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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
209-769-1358
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Fiber/Scientific Data

06/09/2010AFD 16.9 / SD 2.9 / CV 16.9 / 0.4% >30
05/02/2009AFD 15.7 / SD 2.8 / CV 18.0 / 0.2% >30

2013 AOBA National Champion Fleece!

BMF Taos' Zeppelin

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven | Bay Black

AOA# 20005252   D.O.B. 6/5/2008, Full Peruvian

Sire:
PHA Peruvian Taos (SOLD) 
| AOA# 850472  | White  |

Dam:
Whitepine Midnight's Isabella 
| AOA# 849943  | Medium Fawn  |

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Description

Zeppelin is “Going to California!” He'll be standing stud at Epic Alpacas from November through April so reserve your breedings now!

Epic Alpacas proudly co-owns this fantastic male with Delphi Alpacas and Prairie Moon Alpacas.

Zeppelin is the 2013 AOBA National Black Male Fleece Champion and sire to multiple champion offspring.

With his fourth fleece, Zeppelin won the 2013 AOBA National Black Male Fleece Color Championship. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg on his accomplishments! Here are some of his fleece statistics -

Zep’s Histograms:
2009: AFD 15.7 / SD 2.8 / CV 18.0 / 0.2 % >30
2010: AFD 16.9 / SD 2.9 / CV 16.9 / 0.4% >30
2011: AFD 17.7 / SD 3.3 / CV 18.4 / 0.8 % >30
2012: AFD 19.8 / SD 3.9 / CV 19.7 / 2.1% >30
2013: AFD 20.4 / SD 4.1 / CV 19.9 / 3.0% >30

Zep’s Shearing Weight:
2009: 6 pounds total = 7.2 pounds annualized
2010: 9.5 pounds total = 8.75 pounds annualized
2011: 10.1 pounds annualized
2012: 10.8 pounds annualized

His Cria:
– His first cria to ever show, fawn Zeppelin’s Rainsong, purchased by The Alpaca Group, won a color championship at her first show!
– We are honored that Zeppelin’s genetics have also been chosen by Pacific Crest Alpacas / Accoyo America.
– Snowmass Alpacas purchased from Delphi Alpacas (our co-owners of Zep), one black Zeppelin daughter and 3 black females bred to Zeppelin; as well as a female bred to him from another farm. Watch for those kids in their show string in 2014/2015.

Zeppelin has over 45 cria on the ground so far, and he is throwing a lot of black. His get from black based dams includes:
– From 9 TB dams he has thrown 4 TB, 1 DSG, 3 BB, and 1 DF cria.
– From 2 BB dams he threw 1 BB and 1 LF cria.
– From 4 Silver greys (black base) he threw 3 TB and 1 MB.

From light colors he often darkens the dam.
– From 8 whites, he has yet to throw a white, with some beiges and even a TB
– From 6 fawns, he has thrown a variety of colors, including DRG

But regardless of color, with Zeppelin it’s ALL about the fleece quality – for example look at his daughter Tessla’s fleece at right – she sold for $18,000 at auction in 2012, shortly after winning Color Champ, Best Brightness and Best Hand at the Alpacamania Fleece Show (Tessla’s yearling histogram: AFD 12.7, SD 2.0, CV 15.6, %>30 0.0)!

The pick of the litter in 2012 at Delphi was Deltana – a fawn with the kind of fleece you dream of. She’s off to the great breeding program at A Paca Fun Farm!

His Lineage:
Zeppelin is prepotent for that fine fleece with gorgeous character. His dad, PHA Peruvian Taos, a stunning Legacy son, had a 22.9 AFD at 7 yrs. Zeppelin’s mom tested at 21.3 AFD at 7 years as well. Zeppelin also offers correct conformation, impressive presence, size, coverage, and substance of bone.

Zeppelin is full Peruvian and 3/8 Accoyo.

Awards

2013 AOBA NATIONALS FLEECE SHOW
2011 FALLFEST FLEECE SHOW
2010 MAPACA SPIN-OFF (22 ENTRIES)
2009 FALLFEST FLEECE SHOW (17 ENTRIES)
2013 AOBA NATIONALS FLEECE SHOW
2011 AOBA NATIONALS FLEECE SHOW
2011 FALLFEST FLEECE SHOW
2010 AOBA SPIN-OFF
2010 MAPACA SPIN-OFF
2009 FALLFEST FLEECE SHOW
2009 AOBA NATIONALS FLEECE SHOW
2011 GWAS HALTER
2009 GWAS HALTER (CLASS OF 10)

Offspring

D.O.B. 10/27/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Bay Black, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: CCR Princessa

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Incredible grey male out of Zeppelin!
ARI# 35271444   D.O.B. 10/4/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: TRCC's Anastasia
Atlas is a true gem in our recent cria crop. He brings together the power punch of National Champ Zeppelin with the Luciano genetics in one of our top...

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Grey Zep girl w/ breeding to Wilkinson!
ARI# 35445357   D.O.B. 3/31/2017   (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Snowmass Blueberry Haze
***BRANIGAN IS CONSIGNED TO THE SNOW DIAMOND SELECT AUCTION IN OCTOBER 2018*** Branigan is a beautiful, strong female with exceptional softn...

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ARI# 0   D.O.B. 4/17/2016   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: 4-Z's Dusty Rose
Dobby is not currently registered, but comes fully registerable with ARI/AOA. ...

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Incredible grey male out of Zeppelin!
D.O.B. 11/2/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: CCR Dejuvu's Encantar

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Zeppelin boy with grey genetics!
ARI# 0   D.O.B. 10/9/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: RCC Fantasia
His sire is Zep, and his mom is grey. What a great combo! Fandango is not currently registered, but comes fully registerable with ARI/AOA. ...

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Black with possible appy genetics!
ARI# 35244028   D.O.B. 9/15/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Bay Black, Proven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Rockford's Mystique
Her mom is a grey, sired by Rockford (and his appy genetics) and her sire is AOBA black fleece champ, Zeppelin. In addition to the great fleece she i...

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Tux grey girl from Zeppelin!
ARI# 35271550   D.O.B. 11/8/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Silver Grey, Medium Rose Grey, Proven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: ACR Blue Moon's Saving Grace
Galadriel is everything we hope for in every breeding we do here – she has perfect conformation and amazing, grey fleece! Her sire, National Champ Zep...

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D.O.B. 4/11/2017   (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Dark Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Lady Royal Rose Bouquet

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Tux grey from two champ parents!
ARI# 0   D.O.B. 10/5/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: BRF Casanova's Silver Jewel
Joplin's champion parents have over 50 ribbons between them. Joplin was born a couple of weeks early, super soft with lots of fineness. Now that her ...

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Gorgeous fleece!
ARI# 35271666   D.O.B. 10/6/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Cashmina of LDD
KASHMIR IS CONSIGNED TO THE AMAZING GREYS ALPACA AUCTION BEING HELD APRIL 29, 2017. REGISTER TO BID AT www.AmazingGreysAlpacas.com Kashmir is ju...

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True Black Zep boy with grey genetics!
ARI# 0   D.O.B. 10/5/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| True Black, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Luna of Cimmaron
Lawless has a grey dam and AOBA black fleece champion sire, Zeppelin. Top it off with Lawless' own fine, crimpy fleece, and you've got the perfect co...

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Tux grey from two Champs!
D.O.B. 11/20/2016   (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: CCR Margo

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D.O.B. 11/25/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Bay Black, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: CCR's Morena
Morgana is a sweet, charming girl with lush, black fleece, sired by National Champ Zeppelin and out of excellent producing dam, Morena!...

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Incredible grey male out of Zeppelin!
D.O.B. 11/13/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Silver Grey, Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: CCR's Pradera
Primus is and excellent male with good conformation and amazingly soft fleece. In the shows, it took a little time for Primus to build up some stea...

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5th Generation Grey!
ARI# 35093039   D.O.B. 9/14/2016   (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: TRCC Luminaire's Princess
Prince is a handsome male with dense, crimpy fleece with a super rich grey color. He has shown quite well, winning a Reserve Championship at the Calif...

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Great fleece, grey genetics!
ARI# 35271697   D.O.B. 4/16/2016   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Brown, Proven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Sassie Dreamer
Sif is a great female with long, dense, fine fiber all on a great frame with substantial bones. Her sire, National Champion black stud, Zeppelin, b...

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Modern Dark Silver Grey!
ARI# 35244134   D.O.B. 10/11/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: RCC Tinker Bell
This adorable female, out of National Champ Zeppelin and grey dam Tinkerbell, has super fine fleece and such rich color! She prances around all the ti...

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Tux grey boy from Zeppelin!
D.O.B. 3/22/2017   (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Ore Hill Versailles
Venomous Maximus is a strong boned male with soft, dense fleece with some nice character. He is out of our excellent silver grey dam, Versailles, and ...

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Zep girl with grey US Steel dam!
ARI# 35271383   D.O.B. 3/18/2017   (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| True Black, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Estates Silver Vanessa

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Great grey and black genetics!
D.O.B. 10/11/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Bay Black, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Raven's Willow of BBAR
The product of our grey dam, Willow, and our AOBA black fleece champ, Zeppelin, Winnie brings amazing grey and black genetics to the table. Winnie wo...

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D.O.B. 6/4/2015   (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Bay Black, Unproven
Sire: BMF Taos' Zeppelin
Dam: Shangri-La's Felice
Swan Song is a handsome black male sired by National Champion Zeppelin and out of silver grey dam, Shangri-la Felice. He's energetic and covered in ri...

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Updated 11/19/2016