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Deb Galway & Kirk Howard
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MHAR's Serenity Carson (Sunny)

Beautiful Kit Carson Daughter!

MHAR's Serenity Carson (Sunny)

HuacayaFemaleMedium Rose Grey
AOA# DOB: 5/23/20191 yr
Sunny (Serenity) got her name for the way she had of serenely showing up near me whenever I was in the pen to watch me and plop down nearby to sunbathe. She's a beautiful girl with wonderful presence, great conformation, and lovely rose grey fleece. We're enjoying watching her grow....
AutumnSun's Black Maelstrom

Not for sale

AutumnSun's Black Maelstrom

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)True Black
ARI# AOA# 35044017   DOB: 10/6/20146 yrs
RC '16 AOA Fleece, CC '17 AOA Halter
Maelstrom breedings are again closed to outside breedings EXCEPT for a limited opportunity stud visit at Granite Bay Alpacas..... Yes, you heard it correctly. Maelstrom is in CA for just a few months to breed for the West Coast farms (or those who transport there). Over 10 of the only 20 available breedings have been sold already!! If you are interested, contact Michelle Ing directly to make arrangements for your dam's breeding visit, because when it is time for him to come home, he is closed again to outside breedings!
Maelstrom has a lineage filled with champion banners, exceptional lineage, and black genetics. His dam i...
LV Bacardi by Sentinel

Gorgeous True Black Fleece!

LV Bacardi by Sentinel

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 11/6/20155 yrs
Bacardi was a surprise to us... literally! We'd sent our girl up for breeding to Silver Rose Sentinel twice with no success, sigh. But then, Lin offered a weanling female to make things simpler all around! What a gift!!! She's a lovely true black girl with soft, crimpy, dense fleece. So we took her to the gold Country Gathering where earned a 2nd in walking fleece and a 3rd in halter. Not bad for a gift! We planned to show her again in the spring, but life had other plans. Soon after the GCG show, we had the opportunity to purchase a share of the amazing herdsire RR Gun's Kit Carson. We just couldn't resist the opportunity to breed Bacardi to Kit. Yes it would have been nice to show he...
BMF Taos Zepplin

COLOR PRODUCER! Retained Fineness!

BMF Taos Zepplin

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Bay Black
ARI# AOA# 20005252   DOB: 6/5/200812 yrs
Derwydd Alpacas proudly co-owns this fantastic male with Delphi Alpacas and Prairie Moon Alpacas. Zeppelin is “STAYIN in California!” He'll be standing stud at Derwydd Alpacas from November through April so reserve your breedings now! I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be able to have Zep breeding at Derwydd. Its going to be a busy fall 2017 here at Derwydd, so if you plan on a fall breeding with Zep, reserve early, as we will only be doing a set number of breedings to him, then he gets to rest till Feb when he starts again. He will be leaving end of April 2018. Zep has been mainly used in a dark breeding program. We are very interested to see what he can do over White/Ligh...
1/25/2021
RR Greta Garbo

RR Guns' Kit Carson Grand Daughter!

RR Greta Garbo

HuacayaFemale (bred)Beige
AOA# DOB: 9/14/20155 yrs
Greta Garbo has gorgeous beige (platinum blond) fleece, as her name implies! However, like her ancestors Peruvian Bueno and Peruvian Angelique, who begat the tux grey Snowmass Peruvian Casanova (responsible for some of the best grey lines in the US), she has been diluted. In the hope of bringing out the grey in her background we've bred her to RR Legato Grigio (twice now). The first breeding gave us a pretty rose gray girl that died in birthing due to being delivered after the placenta. Lousy luck! We have high hopes for her second breeding to LG as he's been hitting it out of the park with his cria. More soon! ...
BMF Taos' Zeppelin - sold

2013 AOBA National Champion Fleece!

BMF Taos' Zeppelin - sold

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Bay Black
ARI# AOA# 20005252   DOB: 6/5/200812 yrs
Congratulations to Derwydd Alpacas for honoring Zeppelin with a place on their esteemed herd sire row. Zeppelin is no longer available for outside breedings at Delphi Alpacas. **Zeppelin is the 2013 AOBA National Black Male Fleece COLOR CHAMPION** This with his 4th fleece - the judges do enjoy rewarding older fleeces that retain superb qualities. Congratulations to Snowmass Alpacas on their purchased of one black Zeppelin daughter, plus 3 of our black females bred to Zeppelin; as well as another female bred to him from a client's farm. We'll be watching for his genetics under the Snowmass name. Zeppelin's first baby to ever show, fawn Zeppelin's Rainsong, purchased by The Alpaca ...
3/31/2021
Epic Alpacas Carbon-Lux

Shiny Jet Black Enlightenment Daughter!

Epic Alpacas Carbon-Lux

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 9/15/20164 yrs
Carbon-Lux is a black breeders dream girl - true black with no light fibers. She's very bright and soft, and a nicely put together female. In October 2019, Carbon birthed an excellent male with all her great fiber qualities, plus the density coming in from the sire....
Granite Bay Royal Steel

Stunning US Steel son...made in America!

Granite Bay Royal Steel

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 32305814   DOB: 5/15/20146 yrs
From the time he was born we knew he was a star. My husband came back from work and asked if there were any babies born. I told him we had a silver boy and he was up at the barn. When he came back down to the house his remarks were, "there is absolutely nothing wrong with this boy!" And that is the way it has been from day one. Royal as we call him is a beautiful clear blue medium silver boy with a stunning head, perfect bite, heavy bone substance and massive coverage from his head all the way to between his toes. When his lower leg fleece is wet it drags on the ground. Your hands practically melt when you grab his fleece. He has a soft silky clear blue fleece with an amazing hand an...
5/20/2021
MHAR Ebonni Carson

Color Champ-Beautiful True Black Fleece!

MHAR Ebonni Carson

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 10/9/20182 yrs
These pix do not do this girl justice, black is SO hard to photograph!. She has beautiful bright crimpy true black fleece that had Judge Wini Lebrecque carefully fondling her blanket in the 2019 Gold Country Gathering Walking Fleece competition. Her first comment was "she's a fleece monster isn't she?" WOW!!! What great praise from such a revered judge! As she worked through her fleece, she noted the very bright the fleece, with nice soft hand, good uniformity and density, and low guard hair. And she really liked the staple architecture....
Granite Bay Royal Steel

Stunning US Steel son...made in America!

Granite Bay Royal Steel

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 32305814   DOB: 5/15/20146 yrs
From the time he was born we knew he was a star. My husband came back from work and asked if there were any babies born. I told him we had a silver boy and he was up at the barn. When he came back down to the house his remarks were, "there is absolutely nothing wrong with this boy!" And that is the way it has been from day one. Royal as we call him is a beautiful clear blue medium silver boy with a stunning head, perfect bite, heavy bone substance and massive coverage from his head all the way to between his toes. When his lower leg fleece is wet it drags on the ground. Your hands practically melt when you grab his fleece. He has a soft silky clear blue fleece with an amazing hand an...
5/22/2021
MHAR Juhlia Talvi by Kit Carson

Gorgeous Grey/Roan Kit Carson Daughter

MHAR Juhlia Talvi by Kit Carson

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Rose Grey
AOA# DOB: 1/7/20183 yrs
At birth, we thought Juhlia might be rose gray. But as she grew more and more silver fibers appeared so that now her fleece is like a water color with the color ranging from silver gray to rose gray as you look across her body. Check out the picture of her neck as she's being sheared. Like her half siblings, she sports abundant crimpy, soft fleece that you want to touch over and over. And check out the fleece coverage that extends across her nose! Look for Juhlia and the others in the fall shows! We named her Juhlia Talvi (celebrate winter in Finish) because her fleece color seems to be an evolving celebration of color! ...
LV Silver Samovar by Vantaggio

Reserve Champion! A "Fantastic Male!"

LV Silver Samovar by Vantaggio

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 32688665   DOB: 6/3/20137 yrs
Judge Sharon Loner called Sammo a "FANTASTIC MALE" at the 2015 California Classic! In the championship round she found he was finer fleeced than the juvenile male of the class! Sammo's 2014 fleece took a 2nd place at the 2015 Great Western Alpaca Show where Judge Wini Labrecque noted an exceptionally fine fleece exhibiting good brightness and hand. And Sammo scored very high in his Walking Fleece class at the 2015 West Coast Alpaca Show, taking First Place. Judge Wini Lebrecque commented that he was very fine, dense and uniform with a low amount of guard hair mainly on the britch/belly. She was so taken with Sammo that, in the awards ceremony, she commented that she thought he might ha...
5/27/2021
Via Espresso's Jubilee

Via Espresso's Jubilee

HuacayaFemale (bred)Dark Rose Grey
AOA# DOB: 5/21/200614 yrs
Jubilee has beautiful dark rose grey fleece. At six years, her 24 micron fleece is very uniform and quite fine for a grey. Her 2012 EPDs confirm what we already know. She produces cria with very dense, fine, crimpy, uniform fleece! 2012 EPDs: AFD -0.993, SD -0.435, %>30-5.387. Jubilee is an excellent mother who gives birth easily and has plenty of milk for her cria. In fact she has been known to nurse more than one cria at the same time after the second cria's mother died. Jubilee came to us bred to Ruidoso. After waiting weeks past the due date, her cria was born during National Alpaca Farm Days to an audience of farm visitors. It was an amazing experience so we named the girl Jewel ...
RR Gun's Kit Carson

17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
Happy New Year! In celebration, we're offering a special on his breeding fee, good thru his departure to his summer home. Grab yours while you can:) 2020 was a pretty tough year where we weren't able to show new juvies. Too bad too because we've got some really nice Kit Carson cria on the ground. Check out the fleece on Leo Carson (2020 Cria) at 6 months. The photo doesn't do it justice as it rivals dad's for brightness and character! 2019 saw daughter Ebonni Carson win CC in walking fleece (TB) at the Gold Country Gathering under Wini Labrecque! We're so in love with all his cria, but this one is truly special:) It's early 2019 and his batch of fall cria are growing like weeds! There ...
10/27/2021
Sebastian's Graceful Lady of MHAR

Lovely Presence!

Sebastian's Graceful Lady of MHAR

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 6/13/20164 yrs
LV Silver Samovar by Vantaggio

Reserve Champion! A "Fantastic Male!"

LV Silver Samovar by Vantaggio

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 32688665   DOB: 6/3/20137 yrs
Judge Sharon Loner called Sammo a "FANTASTIC MALE" at the 2015 California Classic! In the championship round she found he was finer fleeced than the juvenile male of the class! Sammo's 2014 fleece took a 2nd place at the 2015 Great Western Alpaca Show where Judge Wini Labrecque noted an exceptionally fine fleece exhibiting good brightness and hand. And Sammo scored very high in his Walking Fleece class at the 2015 West Coast Alpaca Show, taking First Place. Judge Wini Lebrecque commented that he was very fine, dense and uniform with a low amount of guard hair mainly on the britch/belly. She was so taken with Sammo that, in the awards ceremony, she commented that she thought he might ha...
10/30/2021
MHAR's Mocha Mist by Legend

Bred to RR Gun's Kit Carson!

MHAR's Mocha Mist by Legend

HuacayaFemale (bred)Dark Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 5/14/20155 yrs
RR Gun's Kit Carson

17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
Happy New Year! In celebration, we're offering a special on his breeding fee, good thru his departure to his summer home. Grab yours while you can:) 2020 was a pretty tough year where we weren't able to show new juvies. Too bad too because we've got some really nice Kit Carson cria on the ground. Check out the fleece on Leo Carson (2020 Cria) at 6 months. The photo doesn't do it justice as it rivals dad's for brightness and character! 2019 saw daughter Ebonni Carson win CC in walking fleece (TB) at the Gold Country Gathering under Wini Labrecque! We're so in love with all his cria, but this one is truly special:) It's early 2019 and his batch of fall cria are growing like weeds! There ...
10/31/2021
Delphi's Risa

Multichamp Sire - Gorgeous Fleece!

Delphi's Risa

HuacayaFemale (bred)Bay Black
AOA# DOB: 6/25/20164 yrs
Shown twice this Spring, Risa was awarded a 6th place ribbon at the 2017 Nationals - the competition was extreme, as was her behavior, lol. Then, 7 weeks later, Peter Kennedy, (renowned breeder of blacks himself), awarded her the Blue in another tough class of 7 at GWAS, which included several of the girls that had placed above her at Nationals. We think her additional fleece growth, plus some additional halter training, (she is very sweet and smart) allowed her to show her true colors. Peter Loved her fleece, and you can see why. ;^) Risa went on to win 1st Place in a very competitive Juvie class of 7 and Reserve Champion Black Female, earning 78 points at the 2017 AOA National Fleec...
Neversummer's US Steel

3 Time Herdsire of the Year!

Neversummer's US Steel

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 31720076   DOB: 6/12/200911 yrs
March 1, 2021 Neversummer's US Steel is for sale and is now available. We have kept back several of his offspring and it's now time for him to focus on another herd. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY! Gold Country Gathering 2019 Silver Spice, a Neversummer's US Steel daughter wins both Judge's Choice and Spirit of the Industry Award! Neversummer’s US Steel! 2018, 2017 and 2016 Herdsire of the Year! As of January 2018 Neversummer's US Steel will be permanently residing full time at Starshire Ranch! Love, love, love this guy, his stats, his offspring... Love everything about him! Steel is so very fine! He has also inherited his sire's trademark silky handle. As he matured, Steel's uniform...
11/29/2021 Retain
Estates Shaniko

Patagonia's Lennox Daughter!

Estates Shaniko

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 4/21/20165 yrs
Shaniko has a fantastic staple length, rich true black color and bold crimp style with fantastic grey genetics! This girl is a daughter of the legendary Patagonia’s Lennox, who has countless ribbons, and is a 3-time Get of Sire blue ribbon winner! Not to mention, he’s the sire of Ernesto, an 8-time champion and Judge’s Choice winner! On her dam’s side, Shaniko is the granddaughter of NeverSummer’s US Steel, an Aussie .38 Special son who has won numerous championships and had numerous ribbon winning offspring. Shaniko will make a great addition to any grey breeding program. Shaniko's first cria was stillborn due to a birth defect. We've since rebred her to an amazing silver grey stud, Esta...
RR Gun's Kit Carson

17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
Happy New Year! In celebration, we're offering a special on his breeding fee, good thru his departure to his summer home. Grab yours while you can:) 2020 was a pretty tough year where we weren't able to show new juvies. Too bad too because we've got some really nice Kit Carson cria on the ground. Check out the fleece on Leo Carson (2020 Cria) at 6 months. The photo doesn't do it justice as it rivals dad's for brightness and character! 2019 saw daughter Ebonni Carson win CC in walking fleece (TB) at the Gold Country Gathering under Wini Labrecque! We're so in love with all his cria, but this one is truly special:) It's early 2019 and his batch of fall cria are growing like weeds! There ...
12/24/2021
MHAR's Harmony Steel

Amazing Early Architecture and Density!

MHAR's Harmony Steel

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 9/19/20191 yr
Harmony was born small but mighty, with serious potential as a show girl. We love her presence in the pasture! Her fleece is very fine, bright and soft with excellent early density and bundling and a nice staple length. We're thinking fleece monster in the making! We had planned to show her this spring, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, the shows were all cancelled, and we're so disappointed. But we're hoping we'll get the chance this fall....
AutumnSun's Black Maelstrom

Not for sale

AutumnSun's Black Maelstrom

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)True Black
ARI# AOA# 35044017   DOB: 10/6/20146 yrs
RC '16 AOA Fleece, CC '17 AOA Halter
Maelstrom breedings are again closed to outside breedings EXCEPT for a limited opportunity stud visit at Granite Bay Alpacas..... Yes, you heard it correctly. Maelstrom is in CA for just a few months to breed for the West Coast farms (or those who transport there). Over 10 of the only 20 available breedings have been sold already!! If you are interested, contact Michelle Ing directly to make arrangements for your dam's breeding visit, because when it is time for him to come home, he is closed again to outside breedings!
Maelstrom has a lineage filled with champion banners, exceptional lineage, and black genetics. His dam i...
12/24/2021
MHAR's Rhiannon by Silver Samovar

Bred to Camp Granite Bay Royal Steel!

MHAR's Rhiannon by Silver Samovar

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 5/20/20164 yrs
RR Gun's Kit Carson

17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
Happy New Year! In celebration, we're offering a special on his breeding fee, good thru his departure to his summer home. Grab yours while you can:) 2020 was a pretty tough year where we weren't able to show new juvies. Too bad too because we've got some really nice Kit Carson cria on the ground. Check out the fleece on Leo Carson (2020 Cria) at 6 months. The photo doesn't do it justice as it rivals dad's for brightness and character! 2019 saw daughter Ebonni Carson win CC in walking fleece (TB) at the Gold Country Gathering under Wini Labrecque! We're so in love with all his cria, but this one is truly special:) It's early 2019 and his batch of fall cria are growing like weeds! There ...
12/27/2021