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Rare Gem Alpacas

Breeding Harlequin, Appaloosa and Unique Colors!

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alpaca for sale 2023 Color Champion Dark Grade 1 PNAA IFA

alpaca for sale 2023 PNAA IFA Scorecard

alpaca for sale CABA 2023 3rd of 7

alpaca for sale 2/28/23

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alpaca for sale Dam: Snowmass Andean Diamond

alpaca for sale Purchased dam w/ Knight "in the oven". Snowmass Bred Maiden Sale

alpaca for sale W/ dam SM Andean Diamond

alpaca for sale Dark as Knight as a Newborn

alpaca for sale Dark as Knight as a Newborn

alpaca for sale Dark as Knight 2 months Old 8/18/22

alpaca for sale Dark as Knight 5 months old 11/18/22

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Fiber / Scientific Data

4/29/23AFD 18.0, SD 3.7, CV 20.4, CF 99.8, MSL 80 (8 months growth)
2022Color Genotype: Ee a2a3


Snowmass Dark as Knight

ARI# 36181285   D.O.B. 6/12/2022 (1 yr)

Huacaya, Jr. Herdsire (Male), Unproven | True Black

Sire: Snowmass Divine Kingship | ARI# 35208105  | Dark Brown 
Dam: Snowmass Andean Diamond  | ARI# 36088201  | Light Fawn 


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This young male has a BRIGHT future here at Rare Gem Alpacas. He was purchased in utero with his dam, Snowmass Andean Diamond, through the 2021 Snowmass Bred Maiden Sale. Not only did we love his dam's phenotype and genotype, she has a pedigree that we had been wanting to incorporate into our appaloosa and harlequin breeding program. We hoped that our in utero baby would be a black male, but knew we had less than a 25% chance based upon the parents' genotypes. Well... the stork delivered! We got just what we were hoping for... an elite-fleeced, black male with tons of curb appeal. He has been aptly named, Dark as Knight-- "Dark" for his color and "Knight" after his sire Divine Kingship.

Dark as Knight will be a very versatile herdsire here at Rare Gem Alpacas in the coming years. He has been genotyped and is an Ee a2a3 which we have found ideal for producing harlequins and appaloosas. He can also cover other colors as well. In addition to being the perfect genetic mix, we are smitten with this young man's fleece, phenotype and disposition. We look forward to him stamping his offspring with his traits-- including his teddy bear head.

Update: Dark as Knight competed in two shows this Fall and took a Color Championship at both shows. Check out his scorecards and fleece samples under "Photos" to the right. This boy continues to please us!


2023 Color Champion PNAA IFA Grade 1 Dark
2023 Gold Country Gathering, Black Walking Fleece Champion
2023 1st PNAA IFA Grade 1 Dark
2023 1st Gold Country Gathering Black Yearling Walking Fleece
2023 1st PAOBA Fleece Showcase, Black Juvenile Males
2023 3rd Black Juvenile Males Full Fleece - CABA (3 of 7)
2023 AOA National Fleece Show - Black Juvenile Males (4 of 8)
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Updated 11/26/2023