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[SALE! CHAMPION] AutumnSun's Major General

Futurity & GWAS Champion

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

AOA# 32585933 | DOB: 6/6/2012 (12 yrs)

Sire: Patagonia's Ernesto
Dam: Patagonia's La Traviesa

Patagonia's La Traviesa

Huacaya Open (Female) Medium Fawn

AOA# 31691598 DOB: 7/17/200914 yrs
Not intending to buy, we had to buy this girl as a yearling when we saw her fleece! With her very gentle personality, great health and conformation, we are glad we added her to our herd. Esa has been a great mom and easy keeper. Her first cria was a beautiful boy with striking white markings on his face and a macho look from birth. We could not resist taking a newborn picture with our phone just to post for all to see. This boy grew up to be our herdsire Major General who brought hom ...
  | AOA# 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 criticized for his white fibers in brown class, he also caught the judge's eye as "so shiny he looked wet". At the 2014 Futurity while showing in the combined multi class, he was brought to the Reserve Champion position, behind the Snowmass Color Champion and before the other exemplary alpacas from farms such as Crescent Moon and Marquam Hill. With the caliber of competition of this show we were proudly aware of Major's placing at the head of the pack clearly recognizing his herdsire material!

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 and hasn't had the exposure that he should have.

He has darkened the color of the offspring over its dam in every case. When bred to fawns he has made a MF to DB crias. Bred to grey dams he produced grey crias 60% of the time and true black in the remaining 40%. Their fiber have all been fine with long staple and good crimp. His last two crias by fawn dams have been grouped into our show / jr. herdsire category.

Since we have decided to keep his son, Gentry, in our herdsire row, Major is available at a very 'nice price' to help him move to another breeding program. He has genetics that could be used in any grey or spotted program. As we have sold Imitation, our last appaloosa dam, we no long have need for a male that could straddle the line of grey and spotted colorations and he really deserves more consideration.

Purchase Terms

As a proven herdsire his sale price does not include breeding warranty. Certificate transfer and transportation costs are the Buyers with up to 1 month free agisting allowed to make transportation arrangements.

Updated 4/7/2024