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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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Ygraine, February 17, 2015

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Snowmass Royal Knight girl!

Epic Alpacas Royal Ygraine

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Dark Brown

AOA# 32846096   D.O.B. 6/13/2014 (6 yrs) , 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean


Fiber for the future!


Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, True Black, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean
ARI# 30424777 | DOB: 10/21/2005

Snowmass Royal Knight is the spitting image of his sire, Snowmass Royal Bronze, only he is a True Black! PERFECT! Like his sire he has extremely FINE fiber over his entire body. If you can imagine a vicuna, with fine black fleece covering its whole body and having a long staple length, you can envision Snowmass Royal Knight.

His Dam is a COLOR CHAMPION purchased from Bruce Bar, a dedicated alpaca importer who brought some of the world's finest alpacas from South ...
| AOA# 30424777  | True Black 

Alta Luna's Eva B488 

Producer of champion bred for appy!

Alta Luna's Eva B488

Huacaya, Female, Proven, Medium Fawn, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean
ARI# 823230 | DOB: 7/15/2000
Eva’s sire is Alta Luna’s Man from Uncle, a full Peruvian, and dam is Alta Luna’s Granita whose background is mostly Chilean with some true black and grey in her heritage.

Eva has the most incredible amount of milk for her crias, and she has been known to foster other crias; in fact, she has even nursed two crias at the same time for more than six months. She is an asset to any farm for those unforeseen times you need additional milk.

Her offspring, including our own Emily, are good natur...
| AOA# 823230  | Medium Fawn 

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Ygraine is a beautiful young female out of Snowmass Royal Knight and our own Eva. She’s a sweetheart and has a fabulous fleece, much like Eva’s 2012 cria, Liesel, who is a multiple time Color Champ!

Ygraine’s sire is Snowmass Royal Knight, whose 7 yr fiber stats are: 16.5 M; SD 3.5; CV 21.1 & %> 30m=0.4!!! Nope, there are no typos! Snowmass Royal Knight is the real deal. He exemplifies the fiber of the future. Sired by Snowmass Royal Bronze & held tightly in the esteemed breeding program of Snowmass Alpacas, Royal Knight’s sons are now servicing colored Snowmass Matrix offspring at Snowmass. That’s referral enough for most of us! If you are breeding for extreme fineness, density, rock-solid macho conformation in color, here is your opportunity to obtain the Snowmass Royal Knight lineage.

In 2018, Ygraine gave us a lovely tux rose grey male. He had issues with nursing properly, and while Ygraine had plenty of milk, he just wasn't getting it. He ended up undersized, but nonetheless he had fabulous fleece!

We repeated the breeding in 2019 and the result this time was a duplicate, but this time a female! This 2020 girl has the same luscious fleece as her older brother, and no issues with latching on to mom! She's doing great and we look forward to what this little lady will become!

Updated 3/23/2020