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Lizzy and her 2019 DSG cria, Burlesque

2018 Harlequin Offspring Ready for 1st Shearing

2018 Cria - Harlequin Grey Just Shorn

2017 Offspring, Silky Sam I Am

Proud mama- 12/19/20

Fiber / Scientific Data

2021-04-21AFD 22.1, SD 4.8, %>30=5.2% CF 94.8%, MSL 71 mm (Age 7 yrs)
2019-04-30AFD 21.3, SD 4.6, CV 21.5%, %>30 3.8
2018AFD 20.7, SD 4.2, CV 20.5, >30 2.3
2015AFD 21.1, SD 4.1, CV 19.4, >30 2.5

Top 5% EPD! 2020

Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)Bred

ARI# 32305869   D.O.B. 7/12/2014 (7 yrs)  (Due Date: 3/2/2022)

Huacaya, Female (Bred), Proven | True Black

Sire: Neversummer's US Steel | ARI# 31720076  | Medium Silver Grey 
Dam: Granite Bay Satin Silhouette | ARI# 32301212  | Bay Black 
Service Sire: Apache Gentlemen (Harlequin Appaloosa) 
| ARI# 35240655  | Medium Fawn, Medium Silver Grey, True Black 

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National Velvet "Lizzy" is a true black silky soft female with a short face, broad muzzle and fuzzy ears. She has excellent bone substance and is a fantastic and protective mother. She has a perfect bite with dark eyes. Her sire is none other than Neversummer's US Steel 3 time Futurity Herdsire of the year for the Small Breeder Division and proven producer of beautiful grey color champions.

National Velvet's dam is Granite Bay Satin Silhouette, a beautiful Snowmass Satin ReserveXX daughter with excellent bone substance on a stout frame (which is so characteristic of her sire). National Velvet comes from a great line of beautiful animals with excellent milk production and great mothering instincts.

On 12/7/17 Lizzy delivered a beautiful fawn boy sired by 2015 Futurity Color Champion-- FTAF Blackbeard. Lizzy’s cria has no fuzzy cria tips... just beautiful bundles of shiny curls! He was born 14 pounds and has doubled his weight in his first two weeks. Even as a newborn, his fleece is something out of the ordinary... and he has been named Silky Sam, I am!

2018 - Lizzy throws a Harlequin female with black spots! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. This pairing has been repeated for a December 2019 offspring!

11/29/19 - Lizzy delivered a stunning dark silver grey female— dense, silky soft fleece and beautiful coloration. Just charmed!

12/18/20 - Lizzy delivered a 323 day gestation true black! He is very handsome and, as always, Lizzy is being a stellar mom.

3/28/21 - Lizzy was bred to harlequin appaloosa herdsire Apache Gentleman. She is behavior testing "positive" for pregnancy after just one breeding. This girl is oh, so easy when it comes to breeding. Lizzy has now been bred just 3 times since her arrival in December 2017. These 3 breedings have resulted in 2 offspring and its lookin' good that she is pregnant now as well for an early March 2022 offspring. Just love it when the foundation girls are this fertile and reproductively healthy. Go Lizzy!!

Awards

2015 Futurity Full Fleece True Black Juvenile
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Offspring

Gorgeous Harlequin! (SOLD)
ARI# 35589143   D.O.B. 11/21/2018 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Bred (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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ARI# 35186595   D.O.B. 12/7/2017 (3 yrs)
Huacaya, Male, Unproven
Sire: FTAF's Blackbeard
Dam: Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)
Silky Sam I Am is a super friendly boy. He is a favorite of every ranch visitor. He eats pellets from your hand and loves a scratch behind the ear. ...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

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Check out our new arrival!
ARI# 36087679   D.O.B. 11/29/2019 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Female| Dark Silver Grey, Unproven
Sire: Vintage Cashmere U-Taupe-ia
Dam: Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)
Thanks to Rare Gem Alpaca this beautiful girl arrived at Alpaca Rainbow Ranch this April. We love having this sweet girl at our ranch. ...

Alpaca Rainbow Ranch - Colorado Springs, CO

Grey Genetics!
ARI# 36141098   D.O.B. 12/17/2020 (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Jr. Herdsire (Male)| True Black, Unproven
Sire: Rare Gem Privateer's First Mate (Lavender Grey)
Dam: Granite Bay National Velvet (US Steel daughter)
Handsome son of lavender grey herdsire, Rare Gem Privateer's First Mate, and true black dam, Granite Bay National Velvet. National Velvet is a US Stee...

Rare Gem Alpacas - Sage, CA

Price:
$7,500
Stud Fee:
$1,000
Intro Pricing-when ready.

Updated 10/31/2021