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Snowmass Dark as Knight


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

AOA# 36181285 | DOB: 6/12/2022 (1 yr)

Sire: Snowmass Divine Kingship
Dam: Snowmass Andean Diamond

Dam of Dark as Knight! 2X Black Champion

Snowmass Andean Diamond

Huacaya Open (Female) Light Fawn

AOA# 36088201 DOB: 4/19/20195 yrs
Snowmass Andean Diamond is a lovely Divine Love granddaughter. She is new addition to the Rare Gem herd purchased from the Snowmass 2021 Bred Maiden Sale. Andean Diamond is bred for color to Snowmass Divine Kingship for a 2022 cria. UPDATE: On 6/12/22, Ande delivered a lovely 16 lbs black male sired by Snowmass Divine Kingship. Ande's maiden delivery was textbook perfect and she is an attentive mother with tons of milk. Her cria is straight and solid. His fleece is curly and thick from the g ...
  | AOA# 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!
Scientific Data
Date Details/Notes
2022Color Genotype: Ee a2a3
04/29/2023AFD 18.0, SD 3.7, CV 20.4, CF 99.8, MSL 80 (8 months growth)
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Updated 2/16/2024