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Reserve Champion as a 2 yr old

2013 NWSS Reserve at just over 1 year.

GWAS 2013 - Yearling

Fiber / Scientific Data

2017AOA National Fleece Show: 74.5 for a Gray Mature (class 'E')! Handle/Fineness 18.5/20, Uniformity of Micron 7/10, Uniformity of Length 4.5/5, Uniformity of Color 4/5, Crimp 7/10, Staple type/Density 3/5
201723.7 micron
2016AOA National Fleece Show: 79.5 for a Gray Mature (class 'D')! Handle/Fineness 18/20, Uniformity of Micron 7/8, Uniformity of Length 6/7, Uniformity of Color 4/5, Crimp 8.5/10, Staple type/Density 4/5

'16 GWAS Fleece CC w/ 3yr old fleece

AutumnSun's Apache Longbow

ARI# 31990936   D.O.B. 11/13/2011 (9 yrs)

Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven | Medium Rose Grey

3/8 Peruvian, 5/8 Chilean
Sire: Snowmass Enlightenment | ARI# 1238747  | Medium Rose Grey 
Dam: AutumnSun's Frosted Red Rose | ARI# 31317047  | Medium Rose Grey 


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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 crimp as well as his fineness are uniform across his blanket and extends from his hips to his shoulders -- another thing that he has gotten from his dam, so his prime fiber clip is extensive.

Longbow is well conformed, with a solid frame and proud carriage, easy movement and strong bones, and good bite and nice head. His dark eyes are decorated with a mesmerizing 'bedroom eyes' eyeliner of dark fiber, with his wedge head, spear ears, and good coverage showing an attractive head without any of the wool-blind (wooly face) concerns. Even the fact that he unfortunately lost the very tip of his left ear to frostbite as a newborn still does not detract from his overall beautiful, classic face.

Bow is proven, having bred on our farm and fellow farms in the area to produce several very nice crias. The crias have ranged from very nice (good show quality/excellent foundation) to 'Oh, amazing' in fleece qualities. At a marketing event, we sold two breedings on the spot after the farm saw and touched him. He has produced black crias from black dams, a dark rose grey from a DSG dam, a fawn-grey from a LRG dam, and a fawn from a DRG dam. Though he never really got to shine out in the ring, we knew that he had somethings special.

When we pulled a sample from Bow's 2015 clip we were amazed with how much fineness, crimp, density, uniformity and staple as a mature stud. The judges agree since, in our pleased amazement, he secured Color Champion in grey at the 2016 GWAS fleece show!

Bow is only for sale, and at this affordable price, because we realize he is not getting the opportunities he deserves, and we need to streamline our herdsire row.


Color Champion - 2016 Great Western Alpaca Show, grey fleece, Dianne Timmerman, over 3 yrs old!
Reserve Champion - 2014 NWSS, Grey Males, SaraJane MacClennan --as a 2 year old!
Reserve Champion - 2013 NWSS, Grey Males, Youngest in the class.
1st - 2017 AOA National Fleece Show, Grey Class 'E' (Mature), Ursula Munn
1st - 2017 MAPACA Jubilee Fleece Show, Grey Mature, Diana Timmerman
1st - 2017 TxOLAN Sweetheart Spectacular Fleece Show, Class 'D' (Mature), Amanda VandenBosch
1st - 2016 AOA National Fleece Show, Grey class 'D' (Mature), Diana Timmerman
1st - 2016 GWAS Fleece show, Mature, Dianne Timmerman
1st - 2014 NWSS 2yr-old Grey, SaraJane MacClennan
1st - 2013 National Western Stock Show - grey yearling, MRG
2nd - 2016 A-OK halter, mature grey, Arturo Pena
2nd - 2013 MOPACA, Yearling RG - Wade Gease. 1st was modern grey RC
2nd - 2013 TxOLAN, Yearling Rose Grey - Tim Lavan. 1st was RC
2nd - 2012 ABR Fall Festival, Juvenile, MRG
3rd - 2016 MOPACA Mature Grey
3rd - 2014 TxOLAN 2yr-old Grey, Cathy Merkley
3rd - 2013 ABR Fall Festival, Yearling grey, Julio Sumar. 1st/2nd were CC & RC!
4th - 2017 MOPACA fleece -- Class D that was combined with Class C (2 yr old), Wade Gease
4th - 2014 GWAS 2yr-old Grey, Peter Kennedy
4th - 2013 GWAS (Level 5), Yearling RG- Wade Gease. Judge said Bow was finer than 3rd; "exceptional uniformity" "straighter than the rest of the class" in conformation.
5th - 2014 ABR Fall Festival, 2yr-old Grey, Kristen Buhrman. Days shy of being 3 yrs old.
5th - 2013 AOBA Nationals, Kristen Buhrman
As a proven herdsire, he is sold with a limited breeding warranty that includes confirmation of 2 descended testicles and no observed reproductive health issues at CVI exam. Transportation related costs are the buyer's responsibility. Finance available: up to 24 month 0% interest payment with 50% down before transport (min 20% at contract).


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Updated 3/6/2021