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Rare Gem Alpacas

Breeding Harlequin, Appaloosa and Unique Colors!

Darcy Phillips
Riverside County Sage, CA 92543
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Rare Gem Grace O'Malley

3X Banner Winner!

Rare Gem Grace O'Malley

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 5/27/20165 yrs
Bred and born at Rare Gem Alpacas. LOVE this girl! Gorgeous fleece. Nicely conformed. Sweet, quirky little personality! Cutest teddy-bear head. National Cottage Fleece banner winner at 1 year old! Then two more banners, 3 firsts and a second at the Txolan Sweetheart Spectacular @ 20 months. She has it all. Grace O'Malley comes from a crazy productive line. Grace's granddam, 5Peruvian Indigo Ink, was on the last import from Peru and before she passed at age 16, produced 14 registered cria in the United States!! Corky, Grace's mum, has produced 6 cria so far... all females. ...
Rare Gem Harley's Davidson

Res. Color Champion at First Show!

Rare Gem Harley's Davidson

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Light Fawn, Medium Fawn
ARI# AOA# 35589051   DOB: 5/29/20183 yrs
This beautiful young boy is sired by FTAF's Privateer-- the son of true black SHVN The Buccaneer who took his 13th banner at 7 years old! Privateer is a stunning champion that possesses awesome structure and the brightness to his fleece is blinding. He has a gorgeous head and coverage everywhere. Privateer's fleece is that "elite" fleece with bundles everywhere and secondary bundles coming out of each bundle, even down to his knee and under his belly and on his chest. Like daddy, Davidson has beautiful fleece character and you can feel the density. His dad's skin biopsy results from 2017 (at 5yrs old by Dr. Norm Evans) showed a density of 71 follicles/sqmm. SP ratio is 12.1 to 1 with lev...
6/23/2021
Starshire's Chanelle

CABA / Palooza 2018 Color Champion

Starshire's Chanelle

HuacayaFemale (bred)Dark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 7/30/20173 yrs
In October 2017, Chanelle and her mom, Sephora, joined the Rare Gem Alpaca foundation herd (co-owned with Diamond Valley Alpacas). These girls are exactly what we look for in our foundation-- elite-fleece-- lasting fineness, density, temperament, proven champion pedigree producers. Chanelle's dam, Sephora, is a gorgeous STUD female and lives true to her name, "Stunning" Sephora. She has great bone substance, full coverage, and a long stapled fleece with brightness and uniformity. Sephora even at age 8, as a breeding female has stats we love-- AFD 19.0 SD 3.9 CV 20.4% >30 1.4% (2018) and EPDs in the top 1% in 6 Categories (2018)! No surprise given her great genetics: El Nino, Caligula, ...
Rare Gem X Man (Appaloosa)

Snowmass XXXtreme, Legacy, El Nino

Rare Gem X Man (Appaloosa)

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)White, Medium Fawn
ARI# AOA# 35589129   DOB: 9/29/20182 yrs
Is your goal to produce elite-fleeced appaloosas with fiber highly sought after by hand-spinners?! Here is a boy for your consideration. This is one handsome well-grown appaloosa junior herdsire. He participated in three shows Spring 2019 and is off to a great start. His fleece is carrying the desired traits we like to see AND in the appaloosa expression! X-Man's appaloosa genetics come from his sire... Rare Gem XXXtreme Spots and can be followed back to the original US carrier- NGG Lional. X-Man carries elite-fleeced heavy hitters in his pedigree such as Legacy, El Nino, and Snowmass XXXtreme. These elite-fleeced alpacas are known for their lasting-fineness and density. Accoyo America...
6/23/2021
G8S Juggernaut's Darlin' Clementine

New addition to the Rare Gem herd!!

G8S Juggernaut's Darlin' Clementine

HuacayaFemale (bred)Dark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 5/29/20138 yrs
I am pleased to announce the most recent addition to the Rare Gem herd! My eye is always on the look-out for girls that check all the boxes-- and Darlin' Clementine is definitely a rare find! Clementine joins us with her beautiful beige female cria sired by Judge's Choice and 8X Champion, Hobby Horse Dancing on the Ceiling (Rico's Arctic Rendezous son and Rico Suave Grandson). This beautiful cria is an exciting addition as well. Look for her as a member of the Rare Gem 2020 Spring Show Team! We have named her Clementine's Cutie. She was born July 20, 2019 weighing a healthy 17.6 lbs. Cutie is actually Clementine's second cria. The first was a lovely female born in 2016-- Summer Shand...
Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

Handsome Appaloosa Harlequin Stud!

Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey, True Black
ARI# AOA# 35240655   DOB: 6/28/20155 yrs
Oh, my oh my! Apache is a proven herdsire with cria on the ground! Sometimes words just aren't enough. If you are looking for an appaloosa harlequin stud to cover your girls and create something truly unique, look no further. This boy has it all! Apache's pedigree is packed (on both sides) with outstanding appaloosas and harlequins. It is highly probable that Apache is homozygous meaning you do not have to breed him to another harlequin or appaloosa to get a good chance of producing an appaloosa harlequin offspring. A definite plus for those breeding for spots. His sire, Windspun WSA Patriotic Gentleman, is an appaloosa as well. He's a blue ribbon winning male that sports a beautiful...
9/29/2021
Rare Gem Royal Velvet

Beautiful Royal Steel Daughter!

Rare Gem Royal Velvet

HuacayaFemale (bred)Dark Fawn
AOA# DOB: 10/26/20173 yrs
Enchanted Hill Appy-Go-Lucky

Enchanted Hill Appy-Go-Lucky

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Light Fawn
ARI# AOA# 35262374   DOB: 10/21/20155 yrs
Appy-Go-Lucky, or "Lucky, is a wildly spotted appaloosa whose parents are both appaloosas. Until just a few years ago, appaloosas were so rare that an appaloosa-to-appaloosa breeding was unheard of. Part of this was due to the misunderstanding of the appaloosa gene which had been called a recessive, a partial dominant, an incomplete dominant, or even an "unknown". We have learned much about the appaloosa gene(s)... and this guy has a pedigree packed with those that are most expressive and colorFULL. Lucky is the perfect "next generation" for those looking to produce wildly expressed appaloosas. ...
9/30/2021
TAG Pepper

Bred to Harlequin Appaloosa!

TAG Pepper

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 6/11/20183 yrs
This attractive female has all of the ingredients needed for a wonderful production dam. Sire Eros worked his magic crossed over a Jericho/Jeremiah/Mr. President daughter. Throw in some Royal Fawn/Vengador on the top side and what do you get? Pepper!! ... a lovely female with very nice phenotype, an attractive head, strong well-balanced frame and a perfect bite. Her fleece displays density, fineness, staple length, high frequency crimp and uniformity well into her extremities. Pepper is proudly co-owned with Diamond Valley Alpacas. ...
Taupie's Son-Shine of DVAF

Taupie's Son-Shine of DVAF

Lovely Harlequin Appaloosa son of Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia "Taupie".
11/17/2021
WV's Trixiebelle

Dam of Champion Offspring!

WV's Trixiebelle

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 7/28/20128 yrs
Trixie is a sweet grey girl with great markings and a beautiful, sweet face. Her grand-sire is the legendary SA Peruvian Black Epic, 7X banner winner and sire of offspring with over 150 champion wins. Trixie is a devoted mother with loads of milk that throws big, strong, healthy cria. Her dam, Bubbles, regularly produces grey offspring and Trixie did the same with her first two cria. One was sired by bay black Taos' Zeppelin and the second was sired by fawn FTAF's Privateer. The result is two beautiful grey boys. First Mate, Trixie's 2017 cria, made his show debut in Spring 2019. He made his mom proud with 3 Color Championships, and 5 blue ribbons. After breeding First Mate to 3 love...
FTAF's Privateer

2018 EPDs TOP 5%-4 Categories + Density

FTAF's Privateer

HuacayaMaleLight Fawn
ARI# AOA# 32318326   DOB: 6/24/20128 yrs
UPDATE: Privateer's offspring made their first show appearance March 2019. RG Privateer's First Mate took two 1 firsts and Grey Color Champion in both Halter (out of 17) and Walking Fleece (out of 33). RG Harley's Davidson took first of 13 in his Walking Fleece class and then Reserve Color Champion Walking Fleece (25 total). We can now add "Producer of Champions" to Privateer's list of fine qualities. UPDATE: Privateer’s grey, 3X color champion son sold at 2020 Amber Autumn Auction. Congratulations Jamey Haney on her purchase of this beautiful Privateer offspring. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Privateer's 2017 skin biopsy at 5yrs old by Dr. N...
11/19/2021
Our Peruvian Niabi

Check out her 2 young Zagato offspring.

Our Peruvian Niabi

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 8/1/20146 yrs
Niabi is a solid foundation female out of the Magical Farms breeding program. She is a color Champion out of 7-time Champion MFI Peruvian Armoire and a 3-time Champion Jeremiah Dam, MFI & TNT Peruvian Right Stuff. Her fine fleece is dense and full of character. We were very happy to purchase Niabi as a 3 in 1 package at the 2019 Royal Progeny Auction. She came bred to 2019 FUTURITY DARK HERDSIRE of the Year and FUTURITY DARK GET of SIRE winner--Sunset Hills Zagato. Zagato is also a 2-time JUDGES CHOICE winner, 12 X GET of SIRE winner and has 16 Championship banners! The third part of our package purchase was Niabi's 2019 cria out of Zagato as well. We are so please to bring these genetic...
Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

Handsome Appaloosa Harlequin Stud!

Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey, True Black
ARI# AOA# 35240655   DOB: 6/28/20155 yrs
Oh, my oh my! Apache is a proven herdsire with cria on the ground! Sometimes words just aren't enough. If you are looking for an appaloosa harlequin stud to cover your girls and create something truly unique, look no further. This boy has it all! Apache's pedigree is packed (on both sides) with outstanding appaloosas and harlequins. It is highly probable that Apache is homozygous meaning you do not have to breed him to another harlequin or appaloosa to get a good chance of producing an appaloosa harlequin offspring. A definite plus for those breeding for spots. His sire, Windspun WSA Patriotic Gentleman, is an appaloosa as well. He's a blue ribbon winning male that sports a beautiful...
11/26/2021
Kuska Haya's Tic Tac (Harlequin Appaloosa)

Kuska Haya's Tic Tac (Harlequin Appaloosa)

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Rose Grey
AOA# DOB: 11/5/20137 yrs
UPDATE: Tic Tac’s first offspring has arrived— a beautiful appaloosa— probably harlequin. She has super bright, dense and bundles of zipper crimp fleece. Congratulations to Plateau Breeze Ranch on their purchase of this beautiful cria! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Tic Tac is the product of two top producing harlequins from the Kuska herd. She carries legendary appaloosa / harlequin genetics on both sides of her pedigree making it very possible that she is homozygous for the appy / harlequin trait. Tic Tac's registered primary color is medium rose grey... just because there isn't a category of "taupe"! Her blanket is spotless and her...
FTAF's Privateer

2018 EPDs TOP 5%-4 Categories + Density

FTAF's Privateer

HuacayaMaleLight Fawn
ARI# AOA# 32318326   DOB: 6/24/20128 yrs
UPDATE: Privateer's offspring made their first show appearance March 2019. RG Privateer's First Mate took two 1 firsts and Grey Color Champion in both Halter (out of 17) and Walking Fleece (out of 33). RG Harley's Davidson took first of 13 in his Walking Fleece class and then Reserve Color Champion Walking Fleece (25 total). We can now add "Producer of Champions" to Privateer's list of fine qualities. UPDATE: Privateer’s grey, 3X color champion son sold at 2020 Amber Autumn Auction. Congratulations Jamey Haney on her purchase of this beautiful Privateer offspring. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Privateer's 2017 skin biopsy at 5yrs old by Dr. N...
12/4/2021
FDA Rembrandt's Stunning Sephoria

Lasting Fineness 19.0 @ 8 years old!

FDA Rembrandt's Stunning Sephoria

HuacayaFemale (bred)White
AOA# DOB: 6/7/201011 yrs
EPDs... Top 1% in 6 categories (2018 and 2017)! Sephora is a gorgeous STUD female and lives true to her name, "Stunning" Sephora. She has great bone substance, full coverage, and a long stapled fleece with brightness and uniformity. Sephora even at age 8, as a breeding female has stats we love. Take a look at her histogram for this year-- AFD 19.0 SD 3.9 CV 20.4% >30 1.4% Royal fineness @ age 8! No surprise given her great genetics: El Nino, Caligula, Hemingway and Legacy. Sephora's is a multi-champion producer. 2015 daughter, Charlotte, now has 2 championships under her belt, RCC at OABA and CC at VAOBA! 2017 daughter, Chenelle, took her first banner 2018-- CABA / Palooza Color Ch...
Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

Handsome Appaloosa Harlequin Stud!

Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey, True Black
ARI# AOA# 35240655   DOB: 6/28/20155 yrs
Oh, my oh my! Apache is a proven herdsire with cria on the ground! Sometimes words just aren't enough. If you are looking for an appaloosa harlequin stud to cover your girls and create something truly unique, look no further. This boy has it all! Apache's pedigree is packed (on both sides) with outstanding appaloosas and harlequins. It is highly probable that Apache is homozygous meaning you do not have to breed him to another harlequin or appaloosa to get a good chance of producing an appaloosa harlequin offspring. A definite plus for those breeding for spots. His sire, Windspun WSA Patriotic Gentleman, is an appaloosa as well. He's a blue ribbon winning male that sports a beautiful...
12/23/2021
Rare Gem Marshmallow Moon (Sale Pending)

AUGUSTO+ PLURO+ YUPAN (Dam)

Rare Gem Marshmallow Moon (Sale Pending)

HuacayaFemale (bred)White
AOA# DOB: 7/17/20173 yrs
This girl has the makings of a stud female! And she has the sweetest of personality to top off all the other important stuff. I originally purchased Marshmallow for a client that had to backed out of the deal at the last minute. When Marshmallow arrived... I was ecstatic! She weighed in at 150 lbs. at 14 months of age and was eager to start breeding! Once she settled in, she was bred once (her maiden breeding), got pregnant, and produced a beautiful male. She has been a perfect first time mom, plenty of milk and attentive. showing signs of being ready for her maiden breeding... not surprising as she weighed in at 150 lbs. at 14 months of age! This girl can go so many different directions f...
Apache Gentlemen

Apache Gentlemen

Dark Fawn, Medium Silver Grey
AOA# 35240655
Oh, my oh my! Apache is a proven herdsire with cria on the ground! Sometimes words just aren't enough. If you are looking for an appaloosa harlequin stud to cover your girls and create something truly unique, look no further. This boy has it all! Apache's pedigree is packed (on both sides) with outstanding appaloosas and harlequins. It is highly probable that Apache is homozygous meaning you do not have to breed him to another harlequin or appaloosa to get a good chance of producing an appaloosa harlequin offspring. A definite plus for those breeding for spots. His sire, Windspun WSA Patriotic Gentleman, is an appaloosa as well. He's a blue ribbon winning male that sports a beautiful fleece and strong confirmation. Patriotic Gentleman's sire is the multi-champion Hobby Horse Farm Great Expecations making his grandsire the well-known SA Peruvian Black Epic. Apache's dam, Excelsior's High Voltage Tazer, has an equally impressive background. She's the harlequin daughter of two very well-known appaloosas - NWA/Hearsum Paulo and Cookies and Cream. Apache is co-owned with Stone Pine Ranch in Colorado. He will be in Colorado during the summers and at Rare Gem Alpacas beginning each Fall. UPDATE: September 2019- Apache has arrived back in Southern California! So nice to have him back after he spent the summer in Colorado. He is going to have a busy winter! :-)
1/9/2022
LV Rockford's Belle Gris

Solid Platinum LSG Harlequin (Uber Rare)

LV Rockford's Belle Gris

HuacayaFemale (bred)Light Silver Grey
AOA# DOB: 8/29/200812 yrs
Bella is something incredible exquisite! You will hear terms like modern silver grey, harlequin, platinum grey-- well roll them all into one and that is Bella. This coloration in incredibly rare, one of the absolute rarest alpacas colors out there. Bella is a solid platinum silver harlequin and her name, Bella Gris, meaning "beautiful grey" could not be more appropriate. Bella began life as a light fawn cria and by two years of age, she was completely grey-- except for her top-knot and leg fringe. She is completely spotless and the most beautiful light silver grey. While harlequins are not too common-- the solid, platinum variety such as this-- well, there may be a handful, at most, i...
Rare Gem X Man (Appaloosa)

Snowmass XXXtreme, Legacy, El Nino

Rare Gem X Man (Appaloosa)

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)White, Medium Fawn
ARI# AOA# 35589129   DOB: 9/29/20182 yrs
Is your goal to produce elite-fleeced appaloosas with fiber highly sought after by hand-spinners?! Here is a boy for your consideration. This is one handsome well-grown appaloosa junior herdsire. He participated in three shows Spring 2019 and is off to a great start. His fleece is carrying the desired traits we like to see AND in the appaloosa expression! X-Man's appaloosa genetics come from his sire... Rare Gem XXXtreme Spots and can be followed back to the original US carrier- NGG Lional. X-Man carries elite-fleeced heavy hitters in his pedigree such as Legacy, El Nino, and Snowmass XXXtreme. These elite-fleeced alpacas are known for their lasting-fineness and density. Accoyo America...
1/11/2022
Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)

Top 5% EPD! 2019

Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)

HuacayaFemale (bred)True Black
AOA# DOB: 7/12/20146 yrs
National Velvet "Lizzy" is a true black silky soft female with a short face, broad muzzle and fuzzy ears. She has excellent bone substance and is a fantastic and protective mother. She has a perfect bite with dark eyes. Her sire is none other than Neversummer's US Steel 3 time Futurity Herdsire of the year for the Small Breeder Division and proven producer of beautiful grey color champions. National Velvet's dam is Granite Bay Satin Silhouette, a beautiful Snowmass Satin ReserveXX daughter with excellent bone substance on a stout frame (which is so characteristic of her sire). National Velvet comes from a great line of beautiful animals with excellent milk production and great mothering...
Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

Handsome Appaloosa Harlequin Stud!

Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey, True Black
ARI# AOA# 35240655   DOB: 6/28/20155 yrs
Oh, my oh my! Apache is a proven herdsire with cria on the ground! Sometimes words just aren't enough. If you are looking for an appaloosa harlequin stud to cover your girls and create something truly unique, look no further. This boy has it all! Apache's pedigree is packed (on both sides) with outstanding appaloosas and harlequins. It is highly probable that Apache is homozygous meaning you do not have to breed him to another harlequin or appaloosa to get a good chance of producing an appaloosa harlequin offspring. A definite plus for those breeding for spots. His sire, Windspun WSA Patriotic Gentleman, is an appaloosa as well. He's a blue ribbon winning male that sports a beautiful...
3/2/2022
Accoyo America Shasta Daisy

Accoyo America Jason daughter

Accoyo America Shasta Daisy

HuacayaFemale (bred)Medium Fawn
AOA# DOB: 10/15/201010 yrs
Daisy is the daughter of 6X color champion, Accoyo America Jason. Jason is co-owned by Amber Autumn Alpacas and Little Creek Farm, LLC. Owner, Lynn Edens, comments on Jason... The offspring of a very successful pairing of Camilio siblings, Jason won the AOBA Nationals championship in brown three years running. It is rare to find such exquisite crimp, character and density in a deep red brown fleece. Even better, Jason has consistently reproduced those characteristics in his crias, and at such a high level that even his white offspring are consistently ribboning in the competitive white classes. He has produced champions in fawn and brown. Daisy's dam, Accoyo America Shastina, was a lovely...
Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

Handsome Appaloosa Harlequin Stud!

Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey, True Black
ARI# AOA# 35240655   DOB: 6/28/20155 yrs
Oh, my oh my! Apache is a proven herdsire with cria on the ground! Sometimes words just aren't enough. If you are looking for an appaloosa harlequin stud to cover your girls and create something truly unique, look no further. This boy has it all! Apache's pedigree is packed (on both sides) with outstanding appaloosas and harlequins. It is highly probable that Apache is homozygous meaning you do not have to breed him to another harlequin or appaloosa to get a good chance of producing an appaloosa harlequin offspring. A definite plus for those breeding for spots. His sire, Windspun WSA Patriotic Gentleman, is an appaloosa as well. He's a blue ribbon winning male that sports a beautiful...
3/31/2022
Snowmass Elite Celestial Legend

Top 1% EPDs / 6 categories & appy maker!

Snowmass Elite Celestial Legend

HuacayaFemale (bred)White
AOA# DOB: 5/25/201110 yrs
Celeste is a sweet girl with an amazing fleece that is organized and bright, Bright, BRIGHT! At 8 years old, she is in the top 1% EPDs in 6 categories! Celeste’s pedigree is oh, so solid. She is the daughter of Snowmass Elite Legend— 5X Futurity Herdsire of the Year and 3X Reserve Futurity Herdsire of the Year. Snowmass Alpacas has proudly said that Snowmass Elite Legend is the most distinguished White Huacaya Stud standing in the WORLD. Rare Gem Alpacas is proud to have added such a lovely Elite Legend daughter to the foundation herd....
Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

Handsome Appaloosa Harlequin Stud!

Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)

HuacayaHerdsire (Male)Medium Silver Grey, True Black
ARI# AOA# 35240655   DOB: 6/28/20155 yrs
Oh, my oh my! Apache is a proven herdsire with cria on the ground! Sometimes words just aren't enough. If you are looking for an appaloosa harlequin stud to cover your girls and create something truly unique, look no further. This boy has it all! Apache's pedigree is packed (on both sides) with outstanding appaloosas and harlequins. It is highly probable that Apache is homozygous meaning you do not have to breed him to another harlequin or appaloosa to get a good chance of producing an appaloosa harlequin offspring. A definite plus for those breeding for spots. His sire, Windspun WSA Patriotic Gentleman, is an appaloosa as well. He's a blue ribbon winning male that sports a beautiful...
4/5/2022