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Grand River Alpaca Farm


George and Mary Hodson
982 Mechanicsville RoadRock Creek, OH 44084
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Grand River Amstel

Huacaya, Male, Proven | True Black

AOA# 849320   D.O.B. 6/25/2003 (16 yrs)

Dark Shaddow 
| AOA# 801657  | True Black  |

Cafe Nocha 
| AOA# 157296  | True Black 

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1/2 interest available
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Almost the end of an era!

Amstel is the last alpaca we have offered for sale and one of our best herdsires. He has done well for us and has made his well known sire, Dark Shaddow, proud. Just take a look at his credentials and you will agree that this is one fine true black herdsire who has too much too offer and should not be passed up!

We are offering our 1/2 interest for sale in Amstel. Full interest is also available. Reasonable offers will be considered for this outstanding true black herdsire.

2009 EXTREME DARK HERDSIRE OF THE YEAR! If you like Dark Shaddow then your going to love Amstel. He looks just like his late Sire and is also a non-fading jet true black. Amstel's offspring have won several awards including several blue ribbons. So far Amstel has produced 100% true black out of true black dams, true black and bay black out white dams and silver gray out of a gray dam! He has also been bred to two multis and produced solid colored crias. Amstel is the first offspring born out of our multiple true black champion, Dark Shaddow and he is just as spectacular. Amstel still looks great for his age and is still maintaining his fine fleece characteristics. Amstel has extremely dense fleece with a very fine handle and tight crimp exhibiting multiple crimps per inch. He has extensive coverage from head to toes, large bones and a full topknot. An added bonus is the wonderful temperment he has. Amstel has been shown in several shows and has placed in the top of his class in all of them including winning three championships. At the 2005 AAA Futurity Amstel beat the previous years Futurity Champion including 3 of Snowmass Alpacas Nova's sons including Private Reserve who sold at Snowmass 2008 auction. Grand River Amstel is proudly co-owned with West Penn Alpacas. Call or email Grand River Alpaca Farm to reserve your breeding to Amstel. $1500 for drive by breeding or $2000 which includes 60 days board.

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2009 EXTREME DARK HERDSIRE OF THE YEAR! 1st and Reserve Champion fleece 2008 Mapaca, (47 month old fleece beating out younger competetors, only 1 point difference between champion and Amstel), 1st and Reserve Champion 2006 KY Classic, 1st Place fleece 2007 Mapaca Jubilee, 1st Place 2006 Buckeye Alpaca Show,1st Place 2005 NY Empire Extravaganza,1st Place 2005 Futurity Show, 1st Place 2005 KY Classic yearling TB males (judge Amanda Vandebosh) 2nd Place 2005 AOBA National,2nd Place 2005 PAOBA Breeders Showcase, 2nd Place 2005 Buckeye Show, Reserve Champion 2004 KY Classic (judge Jude Anderson), 1st place 2004 KY Classic juvenile (judge Jude Anderson), helped win 1st place Get of Sire for Dark Shaddow, 1st Place PAOBA Breeders Showcase juvenile (judge Kristin Burhman), 1st Place 2004 AOBA National Show juvenile (judge Maggie Krieger), 3rd Place 2004 AAA Futurity juvenile (judge Amanda Vandebosh), 4th Place 2004 MAPACA juvenile, 3rd Place 2004 OABA Alpacafest yearling (judge Tim Lavan)

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ARI# 31028769   D.O.B. 9/12/2007  (12 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| True Black, Unproven
Sire: Grand River Amstel
Dam: Mercedees
Amstel Dark is sired by our multiple champion true black herdsire, Grand River Amstel. Amstel Dark is a sytlish herdsire who carries strong true black...

Grand River Alpaca Farm - Rock Creek, OH

ARI# 31983402   D.O.B. 4/29/2010  (9 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| True Black, Unproven
Sire: Grand River Amstel
Dam: Peruvian December Moon
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Grand River Alpaca Farm - Rock Creek, OH

Champion producer
ARI# 31198066   D.O.B. 5/21/2008  (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Rose Grey, Full Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Grand River Amstel
Dam: Grand River Zurina
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Grand River Alpaca Farm - Rock Creek, OH

Stud Fee:
$750 drive by
ARI# 31486217   D.O.B. 10/16/2008  (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Bay Black, Unproven
Sire: Grand River Amstel
Dam: Guellermo's Cinderella
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Grand River Alpaca Farm - Rock Creek, OH


Updated 10/31/2014