Emily Cria (“Eric”) Delivery 6/15/22

Emily Cria ("Eric") Delivery 6/15/22

Video starts from about 10 minutes after start of stage two labor that went according to the textbook. Emily has the pink and
green name band.

The first cria you see in the video was born while out at pasture a couple house earlier.

About 14 minutes total. 17.6 lb Male cria born.

Funny ending with Emily doing a double take as if she wasn’t expecting to see what she saw. 🙂

Thanks for watching.

Stargazer’s Yvonne

Stargazer's Yvonne

Yvonne has 5 traits in the top 3% with the rest close behind. She will provide the best a girl can provide. While that says a lot, it’s her density and fleece weight, along with her fineness, that brings this girl into the best of the best.

Yvonne is one of our first 5th generation females of our breeding program and with a COI of 7.4 she is ready to be outcrossed to our Snowmass herdsire Beloved Legend for an exceptional offspring. (price is pre-confirmed pregnancy)

Stargazer’s Betty Boop

Stargazer's Betty Boop

Betty Boop is a high quality breeding female. Great looking head, long and dense staple, and she has been bred to develop and improve dark color genetics. Her dam, Bella, had been a National Blue Ribbon winning white and went on to produce a number of quality herdsires. Betty’s sire, Antares, is one of the top 10 true black herdsires listed in the EPD program for providing the most improvement for fineness along with the most increase of fleece weight.

Unfortunately, Betty was Bella’s last cria. It was a difficult birth and Bella did not recover well and passed shortly after. Betty and Yvonne, somewhat of an orphan herself, bonded and they have been close ever since. The two females are available to be purchased together and the price listed below is for both females.

(price is pre-confirmed pregnancy)

Stargazer’s Yippee

Stargazer's Yippee

Full sister to one of our top herdsires, YO! and National Blue Ribbon Winner, Eleanor, Yippee is an outlier. There aren’t many, if any, females that will improve AFD and FW to the level she will bring in one breeding.

Stargazer’s Babs

Stargazer's Babs

Babs is out of blue ribbon parents and among the top ranked females in the EPD program. Very fine and super dense with excellent character.

Stargazer’s Alysan

Stargazer's Alysan

Alysan is a well bred breeding stock female with top EPDs. She is a proven dam and is ready to be bred back. 1/2 price breeding to any Stargazer herdsire.

Price is without female cria at side.

Stargazer’s Alecia

Stargazer's Alecia

Alecia is great fiber producer. She is in the top 1% of all females in the US for yearly fiber production. She brings a great combination of top Accoyo, Allianza and Antacalla genetics.

She’s is an easy keeper and out of one of our friendliest females.

Will be bred Spring 2022. She is also available in a starter herd package with a well matched unrelated herdsire.

Stargazer’s Addison

Stargazer's Addison

Addison has a great pedigree of top color producers and will produce high quality color offspring.

She is bred to a medium fawn Matrix son that will bring in more top genetics and expecting much improved EPDs in a dark color.  We expect a spectacular cria.

Stargazer’s Commander in Chief

Stargazer's Commander in Chief

This boy is like royalty in many ways. Super fine, excellent epds and a little line bred. We are unable to use him in our herd as he is too related. He’s the ideal male to outcross to unrelated females of any color to add persistant fineness and density as well as show quality character. He has great conformation, nice bite and a terrific head style. Plays well with others.

Stargazer’s Magnum

Stargazer's Magnum

I cant say enough of how much I like this male. He is a descendant from a solid pedigree of Accoyo and Allianza genetics. He will improve your fiber production quality in fineness and fleece weight. He has a great personality and is easy to handle.

Stargazer’s Augustus

This boy has always been one of our favorites. He has phenomenally dense and well developed fiber as well as a friendly temperament that has made him a great PR alpaca. He will be an asset to your fiber production as his genetics will keep his fiber fine for many years to come.

Price is reflecting being sold as pet/fiber male.

Eagle Valley Eyota

Eagle Valley Eyota

We talk a lot about the results we’ve seen from the Accoyo and Allianza crosses. Eyota is a herdsire we obtained from another small breeder with similar goals.

His first offspring have arrived and we are thrilled with the future herdsire and the three girls he has sired so far.

Stargazer’s Emily

Stargazer's Emily

Following in her namesakes achievements, Emily is destined to be part of a top rated breeding program. She has a very well developed, ultra-fine fleece and will deliver 5 traits in the top 1%-2% along with a fleece weight that shows a density not  typically found in a female. Her COI is at 6.6% which still leaves room to continue line breeding or outcross to capitalize on the likelihood to achieve  better than the predictions of the EPD program.  

Emily is among the best of the best of the best females and is destined to be the matriarch in a program focused on  producing top herdsires and herdsire producing female offspring. 

She is a proven dam that does a great job of caring for her crias. She is due to deliver a cria the end of May, 2022. This cria will be one of our first cria sired by Snowmass Beloved Legend.

Stargazer’s Symphony

Stargazer's Symphony

We are now at the point in our herd resizing process that we are faced with selling some of our best females.

Symphony is everything you need in a female if you are looking to produce top herdsire offspring. She has produced sub 18 micron afd fleece production with low SD.

As the product of both our Royal Gold and Apocalypse lines, this years Fall cria will be one of the first outcrosses to the Snowmass line..

Symphony comes with cria guaranty.

Stargazer’s Zion

Stargazer's Zion

Zion has a solid frame and excellent conformation. His ancestry is among the best of the best, originating from the Accoyo and Allianza imports. His EPDs reveal he is solidly in the top 10% for many traits assuring great offspring and outstanding fiber production.

Zion’s purpose in life is to help the producer to increase revenue from offspring, raw fiber and retail yarn  sales.

2014 20.2 4.4 21.5 2.0
2015 18.8 4.0 21.1 0.9

Rumbles Zakai

Rumbles Zakai

Zakai has a great fleece and Genetic profile!

His handle is superb and the density is phenomenal. This level of fineness will likely last a lifetime. His sire, Royal Rumble is one of the most persistently fine herdsires anywhere.

(Rumble is still under 20 micron at 9 years old.)  Zakai’s dam, Zoey, is the result of one of our best sires and dams, YO and Catena.

His EPd’s indicate the same as our expectations as he ranks among the top 1%-5% in the same traits as his lineage.

2017 16.7 3.5 21.1 0.5
2018 15.1 3.4 22.7 0.4
2019 17.1 3.6 20.8 0.3

2020 18.6  4.6 20.6  0.3 (sheared 9.5 lbs)

Stargazer’s Champion

Stargazer's Champion

  “Champ” is an Accoyo America Apocalypse son and a high quality herdsire. He is currently unproven as he is too related for us to use in our herd. His pedigree on both sides is the best of the best. He has a significant Hemingway and Accoyo influence that provide the basis for this males phenomenal EPDs. Almost all of Champs EPD traits tested in the top 5% – 10% range of all male huacayas.  Most significantly is his ability to improve fineness along with a notable increase in fleece weight (through density).    His dam, Cybel, is one of only two Accoyo Augusto daughters that we still have in our herd and is still producing some of our best.

How Can You Tell If An Alpaca Is Right for Your Herd?

How Can You Tell If An Alpaca Is Right for Your Herd?

Everybody says the same thing about their alpacas. It seems like everything will “improve fineness and increase density” …. if you’re comparing it to a rock that would undoubtedly be true.

“In the day” “B.C.” (Before Computers),… Livestock breeders would have track production results for generations to identify their best-producing animals.

Since computers and the introduction of EPD’s in the alpaca industry, identifying top animals have become easier, quicker, and much more accurate.

Your bottom line as a breeder will largely be determined by how successful you are in achieving desired results in the shortest amount of time.

“DO THE MATH”   EPDs enable you to predict and compare how an animal will perform and fit in among the animals in your herd and production goals.

Stargazer’s Lizzie

Stargazer's Lizzie

Lizzie is among the densest females in our herd and among the tested animals in the US EPD program. She has a calm disposition and is easy to handle.

She is open and available to be bred to one of our Royal Gold line herdsires that will provide persistent fineness of uniform SD and AFD of 18 to 21 micron,.

Stargazer’s Curley Sue

Stargazer's Curley Sue

Improving or maintaining fiber fineness in our herds is always a factor in our decision process of making breeding and purchasing selections. The down side to that is without equal attention being paid to fleece weight production, you are handicapping your future fiber production. Just a 2 micron improvement of fiber diameter will affect fleece weight production without a compensating increase in density and/or staple length.

Curley Sue, an offspring of a couple of our best producers, she has been ranked among the top females for the combined index value of improving both AFD and Fleece Weight. That puts her close to the top 10% of the top 1% of 50,000 alpacas used in the EPD program. Also, the relationship of her curvature to staple length identifies her as an outlier in those trait developments as well. Curley Sue is a super fine, dense and show winning female that will continue to outperform most alpacas.

Everybody’s bottom line is affected by the value of the males produced. Curley Sue is a female that will produce useful herdsires and be a valued member to your breeding program. A show quality female with superb genetics … true seedstock.

Her full brother Callisto is on our herdsire row and is one of the top males in the EPD program to improve fineness with the greatest increase in fleece weight as well.

Awards
5th of 10 at GWAS 2012 Vandenbosch 5th of 9 at MOPACA 2012 Anderson

Stargazer’s Celeste

Stargazer's Celeste

Celeste is a wonderful example of excellent conformation, highly developed fleece and solid supporting EPD’s.

Her dam and sire are among the best in our herd as are her offspring.

Awards
3RD Great Western Alpaca Show 2012 Halter White Juvenile Female Huacayas

Stargazer’s Carma

Stargazer's Carma

Carma is a solid foundation female with very balanced EPD Traits. We expect her production to be predictably spectacular. Her fleece is extremely fine with a high degree of character and uniformity. She has a solid ancestry that combines the best of the Accoyo and Allianza genetics. Her Sire and Dam are multi Champions in large show classes.

She is a solid producer among the top females in the US for fineness, fine crimp and uniformity.

Sale price includes a breeding spring of 2022.

Stargazer’s Elijah

Stargazer's Elijah

We are absolutely thrilled with this deep Alianza and Accoyo bred male. Prepotent, homozygous genetics for persistent ultra-fine fleece production and density. His fleece is a great example of how nice alpaca can be.

Eli is the combination of our two best producing bloodlines, we simply don’t have many eligible females to pair him up with.

His dam and grand dam on both sides of his pedigree are National Blue Ribbon winning dams. Besides show quality genetics, this proven herdsire is among the top 1-2% for improving offspring fleece quality across many traits.

2020 EPD Ranking
AFD 1%
SD 10%
SF 1%
%>30 1%
CURVE 2%
MED 2%
FW =FW PLACEMENT IS #7 NATIONWIDE AMONG THE BEIGE 1% AFD RANK GROUPING.

Stgzr’s Golden Explorer

Stgzr's Golden Explorer

“GE” brings good things to life!

Golden Explorer’s Grandsire is Accoyo Legacy. Legacy was one of the best imports from the Accoyo herd with a well documented track record of superior offspring. Explorer also brings in the Allianza import Hemingway, with the most recognized record of providing long term fineness that is so important in fiber sales or the show ring.

When looking through his pedigree you’ll see a progression in each generation of genetic improvement provided by the best available genetics.

GE’s solid structure and head style are easily recognized as the ideal style sought after in every herd. There’s no doubt that GE will provide outstanding results in his offspring.

2015 AFD 17.0; SD 4.9; CV 28.9; CF 98.8
2016 AFD 18.6; 5.4; 29.2; 3.7
2017 AFD 18.8; SD 5.5; CV 29.3; CF 97.0

Stargazer’s Callisto

Stargazer's         Callisto

We have dealt with hundreds of alpacas in the 20+ years we’ve been raising alpacas and Callisto is among the most memorable. (We mostly refer to him as Carlos.) Carlos is among the highest ranking males in the ARI EPD program for elite, lifetime fineness and increased FW (density). Not only is his fiber spectacular, and his conformation superb, he also exhibits the presence and disposition that makes raising alpacas rewarding on a more personal level. He is simply a beautiful male in every regard.

The qualities of the Allianza and Sollocotta cross is coming through beautifully. His pedigree is packed with best of Accoyo, Allianza and Sollocota genetics. He’s out of our champion Accoyo Augusto daughter, Stargazer’s Catena, and sired by Multi-Champion Accoyo America Apocalypse (Hemingway-Nautilus).

Elite pedigree and an accomplished show record, plus top EPD’s. He is ranked at the top (top 20) of all males among the  1% for AFD when combined with the greatest increase of fleece weight (density).

EPD TRAIT VALUES
AFD TOP 1%
SPIN FINENESS TOP 1%
% > 30 TOP 2%
REDUCE MEDULATION TOP 10%
INCREASED FLEECE WEIGHT TOP 4%

Histograms:
1 yr 15.2; 4.3; 28.4; 0.8
2 yr 17.5; 4.7; 26.9; 1.9
3 yr 18.4; 4.9; 26.8; 2.4
4 yr 17.7; 5.0; 28.0; 2.0
5 yr 20.1; 5.1; 25.4; 4.8
6 yr 17.8; 4.9; 27.4; 2.2%

Have questions about what EPDs are good for? Feel free to call us anytime.

Awards

2nd EPWN Fleece show 2012 Loner
2nd GWAS Get of Sire class 2011
2nd Fall Fest Get of Sire class 2009
4th AOBA Nationals White Adult males 2011 Safely
3rd Fall Fest Halter 2009 O’Leary
4th NWSS 2010 Loner
6th GWAS White Yrlng “B” 2010 Macleod
6th MOPACA 2010 VandenBosch