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Brandy Vernay Henson
1453 Talmaks RdCraigmont, ID 83523
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1st at Alpacapalooza 2014

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Fiber/Scientific Data


an exotic dark taupe Champion

Flare's Incan Nightfire

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Dark Rose Grey

AOA# 32761948   D.O.B. 6/15/2012 (8 yrs), Full Peruvian

Snowmass XXXtreme Flare  

Champion Stud Lines

Snowmass XXXtreme Flare

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Brown, Full Peruvian
ARI# 31778930 | DOB: 7/1/2009
Flare update: Flare is throwing his straight, attractive conformation and those awesome genetics are shining through! Flare's first son, Flare's Incan Nightfire, is an extremely fine champion grey and now has offspring of his own on the ground.

We have found some of the finest and most revered color genetics in the industry. SNOWMASS XXXTREME FLARE was the premier purchase for the International Alpaca Odyssey auction and we are so excited to get him into our breeding progr...
| AOA# 31778930  | Medium Brown 

Sweet Pines Avanti  

1x Champ, TB Champion Sire

Sweet Pines Avanti

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Dark Fawn, 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean
ARI# 31502559 | DOB: 7/27/2008
Avanti is again bred to multi-champion true black Crescent Moon's Daytona.

Avanti's 2012 cria, a male out of the genetically revered Snwomass XXXtreme Flare, is Flare's Incan Nightfire (FIN). He is a unique and gorgeous dark taupe color with a fleece champion ribbon & halter blue ribbon. Check out his fineness on his webpage - amazing for a grey! He is now proven and available for outside breedings.

In 2016, Avanti produced another FIN, only female this time and out of the black multi-cha...
| AOA# 31502559  | Dark Fawn 

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Feast your eyes on this uniquely colored stud and then feast your eyes on his pedigree! Flare's Incan Nightfire (FIN) is a product of Champion full Peruvian bloodlines (including Nationals & Futurity). The genetics on this boy are so impressive - where to begin! Even better yet is to see him in person and get a hand on his gorgeous, tightly crimped, incredibly fine, modern grey fleece which translates to a yarn that is highly sought after.

FIN is well-proportioned and balanced with a straight topline, absolutely stunning head, straight legs, and correct bite. He stands out amongst our very handsome group of young herdsires.

FIN's first fleece was a delightful surprise, come shearing. With brown tips, we knew that he was much darker at the skin, giving him a bit of a glow - thus the name Nightfire. But we didn't realize the full extent of his unique, exciting dark taupe color and the wonderful quality of his fleece until shearing day. FIN's fleece characteristics are much like that of his Champion dam, Sweet Pines Avanti - one judge, placing her Fawn Champion, wrote of her fleece: "Beautiful appeal - bright and stylish to tip". FIN's fleece has her same appeal with tight, uniform crimp, with great brightness and density. And oh my, the coverage! FIN is covered with his almost purple-looking fleece from head to toe. And he is holding his fineness and length!...19 microns at 4 yrs old. Our local handspinners drool over his fleece.

FIN's color is certainly influenced genetically by his very famous grey great grandsire, Snowmass Peruvian Casanova. Casanova was Futurity Herdsire of the Year and has greatly contributed in improving the US herd with superior color genetics. FIN's grandsire on his sire's side is a National, IAO, and Futurity Champion who now stands stud in the UK. Snowmass XXXtreme Flare (FIN's sire) is one of only two sons he left behind in the US.

FIN has produced a really lovely daughter here on the ranch, who is now having offspring of her own. Kamara's first daughter, Pagani, is a slightly darker version of FIN, with much more black in her fleece. Her second daughter is a dark brown with such density and crimp. We can't wait to see her grow. We have discovered that we love the result of Crescent Moon's Daytona covering a FIN or Banderas daughter. It's exactly what we were looking for.


Color Champion: Fiber Fusion Northwest 2013
1st place: Fiber Fusion Northwest 2013
1st place: Alpacapalooza 2014 (halter)
1st place: Northwest Alpaca Showcase 2014 (halter)
1st place: CABA Classic 2016 (fleece)
Dam - Champion fleece plus first place at Nationals
Sire - comes from a line of National and Futurity Champions

Financing Terms

Flexible financing available on most purchases.

Updated 12/5/2019