— The Openherd Team

Foggy Bottom Farms

Criating Champions

Sara, Barb and Mark Bender
3499 305th Ave NWIsanti, MN 55040
651-503-1350 (Sara Bender)
651-503-1298 (Mark Bender), 763-458-3118 (Barb Bender)

Breeding Chart

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DamService SireArrivalStatusNotes
ELK Over the Rainbow

Bred to Snowmass Midnight Victor

ELK Over the Rainbow

HuacayaFemaleDark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 7/2/200911 yrs
Rainbow is not for sale. She's only available for scheduled visits! If you don't know Rainbow, you'll understand when you meet her! Rainbow is now owned by Midwest Alpaca Ventures, bred to Snowmass Midnight Victor for a summer 2021 cria. Rainbow continues to live at Foggy Bottom where she runs the manages the barn and daily operations! Come visit Rainbow when you can. She's a delight, as you will experience. And when you're here don't forget to take one of her business cards home with you....
Snowmass Midnight Victor

Stunning Male!

Snowmass Midnight Victor

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Bay Black
ARI# AOA# 35442790   DOB: 7/29/20164 yrs
Snowmass Midnight Victor is the bay black beauty sired by Snowmass Enchanted and Snowmass Kahuna's Crimson. His fleece has a buttery soft hand with extreme staple length and fineness. His coverage will take your breath away. His lineage is stacked with powerhouse names like Snowmass Quechua, Snowmass Conopa, Snowmass Nova, Snowmass Matrix and Snowmass Matrix Majesty - you can't go wrong! If you are breeding for color, this is the male for you. His first cria is here is he is gorgeous! Broad chest, stunning fleece with a tight, high frequency crimp, fineness, consistency, and density! He is stately and one that we will be watching closely as he matures. Contact us today for m...
TWF Peruvian Carmen

Bred to Snowmass Magic Smoke

TWF Peruvian Carmen

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 9/22/20137 yrs
Carmen is a beautiful, medium fawn proven female, currently been bred to Snowmass Magic Smoke, a son of Snowmass Loroa Piana. Carmen's last cria, delivered in 2020, was a stunning, bright white female, sired by Loro Piana. She boasts extreme density, unbelievable fleece coverage at such a young age and fineness that will take your breath away! Because we absolutely loved her female cria sired by Loro, it seemed only common sense to breed Carmen to Magic Smoke for another stunning cria! We have no doubt that Carmen can do it again! Carmen is owned by Midwest Alpaca Ventures and resides at Foggy Bottom Alpacas ...
Snowmass Magic Smoke

Snowmass Loro Piana Son

Snowmass Magic Smoke

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Beige
ARI# AOA# 35422068   DOB: 9/19/20164 yrs
Snowmass Magic Smoke is the gorgeous male sired by the one and only, Snowmass Loro Piana - the first alpaca in the Snowmass program to produce a finer fleece than the vicuna. Snowmass's description of Loro Piana: "The longtime goal of producing a high curvature fleece with fineness, brightness and staple length has been realized in this remarkable stud. He is quite literally the embodiment of everything we desire in white huacaya and is celebrated among our highest achievements in breeding for Ultra Royal Alpaca." Now is your chance to add these superior genetics to your breeding program - ultra fine, density, coverage, staple length... I don't need to say anymore. His lineage should s...
Matrix Trinity of FBF

Bred to Snowmass Apotheosis

Matrix Trinity of FBF

HuacayaFemale (bred)White
AOA# DOB: 7/14/20119 yrs
Matrix Trinity of FBF is the gorgeous daughter of Snowmass Matrix and Brookhollow's Delilah. With Snowmass Quechua and Peruvian Hemingway on her paternal side and Snowmass Nova on her maternal side, this female has all the right genetics behind her! Trinity has produced three beautiful female crias, all sired by Snowmass Apotheosis and all exhibiting an unbelievable degree of fineness and fleece coverage. The Trinity / Apotheosis breedings keep hitting home runs with the offspring. So we are repeating it one more time and bred her to Snowmass Apotheosis for a spring 2021 cria. Trinity is owned by Midwest Alpaca Ventures and resides at Foggy Bottom Alpacas...
Snowmass Apotheosis

8-time Champion and Get of Sire Winner

Snowmass Apotheosis

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Dark Brown
ARI# AOA# 32124484   DOB: 9/29/201010 yrs
Snowmass Apotheosis is the gorgeous 8-time Champion and Get of Sire winning son of Snowmass Matrix Majesty - the 2013 and 2014 Dark Herdsire of the Year. He is a beautiful dark brown male with perfect conformation and extremely fine fleece that carries density, uniformity, brightness and amazing coverage. As the grandson of Snowmass Matrix and Snowmass Legacy Gold, his lineage is stacked with names like Snowmass Quechua, Snowmass Accoyocusani, 4Peruvian Legacy, 5Peruvian Chaccu and PPPeruvian Augusto, and it shows. Snowmass Apotheosis has had several crops of crias born here at Foggy Bottom, and to say that he has been impactful in our breeding program, would be a gross understateme...
FBF Maid of Honor

Bred to FBF Kahuna's Optimus

FBF Maid of Honor

HuacayaFemale (bred)White
AOA# DOB: 6/21/20173 yrs
FBF Maid of Honor is the beautiful white female sired by Snowmass Paso Robles. Her dam is Snowmass Wedding Grace, a gorgeous daughter of Snowmass Best Man. Maid of Honor's lineage is stacked with powerhouse genetics. Her fleece is spectacular. It's bright, fine and consistent from head to toe. Her coverage is what we are all looking for, and she has a personality to boot! She is currently bred to Kahuna's Optimus, the multi champion male and Judge's Choice winning son of Snowmass Kahuna Sunrise. His fleece is like butter. With a high frequency crimp style, full coverage, big bone and pleasing phenotype, he passed on these characteristics to Optimus. His fleece is extremely fine ...
FBF Kahuna's Optimus

Absolutely Gorgeous!

FBF Kahuna's Optimus

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Brown
ARI# AOA# 35420583   DOB: 7/12/20164 yrs
FBF Kahuna's Optimus is a male that you would say comes along once in a generation. He is GORGEOUS! From the moment he was born, we knew he was something special. His fleece coverage would take your breath away. He is growing up to be a very nice male with exceptional fleece traits...and it shows in the show ring. Optimus just took his fouth banner and Judges Choice in walking fleece under Wade Gease! His fleece is extremely fine, with good density, coverage and consistency. He has been dubbed "Mr.Hollywood" becuase of his picture-perfect phenotype. He is holding his fineness at 15.2 micron at 3 years old with 0.03% fibers greater than 30 micron! This boy is something special! ...