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Blue Gate Alpacas

The Fiber of the Americas

Ann Burnette and Rey Garcia
9911 Wildwood Hills Ln.Austin, TX 78737
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Fiber/Scientific Data

09/01/2003AFD 18.5/SD 3.4/CV 18.2/%>30 1.1

Elite Peruvian Genetics

Snowmass Red Hot Cognac

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Dark Fawn

ARI# 835255   D.O.B. 9/7/2001 (17 yrs), Full Peruvian

5Peruvian Red Hot 
| ARI# 823791  | Med. Brown 

6Peruvian White Night 
| ARI# 828785  | White 

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Cognac is an Incan alpaca type - very compact, strong boned, and correct in his conformation. He is loaded with ultra-fine colored fleece genetics. Photographs don't do justice to his gorgeous color - he is truly the color of a fine glass of Cognac. With only 10 months of growth between shearings, his fleece weighed in at over 7 pounds. And what fleece it is - you won't find many dark fawn males with 18 micron fleeces.

Cognac's sire, 5Peruvian Red Hot, is a Vicuna quality brown male out of the elite North American Alpaca Stud also with an 18 micron fleece. Red Hot's progeny have been consistently winning their classes at the All American Futurity. Peruvian Red Hot has been an integral part of the Snowmass colored program. Julie Skinner notes that Red Hot was born out of Black Peruvian Dam and was such an incredible cria, unrelated to any of the colored alpacas in their program, that they never even dared take him off the farm. Snowmass was able to use him over all the offspring from most other males their herd, to deepen the fineness and consistency of their colored breeding program, placing Red Hot squarely among the top colored males Snowmass has ever used. Cognac is among the very few Red Hot sons available for outside breedings in the country. Of equal importance in Cognac's lineage are his two grand dams - 5Peruvian Ajoyani and 6Pervuvian Silent Night. These are two of the most significant black dams imported from Peru that served as the foundation of the colored herd at Snowmass Alpacas. It is particularly rare to find both of these lines represented in a single male.

In 2014 we had to bid a final farewell to Cognac. His genetics are captured deep in our herd and we miss him greatly. We keep him listed here as a lasting tribute.


2004 Northern Illinois Alpaca Extravaganza - 2nd place
2005 TXOLAN Fleece Show - Blue Ribbon
2007 AOBA National Fleece Show - 2nd place
2007 LA Deep South Show - 1st Place (Blue Gate Malbec)
2007 LA Deep South Show - 2nd Place (Blue Gate Woodford)
2007 LA Deep South Show - 3rd Place (Blue Gate Count Basie)
2008 A-OK Alpaca Blastoff - 3rd Place (Blue Gate Malbec)
2008 TxOLAN Spectacular - 5th Place (Blue Gate Malbec)
2008 Houston Livestock Show - 2nd Place (Blue Gate Malbec)

Financing Terms

Blue Gate Alpacas offers flexible terms on the purchase of alpacas, customized to suit the needs of individual buyers. From zero-percent short term financing to low interest longer term financing. Let us know your needs and we will be happy to work with you.


Elite Full Peruvian
ARI# 30998667   D.O.B. 10/18/2007  (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Medium Fawn, Full Peruvian, Proven
Sire: Snowmass Red Hot Cognac
Dam: OAR's Summer Solstice
Service Sire: RobAsia's Albus
Blue Gate Bellini is a full Peruvian female. She is the daughter of our Snowmass Red Hot Cognac and OAR's Summer Solstice (Hemingway line). She has gr...

Blue Gate Alpacas - Austin, TX

Elite Genetics
Companion Male
ARI# 30492479   D.O.B. 4/19/2007  (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Fawn, Full Peruvian, Unproven
Sire: Snowmass Red Hot Cognac
Dam: Marcella
Blue Gate Count Basie is a stately young male covered in medium fawn fleece. He is a nearly full Peruvian (actually 15/16th Peruvian) with a pedigree ...

Blue Gate Alpacas - Austin, TX

Elite Genetics
ARI# 30414174   D.O.B. 3/19/2007  (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Light Brown, 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean, Proven
Sire: Snowmass Red Hot Cognac
Dam: TR Pretty Woman
Blue Gate Malbec is a gorgeous medium brown male with conformation and fleece that reflects his distinguished heritage. He has very bright and crimpy ...

Blue Gate Alpacas - Austin, TX

Great Genetics
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ARI# 30998698   D.O.B. 11/10/2007  (11 yrs)
Huacaya, Female| Light Fawn, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Snowmass Red Hot Cognac
Dam: Valorie
Blue Gate Mimosa is showing amazing character in her light fawn fleece. Mimosa is the product of crossing Snowmass Red Hot Cognac with Valorie, one of...

Blue Gate Alpacas - Austin, TX

Super Rose Grey
ARI# 30998728   D.O.B. 4/26/2008  (10 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Rose Grey, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Snowmass Red Hot Cognac
Dam: Luna Pearl
BIG NEWS: 2nd Place Fleece at 2009 AOBA World Fleece Show! Scored 20 out of 20 on fineness and handle. Judged by Cameron Holt. Wow! We had a hunch ...

Blue Gate Alpacas - Austin, TX

Modern Rose Gray
ARI# 31461627   D.O.B. 11/26/2008  (10 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Dark Rose Grey, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Chilean, Unproven
Sire: Snowmass Red Hot Cognac
Dam: June's Bug
Blue Gate November Night gave us a pleasant surprise at shearing when he revealed that his fleece is actually dark rose gray. We were not expecting a ...

Blue Gate Alpacas - Austin, TX


Updated 10/17/2015