Love this female...excellent producer too.
Mar. 2012 Histogram: the highest bars on the graph are 14 - 17 microns...thank you daddy Fox!
Very healthy, sound, calm, sweet and energetic with excellent phenotype, correct conformation and movement. Her fleece exhibits amazing density and uniformity (it only lacks a lower SD) which is consistent with her champion and blue ribbon parents of full Peruvian heritage and it exhibits the characteristics of the Columbia sheep type. Her fleece type is not bundled, but just a one continuous solidly closed fleece. (Note: alpacas with this fleece type are at greater risk of heat stress and need to be managed accordingly.)
When I part her fleece there is a wavy aligned crimp along the staple, but the individual fibers have a crimp frequency averaging 9 - 10 crimps per inch and the primaries are also very nicely crimped. The only visible guard hairs on her second blanket are sparse ones on the edges of her belly and apron.
Her neck and lower leg fleece are shorter, like a vicuna, which allows the majority of her fiber-growing energies to go into her blanket.
Faith is a product of our efforts to produce some top quality alpacas that are unrelated to many common, popular bloodlines as well as to ultilize the more highly scrutinized 4P, 5P and 6P imports, the later of which had to pass the most stringent selection criteria of all importations.
Faith's sire line goes back to Snowmass' 4P Andean Gold and the rest of her ancestors hail from the 1998 Peruvian importation, so she is unrelated to many great grey bloodlines and all Accoyo lines.
Peruvian Heritage (coops and regions): Alianza, Condorsenca, Hauycho, Macusani, Machacoyo, Pinaya, Santa Rosa. There's no denying the superior fleece genetics of a top quality Peruvian.