— The Openherd Team

Menagerie Hill Ranch

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Deb Galway & Kirk Howard
4071 Norman CourtVacaville, CA 95688
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DamService SireArrivalStatusNotes
Amego's Silver Seranade of MHAR

Bred to Neversummer's US Steel!

Amego's Silver Seranade of MHAR

HuacayaFemale (bred)Light Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 3/27/20155 yrs
Neversummer's US Steel

3 Time Herdsire of the Year!

Neversummer's US Steel

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 31720076   DOB: 6/12/200911 yrs
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 uniformity and retained fineness brought him to the very top of his extremely competitive classes in the ring. The judges consistently commented on his extreme fineness and soft handle and now his hi...
11/14/2019
MHAR's Rhiannon by Silver Samovar

Bred to Multi Camp RR Gun's Kit Carson!

MHAR's Rhiannon by Silver Samovar

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 5/20/20164 yrs
Granite Bay Royal Steel

Stunning US Steel son...made in America!

Granite Bay Royal Steel

HuacayaMaleMedium 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...
12/19/2019
Legend's Calypso of MHAR

Bred to MHAR Blizzard by Justice!

Legend's Calypso of MHAR

HuacayaFemaleDark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 11/14/20154 yrs
Calypso's fleece is a bright peachy color with nice crimp and handle! Unfortunately, she was sold (as a cria) as part of a purchase package that defaulted (and eventually came back to us) and so wasn't shown. But she has a nice square frame with excellent bite and conformation! Her parents have nice fleece stats... Dad is out of the Snowmass gray/black line and has shown retained fineness with nice uniformity. Mom also has shown nice retained fineness. So we think her fleece will follow suit as she ages. We bred her to 17 X Campion RR Guns' Kit Carson for her 2018 cria. Both of her parents have black in their background and her sire has lots of gray. So we hoped that, bred to Kit,...
MHAR Blizzard by Justice

Judges Choice - Exquisite Handle!

MHAR Blizzard by Justice

HuacayaMaleWhite
ARI# AOA# 32742312   DOB: 6/2/20137 yrs
At birth, we knew he was something special. It was birthing season and there were a lot of cria on the ground... When we saw him our first reaction was ... oh no... because we were breeding for dark colors and Blizzard is obviously white as in WHITE not off white or cream (much less beige) but amazing bright WHITE! None of our whites have ever been this brite WHITE! Even our white herdsire (Ike) or irridescent boy (Persey is more creamy) haven't been this White! Our 4-H kids named him Blizzard and that was an apt name... his fleece had a very fluffy "all over the place" quality to it. But at the same time it was very dense, fine and (most notable) uniform (see first year histogram). I...
1/29/2020
LV Bacardi by Sentinel

Gorgeous True Black Fleece!

LV Bacardi by Sentinel

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 11/6/20154 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...
Neversummer's US Steel

3 Time Herdsire of the Year!

Neversummer's US Steel

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 31720076   DOB: 6/12/200911 yrs
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 uniformity and retained fineness brought him to the very top of his extremely competitive classes in the ring. The judges consistently commented on his extreme fineness and soft handle and now his hi...
1/29/2020
RR Greta Garbo

RR Guns' Kit Carson Grand Daughter!

RR Greta Garbo

HuacayaFemale (bred)Beige
AOA# DOB: 9/14/20154 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

2013 AOBA National Champion Fleece!

BMF Taos' Zeppelin

HuacayaMaleBay Black
ARI# AOA# 20005252   DOB: 6/5/200812 yrs
Congratulations to Anne and Richard Phillips of Prairie Moon Alpacas here in Colorado, on their partnership in Zeppelin. They will host Zeppelin during the prime Colorado breeding season! 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. ...
4/2/2020
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: 1/7/20182 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! ...
R Creek's Legendary Eclipse

R Creek's Legendary Eclipse

HuacayaMaleTrue Black
ARI# AOA# 35201601   DOB: 10/11/20154 yrs
A true black male with the fleece characteristics of a light animal! He is growing into an outstanding young male. Eclipse has started his breeding season this spring 2018! We are absolutely excited about this male and the future offspring. Check out his skin biopsy! Co-Owned with Gina Glasscock of Legendary Alpacas in the great state of Texas!...
5/7/2020
Via Espresso's Jubilee

Bred to RR Guns' Kit Carson!

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

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
News flash! After spending last summer here, Kit will be returning to his summer home later this spring. We're once again offering a special on his breeding fee, good only if used before he leaves. Grab it while you can:) This year saw 2018 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 are two tux silver greys and a true black, all very fine, bright, dense and crimpy with amazing staple length. We've nicknamed one of them "Studmuffin" for his early interest in the girls and his well endowe...
6/21/2020
MHAR Cleopatra

Bred to RR Gun's Kit Carson!

MHAR Cleopatra

HuacayaFemale (bred)Dark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 5/10/201010 yrs
Cleo is hands down one of the most stiking cria born at our ranch! She has a gorgeous head and well proportioned body. And her fiber is a yummy bright cinnamon color, very dense and crimpy with good fineness and uniformity. We have tried showing her but she becomes so stressed that the judges can't get a good look at her. Too bad, because her pedigree is stellar! With Snowmass Royal Promise and Miss Mayflower as parents, we'll happily put her to work in our foundation herd. Her 2012 EPDs are very good: AFD -1.01, SD-0.007,.SF -0.94,%>30 -3.869. She offers the ability to produce cria with excellent fineness, density, uniformity and staple length resulting in heavy fleece weight. For he...
RR Gun's Kit Carson

17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
News flash! After spending last summer here, Kit will be returning to his summer home later this spring. We're once again offering a special on his breeding fee, good only if used before he leaves. Grab it while you can:) This year saw 2018 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 are two tux silver greys and a true black, all very fine, bright, dense and crimpy with amazing staple length. We've nicknamed one of them "Studmuffin" for his early interest in the girls and his well endowe...
8/16/2020
Estates Shaniko

Patagonia's Lennox Daughter!

Estates Shaniko

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 4/21/20164 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

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
News flash! After spending last summer here, Kit will be returning to his summer home later this spring. We're once again offering a special on his breeding fee, good only if used before he leaves. Grab it while you can:) This year saw 2018 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 are two tux silver greys and a true black, all very fine, bright, dense and crimpy with amazing staple length. We've nicknamed one of them "Studmuffin" for his early interest in the girls and his well endowe...
8/20/2020
LH Queen Nefertiti of MHAR

Beautiful Spot Free Fleece!

LH Queen Nefertiti of MHAR

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 5/27/20173 yrs
Granite Bay Royal Steel

Stunning US Steel son...made in America!

Granite Bay Royal Steel

HuacayaMaleMedium 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...
9/19/2020
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...
RR Gun's Kit Carson

17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
News flash! After spending last summer here, Kit will be returning to his summer home later this spring. We're once again offering a special on his breeding fee, good only if used before he leaves. Grab it while you can:) This year saw 2018 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 are two tux silver greys and a true black, all very fine, bright, dense and crimpy with amazing staple length. We've nicknamed one of them "Studmuffin" for his early interest in the girls and his well endowe...
9/23/2020
Pandora of Argonaut

Fabulous Rose Gray Fleece!

Pandora of Argonaut

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Rose Grey
AOA# DOB: 5/21/20128 yrs
When Pandora's owners decided to retire, a friend suggested we take a look at her. With a mulit-champ sire and a quality producing dam, her lovely light rose grey would be an asset to our grey breeding program. We were in the area so decided to stop by. And we're so glad we did! Pandora was an older maiden, so our first priority on getting her home was to get her bred. We chose one of our silver grey boys, Duke (AKA Legend Hazit) for his fleece density, character and long staple length. And boy did they come through. Check out the photo of their boy at just 4 days old - there's plenty of substance to this boy and what pretty fleece! For her second cria, choosing RR Guns' Kit Carson w...
Granite Bay Royal Steel

Stunning US Steel son...made in America!

Granite Bay Royal Steel

HuacayaMaleMedium 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...
9/26/2020
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

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
News flash! After spending last summer here, Kit will be returning to his summer home later this spring. We're once again offering a special on his breeding fee, good only if used before he leaves. Grab it while you can:) This year saw 2018 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 are two tux silver greys and a true black, all very fine, bright, dense and crimpy with amazing staple length. We've nicknamed one of them "Studmuffin" for his early interest in the girls and his well endowe...
10/7/2020
MHAR's Carlotta Rose

Bred to RR Gun's Kit Carson!

MHAR's Carlotta Rose

HuacayaFemale (bred)Dark Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 2/5/20137 yrs
Her first cria is out of Silver Samovar - check out the picture on his birthday! This boy weighed a strapping 18.3 lbs and has extremely dense, dark silver gray fleece. He's so dense it took several hours to get him dry:) Very pretty fleece!!!...
RR Gun's Kit Carson

17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
News flash! After spending last summer here, Kit will be returning to his summer home later this spring. We're once again offering a special on his breeding fee, good only if used before he leaves. Grab it while you can:) This year saw 2018 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 are two tux silver greys and a true black, all very fine, bright, dense and crimpy with amazing staple length. We've nicknamed one of them "Studmuffin" for his early interest in the girls and his well endowe...
10/21/2020
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
RR Gun's Kit Carson

17 X Champ! 10 Multi-Champ Cria!

RR Gun's Kit Carson

HuacayaMaleMedium Silver Grey
ARI# AOA# 30669109   DOB: 7/8/200911 yrs
News flash! After spending last summer here, Kit will be returning to his summer home later this spring. We're once again offering a special on his breeding fee, good only if used before he leaves. Grab it while you can:) This year saw 2018 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 are two tux silver greys and a true black, all very fine, bright, dense and crimpy with amazing staple length. We've nicknamed one of them "Studmuffin" for his early interest in the girls and his well endowe...
10/24/2020
Argonaut's Elektra By Sentinel

Silver Rose Sentinel Daughter

Argonaut's Elektra By Sentinel

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 5/28/20119 yrs
What a great way to start or enhance your herd. This girls grand daddies are Snowbelt Hot Scot (MB)(BB) and Conan the Great (TB). Throw in her true black mother and dark rose gray dad and the possibilities are great for this foundation female. Elektra's first cria by our MSG herdsire LV Silver Samovar by Vantaggio is so feisty, we named him Black Thunder for the way he charged around the pasture and bothered the other moms! He has his sire's trademark fine, bright and uniform fleece, with great crimp style and staple length. Look for him at the 2018 CA Classic! We've rebred Elektra to our amazing Multi Champ herdsire RR Guns Kit Carson for a fall 2018 cria. We cant wait to see what th...
Granite Bay Royal Steel

Stunning US Steel son...made in America!

Granite Bay Royal Steel

HuacayaMaleMedium 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...
10/27/2020
Raphel of KPR

Full Sister to Legends Challenger!

Raphel of KPR

HuacayaFemaleMedium Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 5/26/200614 yrs
Granite Bay Royal Steel

Stunning US Steel son...made in America!

Granite Bay Royal Steel

HuacayaMaleMedium 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...
11/15/2020