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2020 AOA National Show - 1st Place - 10 months old
Orion - 2020 Fleece Sample @ 9 months growth

Man in the Moon's Elite Orion - March 2020


Orion - August 2019

Orion's sire: Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede

A Steal! Uniformity, Length & Genetics!

Elite Orion of Man in the Moon

ARI# 35379157   D.O.B. 5/14/2019  (1 yr)

Huacaya, Male, Light Fawn

Full Peruvian
Sire: Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede | ARI# 35230793  | White 
Dam: WP Elite Delilah | ARI# 32691771  | Light Fawn 

Currently being auctioned on Openherd.com

Category: Alpacas For Sale
Current bid: $1,800
Time left: 11 day, 11 hours
Bid on this Alpaca at Openherd.com

So, this auction price probably won’t last for long! Orion's strong points are uniformity of micron across the blanket, fine micron and his extremely nice staple length. If you need these in your herd, Orion is your boy! Weak points: He's currently small for his age at just under 100 pounds as of January 16, 2021. We're hopeful he'll pick up the pace, and it appears that he might just be doing so after sitting between 80 & 90 pounds for quite a while. His thyroid has been tested and it's normal. His anatomy is well developed—lol!

Orion has a bright and well organized fleece, with uniformity of micron and character across his blanket. And...OH, the STAPLE LENGTH is AMAZING!!! Note that he had been cria tipped, so the histogram and fleece sample shown only account for 9 months of growth! As Ganymede did, we expect Orion to get better with age. And, if his parents are any indication, we'd expect him to remain fine and consistent for many years to come. Both of his parents are maintaining AFD's in the 18's at 5 years old!

Orion received 1st place halter & 2nd place Walking Fleece at just over 6 months old; 2nd place at 9 months old, where the judge commented how close 1st and 2nd place males were in the class. And 1st place under Judge Jude Anderson, who stated he had the finest fleece in the class with excellent organization. At 18 months, he took another 1st place in halter under Judge Wade Gease, and he took a 2nd under Judge Amanda Vandenbosh in tight competition where both judges indicated that the top three males were very close!

Orion is out of our stud female, WP Elite Delilah (who is out of none other than The Elite Maximus), and his amazing multiple Champion and 4X Judges Choice sire, Man in the Moon's Peruvian GANYMEDE (who is also the 2017 AOA National Supreme Champion). LOVE, LOVE, L O V E this young male! and you should take a serious look at him. Orion should definitely go to a herd that will use him as a herdsire...

Awards

Orion's Awards:
First Place 2020 VAOBA Expo Halter light fawn male yearling - Judge Wade Gease
Second Place 2020 VAOBA Fall Derby Halter fawn male yearling - Judge Amanda Vandenbosh
Second Place 2019 VAOBA Expo Walking Fleece light juvenile - Judge Wade Gease
First Place 2019 VAOBA Expo Halter light male juvenile - Judge Amanda Vandenbosh
First Place 2019 VAOBA Fall Derby Halter fawn male juvenile - Judge Sharon Loner
Second Place 2020 Carolina Alpaca Celebration Halter light male juvenile - Judge Jill Marcellus
First Place 2020 AOA National Show Halter - LF male juvenile - Judge Jude Anderson
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Sire's Awards - Man in the Moon Peruvian Ganymede:
2017 AOA NATIONAL LIGHT MALE SUPREME CHAMPION - Judges Amanda VandenBosh, Jill MacLeod & David Barboza
2017 AOA National Invited Color Champion + First Place, White Male - Judges Amanda VandenBosh & Jill MacLeod
Judge's Choice 2017 Carolina Alpaca Celebration - Judges Diana Timmerman & Amanda VandenBosh
Judge's Choice 2017 TxOLAN Spectacular - Judges Amanda Vandenbosh & Kathy Klay
Best Bred & Owned + 1st Place 2017 PAOBA Breeders Showcase males - Judge Jude Anderson + Robin Nasseman
Judge's Choice 2016 PAOBA Breeders Showcase - Judges Jill MacLeod & Diana Timmerman
Color Champion + 1st Place 2017 Royal Alpaca Challenge - ,white yearling male - Judge Kristin Buhrmann
Color Champion + 1st Place 2017 Carolina Alpaca Celebration - white male - Judge Diana Timmerman
Color Champion + 1st Place 2017 TxOLAN Spectacular - white male - Judge Amanda VandenBosh
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 PAOBA Breeders Showcase - white male - Judge Jill MacLeod
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 VAOBA Breeders Showcase - white male - Judge Diana Timmerman
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 Empire Extravaganza - light males + beige yearling male - Judge Helen Testa
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 NEAOBA Fall Spectacular - light males + beige yearling male - Judge Jude Anderson
Color Champion + 1st Place 2016 Heart of Virginia - white male - Judge Wade Gease
Reserve Champion + 2nd Place 2016 Royal Alpaca Progeny - white male yearling - Judge Sara Jane McClellan
1st Place 2016 AOA Nationals - beige juvenile male Level V - 1 of 12 - Judge Kristin Buhrmann
3rd Place 2016 Carolina Alpaca Celebration - white juvenile male Level IV (his 1/2 brother took 1st) - 3 of 9 - Judge Amanda VandenBoch
3rd Place 2016 Southern Select - white juvenile male - 3 of 10 - Judge Kristen Berman
Standard industry contracts are used. Breeding quality alpacas come with reproductive and live birth guarantees. You may take possession of your alpacas once the down payment is received and the “contract for purchase” signed by both parties. Transfer of ownership with ARI will not occur until full payment is received.

Financing is available with 25 - 33% down, with up to 24 monthly payments. Buyer must purchase full mortality insurance for alpaca and offspring, if any, naming Man in the Moon Farm LLC as beneficiary on balance due until paid in full. For individual purchases over $3000, significant discount for cash sales paid in 30 days. Special pricing often available for multiple alpaca purchases. Transportation responsibility of buyer.

AUCTION & PACKAGED DEAL OFFERS: These are cash only unless different arrangements are made up front. No other discounts apply unless negotiated otherwise.

Updated 1/17/2021