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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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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/17/2012MFD 27.0 microns, SD 4.6 microns, CV 17.1%, >30 16.6%
1995MFD 19.2 microns
05/04/2010MFD 26.7 micron, SD 4.7 microns, CV 17.5%, >30 16.0%

Peruvian Import

PPPeruvian Galium 4980

Huacaya, Female, Proven | White

AOA# 139085   D.O.B. 1/1/1994 (), Full Peruvian


Service Sire:
MHAR Blizzard by Justice 

Judges Choice - Exquisite Handle!

MHAR Blizzard by Justice

Huacaya, Male, Proven, White, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian
ARI# 32742312 | DOB: 6/2/2013
At birth, we knew he was something special. It was birthing season and there were a lot of cria on the ground...
When we saw him our first reaction was ... oh no... because we were breeding for dark colors and Blizzard is obviously white as in WHITE not off white or cream (much less beige) but amazing bright WHITE!
None of our whites have ever been this brite WHITE! Even our white herdsire (Ike) or irridescent boy (Persey is more creamy) haven't been this White!

Our 4-H kids named him Bli...
| AOA# 32742312  | White 

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Bidding Info


Galium is an Alianza Macusani import that consistently throws high quality affspring. She is an excellent mother that is able to maintain her weight even while nursing her cria. Even as an older dam, Galium continues to breed readily and have uneventful births.

She is a known producer of outstanding ribbon winners, including El Dorado Gabriella who won White Color Championship at the Monterey Pronk in a very competitive class of 24. Galium's cria, El Dorado Gold Rush won a 1st place at AlpacaMania in 2008. She has since been bred to Gold Rush's sire, Studmaster Brunello to see if we can get the same award winning results!

This combination resulted in the desired offspring three years in a row. El Dorado Gold Nugget has the same beautiful dark fawn color and gorgeous fiber characteristics and crimp as her older full sister Gold Rush. Gold Nugget has followed in her sister's footsteps and took home the blue ribbon in her class at the 2010 California Classic. And MHAR Brunello's Theodore (Teddy) is once again sporting the gorgeous dark fawn fleece. He took a second at the 2013 California classic.

Galium's 2012 Cria by Eisenhower (Ike) is a pretty white girl (Galena) with Ike's amazingly fine and dense fleece.

For her 2013 Cria we bred Galium to Caligulas Troubador. And check out the lovely light brown female they produced! We love Sweet Serenades's feminine look and exquisite fleece.... And we can't wait to see how she grows out!

Galium is currently bred to Snowmass Velvet Legend for a May 2015 cria. This breeding resulting in a very nice white male. He has since sold.

We rebred Galium for a 2016 cria but unfortunately it slipped and we were unable to easily obtain another successful pregnancy. At more than 24 years of age we think that Galium has earned the right to retire from our breeding pool. She continues to cush when other alpacas are breeding, a sign that she is more than wiling to be a mom. And we feel sad for her, but this is part of the cycle of life. She will live out her life in retirement here at our ranch where she will get the best care and feed available.


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.


Brunello Daughter, 2014 Cria & Rebreed
ARI# 31524650   D.O.B. 5/12/2009  (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Fawn, Full Peruvian, Proven
Sire: MSA Peruvian Brunello
Dam: PPPeruvian Galium 4980
Service Sire: CMN Amego
We were very pleased to acquire both Gold Nugget and her dam Galium from Alpacas of El Dorado. We liked the pairing of Galium with Brunello so much th...

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

Promotion Trade
D.O.B. 5/30/2015  (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| White, Full Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: Snowmass Velvet Legend
Dam: PPPeruvian Galium 4980

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

Retained Fineness!
ARI# 32219319   D.O.B. 5/20/2011  (9 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Fawn, Full Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: MSA Peruvian Brunello
Dam: PPPeruvian Galium 4980
When we bought El Dorado Gold Nugget and her dam Galium, we were so impressed by the offspring Brunello and Galium produced, that we repeated the bree...

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

Stud Fee:
Introductory Price!
Partial Interest Lease Trade
Sale includes Breeding!
ARI# 32089820   D.O.B. 6/30/2012  (8 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: GB Darius
Dam: PPPeruvian Galium 4980
Galena has lovely, soft, white fiber that is very fine, dense and uniform. And her conformation is very correct as we would expect from a daughter of ...

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

Promotion Lease Trade
Gorgeous Color!
ARI# 32742701   D.O.B. 11/17/2013  (6 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Caligula's Troubador
Dam: PPPeruvian Galium 4980

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA


Updated 7/31/2017