie!

In March 2018, Solara gave birth to a fantastic harlequin/appy male, sired by our late, great harlequin appy stud, Billabong!


Platinum Harlequin Male!
ARI# 35271635   D.O.B. 2/28/2017  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Darwin's Solara
Star Dust is a wonderful male our of our excellent appy producer, Solara, and sired by the taupe colored harlequin male, Taupie! He has great fineness...

Epic Extreme Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

Harlequin male from Billabong
D.O.B. 3/10/2018  (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Fawn, Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Neversummer's Billabong
Dam: Epic Alpacas Darwin's Solara

Epic Extreme Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

Updated 4/8/2018