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Rare Gem Alpacas

Breeding Harlequin, Appaloosa and Unique Colors!

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2018 Txolan @ 20 months old.
Just Shorn April 2017

2017 Fiber Sample - 9 Months Growth

Grace's Sire, Mr. Big

Up and Coming Stars Photo Contest Winner August 2016

Sweetest disposition. 12/10/16 Ms. Grace O'Malley. Merry Christmas!

Grace 2018 Black Pinto that later turned silver grey

Grace 2018 Cria Unshorn

Father's Day 2020 Grace Delivers a Mini Me of Her Sire, Mr. Big

Grace's 2021 Offspring, Will Whimsey


Grace's 2022 Harlequin Appaloosa Offspring, Mr. Bigglesworth

Maternal Sister - 1 Day Old. Blue Grey.

Maternal Sister - Lady London 2 days old.

Fiber / Scientific Data

2022Color Genotype: Ee a1a2
2017AFD 19.5, SD 4.5, CV 22.8, >30= 1.6

2023 Parade of Champions (3-in-1 Pkg)

~Rare Gem Grace O'Malley

ARI# 35166399   D.O.B. 5/27/2016 (6 yrs)

Huacaya, Bred (Female), Proven | True Black

Sire: Thatll Do Mesquite's Peruvian Mr. Big | ARI# 32153699  | Medium Brown 
Dam: TCB Corky | ARI# 30471467  | True Black 
Service Sire: Rare Gem Design (Appaloosa) 
| ARI# 36087747  | White, Medium Fawn, True Black 

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Bred and born at Rare Gem Alpacas. LOVE this girl! Gorgeous fleece. Nicely conformed. Sweet, quirky personality! Cutest teddy-bear head. Fleece show banner winner at 1 year old! Then two more banners, 3 firsts and a second at the Txolan Sweetheart Spectacular @ 20 months. She has it all.

Grace O'Malley comes from a crazy productive line. Grace's granddam, 5Peruvian Indigo Ink, was on the last import from Peru and before she passed at age 16, produced 14 registered cria in the United States!! Corky, Grace's mum, has produced 6 cria so far... all females. Grace is following in her dam and gdam's hoof-prints. At just age six, she has produced 4 wonderful offspring and is pregnant with her fifth! She is an easy breeder and wonderful mother. She has always gotten pregnant with just one breeding and holds her pregnancies and maintains a solid weight even while nursing her cria. She was even pregnant when she was winning banners at Txolan in 2019. Nothing much bothers Grace.

Grace's sire is champion pinto out of TB, Black Mesquite. Although solid in color, Grace carries a pinto pattern allele from her pinto sire. Grace has thrown two pintos, one solid and a harlequin appaloosa so far. The second pinto was truly unique-- his blanket was black at birth... yes, a black pinto! He was stunning. And then for his next act, he roaned out and turned a lovely silver grey. Something I have not seen before.

Grace is also the maternal sibling to the deceased Lady London. Another truly unique alpaca. Lady London was the result of pairing Grace's True Black dam with a harlequin appaloosa. Lady London, was a blue grey modern. She had no white fibers and extremities leaned towards black. The coat color was so striking that we attempted to replicate it through ET... unfortunately, unsuccessfully. A picture of Lady London has been included in Grace's profile pictures.

For Grace's 2021 breeding, she was paired with harlequin appaloosa herdsire, Hercules of IPH. Hercules' dam is a harlequin and his sire a spotted pinto. He has expressed harlequin like his dam and his first offspring is a spotted pinto, mini me of his sire, MFI Tachometer. This is very exciting as we now know Hercules will be abundant with colorFULL, spotted surprises! Paired with Grace and her proven ability to throw pinto, this pairing possibilities are harlequin, spotted pinto or even the very rare... pintaloosa!

UPDATE: On 12/1/22, Grace gave birth to a handsome harlequin male, Rare Gem Mr. Bigglesworth. He is currently a fawn-taupe with black spots. But, as you probably know, he will most likely darken over time. In addition to the coloration that we hope for, Mr. Bigglesworth is sporting a very curly, bundled fleece and lovely phenotype with nice bone and straight legs from the get-go.

And, the BIG announcement-- Grace, bred to a handsome leopard appaloosa, and with her harlequin cria at side are being consigned to the 2023 Parade of Champions in New York! 3-in-1

Awards

2018 Reserve Color Champion Black Full Fleece Yearling Female Txolan
2018 Reserve Color Champion Black Walking Fleece Txolan
2017 Reserve Color Champion Black AOA National Cottage Fleece
2017 1st AOA National Cottage Fleece Competition
2018 1st Black Yearling Walking Fleece Txolan
2018 1st Txolan Black Cottage Fleece Division
2018 1st Txolan Black Spin-off Competition
2018 1st CABA Classic Fleece Show Black Yearling
2018 2nd Black Yearling Female Full Fleece Txolan
2019 2nd California Classic Black Female Halter 2 yrs. and Older
2019 3rd California Classic Walking Fleece Black 2 yrs. and Older
2018 3rd PAOBA Fleece Showcase Black Yearling
2018 3rd AOA National Show Black Female Yearling
2017 3rd AOA National Fleece Spin-off
2017 4th California Classic
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Offspring

Handsome harlequin with champion parents
ARI#    D.O.B. 12/1/2022 (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Cria Male| Medium Fawn, True Black
Sire: Hercules of IPH (Harlequin Appaloosa)
Dam: ~Rare Gem Grace O'Malley

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

Handsome Fawn out of Champion Parents
ARI#    D.O.B. 7/2/2021 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Jr. Herdsire (Male)| Light Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Rare Gem Harley's Davidson
Dam: ~Rare Gem Grace O'Malley
This handsome young male is the son of two champion parents-- 3X true black champion, Rare Gem Grace O'Malley and fawn color champion, Rare Gem Harley...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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I look just like my grandpa!
ARI# 36171064   D.O.B. 6/21/2020 (2 yrs)
Huacaya, Yearling Male| White, Medium Brown, True Black, Unproven
Sire: FTAF's Privateer
Dam: ~Rare Gem Grace O'Malley
Congratulations to the Love Family Farm on their purchase of this handsome young man! ...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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ARI# 35589112   D.O.B. 11/24/2018 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| White, Bay Black, True Black, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: ~Rare Gem Grace O'Malley

Joyful Blessings Alpaca Ranch LLC - Wildomar, CA

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Harelquin, Appaloosa, Pinto, Roan!!!!
ARI# 35589112   D.O.B. 11/24/2018 (4 yrs)
Huacaya, Jr. Herdsire (Male)| White, Medium Brown, Bay Black, Full Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: ~Rare Gem Grace O'Malley
He's looking good and getting ready to do some breeding which is a great opportunity to add some rare genetics to your herd at a great price! He is a ...

PLATEAU BREEZE RANCH ALPACAS - Murrieta, CA

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Updated 1/28/2023