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Cas-Cad-Nac Farm LLC

Alpaca Excellence in the Green Mountains of Vermont

Ian & Jennifer Lutz
490 Wheeler Camp RdPerkinsville, VT 05151
(802) 263-5740
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CCNF Perceus, October 2020 (picture courtesy of Bari Rhys)

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White Elite Legend/Archangel Cross!

CCNF Perceus

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Unproven | White

AOA# 35491873   D.O.B. 7/16/2018 (2 yrs)

Snowmass Elite Legend 

5x Champ, 3 Time Futurity Herdsire of the Year!

Snowmass Elite Legend

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, White, Full Peruvian
ARI# 30338814 | DOB: 8/19/2005
Snowmass Elite Legend is everything one could hope for in an elite huacaya Herdsire! A son of the legendary Snowmass Quechua, EL combines those qualities so often found in several alpacas all into one superb package: density, fineness, and uniformity the likes of which are rarely seen together, combined with a high propensity to pass those traits on to his progeny. He breeds as "true" as any Herdsire that we have seen here in 16 years of breeding alpacas and the results are really impossible to...
| AOA# 30338814  | White 

CCNF Pristine 
| AOA# 30987852  | White  |

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Be still our beating hearts. CCNF Perceus was the apple of our eye from the moment he was born in the summer of 2018. It was in point of fact the very possibility of creating just such a young aspiring Herdsire, that caused us to jump at the opportunity to bring his world famous sire, Snowmass Elite Legend, back into the fold here at CCNF (we now co own EL with the lovely folks at Tierra Prometida Alpacas) the year before.

Percy's maternal line was already all-powerful in the white/light half of our breeding program but the only major Herdsire of ours that his incredible dam, Pristine, had never had the chance to breed with -- she was always open when he was elsewhere during his first tour with us -- was EL himself.

While the Elite Legend line should really need no introduction here (our Herdsires CCNF Elixir and his brother, CCNF Sucrose, being the most prominent offspring holding court) it is Perceus' maternal line that also needs to be highlighted to make one understand what makes this guy so special: in addition to his dam Pristine (the top white Archangel daughter in our herd - whom we frankly wish was male), that line has produced CCNF Prestige, CCNF Precipice (2015 NAAS Judges' Choice winner), CCNF Primus (on his way to Germany to be a working Herdsire), CCNF Pristine Devotion, CCNF Priam (Primus' full brother and the White Champion ahead of baby brother, Percy, at the 2019 Futurity), CCNF Khione, CCNF Priya (2019 AOA Supreme Light Huacaya Female), and last but not least the youngest member of the clan, CCNF Prescience (Prestige x Bataclan). Though the big sisters/brothers/cousins are all variations on a theme, if you do the math, you quickly realize is that what we're getting in Perceus is a young Herdsire that comes from the single most potent maternal line in our white breeding program and arguably one of the most potent in the entire US domestic herd. Yeah, that might be a big boast, but we *believe*. You could of asked us as far back as January of 2019 which future Herdsire prospect we were most excited about for the 2020 breeding season -- 'cause we'er kind of dorky like that -- and it wasn't even close: irregardless of what would happen with show wins or the color(s) of his ribbons or banners: Perceus was and remains the one and only answer to that question.

He is the very specimen we dreamed of on paper and just as importantly, has the genetics behind him which allow us to believe that he can potentially be everything we had ever hoped for. At worst, we project him being his maternal grandsire's (the mighty CCNF Archangel, hanging in their at age 17) legitimate heir and replacement, which alone would make the time, money, and effort made to produce him worthwhile. Of course we think Percy's upside is so much more though. We will update this listing as Perceus hopefully begins breeding later this spring and summer. Once he has achieved a live pregnancy, he will be available for limited outside stud service.



Updated 11/19/2020