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Epic Alpacas

Legendary Genetics and Modern Science Coming Together to Create Something Epic

Steve Aitchison
5273 Hornitos RoadCatheys Valley, CA 95306
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Color Champ and Multiple Blues

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Fiber/Scientific Data

2015AFD 20.5; SD 4.4; CV 21.2; %>30 3.3; CF 96.7
2014 AFD 21.3; SD 4.6;CV 21.4; %>30 4.3; CF 95.7; sheared 8+ lbs; still this fineness at 7 years of age
2013 AFD 23.3; SD 5.2;CV 22.4; %>30

Color Champ & Rincon Cloud Son

Morning Star’s Don Diego

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Dark Silver Grey

AOA# 30493339   D.O.B. 7/24/2006 (13 yrs)

Sire:
Emerald Farms Rincon Cloud 

Sire of 2010 AOBA National Gray Champion

Emerald Farms Rincon Cloud

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Light Silver Grey
ARI# 848093 | DOB: 8/1/2003
Presenting Emerald Farms Rincon Cloud, the 2005 Silver National Champion - now in Virginia. This fine males reputation precedes him by the high number of champions he has produced since his winning at nationals, including the 2010 AOBA National Gray Male Color Champion. Not many males have had the staying power of this Champion. The choice of judges and top breeding farms from coast to coast. The perfect cross for those of you owning .38 special females, Silver Legend females, and Orlando Cloud...
| AOA# 848093  | Light Silver Grey 

Dam:
Wildwood Dream Diamond Storm 

Champion Producer!

Wildwood Dream Diamond Storm

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Light Silver Grey, True Black, 1/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Bolivian, 1/2 Chilean
ARI# 1362305 | DOB: 8/7/2003
IF YOU WANT TRUE BLACK OR SILVER GREY, DIAMOND IS YOUR GIRL!! She is a beautiful, strong, healthy girl, excellent mother, attentive to her cria with plenty of milk which is shown by their rapid growth and daily activity. She's an easy birther in record time from start to finish. Her fiber is crimpy and dense with unbelievable fineness for a girl registered as true black even at her age (23 AFD at about 12 years old). As time goes along she adds more and more silver as is the case with her sire....
| AOA# 1362305  | Light Silver Grey, True Black 

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Bidding Info

Description

DON DIEGO IS CONSIGNED TO THE AMAZING GREYS ALPACA AUCTION BEING HELD APRIL 29, 2017.
REGISTER TO BID AT www.AmazingGreysAlpacas.com

INCREDIBLE DENSITY AND LASTING FINENESS IN THIS BOY

His fiber results at just shy of 9 years old are amazing!
2015 Histogram - AFD 20.5; SD 4.4; CV 21.2; %>30 3.3; CF 96.3; still this fineness at 9 years of age for grey is amazing!

His biopsy follicle test (via Ian Watt) is even more impressive!
Density - 62.8/mm with a Secondary:Primary fiber ratio of 13.1:1.
Only 3 grey alpacas have ever tested higher in density and no grey alpacas have a higher S:P ratio (in fact, only 7 alpacas in ANY color have a higher S:P ratio - including white!). You'll have trouble finding a grey to put up a combination of those kinds of numbers anywhere!

And Diego’s lineage is impressive, too - PPeruvian Pluro, Danko, grandsire Crescent Moon’s Rayo Del Sol (6x Grand Color Champ) and Sire Emerald Farms Rincon Cloud, 2005 AOBA Silver Nat’l Grand Champion, are enough reason to want him in your breeding program!

And if that wasn't enough, check out his EPDs!


Diego has many cria on the ground & every one of them is lovely. He is clearly passing on his amazing fineness to his cria.

2014 Cria Histograms
-- Avenger – 15.23 AFD
-- Baratheon – 15.3 AFD
-- Ophelia – 15.6 AFD
-- Antoinette – 17.98 AFD
-- Lazarus – 18.4 AFD

LASTING FINENESS RUNS IN HIS BLOOD:

Previous Cria Histograms
-- Jacob at age 2 - 16.7 AFD
-- Joshua at age 3 - 16.4 AFD
-- Levi at age 2 - 20.1 AFD

Relatives' Histograms
-- Diamond (Mom) at age 12 - 23.00 AFD
-- Black Pearle (Maternal Sister) at age 5 - 17.52 AFD
-- Angel (Maternal Sister) at age 7 - 21.89 AFD

Diego’s string of blues began in ’07 with a rave review from Judge Wade Gease: “This young man had a presence as soon as he entered the ring…his feet glided across the grass, his toes pointed straight ahead…he’s consistent throughout…good density and wonderful fineness…beautiful conformation”. That was just the beginning followed by Wade praising him again at AlpacaMania for his “exceptional conformation, extreme fineness, beautiful crimp and consistent fiber character”. He continued to stock pile blues and more at every show and fiber exhibition he went to until he began breeding.

Diego has a sweet personality, isn’t skittish and comes right to us or visitors. His fiber is exceptional and buttery fine, his micron stats have always been great for a light animal let alone his coloring! They rank right alongside with some of the best in the nation! His fineness, luster, excellent dense coverage, beautiful typey head and strong bone structure will add great qualities to any herd.

Diego is now proudly co-owned with Patagonia Estates.

Awards

TxOlan Highest Scoring Fleece in Color Group 2009
AlpacaPalooza Halter 2007
AlpacaMania Halter 2007
AlpacaMania Spin-off 2007
PNAA Showcase Halter 2008
CABA Spin Off 2008
TxOlan Spin Off 2009
PNAA Showcase Halter 2009
CABA Spin Off 2009
AlpacaPalooza Halter 2008
PNAA Showcase Spin Off (with 2nd cuttings submitted) 2008
PNAA Showcase Bred & Owned 2008
California Classic Spin Off 2009
AlpacaMania Bred & Owned (Diego was the only dark animal to place) 2007
Alpacapalooza Spin Off 2008

Offspring

Gorgeous modern silver grey!
ARI# 35197072   D.O.B. 12/12/2014  (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Silver Grey, Proven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Peritwinkle
Service Sire: Crescent Moon's Wilkinson
Antoinette is a beautiful female out of our modern grey champion herdsire, Diego, and Twinkle. This girl has unique coloring. Under her brown tips is...

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15.2 AFD son of Diego!
ARI# 35197058   D.O.B. 11/3/2014  (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: FRA Peruvian Ava Gardner
This beautiful male is out of our great modern grey herdsire, Diego, and our very, very dense girl Ava. His fleece is superfine and soft with great cr...

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ARI# 0   D.O.B. 11/6/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| True Black, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Peruvian Apricot Brandy
Baelish is a strong, handsome male out of our champ modern grey herdsire, Diego, and great producing dam, Brandy. Baelish's full brother, Baratheon, a...

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15.3 AFD son of Diego!
ARI# 35244080   D.O.B. 11/8/2014  (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Peruvian Apricot Brandy
Baratheon is a magnificent male out of our champion modern grey herdsire, Diego, and one of our best producers, Brandy. This boy is half brother (on h...

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Strong grey genetics!
ARI# 35197263   D.O.B. 11/10/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| True Black, Proven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Silver Bubbles WV
Bellatrix is a beautiful black maiden out of our modern grey champ male, Diego. She has the same dense, soft fleece as her dad and is chock full of gr...

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Fawn boy with grey genetics!
ARI# 0   D.O.B. 10/28/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Estates Emily
Elrond has great conformation, fineness of fleece and density. His sire is our modern silver grey champ herdsire, Don Diego, so Elrond brings lots of ...

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ARI# 35244103   D.O.B. 10/24/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: NCR's Fiona of Caledonia
What a beauty Fleur is! Her fleece has both fineness and density, and she's a sweetheart to boot! ...

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ARI# 0   D.O.B. 10/25/2014  (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: LTA Lisa
Lazarus is the sweetest alpaca - just like his mom and his kind, friendly champion sire, Don Diego. Lazarus' fleece is a nice combination of fineness...

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Super dense, soft fawn w/ grey genetics
ARI# 35271390   D.O.B. 6/13/2016  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Always Smiling Neilana
Nero is a great product from two of our densest alpacas, sire Diego and dam Neilana. Both parents have EPDs that are fantastic, and this boy shows all...

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Gorgeous fleece, from champ grey sire!
ARI# 35197249   D.O.B. 11/30/2014  (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Brown, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: FRA Peruvian Olivia
Service Sire: Snowmass Enlightenment
Ophelia is a beautiful mahogany brown with soft, crimpy fleece. Her dam has produced champs and her sire is a champ himself, so this girl has got all ...

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Grey Snowmass genetics!
ARI# 35271536   D.O.B. 5/16/2016  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Heatherbrook's Silver Dancer

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ARI# 0   D.O.B. 9/28/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: OVA Peruvian Shayla
Stannis' fleece is bright and soft, very buttery with great density and crimp. Stannis is not currently registered, but comes fully registerable w...

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ARI# 0   D.O.B. 9/27/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Sabrina's Stellaluna
Stratos is fine fine fine with lots of soft, crimpy fleece--- he is the picture perfect mini-me of his sire, Don Diego! Stratos is not yet register...

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Dense, soft girl bred to Wilkinson!
ARI# 35244172   D.O.B. 10/11/2015  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Outlaw's White Ruby of LDD
Wrenny's fiber is soft, dense and so rich in color! She's a well built female with straight, strong legs and broad hips/shoulders. Not only does she h...

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D.O.B. 5/19/2016  (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: SageHillFarms Fantazan

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Rincon Cloud-'05 AOBA CC-Grandsire
ARI# 31612043   D.O.B. 6/11/2012  (8 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| True Black, 1/2 Bolivian, 1/2 Chilean
Sire: Morning Star’s Don Diego
Dam: Pemberley's Angelica
Joshua is the son of our own Morning Star's Don Diego and Angelica. He has great lineage coming from both his sire and dam. Diego's bloodlines speak f...

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Updated 4/5/2017