Heritage: 1/2 Chilean, 1/2 Peruvian
Registration: ARI Registered
ARI #: 1148169
Color: Pattern (Dark Silver Grey, Dark Rose Grey, True Black)
In Service Since: 2006
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Matt Dillon resembles his famous herdsire – Gunsmoke – almost exactly, except that Matt Dillon is a darker shade of charcoal with black streaks. His first crias were born in the Spring 2007, and they range from a very contrasty dark fawn, to charcoal grey and blue-black. All of his crias are suris, and they are most definitely show quality alpacas who would make a great addition to any high quality suri breeding program, especially those breeding for dark colors with unusual markings, even when bred to white females with long pedigrees of white or light colors. Matt Dillon has never left my farm to participate in the show-ring; I leave the show circuit’s success up to my clients.
What I love most about his crias, is their extremely lusterous fleece – the type of long, well-defined suri lock which looks wet and greasy. It is cool to the touch as well. Heads type and good coverage are also very important to me as a suri breeder. Matt Dillon certainly improves these characteristics with any female who breeds to him.
“The proof is in the pudding”, and Matt Dillon’s famous suri pedigree is testament to consistency regarding its high quality suri phenotype THAT SELLS! Matt Dillon’s famous grandsire is 4P Condor. His cria maintain both his great conformation and suri fleece with an added twist of bizarre color patterns. The well known suris he has sired include Seattle Mist, GLR Kohahna, Lord Greystone, GLR Manassas, GLR Missoni, GLR Warrior and GLR Amelita to name a few. Condor is the sire of the 2002 AOBA Grey Female Color Champion and the highest selling female alpaca at auction in 2002. He also sired the 2005 Grey Female Color Champion at the AAA Futurity. Between the AAA Futurity and the AOBA Nationals in 2003 and 2004, his sons won three Grey Male Color Championships and One Reserve Color Championship at these prestigious shows.
Take a look at Matt’s famous family photo album here! Their marketable colors sell fast & for high $$$!
Stud Fee: $2,000
Matt Dillon’s Lineage:
True Black, 817782, Chilean
Lauri-Ann is a true, blue black suri female out of famous, true black suri herdsire – QA1 Tolkien Importo98. Lauri-Ann has tremendous coverage! She is also very sweet and easy to handle – allowing me to shear her while standing (and pregnant) without much assistance or any restraint! This dam will never be for sale; she is an integral member of my foundation suri breeding program.
Dark Silver Grey, 809211, Full Peruvian
Gunsmoke (owned by Riverstone Farm Peruvian Alpacas) is one of North America’s top producers with 100% suri offspring (over 70 registered) and practically every color and pattern possible. Gunsmoke breedings yield highly coveted offspring. At the Breeders Choice Auction, Midnight Marvel (Matt Dillon’s brother) sold for $42,000, and Trinket (Matt Dillon’s sister) – a fawn female – sold for $33,000. Matt Dillon’s sisters out of Gunsmoke will give you prepotent color producers with versatile breeding possibilities. Matt Dillon’s brothers have sold for as high as $75,000. Most interestingly – no matter their color – fawn and even WHITE Matt Dillon’s brothers thru Gunsmoke are producing blue ribbon and champion greys!