Arista's dam, Peaceful Valley Grace, was the matriarch of Stonyridge Alpacas' renowned herd. Grace has produced multiple champions, including Arista's full sister, Steele Magnolia. A rock-solid dam line, all five of Grace's daughters have gone on to become powerful producers for their herds. Grace's descendents have been consistently kicking butt in the show ring. They have also been very consistently black and silver grey, with the only few lighter colors produced by much lighter sires. Grace's line appears to be very homozygous for all of the right black alleles!
Then, there is her sire, Aussie Rockford. Rockford needs no i
Neversummer's American Iron
Light Rose Grey, 31890007
Multi time Champion son of Aussie .38 Special...unsurpassed gray genetics! Iron is also full brother to 2011 Futurity Champion female and high-seller at the auction.
AMERICAN DREAM had her first cria, a beautiful dark male, whom we have named DEACON, on August 20th, 2018. DREAM delivered her cria without any intervention and he is growing like a weed, putting on 4 lbs in the first 5 days. DREAM is an amazing mother!
American Dream is the newest member of ALPACAS of NH at SLEEPING MONK FARM'S gray herd!
Dream is the daughter of the Aussie Rockford daughter, Stonyridge Arista. Arista is a known harlequin carrier, as her first son, Corvus, started out light fawn and transformed to gunmetal grey by his second shearing. She is a tall, beautiful female whose impeccable conformation is reliably passed to her offspring, with Dream being no exception. Dream's sire is Neversummer's American Iron, a multiple-champion son of the untouchable Aussie .38 Special. Not just any multiple-champion .38 Special son, either, Iron is a full brother to high-selling Futurity Champion female Neversummer's Chautauqua.
American Dream is a lovely female with impeccable conformation and a beautiful, typey head. Her fleece has a lovely handle with excellent brightness, a long staple length and a very neat, high-frequency crimp style.
Given that she is the offspring of two tuxedo grey parents, we feel that Dream is well suited for a grey breeding program like ours. Given that her dam is a known harlequin carrier, she would also do great in a harlequin appaloosa program.