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DamService SireArrivalStatusNotes
Starshire's Ella

Champion Smokin' Daughter!

Starshire's Ella

HuacayaFemaleLight Fawn
AOA# DOB: 6/8/20183 yrs
We were lucky enough to win the bid for this beautiful Champion light fawn girl at the Futurity auction. Her excellent Snowmass lineage includes her sire, Snowmass Smokin, and her Dam, Snowmass Chocolate Diamonds, daughter of true black Snowmass Blue Diamond. We were drawn to her extremely fine, dense, uniform fiber as well as the quality of her lineage. Ella has just had a gorgeous black male cria sired by undefeated multiple-multiple Champion and Judge's Choice winner, Quixotic's Man of Steel... looking forward to watching this one grow! We are tentatively planning to re-breed Ella to our beautiful dark brown Zagato son, Zintars. ...
Quixotic's Man of Steel

Quixotic's Man of Steel

5/3/2021 
Snowmass Lunar Legacy XX

4 Juvie Fawn Banners!

Snowmass Lunar Legacy XX

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 7/23/20182 yrs
In "Luna's" first 5 shows in 2019 she bannered in 4 of them! Her fiber is fabulously soft, dense and highly uniform in it's very high frequency crimp style. She is the offspring of two of Snowmass's top lines, Snowmass Lunar Love (dam) and Snowmass Lover's Legacy XX (Sire). Luna is bred to Sunset Hills Zagato for a spring 2021 cria.... we are VERY excited!! For more information please give us a call!...
Sunset Hills Zagato

2019 Futurity Dark Herdsire of the Year

Sunset Hills Zagato

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Fawn
ARI# AOA# 32423105   DOB: 9/30/20128 yrs
Sunset Hills Zagato, 2019 Futurity Dark Huacaya Herdsire of the Year!!! 2019 Futurity Dark Mixed Get of Sire!! Sire of the 2019 Futurity Judges Choice Huacaya Male, Alpaca Palace Zagato's Zumba! Not to mention the countless other Champions that he has produced in every color... The Proof is in his production! Zagato is most definitely considered a high impact male. Closed to outside breeding, we are happy to offer a breeding to the 2020 AOA Herdsire Breeding Auction lineup in honor and support of our industry. He and his offspring so highly decorated it is hard to go wrong. Increase your chances of an elite cria and bring your best dam! Matched across many different lines, his producti...
5/17/2021
Majestic Meadows Crysanthemum

Dorian daughter producing Champions!

Majestic Meadows Crysanthemum

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 8/30/20146 yrs
Majestic Peruvian Crysanthemum is a phenotypically gorgeous light fawn DORIAN DAUGHTER. Dorian has been awarded 11 CHAMPIONSHIPS AND 3 JUDGES CHOICE AWARDS! Crysanthemum has excellent conformation on a solid and well grown frame with fleece that is super soft to the touch and shows excellent coverage. Crysanthemum has given us two beautiful daughters, both sired by Jeremiah's Peruvian Jumanji, and now a stunning light fawn son sired by Jumanji son, Majestic Peruvian Koolassal. Her first daughter, Cecelia, is a multiple Champion and 2X judges choice winner! Crysanthemum is now bred to our very own dark brown Jr. Herdsire, Zintars by Zagato for a spring 2021 cria! IF YOU ARE INTER...
Zintars by Zagato

Dark Brown Zagato Son!

Zintars by Zagato

HuacayaJr. Herdsire (Male)Dark Brown
ARI# AOA# 35231325   DOB: 7/25/20182 yrs
"Zinnie" is a beautiful example of what two spectacular alpacas can create! His Sire is Sunset Hills Zagato who was awarded Get Of Sire 1st place at the 2019 Futurity, and his dam is our K-Ran Dream's Little Kaylee, both multiple champions with multiple champion offspring! This little guys fleece is super-dense, soft and has beautiful architecture. At both the 2019 PAOBA Breeders Showcase & Buckeye Alpaca Show he placed 1st in very competitive classes of mixed brown juvenile males with Judge Jude Anderson, and went on to place 2nd at the MAPACA Jubilee and 2019 NEAOBA. He and his maternal brother, Independence, earned their Dam, K-Ran Dream's Little Kaylee, a 1st place in Produce of...
6/22/2021
Majestic Meadows Cecelia

2X Judges Choice Jumanji daughter!

Majestic Meadows Cecelia

HuacayaFemale (bred)Light Brown
AOA# DOB: 6/9/20174 yrs
Oh Cecelia! At just 8 months old she had her first COLOR CHAMPIONSHIP and JUDGES CHOICE Award, and by 22 months she had accumulated a total of 12 BANNERS including 2 Judges Choice awards, and a 1st place at the Futurity! She is a stunning girl from Majestic Meadow's excellent breeding program. She carries long, crimpy, bright fleece that is uniform all over her, and has beautiful architecture from skin to tip. Not surprising, as she is sired by 2016 and 2017 Dark Herdsire of the Year and 2016 and 2017 Get of Sire Dark Herdsire winning Jeremiah's Peruvian Jumanji, AND her Grand-sire is Beethoven's Dorian, 11 time Champion and 3 time Judges Choice winner! Cecelia has had her fi...
CCNF Tristan

2x Judges Choice Elixir Son

CCNF Tristan

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Beige
ARI# AOA# 35370239   DOB: 9/16/20164 yrs
This Elixir son is the total package! Two-time Judge’s Choice in both halter and fleece. He is a 16X champion including Nationals and Futurity. Tristan is stunning from his head to his toes. He has a strong robust frame with exceptional fleece coverage. His skirted blanket from 2018 weighed in at 5.8lbs!! His fleece has incredible density, long staple length, high frequency, and high amplitude. His pedigree is full of color so he would be perfect for a light or dark breeding program. He is just starting his breeding career so get a breeding now and own one of the first cria of this stellar male!!! 2018 Fiber stats: AFD 17.8 SD 3.4 CV 18.9 >30 0.4 2019 Fiber Stats: AFD 18.7 SD 4.5 CV 23....
7/12/2021
K-Ran Dream's Little Kaylee

9 Banners / Champion offspring

K-Ran Dream's Little Kaylee

HuacayaFemale (bred)Light Brown
AOA# DOB: 8/6/200812 yrs
We are very proud to own 1/2 interest in this female with Randy and Karen Strong at K-Ran Alpacas. We were sold on her after watching her take Championship after Championship.....we just couldn't resist! Her extremely bright brown fleece is amazingly soft and dense, with super high amplitude crimp from skin to tip and head to toe! The uniformity on this female is truly amazing. 19.1 AFD is good, but combine that with a CV of 18.2 and .9 >30 and you have a truly evolved fleece. Her list of awards in the show ring is immense. From 2009 to 2010 Kaylee was awarded 17 Blue Ribbons, 6 Color Championships, and 3 Reserve Color Championships Kaylee's sire is 12X Get of Sire winner, Simba of A...
XXXTREME XCLIPSE

Fantastic!!!

XXXTREME XCLIPSE

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Light Fawn
ARI# AOA# 32158892   DOB: 4/19/201110 yrs
XXXtreme Xclipse has received 4 Judge's choices and 8 color championships including 2013 Futurity. Xclipse spent the summer, a couple years ago, in Oregon at Amanda VandenBosch's farm, Flying Dutchman Alpacas. Amanda loves this male and bought 12 breedings for her own herd. He is one of a kind. Norm Evans did a skin biopsy on Xclipse in April 2013. His true density is 89.5 follicles SQ MM of skin. One hundred secondary fibers averaged 17.1 microns while 50 primary fibers averaged only 22.8 microns. This equates to a mincron variation of only 5.7 microns. His density, gland presence, fineness of both secondary and primary fibers as along with narrow spread place Xclipse in the top 1% o...
7/28/2021