— The Openherd Team

West Penn Alpacas

Defining the World's Finest Livestock Investment

Mike Vigus & Debbie Harden-Vigus
1843 East Finley Drive Claysville, PA 15323
724-663-5310 (Farm)
724-678-4527 (Mike Cell), 724-554-2013 (Deb Cell)
alpaca for sale
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2014 Parade of Champions Auction Lot 47

WP Merlot

Huacaya, Female, Unproven | Bay Black

AOA# 32193985   D.O.B. 9/25/2011

Silvercloud Farm's Mercurio 
| AOA# 1391206  | Beige  |


Elite Snowmass Lines


Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Brown
ARI# 850332 | DOB: 10/10/2003
| AOA# 850332  | Medium Brown 
Service Sire:
| AOA# 832798  | White 

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Bidding Info


A deep, intense take on Merlot, she is so dark and concentrated that she dances on the edge of being true black! Even better than the highly acclaimed 2001 vintage, this Merlot from a tiny, clay soil ranch in Claysville is just about everything you’ve ever dreamed of owning. Gorgeous, generous, voluptuous, cheerful, succulent and intense: WP Merlot is all those things. The aromas, I mean fleece characteristics, are seamless and capture the essence of every alpaca breeder. Merlot is an alpaca that has already reached elite cult status and for very good reason. The opulence, richness and overall pleasure factor are unbeatable and this Merlot is sophisticated, elegant and balanced at the same time. The long fade is characterized by solid frame, great fiber characteristics, and overall appealing to the eye. This write up may be reading like a well written wine review by a leading wine connoisseur… just an alpaca breeder with an alpaca named Merlot! Merlot is all of the things mentioned above and more. Her Sire is Silvercloud Farms Mercurio, is a Multiple Champion Male producing Multiple Champions in every color and Merlot is no exception! Her Dam is Snowmass Chianti, a Snowmass Nova daughter that will never leave our breeding program, produces fine fleeced cria year after year.
Merlot sells bred to The Elite Maximus. The Elite Maximus is one of those few alpacas still alive who possess instant name recognition in the Alpaca Industry. His reputation as a Herdsire, and before that, in the show ring, is second to none. He is a staple Male in the West Penn Breeding Program! Fiber stats for The Elite Maximus at 13 YEARS OLD…AFD: 19.3, SD: 3.4, CV: 17.6, %>30: 0.8!!!!!!!!!! Amazing!
Have a drink on us!!!!!

Updated 5/28/2014