Rare Gem Heart Kandi is the knock-out daughter, a beautiful brown female with excellent fleece density and a fleece exhibiting beautiful crimp. She is a phenotypically-lovely female...the "Total Package!" She demonstrates extensive and unique black spotting on her underside and legs, representing her appaloosa presence. Until recently, we noticed her blanket now shows brindle which is so exciting and indicates that she is turning into a very special and unique harlequin! She is rare, distinctive, and exciting to watch grow into a gorgeous foundation female alpaca.
Heart Kandi has an excellent pedigree, as her sire is the ever-popular Vintage Cashmere U-taupe-ia. Taupie is a striking appaloosa harlequin male whose heritage boasts appaloosa genetics on both sides of his lineage, with Aussie Rockford out of Hannahruh on his sire's side and Chiquita Import on his dam's side.
Another coveted daughter of an incredible black female, Hvla Poppy, Bisturi's Periwinkle has a beautiful dark rose grey fleece and Vicuña patterning coupled with an outstanding phenotype. Her fiber has an excellent crimp. She is a great foundation dam and a stellar breeder…never has a problem getting pregnant, holds her pregnancies, delivers large 20lb plus babies, has tons of milk and is the most attentive of moms. She threw a harlequin/appaloosa, Rare Gem Heart Kandi (check out her page) when bred to harlequin appaloosa herd sire, Vintage Cashmere's U-Taupe-ia and a wildly-spotted and rare classic appaloosa/harlequin out of Apache Gentlemen...PBR Gentlemen's Fascination!! (See her page!) Then again, in 2020, we paired her up again with Apache Gentlemen, and she threw, yet again, another gorgeous harlequin/appaloosa, PBR Apache's Spark's Fly. That's 3 for 3 when bred for appaloosa/harlequin.
This young male created quite a stir at shearing time. Shearing came to a halt as everyone took a break to look at his fleece as it came off. With each blade stroke, it appeared as if dark butter was melting away, with the brightness so intense we had to turn out a light. Velvet Splash (our choice for Kandi's 2023 breeding) proves that genetics don’t change with age. At age seven, he is the fineness alpaca on the ranch, with an afd of 19 microns. His pedigree couldn’t be better..Snowmass Velvet Touche on the top and Majestic Peruvian Jeremiah on the bottom. My breeding decisions for him are endless and very exciting!!! More fantastic news to come!