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Bon Van Meter
925 CR 72
Helena, OH 43435
Type:  Female Huacaya
Status:  Bred / Proven

Birthdate:  2/25/2000
Heritage:   1/2 Chilean, 1/2 Other/Unknown

Registration: ARI Registered
ARI #:  818601
Color:  True Black
  Service Sire:
Sherwood of Imaginary

Due Date:  

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Zelda Loo   


Pattern, HA-R111142, Other


Zelda Loo is a Dark Brown, Light Brown, and White dam whose origin is listed as NEW ZEALAND on her ARI. She obviously passed her abundant milk, protective mothering instincts, and ease of birthing on to Artemis.

  Request the Best  
    Medium Silver Grey, HA-R132842, Chilean  

Request the Best is a multi-CHAMPION herd sire. From 1996-2001 he won 11 blue ribbons. This incredible herd sire has phenomenal coverage and conformation. His color is silver gray with some black highlights. (no brown!). He descends from a LONG LINE of gray alpacas. Nearly 80% of his crias have been black, charcoal gray, silver gray, indefinite gray and rose-gray. Request the Best has won 3 1st place awards in 3 consecutive years at the AOBA National Conference. Without a doubt he is absolutely one spectacular gray male in the country! Expect terrific crias! Check out Artemis, she's a real cutie!



  Micron Count
2002: FD 23, SD 5.0, CV 21.7,>30 7.6 Taken 1/30/02 Yocum 2 yrs old & pregnant

Four Years old after LOL
2004: FD 32.4, SD 7.1, CV 22.0, CF 43, Staple 55mmm Taken 1/16/04 OFDA
2008: Eight years old and pregnant
AFD 30.8 SD 6.6 CV 21.4 %>30 45.1 CF 54.9 Growth 3/31/07-4/10/08

Shearing Weight
2003: Blanket 3.2 lbs., 2nds 2.5 lbs. for Total 5.7 lbs.

2004: 5.2 lbs w/seconds. Blanket 2.9 lbs.
2005: Blanket 2.9 Total 4.10
2008: Blanket:


Artist Artemis Sold!

Listed by Bon Van Meter of Helena, OH

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Artemis is an easy birther with heavy milk and 18 lb babies. True Black dominant and recessive! She has white muzzle so carries the white spot gene. This deep True Black fleeced dam with outstanding BRIGHTNESS, is the daughter of MULTI-CHAMPION MSG sire REQUEST THE BEST, winner of 11 blue ribbons before the industry had championships. The depth of her color is indicative of the silver grey in her bloodlines.

An experienced mom, her CRIAS have always been born WITHOUT ASSISTANCE and have enjoyed an ABUNDANT MILK supply. Artemis is a quick and easy breeder, usually taking on the first "date." She maintains 170-200 lbs.

The proud dam of 6 outstanding crias, True Black 2002 Artemis'Oreo Ari 841020, dark fawn 2005 Remington's Shadow Ari 1312539, and 2006 med fawn Bolero's Kodiak ARI 30670372. Before 8:30 am, on Aug 10th '07, Artemis had an unassisted birth of her 4th awesome lt brown male cria weighing 18 lbs get of White, 7/8 ACCOYO, JFK's CASHEW (with SRS). We name him Cashew's COMANCHERO of Imaginary, the brown gene came from Cashew!

Artemis had her TRUE BLACK 08 summer cria from Lofty Pines Segundo's Midre. A ROYAL FAWN grandson and father of AMBER ROSE, we pulled TRUE BLACK with NO WHITE out of this pairing. DARTMOOR is square perfection and half bro of Amber Rose another Midre cria w/ 18-20 microns.

She is carrying a NIC NAC line cria due late summer out of grey champion SILVERSMITH. Born September 7, 2010 in the early morning hours, 'Ridin Solo'(renamed Beethoven) is an up and coming Public Relations alpaca with obstacle course potential. He is already an acrobat as he summersaulted this afternoon!!He is up and running with the herd and only 2 days old! White, bundled fleece, nice density, gorgeous blue eyes and pink skin.

  Awards Received
While Artemis has not been shown, her sire, REQUEST THE BEST, won 3 AOBA Nationals First Places in a row. This was before CHAMPIONSHIPS were offered in the industry. Truly an exceptional male, he can be viewed at
Request is a stunning grey with ZERO brown spots anywhere in his fleece. Truly the daughter of a champion.

Her son, KODIAK, has been consistently in the Ribbons at several shows and is getting better with age. We will use him in our breeding program until sold.

Comanchero has already been sold (cute and available!!) as a future show animal and prospective jr. herdsire.

ARTEMIS IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE bred to Silversmith, a stunning grey.
Artemis has had 4 boys and 1 female cria. She has always been bred at 20 days and catches on the first breeding. She has plenty of milk, drops the crias unassisted, and grows them strong. Add her to your breeding program today at this low price! Free breedback to Silversmith available with this purchase.

2010 raw fleece blanket available for sale at $10 a pound.

Price: Sold




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Artemis Pregnant

Nice Frame

w/ 07 'Chero'


Champion Sire

Sherwood of Imaginary  (Service Sire)
    Heritage: 1/8 Bolivian, 1/8 Chilean, 3/4 Peruvian

    ARI Number:
    ARI Color: Dark Fawn
Service Sire: Awards Received
For those of you still looking at country of ancestors origins, Simba produced the berber rug in this cria and it is from him that the Bolivian and Chilean origins appear. Simba is a multiple CHAMPION, producing cookie cutter crias and CHAMPIONS from the ACCOYO CALIGULA line.

He is set for our junior herdsire row. Make him part of yours, too.
Service Sire: Lineage Record
Gustav's Peruvian Camila A.L. Paca's Simba
Light Brown, 807386, Full Peruvian Light Fawn, 805505, --Mixed Heritages--
This listing was last updated on 5/16/2013 [Report a Descrepancy on this listing]


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