Color: Dark Silver Grey
Sire's Sire: Crescent Moon's Rayo Del Sol (MRG)
Sire: Emerald Farms Rincon Cloud (LSG)
Sire's Dam: Camana's Snowy River (LSG)
Dam's Sire: VCA Perfect Storm (TB)
Dam: Wildwood Dream Diamond Storm (TB/LSG)
Dam's Dam: Diamond Yvette (MB)
Incredible Density and Lasting Fineness!
His fiber results at just shy of 9 years old are amazing!
2015 Histogram – AFD 20.5; SD 4.4; CV 21.2; %>30 3.3; CF 96.3; still this fineness at 9 years of age for grey is amazing!
His biopsy follicle test (via Ian Watt) is even more impressive!
Density – 62.8/mm with a Secondary:Primary fiber ratio of 13.1:1.
AT the time of his testing in 2014, only 3 grey alpacas have ever tested higher in density and no grey alpacas have a higher S:P ratio (in fact, only 7 alpacas in ANY color have a higher S:P ratio – including white!). You’ll have trouble finding a grey to put up a combination of those kinds of numbers anywhere!
And Diego’s lineage is impressive, too – PPeruvian Pluro, Danko, grandsire Crescent Moon’s Rayo Del Sol (6x Grand Color Champ) and Sire Emerald Farms Rincon Cloud, 2005 AOBA Silver Nat’l Grand Champion, are enough reason to want him in your breeding program!
And if that wasn’t enough, check out his EPDs!
Diego has many cria on the ground & every one of them is lovely. He is clearly passing on his amazing fineness to his cria.
2014 Cria Histograms
— Avenger – 15.23 AFD
— Baratheon – 15.3 AFD
— Ophelia – 15.6 AFD
— Antoinette – 17.98 AFD
— Lazarus – 18.4 AFD
LASTING FINENESS RUNS IN HIS BLOOD:
Previous Cria Histograms
— Jacob at age 2 – 16.7 AFD
— Joshua at age 3 – 16.4 AFD
— Levi at age 2 – 20.1 AFD
— Diamond (Mom) at age 12 – 23.00 AFD
— Black Pearle (Maternal Sister) at age 5 – 17.52 AFD
— Angel (Maternal Sister) at age 7 – 21.89 AFD
Diego’s string of blues began in ’07 with a rave review from Judge Wade Gease: “This young man had a presence as soon as he entered the ring…his feet glided across the grass, his toes pointed straight ahead…he’s consistent throughout…good density and wonderful fineness…beautiful conformation”. That was just the beginning followed by Wade praising him again at AlpacaMania for his “exceptional conformation, extreme fineness, beautiful crimp and consistent fiber character”. He continued to stock pile blues and more at every show and fiber exhibition he went to until he began breeding.
Diego has a sweet personality, isn’t skittish and comes right to us or visitors. His fiber is exceptional and buttery fine, his micron stats have always been great for a light animal let alone his coloring! They rank right alongside with some of the best in the nation! His fineness, luster, excellent dense coverage, beautiful typey head and strong bone structure will add great qualities to any herd.
Diego is now proudly co-owned with Patagonia Estates.
TxOlan Highest Scoring Fleece in Color Group 2009
AlpacaPalooza Halter 2007
AlpacaMania Halter 2007
AlpacaMania Spin-off 2007
PNAA Showcase Halter 2008
CABA Spin Off 2008
TxOlan Spin Off 2009
PNAA Showcase Halter 2009
CABA Spin Off 2009
AlpacaPalooza Halter 2008
PNAA Showcase Spin Off (with 2nd cuttings submitted) 2008
PNAA Showcase Bred & Owned 2008
California Classic Spin Off 2009
AlpacaMania Bred & Owned (Diego was the only dark animal to place) 2007
Alpacapalooza Spin Off 2008