— The Openherd Team

Alpacas de La Mancha

"...criating coats of many colors..."

Coral & John Dillon
17347 County Road 94Calhan, CO 80808
719-347-3285 (ranch)
970-948-2049 (Coral), 970-987-9807 (John)
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Carmen de La Mancha

mother of 4x color champion

Carmen de La Mancha

HuacayaFemaleDark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 9/9/200712 yrs
In the fall of 2007, we were under contract to purchase our first pregnant female from Falkor Ranch. Before the ink was dry, Carmen was born. Our very first cria was a little girl! She is still our little love. Although her dam was a big girl, Carmen has always been dainty and feminine. In 2010, we watched our first cria deliver her first cria, a little girl! That little girl went on to be a 7 x blue ribbon winner and a 4 x color champion. Meanwhile, Carmen's fleece continues to be excellent for her age. She scores well in fleece shows and spin-offs. Her yarn is lovely. She is a super star among our foundation females. Wow! It doesn't seem possible that Carmen is now 10 years...
Peruvian Giacomo

son of MFI Brock

Peruvian Giacomo

HuacayaMaleLight Fawn
ARI# AOA# 1336764   DOB: 7/11/200514 yrs
I don't think we could be more proud of Giacomo than we are right now! He placed 4th in the GWAS 2014 Fleece Show at 8 yrs old, competing in the adult class with a number of Light Fawn boys and girls 3 & 4 years his junior. Fleece judge Cheryl Gehley said that his fineness & handle were "incredible" for his age. Not only that but his yarn (without blending any other fiber) is a favorite with everyone, including the mill that spun it! Son of MFI Brock, he carries the head style, bone structure, coverage and density you would expect. We currently have a number of his offspring on our ranch and they are sporting the same conformation, fineness & handle. Two of their blankets were al...
BWCA Cinnamon

female cria born August 9th!

BWCA Cinnamon

HuacayaFemaleDark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 8/10/200514 yrs
WORTH HER WEIGHT IN GOLD! Why, you may ask, is a 12 year old female such a valuable member of our herd? Let me tell you the story. Cinnamon came to La Mancha in 2010 along with 3 others, including her best friend, Kiann. On 7/31/2014, Kiann past away leaving a 7 week old cria named Perchik behind. Perchik bacame a sneaky little dude, going from dam to dam looking for a place to nurse, without much success. He did not want a bottle, he wanted a mama! In a true gesture of love for her BFF, Cinnamon soon adopted Perchik as her own. The rest of the story is that Cinnamon already had a 6 week old little girl, Tzeitel. But not to worry, a big strong experienced dam like Cinnamon...
Bizcocho's Encore

Get of Sire, 2nd at ABR FallFest 2017

Bizcocho's Encore

HuacayaMaleLight Fawn
ARI# AOA# 31688697   DOB: 10/22/20109 yrs
NEVER EVER THOUGHT WE'D SELL THIS BOY, BUT THE TIME HAS COME! HE IS OUR BEST! SUPER PROUD OF HIM. Placed 2ND in GET OF SIRE at the 2017 ABR FALL FESTIVAL ALPACA SHOWl!! Those shown on his behalf, along with their individual awards, were: La Mancha's Tevye: 4th halter, 3rd walking fleece, Mature Fawn La Mancha's Miss Marian: 1st halter, 2nd walking fleece, 2yr Lt La Mancha's Prince Dauntless: 3rd halter, 3rd walking fleece, Yrlng Lt See their individual pages and contact us for additional information on any/all of his offspring on site. Son of the late, award winning CND Accoyo Bizcocho, Encore is following in the footsteps of his sire. He has had several outstanding show season...
Aldonza de La Mancha

Phenomenal Fleece!

Aldonza de La Mancha

HuacayaFemaleDark Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 7/9/20109 yrs
As a juvie and a yearling, Aldonza showed well in the ring, coming home with blue ribbons from GWAS and NWSS. Unfortunately , by the time her second birthday rolled around, her bite left something to be desired. Her fiber, however, continues to wow the judges in fleece shows with a super soft handle and amazing density. Her blanket is the 'fleece of choice' for our handspinner friends. Her first offspring was born in 2014. He is a big strong boy ready to breed. We watched his bite closely and his fiber before deciding to breed Aldonza again. Her 2015 blanket was entered in the AOA National Fleece Show. It took a blue ribbon and was honored with the specialty award for Best Prepar...
Peruvian Giacomo

son of MFI Brock

Peruvian Giacomo

HuacayaMaleLight Fawn
ARI# AOA# 1336764   DOB: 7/11/200514 yrs
I don't think we could be more proud of Giacomo than we are right now! He placed 4th in the GWAS 2014 Fleece Show at 8 yrs old, competing in the adult class with a number of Light Fawn boys and girls 3 & 4 years his junior. Fleece judge Cheryl Gehley said that his fineness & handle were "incredible" for his age. Not only that but his yarn (without blending any other fiber) is a favorite with everyone, including the mill that spun it! Son of MFI Brock, he carries the head style, bone structure, coverage and density you would expect. We currently have a number of his offspring on our ranch and they are sporting the same conformation, fineness & handle. Two of their blankets were al...
Maria de La Mancha

or sale w/ cria at side

Maria de La Mancha

HuacayaFemaleLight Brown
AOA# DOB: 8/29/20109 yrs
Maria is the total package when it comes to conformation and balance. She'll steal your heart with her calm, sweet disposition. She's a real 'pro' in the ring, having taken a blue ribbon in her 1st eight shows. She went on to claim the color championship four times. In the 2-year old class at GWAS 2013, her grey genetics were begining to show through, so she placed 3rd behind two larger girls from Crescent Moon. If there is anything negative to say about Maria, it would be her smaller size and shorter staple length. However, one hand spinner said she had a lovely, fine, spinable fiber and carding was almost unnecessary. Although her show career in the ring is over, we will continue ...
AutumnSun's Apache Longbow

'16 GWAS Fleece CC w/ 3yr old fleece

AutumnSun's Apache Longbow

HuacayaMaleMedium Rose Grey
ARI# AOA# 31990936   DOB: 11/13/20118 yrs
Longbow is eye-catching in his proud stance and uniform coloration. The reduction of spots on greys in the show ring has been remarkable with a solid blanket being more common, but Longbow still stands out for his extremely uniform rose grey color as his coat is an even 'roaning' heather without spots. With our champion Frosted Red Rose as his dam and Snowmass Enlightenment as his sire, you can see the strong resemblance! He also inherited his dam's fine, uniform fiber, and a high-frequency crimp from staple to tip all across his blanket. Both Rosie and Longbow have excellent consistency of ratio of micron between light and dark fibers for an markedly smooth handle. His high frequency...
Giacomo's Socorro

great mom!

Giacomo's Socorro

HuacayaFemaleMedium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 9/19/200910 yrs
Socorro's full Peruvian background includes the bloodlines of Augusto, Leon & Fandango/Bueno. Her fleece is very fine & uniform with beautiful character, brightness and a gorgeous honey color. At age 3, Socorro's AFD was 19.4 with a comfort factor of 98.1. Her dam placed 2nd in Produce of Dam at the GWAS 2014 Fleece Show. Her cria have had outstanding bright fiber. She is not a large girl but she has bred and birthed with ease. Socorro is a great mom! We have not bred her recently because we are downsizing and cutting way back on breeding. But we will breed her for you to the La Mancha herdsire of your choice....
Carrasco de La Mancha

Grandson of Peruvian Drambuie!

Carrasco de La Mancha

HuacayaMaleWhite
ARI# AOA# 31169516   DOB: 8/30/200811 yrs
Carrasco's sire is Colorado Mezcal, who at age 14 sported unbelievable fineness! But isn't that what you'd expect from a son of Drambuie? Carrasco is following in his sire's footsteps with an incredibly fine, bright, Grade 1 fleece at age 6. He has grown to be a nice big boy with good solid bone structure. His very first cria arrived in 2013! She is a beautiful light fawn, almost beige. Two male cria (a beige & a light fawn) arrived in 2014. All 3 offspring have done well in their first shows. We are very pleased with what he is producing. Want to add some lasting fineness and gorgeous brightness to the qualities of your best females? Call to arrange a visit or to schedule a breedi...
Falkor's Smokey Topaz

SALE PENDING

Falkor's Smokey Topaz

HuacayaFemaleDark Brown, Bay Black
AOA# DOB: 7/15/200613 yrs
We purchased Topaz as a maiden, who came with a breeding to Avatar. She is still one of our very favorite girls and an excellent production dam. Her first cria (2009) was a very light rose grey female we named Antonia, who is still a highly valued production dam in our herd. The next year (2010), her cria was a lovely true black male. His fiber was like black velvet with fantastic brightness. Unfortunately, Topaz aborted twins in 2011 and we held her open until 2012. We were anticipating something very special to arrive in late July 2013 through the combination of genetics from Princeton (Bizcocho/Don Marcelino/Timoteo) and Topaz (Mezcal/Drambuie). WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! Unfortunat...
Collin's Princeton

Collin's Princeton

MDRG
AOA# 30696839
First born son of CND Accoyo Bizcocho, Princeton is a Modern Dark Rose Grey with no spots. In his very first show, GWAS 2007, he took 2nd in his class. Judge Amanda Vandenbosch made the comment that he had the best conformation and by far the best fleece in his class, but placed him 2nd because of his size. He had just turned 6 months of age. He went on to take 1st and Reserve Champion at the National Sweepstakes in 2008. At over 6 years of age, he maintains an incredible handle and his latest AFD is 23.6 microns. His histograms for the last 3 years show less than a .5 variation in micron size. Princeton's first crias arrived in 2010. They are fantastic! Many are award winning "cookie cutter" replicas of their daddy's good looks and great fleece! To date his offspring here at La Mancha alone, have racked up at 9 blue ribbons and 4 Color Championships in the show ring. If you are looking for density, fineness, color & Accoyo genetics, Princeton is the one to breed to your girls. Now standing stud at Alpacas de La Mancha on Colorado's eastern slope, Princeton is co-owned by Falkor Ranch Alpacas in Elizabeth, CO and Horse Mountain Alpacas in Loma, CO. Call now to schedule breedings for the 2013 season. Want to share ownership of this fantastic boy? Call to discuss the possibilities. 25-50% ownership is now available.
Harvest Sun

Outstanding Offspring!

Harvest Sun

HuacayaFemaleMedium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 6/28/200613 yrs
Harvest was one of our first purchases. She was a maiden with a breeding to SM Nova's Black Knight III. Her first born is now one of our junior herdsires. Harvest is a gorgeous copper color with great presence and conformation. She is a little high strung and nervous so she was never shown on halter. However, she is a great production dam and mother to some of our very best. She will always be a favorite poster child because of her "don't fence me in" attitude and her wonderful curiosity. ...
Sunset Bull's Eye

Sunset Bull's Eye

White, Medium Fawn
AOA# 841895
One look at Bull's Eye and you will understand his name! A full Accoyo herdsire, he brings the Don Juan & Yupanqui bloodlines together into one fantastic package. Bull's Eye comes to us from a family that only used him for their own breedings, so they could spin his gorgeous fiber and that of his offspring. Had he continued to show, we have no doubt he would have continued to pull in the blue and purple ribbons as he did 10 yrs. ago. He is extremely gentle, as you can imagine, having been more of a pet than a breeder male. His crias, though few, have been of high quality. His second son (Peru, 2007) is also residing at La Mancha and has sired 2 beautiful brown males. At 12 years old, Bull's Eye's fiber still exhibits outstanding qualities. His staple length is shorter now but his density is unbelievable. His 2012 cria, Kate is a beautiful LF female with fineness and yes, density! He has 3 more offspring born in 2014, 2 females & 1 male, yet to be posted, but coming soon!
7/27/2014
Giacomo's Bianca

SALE PENDING

Giacomo's Bianca

HuacayaFemaleWhite
AOA# DOB: 7/12/20127 yrs
Meet Bianca, one of our top public relations agents with personality plus! She was born tall with a photogenic presence like none other. Born to fawn parents, she is a very bright white with incredible staple length. She is a large girl with serious fineness like her dam. Her mom was our first and best ever production dam. Bianca will more than likely be a great production dam for you. Bianca placed 5th in her class at the 2014 NWSS in Denver which is not bad for white! With Augusto & Leon on her sire's side & Caligula on her dam's side, she is going to make some beautiful babies! Her fiber is fabulous, check out her stats! Bianca has only been bred once to date because we a...
Bizcocho's Encore

Get of Sire, 2nd at ABR FallFest 2017

Bizcocho's Encore

HuacayaMaleLight Fawn
ARI# AOA# 31688697   DOB: 10/22/20109 yrs
NEVER EVER THOUGHT WE'D SELL THIS BOY, BUT THE TIME HAS COME! HE IS OUR BEST! SUPER PROUD OF HIM. Placed 2ND in GET OF SIRE at the 2017 ABR FALL FESTIVAL ALPACA SHOWl!! Those shown on his behalf, along with their individual awards, were: La Mancha's Tevye: 4th halter, 3rd walking fleece, Mature Fawn La Mancha's Miss Marian: 1st halter, 2nd walking fleece, 2yr Lt La Mancha's Prince Dauntless: 3rd halter, 3rd walking fleece, Yrlng Lt See their individual pages and contact us for additional information on any/all of his offspring on site. Son of the late, award winning CND Accoyo Bizcocho, Encore is following in the footsteps of his sire. He has had several outstanding show season...
6/26/2017
Immanuel Suenos Felizes

Full Peruvian!

Immanuel Suenos Felizes

HuacayaFemaleLight Fawn
AOA# DOB: 9/30/200613 yrs
Our best girl has just given birth to a beautiful little female on June 2nd. Details & pics coming soon! Since we have owned Felizes, she has given us 7 fantastic crias. (2 males, 5 females). No assistance needed by this girl! Love her! We contracted to purchase Felizes w/female cria in 2010, primarily because she was pregnant with one of the last breedings to CND Accoyo Bizcocho. We will never regret adding her to our foundation herd. Her Peruvian lineage gives her a magnificent presence and her Light Fawn color borders on beige. In October 2010, she delivered a fantastic male cria, Bizcocho's Encore, who acquired 3 blue ribbons and a color championship as a yearling. In 2012, ...
Guillermo de La Mancha

First 2 offspring here & looking good!

Guillermo de La Mancha

HuacayaMaleWhite
ARI# AOA# 31792103   DOB: 6/25/20109 yrs
UPDATE #2 AUGUST 2, 2018: Second offspring is here! He looks great, checking in at 18.2#, out of Dulcinea de La Mancha. Fawn? we will see! UPDATE JUNE 2, 2018: First offspring is a beautiful little girl out of Immanuel Suenos Felizes. We now know that we should have been using this boy for the past couple of years, but, as many of you know, we do not breed for white. Now that his first 2 cria hae arrived, we may need to rethink this! Guillermo is a terrific male born in a year that we had too many white males and we totally overlooked his potential. His sire is full Bolivian and his dam from the Peruvian Caligula line. He is a great looking male of good size, solid bone str...
6/10/2018
Dulcinea de La Mancha

SALE PENDING

Dulcinea de La Mancha

HuacayaFemaleWhite, Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 7/2/200910 yrs
Dulcinea was one of the first crias born on our ranch. We had high expectations for our first born sired by CND Accoyo Bizcocho and we were not disappointed. As a yearling, she placed high in the ring, fleece shows and spin-offs. At her first show, the judge said he was impressed with her the minute she walked into the ring. She placed 3rd behind 2 big name west coast farms and in front of another big Colorado farm. We couldn't have been more pleased. Dulci's first cria was a medium fawn female with an enormous amount of luxurious fiber for such a little girl. She sold as a yearling but is close by, so we get to watch her grow up. Dulci's second cria was a light fawn mal...
Guillermo de La Mancha

First 2 offspring here & looking good!

Guillermo de La Mancha

HuacayaMaleWhite
ARI# AOA# 31792103   DOB: 6/25/20109 yrs
UPDATE #2 AUGUST 2, 2018: Second offspring is here! He looks great, checking in at 18.2#, out of Dulcinea de La Mancha. Fawn? we will see! UPDATE JUNE 2, 2018: First offspring is a beautiful little girl out of Immanuel Suenos Felizes. We now know that we should have been using this boy for the past couple of years, but, as many of you know, we do not breed for white. Now that his first 2 cria hae arrived, we may need to rethink this! Guillermo is a terrific male born in a year that we had too many white males and we totally overlooked his potential. His sire is full Bolivian and his dam from the Peruvian Caligula line. He is a great looking male of good size, solid bone str...
7/22/2018
Antonia de La Mancha

Great Mom, Beautiful Fiber

Antonia de La Mancha

HuacayaFemaleLight Rose Grey
AOA# DOB: 8/23/200910 yrs
We only recently added Antonia to our sales list as we seriously approach retirement. One of the first cria born at La Mancha, Antonia is a lovely light, lavender shade of rose grey. She has placed in every halter class she entered and is always a star in spin-offs. In 2011, one spin-off judge gave her full points for crimp and architecture and commented on the ease of carding her fiber and the softness of the yarn produced. She was awarded a Blue Ribbon in the 2013 CABA Classic spin-off! Some of the comments made by the spin-off judge included: nice handle; easy to spin; really liked this yarn, especially color; nice luster. The total score was 90 out of 100 possible points. The judges...
Danko's Romeo Valentino

Danko's Romeo Valentino

Light Silver Grey, Dark Silver Grey
AOA# 1010466
Co-owned with Tonya M Roche, Lucky Acres Alpaca Ranch.
7/30/2018
Bulls Eye's Kate

Outstanding pedigree!

Bulls Eye's Kate

HuacayaFemaleLight Fawn
AOA# DOB: 7/12/20127 yrs
8/28/2018--female cria arrived! Details and pictures coming soon. Bull's Eye's density and Felize's fineness combined in a beautiful light fawn color! Sire was an apaloosa grandson of the great Don Juan. Dam is the mother of our multi-color champion, Bizcocho's Encore. Although her blanket is a solid light fawn, she has freckles on her face and some colo variations on her head & neck. Her fleece showed well, taking 5th in a large competitve class, at GWAS 2015. No doubt she will continue to have wonderful fiber for a long time to come and pass it on to her offspring. ...
Avatar's Elvis

Unfortunately Elvis passed on 10/15/18

Avatar's Elvis

HuacayaMaleLight Rose Grey, Medium Rose Grey
ARI# AOA# 31142199   DOB: 6/26/200811 yrs
Our hearts are heavy as we announce the loss of our sweet Elvis. His constant battle with insufficient weight gain and body score could not handle the recent single digit temperatures. We have several of his offspring for sale here on the ranch, including a beautiful little girl born 8/2/18. Therefore we know that his legacy will go on for years to come. Continue reading to understand why we loved him so, then think about bringing some of the Avatar bloodline to your herd. Son of multi-champion Avatar, Elvis was a well-proven herdsire and we are thrilled with the offspring we till have here. A big boy, standing tall like his 'daddy', he brought fineness, brightness, and density to h...
8/23/2018
Carrasco's Paloma

fast becoming irreplacable

Carrasco's Paloma

HuacayaFemaleLight Fawn
AOA# DOB: 8/15/20136 yrs
We repeated the breeding to Bizcocho's Encore, hoping for another outstanding cria! We are not disappointed! Good looking little guy arrived 9/20. Paloma's cria fleece took 2nd place at GWAS 2015. Judge commented "Bright fleece with good hand." Her scores were high for fineness and handle, as well as brightness and absence of guard hair. Loaded with very fine fleece from the beginning, Paloma is a sweet girl, the last offspring of one of our best production dams and sired by the first herdsire to come from our own breeding program. Carrasco puts fineness and brightness in his crias. Gracie always contributed to the wonderful handle and density. Paloma's first cria arrived 9/19/16. ...
Bizcocho's Encore

Get of Sire, 2nd at ABR FallFest 2017

Bizcocho's Encore

HuacayaMaleLight Fawn
ARI# AOA# 31688697   DOB: 10/22/20109 yrs
NEVER EVER THOUGHT WE'D SELL THIS BOY, BUT THE TIME HAS COME! HE IS OUR BEST! SUPER PROUD OF HIM. Placed 2ND in GET OF SIRE at the 2017 ABR FALL FESTIVAL ALPACA SHOWl!! Those shown on his behalf, along with their individual awards, were: La Mancha's Tevye: 4th halter, 3rd walking fleece, Mature Fawn La Mancha's Miss Marian: 1st halter, 2nd walking fleece, 2yr Lt La Mancha's Prince Dauntless: 3rd halter, 3rd walking fleece, Yrlng Lt See their individual pages and contact us for additional information on any/all of his offspring on site. Son of the late, award winning CND Accoyo Bizcocho, Encore is following in the footsteps of his sire. He has had several outstanding show season...
9/19/2018