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Reserve Champion - multi Males - 2014 Futurity

2015 GWAS Reserve Champion at 2 yrs old.

Feb 2015 -- 2015 TxOLAN

April 2013... "so shiny it looked wet"

Futurity & GWAS Champion

AutumnSun's Major General

ARI# 32585933   D.O.B. 6/6/2012  (7 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Rose Grey

Full Chilean
Sire: Patagonia's Ernesto    
Dam: Patagonia's La Traviesa | ARI# 31691598  | Medium Fawn 

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We think this boy is the darkest 'silky' type we have seen! His fiber is slick and shiny that it looks and almost feels wet! Even judge Tim Lavan commented that his fiber looked almost like it was wet!

He has LOTS of fiber on him, and with a really long staple so that it droops somewhat when he is at his peak length. But don't be fooled by this and think that he is not dense... he has a lot of fiber packed on him!

He has white fibers in his blanket but not consistently enough to classify him as a grey in the shows. This was his initial 'hiccup' in the show ring, when they placed him in the brown classes so that he had to endure the disapproval of the judges. We attempted to show him in Bred and Owned but did not find the consistent competition at that time that we desired for him. But, we luckily become more observant of Major's several, easily discernible light spots in his blanket that classifies him as an appaloosa pattern. Shown in the right class and Major ROCKS! His fiber was finally evaluated purely on its exceptional qualities rather than on how it did not fit in the class.

From the beginning in the show ring, he was hard to categorized but well appreciated. At his first show, while he was reprehended for his white fibers in brown class, he also caught the judge's eye as "so shiny he looked wet". And, at the 2014 Futurity, while showing in the combined multi class, he was brought forth to the Reserve Champion position, behind the Snowmass Color Champion and before the other exemplary alpaca from farms such as Crescent Moon and Marquam Hill. With the caliber of competition of this show we were proudly aware of Major's proper placing at the head of the pack -- clearly herdsire material manifested!

We absolutely love Major for his easy personality, great looks and fantastic fiber. Being a small farm with very limited breedings each year, Major has had to elbow his way into the breeding program. When bred to a classic silver grey dam Major produced classic rose grey male with outstanding fiber! His son has extremely fine, high frequency and high amplitude crimp along a long staple in a dense fleece.


Reserve Champion - 2015 Great Western Alpaca Show, Multi - Cathy Merkley
1st - 2015 Great Western Alpaca Show, 2-yr old multi - Cathy Merkley
1st - 2015 TxOLAN - 2-yr-old mixed multi - Amanda VandenBosch
1st - 2014 ABR Fall Festival - 2-yr-old mixed multi - Kristin Buhrman
4th - 2014 GWAS yearling mixed multi - Peter Kennedy
Reserve Champion -- 2014 Futurity -- Amanda VandenBosch
2nd 2014 Futurity
1st - 2014 TxOLAN Yearling mixed muliti (he's an Appaloosa) - Cathy Merkley
5th - 2014 NWSS Grey Yearling - SaraJane MacClennan
Best Bred & Owned, ABR Fall Festival, Julio Sumar -- "very nice boy"
1st - Dark Bred & Owned, ABR Fall Festival, Julio Sumar
4th - MOPACA, brown juvenile - Wade Gease.
3rd - 2013 TxOLAN, dark brown juvenile - Tim Lavan
Note: specific listings details supersede general information. Cash at 5-10% discount (depending on package/pricing) or finance at 12 month 0% interest available at 25% down. Other financing can be possible depending on situations/purchase. Included is 30 days free board from contract, afterwards agisting is possible at $4/day. Transportation and associated costs are the buyers responsibility. At payoff, the AOA 'breeder' certificate transfer will be allowed, at our cost for alpacas priced above 1000. For proven dams/sires and alpacas under $1500, no breeding warranties will be extended. Live cria guarantee provided to 30 days -- as long as Autumn Sun Alpacas has available, wholly owned and unrestricted herdsires -- as specified in the contract signed.

Updated 1/14/2018