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Grand River Marquis

ARI# 31983341   D.O.B. 7/1/2010  (9 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Dark Silver Grey

1/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Bolivian, 3/4 Chilean
Sire: Grand River Modelo Especial | ARI# 30874398  | Light Silver Grey |
Dam: Grand River Dutchess | ARI# 30874336  | Dark Brown |

When this male arrived on our farm after having been recently shorn at his birth farm, we a bit shocked to see that they had sheared him to the skin everywhere except his topknot, and that they had cut back. So, now over a year later, we are finally seeing the 'Marquis' of his youth in his recovering fleece coverage. What we did see right away was just how deliciously soft Marquis felt, like royal velvet, to the touch. And, he showed rolling of his skin at his neck -- often demonstrative of improved density.

As he continued to grow, we observed that his fleece was very dense. This is even more impressive when you consider how his very fine merino type crimp, like most other similar fiber, does not really lend itself well to bundling since it usually requires the very rare microbundling at this stage. We are looking for his coverage to further develop with time. Like in many grey herdsires during transition to full maturity, his primary fibers are currently longer than his secondary fibers in a halo. With his fine primary fiber, the secondary fibers can be easily dehaired, leaving a beautiful soft and even-grey roving. He has three crias on the ground -- two black and one grey crias -- for us and outside farms. From this small sample we have confirmed that he passes his finely crimped fiber in dark color.

As stated by the farm that bred him, Grand River: "Marquis has a stunning look to him and his fleece is very dense and fine with a zippered style crimp which is consistent throughout. The genetics this male carries should make your decisin to purchase him even easier. This male carries the genetics from Dark Shaddow, 2006 Dark Futurity Herdsire of the Year and multiple true black champion and champion producer. Marquis is also grandson to Rincon Cloud, 2005 AOBA National Show Gray male color champion, Accoyo Peruvian Legacy, 2X Futurity Herdsire of the Year winner. His grandmother is Fortune Cookie, producer of 2 champions. His dam, Dutchess, is full sister to 4x champion Grand River Luminosity and champion Grand River Esperanza. Marquis paternal grandsire is Bolivian Vesuvius. Marquis has it all. In his very first show he brought home a blue ribbon, carrying on the family tradition of blue ribbon winners. " [073113]

Awards

1st Place 2011 Mapaca Jubilee
2nd Place 2012 Buckeye Alpaca Show
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.

Offspring

Last chance to get him at this low $
ARI# 35044024   D.O.B. 9/3/2014 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Brown, Unproven
Sire: Grand River Marquis
Dam: Reference for 2n1: My Sweet Tiramisu
What a great look this boy has -- upright and regal, moving smoothly and confidently. It helps that he has rich dark brown, like chocolate, that glow...

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Updated 10/25/2017