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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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Kiernan daughter with appy breeding!

Alpaca Reserve Bijou

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Medium Fawn

AOA# 32791211   D.O.B. 4/6/2012 (8 yrs), Full Peruvian


3x Champ, 3X Get of Sire Winner!!!


Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Brown, Full Peruvian
ARI# 30528987 | DOB: 11/14/2006
BREAKING NEWS!! Kiernan just brought home his THIRD Get of Sire Blue Ribbon at the 2013 California Classic. His third Get of Sire in as many shows and his second two years running at the CA Classic. Kiernan offspring brought home the Produce of Dam and the Breeders Best Three at the same show. Oh... Then there was OVA Peruvian Crisdean the Explorer, a Kiernan son who won his Class, Color Group and the coveted Best of Color Groups banners. Just Awesome!!

Kiernan has proven to be everyt...
| AOA# 30528987  | Medium Brown 

Alpaca Reserve Teji 
| AOA# 32220612  | Light Brown  |
Service Sire:
Neversummer's Billabong 

Harlequin Appaloosa Champion

Neversummer's Billabong

Huacaya, Male, Proven, Medium Silver Grey, Medium Rose Grey
ARI# 1003680 | DOB: 10/26/2003
Update: Sadly, Billabong recently passed, suddenly and unexpectedly. He was an incredible herdsire and we are very grateful for the offspring that we have


Wow! This guy is amazing and to top that off, he has produced many amazing cria! His offspring are taking the Pacific Northwest by storm after spending a couple of years there, and co-owners, Vickie and Ron Sutton of Wooley Beast Alpacas in Wyoming, are offering him at st...
| AOA# 1003680  | Medium Silver Grey, Medium Rose Grey 

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What a very pretty female Bijou is - lovely soft hand to her fleece, silky shine, good crimp, density, and a stunning head. She comes by that head from her Grandfather El R Peruvian Luciano, who was incredibly prepotent for heads AND throwing grey. So while Bijou's dam Teji is not grey, there is certainly a lot of grey in this pedigree. Beyond color there is also a great depth of famous huacayas that have left deep genetics in fleece character in this pedigree including Accoyo Legacy, Accoyo Santino, and Accoyo Dracula. So genetically we have this great cross of color and deep fleece genetics.

On September 23, 2016, Bijou had a gorgeous light fawn girl from our champ rose grey herdsire, Snowmass Enlightenment. Bijou is a great mom with lots of milk.

Bijou descends from a line that is thought to carry the appy gene, and she is currently being bred to our incredible harlequin appy stud, LuTau!

And in 2019, Bijou did not disappoint! She gave us a fantastic appaloosa boy, Betelgeuse! His fleece is amazing and he's the sweetest boy. We look forward to this guy hanging out at the ranch for some time to come! She'll be bred back to LuTau for a 2021 cria.


2013 Gold Country Gathering Fleece out of 5 with a score of 82
2013 Gold Country Gathering out of 14 entries


Snowmass Enlightenment x Kiernan!
ARI# 35271505   D.O.B. 9/23/2016  (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Fawn, Proven
Sire: Snowmass Enlightenment
Dam: Alpaca Reserve Bijou
Bonnie Bright lives up to her name in every way - with her fleece and her wonderful personality! She has brightness in spades, coupled with fineness, ...

Epic Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

Updated 3/23/2020