Kissin' Coussens Alpaca Farm

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Fleece at 3.5 months


8 Hours Old

Fiber / Scientific Data

20084.6# blanket
2007Micron Count: 19.0m / 3.6 sd / 19.0 cv / 1.2 > 30m (random)
2007Shearing Weight: 3.2 lb annualized firsts; 3.2 lb. seconds @ 19 m...super dense!

20m @ 57mos./Yrlg RC/4.6# tui blanket

Carmelina (Snowmass Nova's Nuance)

ARI# 30433861   D.O.B. 8/5/2006  (13 yrs)

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Dark Rose Grey

5/8 Peruvian, 3/8 Chilean
Sire: Snowmass Nova's Nuance | ARI# 840847  | Bay Black 
Dam: Trufflina | ARI# 186026  | Dark Fawn |

Old hip injury; walks well and cushes for breeding.

Jan 2014 - Stunning MRG daughter, Nova Rosa by Rincon Cloud. Carmelina permanently injured a rear leg early in gestation, but fortunately Nova Rosa made it! When this dam was a newborn, she gained one full pound per day for her first nine days and she milks just the same. Beautiful Rosa has her dam's conformation and fine fleece and her sire's color, crimp and density.

See Silver Troy, her very handsome gray son by Lanarks' Silver Charm.

9/10/12 - Carmelina birthed nice female cria, Aria, sired by our Duke.

Click on her top photo to take a closer look. Carmelina is stunning. She is the image of her handsome sire colored indefinite rose grey.

Carmelina is out of our 1/2 Alianza, blue ribbon (beat P. Microsoft in 2000, judge: Skinner) and champion producing DF granddam of our herd and the Snowmass Nova / Casanova bloodline on her sire's side. Carmelina is very fine and dense with sparse, silvery fibers evenly distributed throughout her entire fleece and she has the classic silver spot on the tip of her tail.

Nuance is an award-winning son of Snowmass Nova [(Nova sold for $335k in 06, sire: P. Casanova (Futurity Herdsire of the Year)] who sold for $51k unproven at the 05 Snowmass Making of Champions sale. His brown roan dam, sired by Snowmass' Incan Magic (award-winning Peruvian gray), had an 18 m fleece at 3 yrs. He's owned by Alpacas of Tualatin Valley and Skyline Alpacas.

Carmelina is very typey, sound, healthy and robust. Her fleece is abundant with very uniform color. Born at 331 days gestation weighing 18.8 lb., no signs of prematurity, up in 20 minutes and was more interested in exploring world than the milk bar, so we gave her some help with that! IgG: 2681 @ 52 hrs. She gained a pound a day for her first 9 days. Her multiple champion producing dam is known for exceptional lactation. 85 lb. @ 5 mos. 150 lb. on 12/4/07.

Carmelina has Alianza genetics from both her sire's and dam's lineages (P. Bueno and P. Andrajo) as well as lots of black and gray on her pedigree. For her first breeding, we used our full Peruvian TB, Megabuck Mink and Mimi Nova was the result.

Included: 90 Day Live, Breeding Quality Cria Guarantee; virtually no-risk guarantees; free agistment; transportation assistance; 14 day unconditional return guarantee; farm records; and our knowlegeable, on-going support.


1st Place & Reserve Champion - 2008 Alpacapalooza FF halter (42 entries).
3rd Place - 2007 Alpacapalooza: 3rd / 11 with competition from multiple Patagonia, Accoyo and AOBA Blue ribbon sire's offspring!
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1st plc sire and RC dam
ARI# 32668223   D.O.B. 9/10/2012 (7 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Brown, 3/8 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian, 3/8 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Donovan's Duke
Dam: Carmelina (Snowmass Nova's Nuance)
Bloodlines: Snowmass, Patagonia, our herd matriarch and a some crimpy true black Bolilvian. Recommended breeding to Remembrance (included). We've ow...

Kissin' Coussens Alpaca Farm - Arlington, WA

17.5m @ 4yrs Casanova+Silversmith
ARI# 32143706   D.O.B. 9/3/2011 (8 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Silver Grey, 1/4 Peruvian, 3/4 Chilean, Proven
Sire: Lanark's Silver Charm
Dam: Carmelina (Snowmass Nova's Nuance)
2018 Update: Troy being related to much of the herd has not yet been given the opportunity to breed, but we are finally going to be using him this yea...

Kissin' Coussens Alpaca Farm - Arlington, WA

Stud Fee:
Drive through
Award winning parents; heavy lactation
ARI# 30529816   D.O.B. 11/7/2008 (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Rose Grey, 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Megabuck Mink - RIP
Dam: Carmelina (Snowmass Nova's Nuance)
Service Sire: KCAF Peruvian RRoyal Marquis
Mimi Nova is a calm-natured, solid, robust female with a soft, uniform fleece. She has very correct conformation and a calm, sweet temperament. Mim...

Kissin' Coussens Alpaca Farm - Arlington, WA

19.2m; 55 curve; Award winner
ARI# 32792690   D.O.B. 1/19/2014 (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Rose Grey, 3/8 Peruvian, 5/8 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Emerald Farms Rincon Cloud
Dam: Carmelina (Snowmass Nova's Nuance)
2019 cria is a true black male sired by our national champion gray, Snowmass RRoyal Fox. Second place behind Crescent Moon's Breathtaking. Rosa got ...

Kissin' Coussens Alpaca Farm - Arlington, WA

Updated 1/5/2019