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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 (10 yrs)

Huacaya, Herdsire (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 has sired 53 offspring and 74 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

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

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Harlequin daughter bred to Appaloosa!
ARI# 35302636   D.O.B. 8/16/2018 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Bred (Female)| Bay Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Granite Bay Silver Rumor
Service Sire: IPH Hercules
This lovely lady missed the memo on the spots... she is the daughter of the highly expressive appaloosa herdsire Vintage Cashmere's U-Taupe-ia. Taupie...

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Gorgeous Harlequin! (SOLD)
ARI# 35589143   D.O.B. 11/21/2018 (2 yrs)
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......

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Pedigree? Something out of the ordinary!
D.O.B. 11/29/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Yearling Female| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)
Love this girl. Giggles' full sister. Her color is evolving. Still waiting to see where she lands. She is compact and stocky like her sire, Taupie. Sh...

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SOLD - Congrats to the Champoux family!
D.O.B. 6/21/2019 (2 yrs)
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. ...

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Unique Appaloosa!
ARI# 035589037   D.O.B. 5/29/2018 (3 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...

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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 (Harlequin Appaloosa)
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...

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

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Modern Grey!! No white or black fibers.
D.O.B. 11/21/2017 (3 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...

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ARI# 35589112   D.O.B. 11/24/2018 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Jr. Herdsire (Male)| White, Dark Silver Grey, True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Rare Gem Grace O'Malley

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Taupie daughter! * * SOLD * *
D.O.B. 11/23/2018 (2 yrs)
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......

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ARI# 35589044   D.O.B. 6/25/2018 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Fawn, Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Snowmass Royal Passion

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Taupie daughter!
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
Service Sire: Sriracha of Linden Hills
UPDATE: Look who is all grown up and is rejoining the Rare Gem line up?! Tanzy will be returning to Rare Gem Alpacas in April, 2021. Tanzy comes with...

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Jr. Harlequin Appaloosa Herdsire
ARI# 35365822   D.O.B. 8/29/2017 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Jr. Herdsire (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...

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Calico Harlequin!
ARI#    D.O.B. 4/18/2018 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Jr. Herdsire (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. ...

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SOLD - Congrats to the Champoux family!
D.O.B. 7/8/2019 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Epic Alpacas Guinevere

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Spittin' image of her daddy!
ARI# 35365792   D.O.B. 10/29/2017 (3 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...

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Harlequin bred to Modern Grey
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, Dark Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: AAV Flash's Faith (4 for 4 Appy-Harley Producer!)
Service Sire: Rare Gem Drogon
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...

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Available 12/2021. Buy Now!
ARI#    D.O.B. 6/8/2021 (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Cria Male| Dark Fawn, Light Rose Grey, True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BMF Taos' Peruvian Roxanne - (Legacy Genetics)

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Beautiful Harlequin! (SOLD)
ARI#    D.O.B. 9/20/2017 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Open (Female)| Light Fawn, Medium Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: BMF Samson's No Quarters
Service Sire: Rare Gem Harley's Davidson
Beautiful Harlequin Girl!! Great foundation girl for the appaloosa / harlequin breeder. Callista is the stunning result of crossing harlequin male...

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Lovely Foundation Harlequin
ARI#    D.O.B. 9/3/2019 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Bred (Female)| Light Rose Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Buck Brook Morning Glory
Service Sire: Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa)
Meet one of our newest additions to our harlequin appaloosa program. Olivia is the stunning result of crossing harlequin male-- Vintage Cashmere U-Tau...

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Updated 5/2/2021