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AutumnSun's Apache Longbow

'16 GWAS Fleece CC w/ 3yr old fleece

Alpaca , Huacaya , Male |Proven |Medium Rose Grey

AOA# 31990936 | DOB: 11/13/2011

Sire: Snowmass Enlightenment

The Legendary Enlightenment

Snowmass Enlightenment

Huacaya Herdsire (Male) Medium Rose Grey

AOA# 1238747 DOB: 12/1/200418 yrs
The legendary grey herdsire, Snowmass Enlightenment, is bringing his power packed genetics to the West Coast! "Enlightenment is the most significant grey stud we've ever produced." -- Snowmass Alpacas "Best male in the show. This stunning male combines perfect conformation and magnificent fleece. He is the 'Total Package'." -- Kentucky Classic Judge "If you could put all the best performing, most unique blend of genetics into one stud for the most advanced color breeding program...t ...
  | AOA# 1238747 | Medium Rose Grey
Dam: [REF] AutumnSun's Frosted Red Rose


[REF] AutumnSun's Frosted Red Rose

Huacaya Open (Female) Medium Rose Grey

AOA# 31317047 Deceased
Rose was a beautiful uniform medium rose grey with heathered legs, a white face / tuxedo markings, full leg / face coverage, and captivating 'movie star' dark eyes framed by adorable fuzzy ears. With high frequency / amplitude crimp consistent from head to tail, high luster for grey, and the handle of her fiber, she showed off uniformity of micron. Judges commented on her consistent micron and crimp style between white, brown, and black fibers in compliment to her fantastic density. This was not ...
  | AOA# 31317047 | Medium Rose Grey

Proven stud

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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, at the right price, because we realize he is not getting the opportunities he deserves, and we need to streamline our herdsire row.

Scientific Data
Date Details/Notes
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
201723.7 micron
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
Purchase Terms

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 12 month 0% interest payment with 50% down before transport (min 20% at contract).

Updated 6/8/2023