Aptly named after the "Angel of Twilight" CCNF Archangel's Aftiel is one of the most stunning animals in the herd.
We would like to say that we think it doesn't get any better than this in color but we have not seen every colored alpaca in the US. But we reckon the phenotype, the pedigree, the fiber, it all stacks up here as being elite.
Speaking of lineage, Archangel's Aftiel, in October 2008, was one of the darkest offspring (only five medium fawn alpaca of 72) by her multi award-winning sire, CCNF Archangel (offspring of, Accoyo Legends, Snowmass Legacy Gold, PPERuvian Mr. President, and Augusto.) Only 25% of his registered alpacas have color.
Aftiel has fabulous solid color! Her fleece is fine and dense exhibiting high luster. She has a very strong frame and is thick-boned. An outstanding phenotype!
Her dam, Nova's Twilight, is a fabulous black with terrific presence and valuable heritage: Snowmass Nova and Snowmass Peruvian Casanova.
Disregarding all of these wonderful traits, and genetics, there is something worth mentioning about her personality... she carries with her, most of the day, a piece of hay, or a stick in her mouth just for fun and often times she comes close enough and offers kisses to her human friends... we have not yet met an alpaca with such endearing traits! She's an amazing mother who's attentive and produces a great deal of milk.
Don't miss out on your chance to own one of the first Archangel cria for sale!
Aftiel will be bred this summer for a cria in 2020.
For more information or photos please email us at email@example.com.
~ Estrada's Arabella of Island Alpaca ~
2014 Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Spin-Off: Judge's Choice
2015 Carolina Alpaca Celebration Spin-Off: First Place
2015 TxOLAN Alpaca Spectacular Spin-Off: First Place
2014 Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Spin-Off: First Place
2013 VAOBA Spin-Off: First Place
~ Estrada's Atticus Rex of Island Alpaca ~
2015 Big E Alpaca Fleece Show: First Place
2015 Southern Select Alpaca Show Spin-Off: First Place
~ Cassiel of Island Alpaca ~
2013 Southern Select Alpaca Show Spin-Off: First Place
Twilight is a presence on the pasture, very big-boned, and statuesque.
Her lineage leaves little to be desired, Sired by Snowmass Nova and Shadz of Midnight.
She is an attentive mother, a terrific milker, and has given us beautiful, healthy cria without event. Each one was over 18 pounds at birth with very strong IgG levels.
Her maternal, half-sister, Snowmass Midnight's Gold had a cria that was the highest selling maiden female in the world, for its time in the last ten years.
Heritage: Peruvian and Chilean
Archangel is now producing blue ribbon and Championship winning offspring! He sired the 2008 MAPACA White Female Champion and in a competitive Get Of Sire class at the 2008 North American his "Get" won 1st place!
In front of some of the most respected judges in our industry today (Mike Safley, Jude Anderson, Amanda VandenBosch, Dr Julio Sumar, and Kristin Buhrman), Archangel won five Color Championships and three Reserve Color Championships. He also won four 1st places in Bred and Owned classes and anchored three Get Of Sires for Snowmass Legacy Gold in 2004.
Mike Safley went as far as saying that "You can go to Australia, New Zealand, even Peru and you will not find a nicer alpaca than the one standing before me!" At MAPACA he said "If there were a Best in Show award for alpacas, this one would be my choice."
Archangel is the most decorated offspring of Snowmass Legacy Gold who sold for $500,000 at the Making of Champions Private Selection Sale in 2006. His half brother, Snowmass Invincible sold for a world record price of $580,000 in 2005. These are the two highest selling males in alpaca auction history. His Grand sire, 4P Legacy also sold for $750,000 for 1/2 interest which is the highest selling private treaty sale.
Archangel is a magnificent male!
1st Place Get-of-Sire - 2009 North American Alpaca Show
2nd Place Get-of-Sire - 2009 MAPACA Alpaca Jubilee (behind SuperNova)
3rd Place Get-of-Sire - 2009 Futurity
1st Place Get-of-Sire - 2008 North American Alpaca Show 1st Place Get-of-Sire - 2007 Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular
Champion White Huacaya Male - 2005 North American Alpaca Show Champion White Huacaya Male - 2004 MaPaca Jubilee Champion Composite - 2004 AOBA National Conference Champion White Huacaya Male - 2004 OABA AlpacaFest Champion White Huacaya Male - 2004 N.E. Coastal Classic
Reserve Color Champion - 2004 All American Alpaca Futurity Reserve Color Champion - 2004 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza Reserve Color Champion - 2004 North American Alpaca Show
1st Place Bred & Owned - 2005 North American Alpaca Show 1st Place Bred & Owned - 2004 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza 1st Place Bred & Owned - 2004 New England Coastal Classic 1st Place Bred & Owned - 2004 OABA AlpacaFest
Location: 1 Head of the Pond Road, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Mailing address: PO Box 1515, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568