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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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Solana with 2016 Samo Cria

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Fiber/Scientific Data

04/11/2011MFD 25.4 microns, SD 5.3 microns, CV 21.0%, >30 10.8%
04/09/2010MFD 23.9 microns, SD 4.8 microns, CV 20.2%, >30 7.1%
04/05/2009MFD 24.2 microns, SD 4.9 microns, CV 20.3%, >30 7.1%

Bred to Sentinels Denali!

San Antonio Gal's Solana

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Dark Fawn

AOA# 835841   D.O.B. 5/1/2001 (19 yrs), 1/2 Peruvian

PPeruvian Alfredo G4506 
| AOA# 123010  | Medium Fawn 

San Antonio Gal 
| AOA# 147305  | Dark Brown 
Service Sire:
Arapaho Sentinel's Denali 

Top 10% of 2017 EPDs in 4 Categories

Arapaho Sentinel's Denali

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Rose Grey, 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean
ARI# 31632461 | DOB: 10/28/2009
Denali, like the majestic Alaskan Mountain will capture your heart. This georgeous light rose grey male has stunning fiber that is crimpy all the way to his topknot.

Denali has great conformation and breath taking fiber. His EPD's (which represent his genetic potential) put him in the top 5% of the national herd.

2014 EPD compared 16828 males. Here are his incredible numbers and his rank in the national herd:
AFD -1.497 - 760 - Top 4.6%
SD -0.458 - 547 - Top 3.2%
SF -1.719 - 480 - Top...
| AOA# 31632461  | Light Rose Grey 

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Bidding Info


Solana is bred (pregnancy confirmed) to 17 X Champion RR Guns' Kit Carson for her 2018 cria. Based on her previous cria, we expect that this cria will carry the sire's density and likely be grey or black. Given her retained fineness and epds, we think this will be a stellar cria!

Solana was part of our original herd purchase. She came to us with Reveille at her side. While he was an accidental breeding (to a suri), he shows that, bred to light color, she will produce a dark cria. So far all of her cria have been a pretty red brown or black. Her fiber is a medium density that has retained it's fineness with age. And her 2012 EPDs show the ability to produce cria with excellent fineness and uniformity: AFD -1.323, SD -0.149, %>30 -7.883. When bred to very dense males, she has produced very dense cria.

Twice now, Solana has produced a true black cria when bred to our herdsire Caligula's Troubador. This year it was a girl! She and Midnight Prelude both have great density, coverage and fineness, and excellent conformation, like their Sire.

So, for her 2015 cria, we chose to breed her to Velvet Legend in the hope of pulling black or grey from his background. He boasts outstanding conformation, amazing density and lasting fineness. Check out the gorgeous fawn female they produced.

Solana's December 2016 cria is by Silver Sammovar, one of our very fine fleeced herdsires. Unfortunately we didn't get gray or black. But we did get a very nice brown boy with striking black points. At three months, his fleece is exhibiting very nice character with "bundling", density, and nice fineness. Add his really nice conformation, and we think this boy has some serious potential!

For 2018, we've bred Solana to our newest, multi-champion herdsire, Kit Carson. That cria is on the ground and he is a gorgeous true black. Like all of our Kit Carson cria, he has amazing dense popcorn curls, fleece so bright, he glows i the sun and he is extremely vigorous!

Solana sells with our 30 day Live Birth Guarantee and a free breed back to any unrestricted Menagerie Hill Ranch owned Herdsire. That's a three in one package!


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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.


Beautiful True Black Fleece!
ARI# 35363781   D.O.B. 1/29/2018  (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| True Black, 3/4 Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: RR Gun's Kit Carson
Dam: San Antonio Gal's Solana
This boy has lots of potential as a junior herdsire! His sire is none other than 17 X Champ R Guns Kit Carson! And his dam has excellent EPDs in the a...

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

Fine, Bright Fleece!
ARI# 35064558   D.O.B. 11/14/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Fawn, 3/4 Peruvian, Proven
Sire: Snowmass Velvet Legend
Dam: San Antonio Gal's Solana
Calypso's fleece is a bright peachy color with nice crimp and handle! Unfortunately, she was sold (as a cria) as part of a purchase package that defa...

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

Non-Fading True Black!
ARI# 32742725   D.O.B. 5/21/2013  (7 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| True Black, 5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Caligula's Troubador
Dam: San Antonio Gal's Solana

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

ARI# 31887120   D.O.B. 8/2/2009  (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Brown, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Ruidoso
Dam: San Antonio Gal's Solana
Rafael is a pretty medium brown boy with medium density, nice handle and crimp, and very good conformation. He is an easy going intact male that has b...

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

Admiral's Victory Son
ARI# 305334   D.O.B. 7/19/2008  (12 yrs)
Suri, Male| Light Brown, 1/4 Peruvian, 1/2 Bolivian, Unproven
Sire: Admiral's Victory
Dam: San Antonio Gal's Solana
Reveille came to us at the side of one of our first foundation dams. His sire is Admiral's Victory, an award winning Beige Suri, that took 1st at Alpa...

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

True Black Herdsire!
ARI# 32089813   D.O.B. 2/16/2011  (9 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| True Black, 5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean, Proven
Sire: Caligula's Troubador
Dam: San Antonio Gal's Solana
Knight has been a favorite on our ranch since the day he was born. Our 4-H kids love him! He's been easy to train and has a pleasant personality. He w...

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA

Stud Fee:
Lease Trade
D.O.B. 12/11/2016  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Brown, Unproven
Sire: LV Silver Samovar by Vantaggio
Dam: San Antonio Gal's Solana

Menagerie Hill Ranch - Vacaville, CA


Updated 11/30/2018