— The Openherd Team

Grand River Alpaca Farm


George and Mary Hodson
982 Mechanicsville RoadRock Creek, OH 44084
alpaca for sale
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Dark Shaddow Grandson

Grand River Venadium

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | True Black

AOA# 32303612   D.O.B. 6/26/2011 

Crescent Moon's Velocity  

2x Champ, Multiple Champion

Crescent Moon's Velocity

Huacaya, Male, Proven, True Black
ARI# 1223354 | DOB: 6/24/2005
Velocity's offspring are taking the show string by storm and winning in the top of their classes with championships and several blue ribbons. At the 2009 AOBA National Show we showed his first offspring who went on to win a Reserve Championship in their very first show at just 8 months of age! His offspring are very impressive! They have correct conformation, presence, crimp, density and coverage not to mention long staple length and and abundance of fiber. We have looked very hard to find the ...
| AOA# 1223354  | True Black 

Grand River Sedona & Jet Stream's Shaddow 

2x Champ, AOBA National Champion

Grand River Sedona & Jet Stream's Shaddow

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Bay Black
ARI# 31028738 | DOB: 9/20/2007
Sedona and her 2013 male cria, Jet Stream's Shaddow, will be offered for sale at the Mapaca auction on Saturday, April 26th, lot 17.
Sedona gave birth to a gorgeous black male, Jet Stream's Shaddow, on October 9, 2013, who is included in the sale with Sedona. Sedona is our top black female on the farm. Sedona was one of our top show string in 2008 and 2009. She is one of those females that one won't usually find offered for sale. Sedona is the complete package. Not only is she the grandaughte...
| AOA# 31028738  | Bay Black 



Bidding Info


Venadium will be offered for sale in the Mapaca auction on Saturday, April 26th, LOT 23.
Finding a high quality true black herdsire can take time, however, we have been breeding high quality black huacayas for years and feel Venadium will be an outstanding investment for his new owners. He is ready to breed and brings with him high quality champion genetics from both sides of his lineage. Venadium comes from two multiple champion parents. His sire, Crescent Moon's Velocity, was reserve color champion at the Futurity as well as color champion at TXOLAN show. Venadium's dam, Grand River Sedona, is the 2008 AOBA National Color Champion as well as Reserve Color champion at the NY Empire Show. Sedona's dam is Grand River Raeka, a 4x champion, who also was a reserve Futurity Champion and produced two AOBA National Champions. Venadium's grandsire is the late Dark Shaddow, who needs no introduction, as he was the top true black herdsire in the country producing well over 50 champion offspring and winning several championship wins himself along with Futurity Reserve Dark Herdsire of the Year. We see great things happening for Venadium as well. He is a gorgeous true black male with a very pleasing phenotype and very fine, very bright and crimpy fleece. Venadium is a show quality male who placed in the top of his class in the 2012 and 2013 shows. He is even looking better in 2014 and we would recommend continuing to show this fine male as we feel he will continue to be very competitive in the ring. Venadium's phenotype, personality and style will be a great marketing tool in itself.

2013 histogram: AFD: 19.8, SD: 4.4, CV: 22.1, CF: 97.8


Third place, Mapaca 2012
Fourth Place, Mapaca 2013
Fourth Place, Buckeye 2013

Financing Terms

Financing offered to qualified buyers on certain purchases.

Updated 4/13/2014