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Zophia at 6 months old

A True Black That's Really A Light!

Alpaca Palace Zagato's Zophia

ARI# 35401452   D.O.B. 6/21/2020  (Under 1 yr)

Huacaya, Female, True Black

Full Peruvian
Sire: Sunset Hills Zagato | ARI# 32423105  | Medium Fawn |
Dam: Andean Night's Peruvian Antoinette | ARI# 32133196  | Dark Fawn |
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So...we've gone to the dark side! Well, maybe...Zophia is a beautiful true black female, but as far back as we can see in her pedigree, she does not have even a single black ancestor. A full 3/4 of her predecessors are firmly on the light side -- well, fawn or lighter anyway! What does it mean? We're not exactly sure! -- other than the incredible character and fineness we see in her fleece is not typical for a black fleeced alpaca. She's a knockout!

We decided we wanted to have a little color in our pasture, and at the same time, we felt that any alpaca we add to our herd should be of a very high quality. What we found is Zophia! Based on her fleece characteristics, even though she is phenotypically a black, we feel certain that whatever offspring she throws, regardless of color, will be an elite fleeced alpaca. Therefore, we're currently planning for her maiden breeding to be with our white 4X Judges Choice and 2017 AOA National Supreme Champion herdsire, Man in the Moon's Peruvian Ganymede. While we think the odds are against us, he has typically thrown the color of dam, and sometimes a couple of shades darker.

We're pleased to add Zophia to our herd...though she won't be physically in our pasture until the end of March. We plan to bring her back with us from the 2021 Buckeye Alpaca Show! Thank you Alpaca Palace for entrusting us with this beautiful girl!

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 2/18/2021