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Absaroka Alpaca Ranch

Scott and Mary Ann Mahaffey
32400 E. 140th Way Brighton, CO 80603
alpaca for sale

MOPACA 2014 - 2nd place halter

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Fiber/Scientific Data

05/31/2014mfd 19.8, sd 4.0, cv 20.4%, >30 1.2%
05/18/2013mfd 18.1, sd 3.3, cv 18.2%, >30 .7%


Absaroka Chief Tahosa

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Medium Rose Grey

ARI# 31750691   D.O.B. 10/7/2012 (6 yrs)

Snowmass Enlightenment 

2x Champ, XXXtreme Offspring

Snowmass Enlightenment

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Rose Grey
ARI# 1238747 | DOB: 12/1/2004
Every once in a while a herdsire arrives on the scene that turns everyone's head. Enlightenment is just that herdsire.

Per Snowmass Alpacas, "Enlightenment is the most magnificent grey stud we have ever produced". Per the 2009 Kentucky Classic Judge, without a doubt, best male animal in the show. This stunning male combines perfect confirmation and magnificent fleece. He is the "Total Package".

Enlightenment is co-owned with Morning Beckons Farm. Enlightenment is a restricted herdsire a...
| ARI# 1238747  | Medium Rose Grey 



Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Fawn, 5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
ARI# 31004879 | DOB: 9/26/2008
Jewel has proven to be a solid foundation female. She has produced color both times and she is holding her fiber stats extremely well. We are very pleased with her all around.

Her sire is Kanaka, a multi-champion winner out of multi-champion Avatar, out of multi-champion Peruvian Oro. Kanaka's dam is Crescent Moon's Mint Twist, out of none other than 4Peruvian Legacy.

Jewel's dam, Grand Velvet Supreme or "Dusti" as she is called, is the mother of several exceptional cria. Jewel's Grand...
| ARI# 31004879  | Medium Fawn 

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Bidding Info


This impressive male boasts Enlightenment as his sire and both Avatar & Silvio on his dam's side! Tahosa was the youngest in every class he was shown in but he held his own against the older guys.

Like his sire, Tahosa's fleece is visually very uniform, exhibiting the same crimp and definition from front to back and top to bottom. As reflected in his low SD, his fineness is also very uniform. Tahosa has a very impressive histogram, particularly for a gray. His fawn dam gets most of the credit for that.

Chief Tahosa and Mitchell cleaned up again at GWAS! Tahosa took a 3rd in his halter class and went on to Performance classes where the team got 4 more ribbons! It is a treat having a herd sire that is so easy to handle!

Tahosa's price is not indicative of low quality. We simply do not have any females of our own to breed him to anymore as each and every one sold while pregnant with his offspring! He is too good to not be working for someone else.

Tahosa has produced offspring in rose gray, bay black, true black, brown and beige.

Transport is the responsibility of the buyer.


2015 GWAS Cottage Fleece, Judge Diana Timmerman, "very soft, fine, uniform fleece with density"
2015 GWAS Spin-Off, Judge Barb Dedecker, awarded 99 out of 100 possible points!!
2014 ABR Fall Festival, Gray Fleece
2014 ABR Fall Festival, Gray Yearling Fleece class, Judge Sara Jane Maclennan
2014 GWAS Med/Dark Gray Yearling Male Halter, Judge Peter Kennedy
2014 MOPACA Rose Gray Yearling Male Halter, Judge Sara Jane Maclennan commented "consistency throughout". Tahosa placed behind the Color Champion.
2014 TxOLAN Rose Gray Yearling Male Halter, Judge Cathy Merkley
2014 NWSS Gray Yearling Male Halter, Judge Sara Jane Maclennan

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Updated 2/16/2019