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Sweet Pines Alpacas

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Bob & Carol Vernay
1453 Talmaks RoadCraigmont, ID 83523
208 924-0412
208 553-2565 (cell)
alpaca for sale

National Champion

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Fiber/Scientific Data

2011Micron Count: 21.4/3.8/18.0/2.4%
2010Micron Count: AFD 15.7 (wow!)/SD 2.9/CV 18.4/0.5%>30

National Champion

Sweet Pines Torino

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Light Brown

AOA# 31893800   D.O.B. 9/13/2009 (11 yrs), 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean

Spanish Peaks Banderas  

3x Champ, 3x CH Producing Champions!

Spanish Peaks Banderas

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Dark Rose Grey, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Chilean
ARI# 20000394 | DOB: 6/18/2005
Banderas is an EPD Top 1%er! His stats are excellent overall, but his EPD in staple length soars. Did you read Ian Watt's article in Alpacas Magazine? YES, length matters! To that end, we are still using this oldie but goodie to cover our females with shorter staple length. His latest cria was born on 7/20/19.

BANDERAS IS A MULTI-CHAMPION THROWING ULTRA FINE CHAMPION OFFSPRING IN A VARIETY OF COLORS. And now we are seeing grand-offspring that are absolutely phenomenal. This has been especial...
| AOA# 20000394  | Dark Rose Grey 

Sweet Pines Catalina  

producer of a National Champion

Sweet Pines Catalina

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Brown, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Chilean
ARI# 30457157 | DOB: 7/19/2006
Catalina has produced phenomenal offspring, including National Brown Color Champion, Sweet Pines Torino!

Catalina's fleece is an exquisite medium brown with a SOFT handle and tight, consistent crimp. She has straight conformation and a perfect bite. She is one of those friendly, confident alpacas that catches your attention right away. And then when you start looking at her pedigree, you know you can't go wrong...especially if you are breeding for superior QUALITY COLOR.

Catalina is out ...
| AOA# 30457157  | Medium Brown 

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Torino is a National Champion, winning 1st & Brown COLOR CHAMPION with his fleece at the 2011 AOBA NATIONALS and also at 2012 GWAS. He has also won 3 RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2 of them for halter and one for fleece at the Level IV AFCNA Continental Fleece Show with 19 out of 20 for fineness and handle. Judge Wade Gease commented: "Exceptional fineness with hand, crimp, and density. What more could you ask for?"

Likewise, at the 2010 International Alpaca Odyssey, Judge Ruth Elvestad commented on his finenesss and conformational correctness, placing him as Dark Reserve Champion. While at the IAO, we took advantage of the tremendous opportunity to have international judge Dr. Julio Sumar evaluate Torino. To our delight, Dr. Sumar scored Torino very high, giving him full points in many different categories. Our thoughts on this boy have been confirmed in a big way!

There isn't just one thing we love about Torino - we love everything. His comformation is compact, square, straight, and strong. His head is perfect. His fleece is exquisite - DENSE, CRIMPY throughout, UNIFORM, fantastic handle, and amazing length! Torino is the best alpaca born on our farm.

Torino's pedigree is excellent. Sire's side - VICTOR, PLURO, Sir Winston of Melbourne, Mountain Gold. Dam's side - LEGACY, EL MOUSTACHIO, AUGUSTO, Don Julio.

His sire, Spanish Peaks Banderas (PERUVIAN VICTOR grandson) is a champion dark rose grey, producing very dark rose greys (base color bay black) along with solid black, brown, and fawn. Torino's dam has a consistently nice handling medium brown fleece, strong conformation and 4PERUVIAN LEGACY for her grandsire. His granddam is a fawn champion who consistently produces show worthy offspring.

Torino is an excellent choice for any breeding program looking to decrease microns & increase uniformity with superior density & character. What more could you ask for?


2nd Place - 2011 CABA Classic - Judge: Kristen Buhrman
1st Place & Reserve Champion - 2011 Northwest Alpaca Showcase - Judge: Sharon Loner
3rd Place - 2011 Northwest Alpaca Showcase - Bred & Owned Yearling - Judge: Sharon Loner
2nd Place - Reserve Champion - 2010 International Alpaca Odyssey - Cottage - Judge: Ruth Elvestad
4th Place - 2010 Northwest Alpaca Showcase - Judge: Peter Kennedy
1st Place - 2012 AOBA Nationals
1st Place & Brown Color Champion - 2012 Great Western Alpacas Show
1st Place & Brown Color Champion - 2011 AOBA Nationals
1st Place - 2011 Great Western Alpaca Show
1st Place - Reserve Champion - 2010 AFCNA Continental Fleece Show (Level 4)
Judge Wade Gease commented: "Exceptional fineness with hand, crimp, and density. What more could you ask for?"
19/20 in fineness and handle!

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Flexible financing available on most purchases.

Updated 3/29/2020