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198 Sartwell Creek RoadPort Allegany, PA 16743
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6X Bannered True Black

5C's Contender

Huacaya, Male, Proven | True Black

AOA# 32401738   D.O.B. 7/23/2012 (7 yrs), 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean

5C's Cascade of Sparks 

First Cria - 6X Banner Winner

5C's Cascade of Sparks

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Silver Grey, 1/4 Peruvian, 3/4 Chilean
ARI# 31754859 | DOB: 8/30/2009
This beautiful male is just what we ordered from Sparks and Shanakee. The Silvio and Danko lines are some of the most consistent grey producers in the country. Cascade does not disappoint. He carries a beautiful, fine, consistent fleece on a solid frame. The staple length of this fleece is impressive as is the spot free blanket.

Cascades very first cria is our black 6X banner winning black male, 5C's Contender. The fantastic success of Contender has earned Cascade the right to prove ...
| AOA# 31754859  | Medium Silver Grey 

5C's Cereza Negra 
| AOA# 1017670  | True Black 

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Contender------the son of our Cereza Negra and our Cascade of Sparks was one of those crias that you just know is special. Cereza has never disappointed us with the quality of her offspring, and the trend has certainly continued. This beautiful black male has one of the most consistent fleeces I have ever seen. His fleece is the same even down his legs and onto his belly. Beautiful true black fleece that is fine, with brilliant shine, impressive staple length and consistent crimp across his body. His frame is solid and strong. All traits we seek in our herdsires.

This beautiful male is the first cria from our Cascade. This is proof that show wins are not the only thing to consider when choosing breedings. Cascade did well in the showring, despite a tender fleece. We knew he had the characteristics we wanted so we allowed him to prove he could pass those traits on. He has done just that and has earned the right to prove it again and again.

Contender entered his first show at the age of 7 months and was awarded a blue ribbon in a class of 11 black juvenile males. He continued the trend by taking the Res. Champion banner. We knew he was nice, but it is wonderful to have his attributes confirmed by a respected judge, Amanda Vandenbosch. Contender followed that with a 2nd place at the highly competitive MAPACA and a blue at PAOBA. The judge strongly considered Contender for a banner at PAOBA and raved about his potential during his remarks.

Fall 2013, Contender won the Blue in a very competitive class of 15 black males. Kevin O'Leary sent him forward immediately after evaluating Contender and only halfway through the class.

Contender WINS First and Reserve Champion in fleece at the 2014 AOA/World Fleece Show. He also placed 2nd in an extremely competitive halter class of 15. Many of the males in this class were multi-champion males themselves.

Another win for Contender. In a very competitive black class, Contender won blue and then went on to be awarded the Res Champ Black Male at Empire Extravaganza 2014.


Empire Extravaganza 2014 2yr black. Anderson
Empire Extravaganza 2014
MAPACA 2014 Black Male. Humphreys
MAPACA 2014 yearling TB Male Humphreys
AOA & World Fleece Show 2014 Black Munro
AOA & World Fleece Show Black (juvie)
Northeast Expo Black Male Pena
Northeast Expo Yearling Black Male Pena
AOA Halter Yearling TB Male Zimmerman
PAOBA Breeders Showcase 2014 Yearling TB Male Timmerman
Best of the US 2013 Vandenbosch
Best of the US 2013 Vandenbosch
PAOBA Breeder's Showcase 2013 O'Leary
NAAS 2014 Vandenbosch
Empire Extravaganza 2013 O'Leary
MAPACA 2013 Buhrmann
VAOBA TB Yearling Buhrmann
MABA 2013 Humphreys

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We offer registered, healthy, halter trained alpacas. Discounts are available with multiple alpaca purchases. We offer varied terms on financing available with each purchase. We will work with you to establish terms that are manageable for your budget. Ask about 0% financing.


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