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Alpaca Palace's Tank Commander

Dense, substantial bone Top 10% FL

Alpaca , Huacaya , Herdsire (Male) |Proven |Light Fawn, Light Rose Grey

AOA# 35307341 | DOB: 10/6/2015 (8 yrs)

Sire: Sunset Hills Farm Andean Gold

Fiber Industry Award for Fleece!

Sunset Hills Farm Andean Gold

Huacaya Herdsire (Male) Medium Fawn

AOA# 842897 DOB: 8/22/200221 yrs
Wow! We love this guy. Andean Gold is the offspring of our Multiple Champion Tell Vaccoyo's Secret who is from the well known Victor's Vaccoyo! Andean is of medium build, has a very full fleeced head and shorter muzzle. His fleece is superb with dense, rich fiber that has a fine handle and consistent bold crimp throughout. His coverage is unbelievably complete from head to fetlock. Andean is just a perfect example of an alpaca that has it all, and the judges agree awarding him 13 blue ribbons ...
  | AOA# 842897 | Medium Fawn
Dam: LAAF Paladin's Belledin

She's a Beauty!!! A wonderful addition!

LAAF Paladin's Belledin

Huacaya Bred (Female) White

AOA# 31900782 DOB: 9/26/201013 yrs
LAAF Paladin's Belledin is one of the first Paladin east coast progeny--and also one of his best. Thank you Mike and Sarah for offering one of your finest foundation females for us to add to enhance our breeding program. Belledin is white but carries alot of color in her background. Perfect conformation, medium bone and sturdy frame. Great coverage, with incredible crimp well into her lower legs. Her crimp is very consistent and is evident without even opening her fleece, extending to the very ...
  | AOA# 31900782 | White


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When I opened up Tank's massive fleece, his fawn coloring also had grey fibers. That was curious, so looking into his pedigree, there was black and grey in there. hmmmm, as our alpaca friends are always saying.

His sire is SUNSET HILL'S ANDEAN GOLD who has produced both black and grey offspring and is a grandson of Pperuvian Victor.
Dam is LAAF PALADIN'S BELLEDIN, a Pperuvian Victor great-granddaughter & 5th generation Hemingway. She, too, has a bit of black and grey in her heritage. Mom has only been bred to white or light fawn males and produced those colors.

Tank has one registered cria on the ground, a LF from a breeding with a white dam.

So, after shearing, we can see he carries great bone, is square and "has good skin" per Chris Hatch who did the honors. I asked what that meant exactly, and he explained that Tank skin has wrinkles or "sand bars" along his back and neck. This, apparently, is a good thing as it means his fleece will be more dense due to more surface area. He is a sweet guy who is fitting in well here.

We're offering an introductory stud fee which includes the "your place or mine" drive by option. We're located near Syracuse, NY so reach out and/or stop by if interested in this guy. He can come to your girl(s) or you can bring them here for drive by or boarding for breeding.

GENETIC TESTING: e1e1 a2a3 --SO 2 dilution genes and 2 black genes for those using genotypes for breeding. Does NOT carry classic grey!
He can be bred to EE aa female and produce 100% black (the a's are black alleles/genes) - remember Punnett squares from Bio class??
Or even a Ee aa female if you're feeling lucky for 50% chance of black.

He's been breed to our fawn female, Molly for a knockout fawn in 2024 and to our TB girl Sultry for a TB in 2024 both are confirmed pregnant by ultrasound for summer crias.
Got questions about what he'll produce with your girl?

Contact us 315-243-3782
Purchase Terms

FINANCING TERMS: Qualified buyers are eligible for zero percent financing with 1/3 down with the balance paid over 12 months on listing that are not labelled "cash price". Ownership transferred when paid in full. -Prices given for animals are for single animal purchases. -Discounts will apply for multiple animal packages. BOARDING AND TRANSPORTATION: Unless otherwise negotiated, alpacas sell with 30 days free board. Given the changeable price of gasoline, delivery will be part of the sales negotiation. Unless otherwise noted, females do NOT come with breedings. GUARANTEES AND WARRANTIES: All of our bred females are sold with a live birth guarantee as detailed in our sales contract. Payments : cash, check payable to Claddagh Farm, wire transfer, Venmo, or by credit cards using Square or PayPal (buyer pays transaction fee typically 3%)

Updated 2/21/2024