Our Magnificent Fawn Herdsires
Meet our Ultra Fine, Dense, Elite Herdsires
SNOWMASS PURE PASSION:
Huacaya, Male, Proven | Light Fawn
ARI# 31140089, D.O.B. 11/18/2007
“Snowmass Pure Passion is the most magnificent Light Fawn Matrix son Snowmass Alpacas has ever produced.”
~ Snowmass Alpacas LLC.
Snowmass Alpacas explained that Snowmass Pure Passion represented 30 years of passion in breeding for the perfect-colored fleece on the most beautiful-bodied alpaca. When Pure Passion was born, they stated that he was one that you could not take your eyes off. His fleece is extraordinarily fine, and gloriously bright, showing consistency of excellence from top to bottom as his pedigree would predict and his histograms reflect. Snowmass Pure Passion was first shown in 2009 at AOBA Nationals where he was awarded 1st place as well as Champion. In 2010, he took a 2nd to his brother Snowmass Matrix Elite in two shows, International Alpaca Odyssey and the Futurity, with the judges stating that Matrix Elite was denser but Pure Passion finer. Correctly so, as you see in his 5th fleece which measures 17.0 AFD. Snowmass Alpacas further stated "If you asked us to show you what we think an ideal alpaca looks like, we would take you to the pasture to see Snowmass Pure Passion."
Six Blue Ribbons for GET of SIRE - This stud will bring success to every aspect of your breeding program!
Consistent, dense, bright fleece
Proven to produce same characteristics
Reproduces in all colors
Top 5% EPD's in 2020
A few of Pure Passion's Award-Winning Progeny
ESTATES PASSIONATE FEVER - LF Male 6/14/2018 (3X Judge's Choice, 14X Champion, ACE Herdsire)
ESTATES PURE REFLECTION - LSG Male 3/20/2017 (9X Grey Champion)
ESTATES PURE PASSION ROSE LEGACYXXX -MF Female 9/14/2018 (5x Champion, 2021 National Supreme Champion & 2021 Futurity Judge's Choice)
ESTATES PURELY CAPRI -LF Female 6/10/19 (3X Champion & Multiple Blues)
ESTATES PURELY APPRAISING - WH Male 7/24/16 (2X Color Champion & Multiple Blues, ACE Herdsire)
ESTATES PASSIONATE VICTORIA - DF Female 7/17/2018 (2X Color Champion & Numerous Blues)
J CREEK UP TOWN GIRL - DF Female 6/24/17 (2X Champion & Multiple Blues)
ESTATES SPIRIT DANCER -MF Male 6/23/2019 (2X Champion & Multiple Blues)
ESTATES HARMONIC PASSION -MF Female 7/3/2019 (Reserve Champion & Multiple Blues)
ESTATES PASSIONATE ROYAL SIGNET -White Female 6/26/20 (Reserve Color Champion & 1st Place, 2021 Gold Country)
ESTATES PASSIONATE FAITH -LF Female 9/7/2016 (Reserve Champ)
ESTATES SPIRIT DANCER - MF Male 6/23/2019 (1st Place, 2020 CABO)
J CREEK LUXOR - White Male 8/26/2017 (1st Place, 2018 California Classic)
ESTATES PURE DE LA MIRAGE - MF Female 7/20/2016 (1st Place, 2019 CABO Spin-Off)
ESTATES PURE PASSIONATE MARJA -DF Female 7/10/2018 (1st Place, 2019 Buckeye Alpaca Show)
Pure Passion's breedings have now closed. We have selected top quality females to breed to Pure Passion.
We also have several extraordinary, beautiful females bred to Pure Passion available for sale.
ESTATES LEGENDARY PICASSO
Huacaya, Male, Proven | Light Fawn
ARI# 35251934, D.O.B. 4/19/2016, 3/8 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean
9x Champion & Numerous Blue Ribbons!
Meet our gorgeous light fawn 8x Champion & multi Blue Ribbon Winner, Estates Legendary Picasso, a proven herdsire with his first offspring on the ground in 2019. Judge Amanda VandenBosch assessed Picasso in May 2019 as an A- stating, "Picasso in maintaining fineness, has high frequency style crimp, uniformity across the blanket, good length to staple, use over color, and good cross back over Pure Passion offspring." He was biopsied at 4.5 years by Dr. Norm Evans, DVM who said, "True Genetic Density: 80.5 follicles SQ MM; AFD: 16.53. Picasso's 250X scan which magnifies at 1000 times amazes me. Picasso shows only 20% of his secondary fibers have a degree of medullation. This male shows many strong genetic traits that should pass to his offspring. He has retained his fineness of fiber"
Picasso is sired by our very Andean's Pegasus of Country Estates. Pegasus has genetics from PPeruvian Caligula, 4Peruvian Andean Gold, Snowmass Andean Bronze, and his sire, the stunning TB Snowmass Andean Midnight, a beautiful, compact, true black “silky soft” male with an outstanding pedigree for fineness.
His ribbon winning dam is the daughter of Patagonia's Ernesto, our magnificent Judge's Choice, 7x Champion & 5x Get of Sire award winning light brown herdsire. Lindeza also gifts Picasso with the legendary genetics of her grandsires - Patagonia's Lennox and Nishio.
Picasso is currently a 9x Champion with numerous Blue Ribbons! Senior AOA fleece judge, Diana Timmerman had this to say about him - "He has extreme density, superior fineness, beautiful length & brightness, and a well-built form".
We are thrilled to announce that son Estates Picasso’s Duke Malaga won Judge's Choice at BOTH 2023 TxOlan shows! Judge Nasemann's comments: "A clear class winner. He's very correct, but the more exciting thing about him is the fineness. The quality of fineness, the density & that amount of fiber. This male is packed in it. Well done! I was so impressed with that uniform micron. I took a second sample, & the belly is practically the same." Picasso's offspring first hit the show ring in 2021. To give you an idea of just how pleased we are with him, his daughter, Picasso's Charisma, represented our ranch (with Spirit Dancer & Passionate Fever), helping our ranch bring home a Blue Ribbon for Breeder's Best Three at the 2021 Buckeye show!
This Stunning Multi-Champion now has many Champion and ribbon-winning progenies. Here are just a few:
ESTATES PICASSO'S DUKE MALAGA - LF Male 7/22/21 - 7X Champion, 2X Judge's Choice & Numerous Blues
ESTATES PICASSO'S FAMOUS PAINTING - LB Male 5/24/21 - Color Champion & Numerous Blues
ESTATES PICASSO'S LEAH ROSE XXX - MF Female 10/31/21 - Multiple Blue Ribbons
ESTATES PICASSO'S CHARISMA - LF Female 9/8/20 - 1st Place, 2021 Buckeye Show - Breeder's Best Three
ESTATES WHISKEY RIVER - LB Male 9/2/20 - 2nd Place, 2021 CABA Classic; 2nd Place, 2021 AWE and 3rd Place, 2021 Futurity
Stud Fee: $5,200
For more on Estates Shalimar...
Huacaya, Male, Proven | Medium Fawn
AOA# 35257059 D.O.B. 8/19/2014
5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal. He dedicated the Taj Mahal to her and had the elegant Gardens of Shalimar built for her as well. The Shalimar Gardens were laid out as a Persian paradise garden intended to create a representation of an earthly utopia in which humans co-exist in perfect harmony with all elements of nature. This enchanting tale was the inspiration of our Estates Shalimar.
Shalimar is a gorgeous medium fawn male with a clean blanket. He has dense, fine fleece with a soft handle. Shalimar ranked in the Top 10% EPD in 2021!
Shalimar has two amazing show animals as parents. His sire is none other than 7x Champion Crescent Moon’s Simtustus, a medium fawn male from two grey parents and WOW fleece! Even though he is a fawn, Simtustus contributes significant grey genetics to his offspring, along with fineness and advanced fleece characteristics.
Shalimar's dam, Snowmass Starz Sunrise is a 2x Blue Ribbon Produce of Dam Winner! She is the daughter of multi-champion Snowmass Conopa XXX, who took a first place in the AOBA World Fleece Show, and now resides Canada. Her dam, Snowmass Sizlin Starz, is a blue-ribbon daughter of Snowmass 'Sizlin Hot' (now standing in England as a leading genetic line for fine fleece improvement, which has been proven in his line 5 generations strong!) Her maternal grandsire, 5Peruvian Red Hot, is one of the finest and most consistent color studs Snowmass has ever produced.
MULTPLE BLUE-RIBBON WINNER!
Shalimar placed 2nd at the 2015 West Coast Alpaca Show (where the 1st Place winner was also the Reserve Champion), He also received a 2nd place ribbon from the 2015 Northwest Alpaca Showcase and third (out of a class of 10) at the 2016 CABA Classic. Next, Shalimar won first place at the 2018 CABA Classic show! At the 2018 Alpacapalooza show, Jude Anderson awarded Shalimar another Blue Ribbon, then he and his sister (Estates Passion's New Fallen Snow) earned their dam (Snowmass Starz Sunrise) the Blue Ribbon for Produce of Dam!
Since we have so many studs, Shalimar really hasn't been given a chance to excel. His daughter, Athen, has a 15% EPD for 2021.
Stud Fee: $1,800 Introductory Fee
Price : Ask - Multi-Blue Ribbon Winner!
AMBER AUTUMN RINGMASTER
Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Medium Fawn
AOA# 36052776 D.O.B. 5/11/2020
Amber Autumn Ringmaster is a powerhouse of genetics and will take your breath away with his phenomenal head style, incredible phenotype, well-aligned high frequency crimp, and superior density. He is the son of Amber Autumn Troy (out Snowmass Mr Sizlin Rose) and Amber Autumn Rosemarie (by AML El Duro’s Principio). This solid multi-champion male has settled females and is ready to work. With Ringmaster, you are getting Sizzlin Rose and Tehya genetics and those of several of North America’s big-name alpacas. His fleece displays crazy brightness, fineness, uniformity, and long staple. Square solid frame, ideal head style, perfect bite, coverage to his toes. Troy has been stamping all his kids like Ringmaster. Tehya herdsires: Troy X Sizzlin, Terrill X Principio, Taylor Made X Eclipse, Turbo X Signature, Duke of Earl X Eros, Thunderstruck X Ameretto. His dam is a Principio/Nova’s Private Res cross. We expect Ringmaster will have a major impact in the industry as his progeny start hitting the show ring.
Ringmaster was one of our many champions on our 2022 show string! He received the Fawn Color Championship banner at the 2022 Alpaca Western Extravaganza Halter Show (out of a class of 27) and won First-Place and Reserve Champion at the 2022 Gold Country Gathering show! In addition, he brought home Blue-Ribbons from the 2022 Alpaca Fest Northwest and 2022 CABA Classic and 2022 California Classic for Walking Fleece. At the 2022 Northwest Alpaca Showcase and 2022 CABA Classic halter shows, Ringmaster came in second place, and both times the first-place winner went on to win Color Champion. At the 2022 Alpacapalooza, he came in 2nd place and the 1st place winner went on to receive Color Champion and Judge's Choice! We are proud to announce that Ringmaster is a 2023 AOA National Invited Champion!
Ringmaster has exceeded our expectations as he has matured, and we are thrilled to add him to our herdsire row! We are excited to announce that his first cria are due to arrive this summer, and we can't wait!
Stud Fee: $2,500 Introductory Fee
AMBER AUTUMN DIVINE INSPIRATION
Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Medium Fawn
AOA# 35590767 D.O.B. 11/2/2018
This outstanding male has FOUR traits with Top 5% EPDs and two in the Top 10% in 2022. Divine Inspiration possesses incredible Snowmass genetics on both sides of his family tree! He is the son of Snowmass Divine Love, the Judge's Choice recipient at the 2013 Futurity, and the High-Selling Huacaya Alpaca at the 2017 Futurity Auction. At 7 years of age, he is still boasting a 18.4 micron! Divine Love has a VERY dense fleece that is very fine also. He has a solid conformation with great bone density and a great phenotype. Divine Inspiration's maternal grandsire is none other than 8X champion, Snowmass Matrix, winner of Reserve Herdsire of the Year for Light AND Color in 2008, as well as Color Herdsire of the Year AND Light Reserve Herdsire of the Year again in 2009!
AMBER AUTUMN HOT CHOCOLATE
Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Dark Fawn
AOA# 36052769 D.O.B. 3/22/2020
What a handsome package this erect, solid frame, large bone male has! Then opening up an extremely fine fleece, consistent with uniformity of microns across the blanket is a true joy! Check out Hot Chocolate's DENSITY! Holy Moly! You would have to see the most elite alpaca to compare.
Both of Hot Chocolate's parents are Champions. He is the son of 9x Champion, CCNF Legionnaire, a 5-time Judges Choice winner as well as a Futurity Champion and AOA Reserve Champion. Legionnaire's 2015 micron test was, AFD: 17.9 SD: 3.4 CV: 21.2 %>30: 0.5 and mean curvature of 58.6. CCNF Legionnaire is sporting a very Elite and stunning linage. Hot Chocolate's paternal grandparents are Snowmass Matrix Majesty (Snowmass Matrix X Snowmass Simply Scrumptious) and 10X Champion, CCNF Magdalena (Snowmass Legacy Gold X PPeruvian Jesusa).
His dam, Amber Autumn Holly Ho, won multiple Blue-Ribbons in 2014-2015, as well as 1st place and Reserve Champion at the 2014 Best of the US show. Hot Chocolate's maternal grandsire is numerous Blue-Ribbon winner, Eclipse Alyst (out of Australian import, Jolimont 2 Peruvian Sweet William). Amber Autumn stated: "We purchased Eclipse Alyst because of his color, pedigree, and incredible dense fleece that has luster, handle, staple length, and very nice fineness. Eclipse always shears our heaviest weighted fleece even at 8 years of age and is still holding his fineness nicely."
We can't wait to begin using this outstanding male this Spring!