My experience when first beginning selecting alpacas for
the ranch, taught me that the quality of the breeder's breeding
stock would determine the quality of any resulting herd. With
that important factor, Patagonia Estates began looking
for exceptional herdsires that would build excellent genetics
into the breeding program.
Along with Michelle Ing, DVM, who I make reference to as "one
of the top camelid veterinarians in California", Michelle's
husband, Steve, and myself together purchased in 2009 some
of the best black Snowmass genetics for our ranches.
With the most essential ingredient for future success, we
added four elite, ultra-fine, quality males producing black
offspring. For those who need to add proven genetics of fineness,
brightness, and handle to their herd, you will appreciate
the Royal Blacks from Snowmass available right here in California.
Each male is the perfect package with wonderful bone density
and structure, compact conformation, outstanding bite, incredible
temperament, and silky soft fineness.
These magnificent boys' sires are names you will recognize....Snowmass
Nova, Snowmass Royal Bronze, Snowmass Andean Night, and Snowmass
Nova's Private Reserve. You will definitely want to take a
look at our herdsires.
For those who don't know me, I do everything in a big way,
giving my all to any task. The little herd of four females
that was the beginning vision of my late husband, Keith, has
grown into the hundreds, with many females pregnant by one
of these outstanding Snowmass herdsires; our Danko son, Patagonia's
Darwin; or our incredible PPPeruvian Cahuide offspring.
Now the ranch is bursting at the seams, and I want to share
my endeavors with others - at fair market prices. The ranch
is always opened for visitors, and every spring and fall we
are slated to have a production and foundation sale starting
in the fall, November 20-21, 2010. For additional information,
you may email at
or phone at (209) 202-9504.
- Our females and crias come in many shades including beige,
fawn, brown, bay black, gray and true black. View our California
alpacas for sale.
- Males with potential for fiber production or as companion
animals or pets are usually available at a nominal fee.
Contact us for details.
- We offer a full range of financing and agistment
services for all alpacas purchased on this farm.
- Contact us today for more
information and to schedule a visit to our farm to see for
yourself which of our alpacas might best fit into your herd.