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Unusual livestock. Exceptional quality.

Kitt H.
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Fiber/Scientific Data

06/29/2019127.2 follicles/sq mm; 12.7:1 primary:secondary ratio
05/26/201817.3 AFD / 3.1 SD / 18.1% CV / 99.7% CF
06/16/201716.0 AFD / 3.1 SD / 19.3% CV / 99.4% CF

THE DENSEST ALPACA EVER?

Red Granites Pinctus

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Light Rose Grey, Medium Rose Grey

AOA# 35123057   D.O.B. 8/9/2016 (4 yrs)

Sire:
CCNF Legionnaire 

8x Champ, Royal Genetics!

CCNF Legionnaire

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Fawn
ARI# 32511239 | DOB: 7/27/2012
Co-owned with Amber Autumn Alpacas

We were able to have the chance to partner our ownership with Legionnaire with Amber Autumn Alpacas at the at the Breeders Edge Auction in 2014. This fawn Snowmass Matrix Majesty son has it all! CCNF Legionnaire comes from a long line of Elite colored alpacas from Cas Cad Nac and Snowmass. Legionnaire's dam, CCNF Magdalena, is one of Cas Cad Nacs best-producing foundation females who has blessed them with champions after champions. Legionnaire finsihed his ...
| AOA# 32511239  | Medium Fawn 

Dam:
Red Granites Maggie Mae 
| AOA# 32453133  | True Black  |

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Description

The best way to introduce this male is using the facts. First: YES, he is a true Harlequin. His great grandsire, Black Epic, is one of the most prolific Harlequin Appaloosa producers out there. His spots are subtle as his coloring is very light, a most stunning lavender rose grey. They are there, however, and there is no question that his extraordinary coloration is the result of the Harlequin Appaloosa gene.

Next, there is the not small matter of his biopsy. At 127.2 follicles/square mm density, Pintus is the densest alpaca yet biopsied by Ian Watt in the USA, and I have not yet heard of a denser alpaca out there. With a primary SD of 2.5, secondary SD of 2.2, and fiber population differential of 3.5, he is also one of the most uniform. To quote Ian Watt directly, "overall this is the best alpaca I have tested in the US."

So, there's that.

Is he fine? Well, of course he's fine. His yearling histogram, at 16.0 AFD and 3.1 SD, is fine. His two year old histogram, at 17.3 AFD and still a 3.1 SD, is fine. His 2019 AFD, calculated off of his biopsy, is 16.9. That's fine. So, he's fine, and he's staying fine, which is to be expected. Why? Well, his sire, CCNF Legionnaire, has a 6 y/o AFD of 17.3 with an SD of 3.5, and his dam's 5 y/o histogram was 20.5 with an SD of 3.5 -- impressive for any color, but stunning for a TRUE BLACK.

So, here we go: unbelievably dense, uniform, and fine. As the pictures show, this fleece is, as expected, also quite beautiful -- bright bright bright, with a high-frequency crimp that stamps it as truly elite. He also has a decent staple.

Is he good looking? Well, duh. He's a grandson of Snowmass Matrix Majesty. Check out that head shot! The coverage is ALL there, and his substance of bone is excellent.

My one complaint? He's tall. Oh well. That isn't going to stop me from using him on a bevy of females in 2020. Look for some truly elite Harlequin Appaloosa offspring in 2021.

Awards

2018 ABR Fall Festival Alpaca Show Halter Full Fleece Huacaya Multicolor Male Two-Year-Old
2018 American Alpaca Showcase Halter Full Fleece Huacaya Pinto Male Two-Year-Old
2018 Illinois Alpaca Show Halter Full Fleece Huacaya Pinto Male Two-Year-Old
2018 AOA National Show Fleece Huacaya Rose Grey Male Yearling
2018 Great Western Alpaca Show Halter Full Fleece Huacaya Combined Mixed Male Yearling

Updated 3/27/2020