New Additions to the Epic Herd!!!

New additions to Epic AlpacasThis weekend, we added 11 fantastic new alpacas to our herd, bringing them in from the great Sierra Nevada Ranch grey breeding program. Two of the girls are being sent off to the legendary Derwydd ranch for immediate Fall 2013 breedings to Derwydd’s multi-champion super studs, Manchu and American Iron! We are very excited to be adding in all these animals with such great genetics, including 27-time award winner BRF Casanova’s Silver Jewel!

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2013 Histograms Are In!!!

2013 HistogramsWe’re assembling the data for the 2013 reports and they’ll get posted this week. AT the top of the list were a couple of our grey “futures” with herdsire Socrates pulling in great numbers with an AFD of 17.7, SD of 4.2, >30 at 0.6% and a Mean Curvature of 49.5. Lady Greyknight, one of our yearling grey girls, gave us an AFD of 17.5 with an SD of 4.1, >30 of 1.2% and a Mean Curvature of 43.1. Those two will be making some beautiful babies together in the coming years!

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First Cria of 2013

First Epic Alpacas Cria HyperionThe first male cria born here at the ranch, Hyperion, came at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 to the proud mom, Nutmeg. He was a whopping 18.4 lbs. and healthy as can be. The birth was trouble-free and he’s nursing and doing great – he’s already over 25 lbs after 10 days!

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Epic Alpacas at the 2013 California Classic

web site launchWell, we made it through our first show. It was a fantastic experience, we met so many great people and learned so much about the show routine. It was invaluable for us in preparation for Gold Country later this year and a whole circuit of 2014 shows. Oh yeah, and we brought home a blue ribbon for Epic Alpacas Silver Socrates and a red ribbon for Honey’s Rose! Entered two animals, got two ribbons!

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Launch of New Epic Alpacas Web Site

web site launchOn April 11, 2013 – we are proud to announce the launch of our new web site at www.EpicAlpacas.com! Check out all the new information on our alpacas, ranch, and much more. Look for the store to launch at the start of this Summer!

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Shearing Day Party

shearingThe big day is quickly approaching – on April 22-23, 2013 we will have our shearing day party. Two days full of fun activities while the entire herd is de-fleeced! We’ll be bringing all 55 animals through the circuit where they will be secured, sheared, vaccinated, trimmed, examined, and then sent back to enjoy the rest of their day in peace!

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