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."
Three 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
A few of Pure Passion's Award Winning offspring!
ESTATES PASSIONATE FEVER - LF Male 6/14/2018
3X Judge's Choice, 8X Champion & Numerous Blue Ribbons, ACE Herdsire
ESTATES PURELY APPRAISING - WH Male 7/24/16
2X Color Champion & Multiple Blue Ribbons
ESTATES PASSIONATE VICTORIA - DF Female 7/17/2018
2X Color Champion & Numerous Blue Ribbons
ESTATES PURE REFLECTION - LSG Male 3/20/2017
9X Champion & Numerous Blue Ribbons
J CREEK UP TOWN GIRL - DF Female 6/24/17
2X Champion & Multiple Blue Ribbons
ESTATES PURE PASSION ROSE LEGACYXXX -MF Female 9/14/2018
2X Champion & Blue Ribbons
ESTATES PASSIONATE FAITH - LF Female 9/7/2016
Res. Champion & 2nd 2017 WAC
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
8x 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 was on our 2016 - 2019 show strings, and is an is an 8x Champion who has received numerous blue ribbons as well.
This Stunning Multi-Champion has outstanding crias on the ground!
Stud Fee: $5,200
ESTATES PASSIONATE FEVER
Huacaya, Male, Unproven, Light Fawn
AOA# 35602668 D.O.B. 6/14/2018
8x CHAMPION and 3x JUDGE’S CHOICE WINNER!
This handsome light fawn male has a fabulous pedigree. Passionate Fever is the son of Snowmass Pure Passion, our outstanding 3x Get of Sire and champion producing herdsire. Passion represents 30 years of passion in breeding for the perfect colored fleece on the most beautiful bodied alpaca. Snowmass Alpacas said, “Snowmass Pure Passion is the most magnificent Light Fawn Matrix son Snowmass Alpacas has ever produced.” Fever's maternal grandsire is Patagonia’s El Galan, our magnificent 4x champion and multiple blue-ribbon winning herdsire out of Patagonia’s Cayo. His maternal great-grandsire R&R Oliver Twist has consistently produced outstanding offspring in Canada and the U.S., that exhibit fine, uniform micron in their fleeces, along with crimp and correct, solid conformation.
Passionate Fever has been a superstar in the show ring. As a juvenile, he won Light Male Color Champion and the Judge's Choice award at the 2019 California Classic Round Up. Jude Anderson awarded Fever the Color Championship at the 2019 CABA Classic, out of a class of 17. He also received Reserve Champion & 1st Place at the 2019 Alpacapalooza show! In addition, Fever brought home Blue Ribbons at the 2019 The Futurity, 2019 California Classic, 2019 AOA National Shows & Fever helped ACE bring home a 1st Place Ribbon at the 2019 California Classic for Breeder's Best Three. Fever went on to win the Color Championship and his 2nd Judge's Choice award at 2019 Gold Country Gathering, where Fever and his siblings also won Pure Passion a blue ribbon for GET of SIRE! Fever received an incredible 3rd Judge's Choice award at the 2020 A-OK Alpaca Blast-Off!
In 2019, Fever was evaluated as an A+ by senior AOA Judge Amanda VandenBosch. "He has excellent substance of bone, balance to frame, fiber coverage, good organization within staple, maintains consistency across fleece, moves to the extremities to neck, good density relative to fineness." Jill Marcellus said, "He’s a very refined looking male. Moderately sized, right in the middle there, & that can be very useful in a breeding program. He’s got good balance & proportion, excellent substance of bone, a very typey male with a good strong phenotype. I really like his head style as well. His fleece is very fine & exceptionally uniform in all the fleece traits. I pulled samples from all over the place on him and really there is virtually no difference from mid-side to right into the front shoulder area to over to the hip. That also carried through with the staple type and also the expression of character through the fleece. It’s very uniform right across his body and underneath his belly."
We are thrilled to announce that we have dams confirmed pregnant and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of this outstanding male’s future progeny. Get a breeding now and own one of the first cria of this stellar male!
Stud Fee: $2,000 * For First 10 Females
For more on Estates Shalimar...
Stud Fee: Please Ask
Price : $ 20,000 Multi-Blue Ribbon Winner!
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's sire is none other than 7x Champion Crescent Moon’s Simtustus, a medium fawn male from two gray 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 double blue ribbon winning dam is Snowmass Starz Sunrise. Judges Jude Anderson and Jill Marcellus awarded Snowmass Starz Sunrise a Blue Ribbon for Produce of Dam at the 2018 Alpacapalooza, with her off spring ESTATES PASSION'S NEW FALLEN SNOW (a white yearling) and ESTATES SHALIMAR (at almost four-years-old). She followed that up with a second Blue Ribbon for Produce of Dam at the 2018 CABA Classic show awarded by Judges Peter Kennedy & Diana Timmerman.
News Flash - Shalimar has beautiful cria on the ground!
SNOWMASS RAIN DANCER:
Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Dark Fawn
ARI# 32605280, D.O.B. 8/4/2012
SNOWMASS BEST MAN SON!
Snowmass Rain Dancer has fabulous genetics! His sire, Snowmass Best Man, won first Place for Get of Sire at The Futurity, Reserve Herdsire of the Year in 2010 and 2011. Best Man was the highest selling and featured Alpaca at the 2012 Snowmass auction, and was purchased by an alpaca ranch in Switzerland! Offspring of this male, known for his extremely fine fleece and revolutionary long, Silky, draping locks will be prized, indeed. Rain Dancer’s dam is 5Peruvian Tapara.
Just look at his fantastic genetics: Quechua, Accoyo Elite, Snowmass Maree Love, Hemingway, Snowmass Wedding Pacabells, Don Julio and Pachelbel!
Snowmass Rain Dancer was on our 2013 and 2014 show strings. Rain Dancer brought home many awards, including Reserve Color Champion banners and Blue Ribbons at both The Futurity and IAO shows in 2013. In addition, Rain Dancer won 1st Place at the Gold Country Gathering (as a yearling) in 2013, and a Blue Ribbon at Alpacamania (as a two-year-old) in 2014.
Extremely dense, very bright fleece, with good coverage; show record. In May, 2018, Cheryl Gehly appraised Rain Dancer at 20-21 microns at almost 6 years old. Uniform micron, nice handle, and good density with very bright fleece. Secondaries are fine!
Stud Fee: $ 1,250 Special
Price : $ 7,000 Futurity Res. Color Champ
ESTATES JIMMY DURANTE:
Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Light Fawn
ARI# 35313014, D.O.B. 8/28/2015
Outstanding genetics run on both sides of Estates Jimmy Durante’s family tree. His sire is Patagonia’s Enzo, our full Chilean Nishio son, known for his spectacular density. His dam is Estates Carlessa’s Blue Snow. Jimmy Durante’s maternal grandsire, Crescent Moon’s Donato is also known for his excellent density.
Jimmy Durante was on our 2016 and 2017 show strings. He won 2nd Place at the Alpaca Breeder’s Invitational in 2016, then followed that up by taking home a Blue Ribbon at the 2017 California Classic Show.
Breed him to any of your color herd, including grey!
Stud Fee: $ 750 Special Introductory Fee
Price: $6,000 Showstring 2016 & 2017!
PATAGONIA ESTATES COSTA RICA:
Huacaya, Male, Proven | Light Fawn
ARI# 32300352, D.O.B. 7/4/2015
Costa Rica was assessed by Cheryl Gehly at almost three years old at high yield with fine secondaries. Extremely dense, excellent crimp character, and staple length.
He is the son of 4x Champion, Patagonia's El Galan, assessed by Amanda VandenBosch as an "A," who has champion offspring and did well in Get of Sire competitions (2nd Place, Get of Sire ribbons at CABO 2017 and California Classic 2017 shows, as well as 1st Place, Breeder's Best Three - Alpacapalooza 2011). His dam is Estates Kari, a gorgeous, dense, crimpy Patagonia's Darwin daughter.
Costa Rica was a member of our 2016 show string, winning 2nd Place, 2016 AOA National Show; 2nd Place, 2016 California Classic; and 2nd Place, 2016 Alpacapalooza; and several other ribbons.
His 1/2 sister out of El Galan is Estates Wedding Tapestry, our 2017 ABI Judges Choice Winner & 4x Color Champion & 1x Reserve Color Champion winner.