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Rare Gem Alpacas

Breeding Harlequin, Appaloosa and Unique Colors!

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Taupie Throws Elite-Fleeced Appaloosas

Taupie throw leopard appaloosas!

Taupie Throws Modern Grey (Lady London-Day1)

Taupie Throws Calico!

Taupie Throws Beautiful Offspring

Highly Expressive Harlequin Appaloosa!!

Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia

ARI# 32132649   D.O.B. 8/28/2011  (9 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Medium Silver Grey

5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
Sire: Rockford's Vintage Cashmere | ARI# 31010504  | Light Silver Grey 
Dam: My Vintage Alyssa Renee | ARI# 30556101  | Light Rose Grey 

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Taupie is a striking appaloosa harlequin male that is on a roll for throwing spotted and harlequin offspring. He now has ~41 offspring on the ground and ~80 percent are either appaloosa or harlequin! While dam selection has a significant influence on such outcomes, it should be noted that the majority of the dams Taupie has been bred to have no genetic influence on this outcome. So for those that don't have existing foundation girls with appy / harlequin lineage-- Taupie has proven to be capable of passing along his appy genetics and produce desired results.

So how does this happen? Only part of that story is known, but what we DO know is that certain lines of known appy gene carriers are much more "expressive" than others. Taupie just happens to be one of those. His heritage boasts appaloosa genetics on both sides of his lineage with Aussie Rockford out of Hannahruh on his sire's side and Chiquita Import on his dam's side.

In April 2016, Taupie's progeny debuted in the show ring taking a blue in walking fleece and the blue in halter at the California Classic. This first boy was then followed by another appaloosa female and then another appy male-- both very similar to the first. The fourth cria, however, is something extra special! This little girl has expressed every color on the chart, not one pattern-- just speckles and spots from nose to toes-- Rare Gem U-Taupe-ia's Appletini! The unique coloring of this cria looks as though the color from Taupie's Grand Dam, Chiquita Import, is coming through and producing the rarest of rare gems-- her beautiful color seems to morph before your eyes!

As much fun as it is to talk about Taupie's progeny... more about him! Taupie has a spotted face, spotted belly, spotted legs, and a beautiful solid platinum-taupe blanket. His top line is a nice medium silver grey, then blending into light silver grey down the sides.

UPDATE: 2/2019 Leoopard appaloosa offspring Sleepy Acres App-solutely Adorable "Dorie" takes Reserve Color Champion at Txolan! Congratulations!!

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Offspring

Spittin' image of her daddy!
ARI# 35365792   D.O.B. 10/29/2017 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, Light Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Medium Rose Grey, True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BMF Taos' Peruvian Roxanne - (Legacy Genetics)
UPDATE: Stella is close to being ready for her maiden breeding. She comes with a breeding to any Rare Gem herdsire. Buyer's choice... but we suggest F...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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VINTAGE CASHMERE'S U-TAUPE-IA SON
ARI# 35494089   D.O.B. 11/1/2018 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| White, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Infinitos Savannah

Back 40 Farms - Valley Springs, CA

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Sire-Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia!!
ARI# 32344608   D.O.B. 5/16/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Brown, Medium Brown, True Black, Full Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Our Shiloh's Mariah (Bred to Rare Gem Whole Latte Love)
Service Sire: R Creek's Divine World
Cacao Chanel of PBR is a lovely chocolate brown and her personality is as sweet. She inherited that beautiful color from her g-sire Skywalker by Posei...

PLATEAU BREEZE RANCH - Murrieta, CA

Bright White with spots!!!
ARI# 32344585   D.O.B. 7/29/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, Beige, Dark Fawn, 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Our Shiloh's Pearl (Bred to R Creek's Divine World)
Dainty Opelousa Lady of PBR is the gorgeous daughter of the king of the alpacas, Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia, a stud whose genetics run consistently w...

PLATEAU BREEZE RANCH - Murrieta, CA

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Wild Spotted Calico Brindle Appaloosa!
D.O.B. 1/8/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Female, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Lightning's Buena Dulcita

Diamond Valley Alpacas - Hemet, CA

Gorgeous Lavender Harlequin Appaloosa!
D.O.B. 11/12/2018 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| Light Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Jewel of DVAF

Diamond Valley Alpacas - Hemet, CA

Packed with Legendary Appy Genetics!
ARI# 35262589   D.O.B. 5/16/2015 (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Dark Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Enchanted Hill Appalucy
LuTau is a striking appaloosa male that has a good chance of being homozygous for the appaloosa gene, so you "serious" appaloosa breeders need to chec...

Epic Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

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Packed with Legendary Appy Genetics!
ARI# 35262589   D.O.B. 5/16/2015 (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Dark Fawn, Proven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Enchanted Hill Appalucy
LuTau is a striking appaloosa male that has a good chance of being homozygous for the appaloosa gene, so you "serious" appaloosa breeders need to chec...

Epic Extreme Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

Stud Fee:
$2,000
Appaloosa out of TWO harlequins!
ARI# 35057529   D.O.B. 5/27/2016 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Beige
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Enchanted Hill Appalucy
Enchanted Hill Teton is a solid handsome looking, fleece bomb of light spots on a beige blanket. Strong conformation traits and consistently produc...

Willow Wind Farm - Westcliffe, CO

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Platinum Harlequin Male!
ARI# 35271635   D.O.B. 2/28/2017 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Darwin's Solara
Star Dust is a wonderful male our of our excellent appy producer, Solara, and sired by the taupe colored harlequin male, Taupie! He has great fineness...

Epic Extreme Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

Fawn Girl with Appy Genetics!
D.O.B. 12/1/2016 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Darwin's Shae
Shambhala, sired by Taupie and out of our appy producing girl, Shae, was born beige and light fawn, but has darkened to medium fawn as she's aged - an...

Epic Extreme Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

D.O.B. 1/19/2017 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Light Rose Grey, Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: FRA Peruvian Shalimar

Epic Alpacas - Catheys Valley, CA

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Harlequin expressed!
ARI# 35365822   D.O.B. 8/29/2017 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BMF Hurricane's Tsunami
Maverick is so chill. It's hard to find pictures of him alone because he is always hanging out with his friends. He gets along with everyone. He is...

Hilltop Terrace - Colton, CA

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$3,000
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Platinum (Lavender) Harlequin/Appaloosa
ARI# 32651843   D.O.B. 7/7/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| White, Medium Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Dark Silver Grey, 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Our Shiloh's Sahara (Bred to Clown's Magical Scout)
PBR GUN-METAL BUGATTI is sophisticated, innovative, and iconic; a unique masterpiece of art that pushes boundaries beyond imagination. He owes his dis...

PLATEAU BREEZE RANCH - Murrieta, CA

Ultra fine fleece characteristics
ARI# 36074198   D.O.B. 9/18/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| White, Full Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Our Shiloh's Alyssum
If you want to see what we consider to be an elite fleece, take a look at the fleece on PBR Royal History Supreme, the son of Our Shiloh's Alysumm. Hi...

PLATEAU BREEZE RANCH - Murrieta, CA

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Next Generation, EPD 19%
ARI# 36088942   D.O.B. 5/29/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Peaceful Prairies Knee Deep
This girl rocks. We were hoping for appaloosa from her Sire Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia, but we are in awe of Honey's fiber, dense, crimp, bundles, s...

Plum Creek Alpacas - Prescott Valley, AZ

This boy loves to give nose kisses
ARI# 35095248   D.O.B. 9/3/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| White, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BMF Hurricane's Tsunami
Diamond was quite the surprise with his fiber and density and the little guy has SPOTS!! We had him shorn on the 15th of Sept. to get the cria tips of...

Alpaca Rainbow Ranch - Colorado Springs, CO

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$3,000
Exquisite Appaloosa Harlequin
ARI# 35166429   D.O.B. 9/23/2016 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, Beige, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Dark Fawn, Medium Brown, Light Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: AAV Flash's Faith (4 for 4 Appy-Harley Producer!)
Appletini is exactly what we have been breeding for here at Rare Gem Alpacas. Not only is she stunning to look at with her calico looking face, but pu...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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$3,000
Pedigree? Something out of the ordinary!
D.O.B. 11/29/2019 (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Cria Female| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

SOLD - Congrats to the Champoux family!
D.O.B. 6/21/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: TCB Corky
Adorable jet black cria being sold with his BFF... a lavender grey boy about the same age. ...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Gorgeous Harlequin!
D.O.B. 11/21/2018 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| Light Fawn, Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)
She is a beauty! One to keep an eye on......

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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$9,000
Unique Appaloosa!
ARI# 035589037   D.O.B. 5/29/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Brown, True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Bisturi's Periwinkle (Appaloosa Cria at Side)
Unique Appaloosa. Solid light brown blanket with jet black spots on her belly, legs and chin. Stunning girl. Tall and straight... and the sweetest dis...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Very rare marbled Appaloosa/Harlequin
ARI# 035589037   D.O.B. 5/29/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, Light Brown, True Black, 5/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Bolivian, 1/4 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Bisturi's Periwinkle (Bred to Apache Gentlemen)
Service Sire: Clown's Magical Scout (Gorgeous Harlequin/Appaloosa out of Derwydd Peruvian Haya)
Rare Gem Heart Kandi is the knock-out daughter and a beautiful brown female with excellent fleece density and a fleece exhibiting beautiful crimp. She...

PLATEAU BREEZE RANCH - Murrieta, CA

CABA AUCTION LOT 15, May 11, 2019
ARI# 35365815   D.O.B. 9/22/2017 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Light Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: AAV Flash's Faith (4 for 4 Appy-Harley Producer!)
Service Sire: Apache Gentlemen
In The SPOTlight is sired by Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia. Taupie is a highly expressive harlequin stud that boasts a heritage of appaloosa genetics on...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Uber Unique - SOLD!
ARI# 35166382   D.O.B. 9/24/2016 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Beige, Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Bisturi's Periwinkle (Appaloosa Cria at Side)

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Modern Grey!! No white or black fibers.
D.O.B. 11/21/2017 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Silver Grey, Medium Silver Grey, Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: TCB Corky
It is with a heavy heart that I must say that this beautiful, rarest of gems died in an accident at just 17 days old. I was so inspired by this little...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

ARI# 35589112   D.O.B. 11/24/2018 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Cria Male| White, Dark Silver Grey, True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Rare Gem Grace O'Malley

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Taupie daughter! * * SOLD * *
D.O.B. 11/23/2018 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| White, Medium Fawn, Dark Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: FDA Rembrandt's Stunning Sephoria
She is a beauty! One to keep an eye on......

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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ARI# 35589044   D.O.B. 6/25/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Snowmass Royal Passion

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Rose Grey with Appaloosa Lineage!
ARI# 35365945   D.O.B. 10/14/2016 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Silver Grey, Light Rose Grey, True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Tempest

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Beautiful Taupie female
ARI# 35365945   D.O.B. 10/14/2016 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Silver Grey, Light Rose Grey, True Black, Proven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Tempest
This U-Taupe-ia baby is stunning! Tanzanite has given us a beautiful healthy male cria. She is a great mom and loves looking after her boy. Tanzy wa...

Alpaca Rainbow Ranch - Colorado Springs, CO

Jr. Harlequin Appaloosa Herdsire
ARI# 35365822   D.O.B. 8/29/2017 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Dark Fawn, Medium Brown, True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BMF Hurricane's Tsunami
Beautiful harlequin appaloosa boy born August 29, 2017-- 15 pounds. His fiber coming in a beautiful grey / taupe. This will be a fun one on shearing d...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Calico Harlequin!
ARI#    D.O.B. 4/18/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Light Brown, Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BW Ranch's Espresso "Beanie"
This handsome young harlequin boy is being offered as a 3 in 1 package with his dam. ...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Calico Harlequin/Appaloosa
ARI# 35589082   D.O.B. 4/18/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Light Brown, Dark Silver Grey, 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean, Proven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Bright Water Ranch's Espresso (deceased)
Born as a calico harlequin/appaloosa, Rare Gem Whole Latte Love, has grayed out and become a gorgeous, handsome stud. With perfect conformation and co...

PLATEAU BREEZE RANCH - Murrieta, CA

Calico Appy/Harl
Stud Fee:
$1,000
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SOLD - Congrats to the Champoux family!
D.O.B. 7/8/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Guinevere

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Gorgeous Leopard Appaloosa!
ARI#    D.O.B. 9/23/2017 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| White, Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BMF Hannah

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Beautiful Harlequin!
ARI#    D.O.B. 9/20/2017 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BMF Samson's No Quarters
Beautiful Harlequin Girl!!...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Look at those Spots!
ARI# 36102389   D.O.B. 8/17/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Male| White, Light Fawn, Light Silver Grey, Medium Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: RainbowRanch's Maggie
This male did not disappoint and at the time of shearing, as we got to see his true colors. This male will be ready to breed next summer and if you ar...

Alpaca Rainbow Ranch - Colorado Springs, CO

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Sired by U-Taupe-ia and is a beauty.
ARI# 35095255   D.O.B. 2/3/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Fawn, Light Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Tempest
This beautiful girl was sired by U-Taupe-ia and is full sibling to Tanzy. She is a sweet girl and will make a great addition to your herd. ...

Alpaca Rainbow Ranch - Colorado Springs, CO

Price:
$3,500

Updated 9/5/2020