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Snowmass RRoyal Fox

AOBA CH - TOP 3% AFD 2020 EPDs.

Alpaca , Huacaya , Herdsire (Male) |Proven |Medium Silver Grey

AOA# 30820500 | DOB: 7/21/2007 (15 yrs)

Sire: Snowmass Royal Bronze

Pure Alpaca, Royal Grade Fiber

Snowmass Royal Bronze

Huacaya Herdsire (Male) Light Brown

AOA# 836746 DOB: 6/23/200220 yrs
We are so excited to be bringing these multi-generational Royal grade fiber genetics to the Eastern part of the United States. We feel Royal Bronze's lasting fineness (19 micron at age 7) makes him one of the premier colored studs in the country. With a history of adding color to the dam, Bronze presents an excellent opportunity to make crias darker and finer than their dams. Rock solid conformation, heavy bone, amazing leg coverage and a beautiful head make this stud a phenotypic rock star! ...
  | AOA# 836746 | Light Brown
Dam: Snowmass Silver Fox
  | MSG
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Fox is 14, but he acts like he's 7. If you want better EPDs and uniform, fine, pigmented gray fleeces with no guard hair, here you go!

This line produces lingering 13 to 19 micron pigmented gray fleeces...consistently.

I combined Fox's first five fleeces into one lot to make yarn at Heart and Soul and they commented on the uniformity of the lot.

Thanks to his sire, Royal Bronze, Fox is a master at overall uniformity, removing guard hair and fining down fleeces and adding more crimps per inch, good staple length, along with deep and vivid colors. He's a SILVER GRAY, SNOWMASS BRED, AOBA NATIONAL COMPOSITE CHAMPION and well proven to produce healthy, correct, typey progeny!

He is highly ranked for other traits too. He virtually removes all guard hair, including belly and bib. We attribute this amazing ability to his sire, Snowmass Royal Bronze, who is recognized by Julie Skinner as having recognized as having strong vicuna traits.

Density? He has royal fine daughters (see Dream Catcher) with 4+ pound tui blankets and SDs in the 3s.
Character? Gray daughter, Mellona, is 14.5 afd, 3.5 cv; 59 curve (not a typo) @ 21 mos. and then a 63 curve the next year!
Uniformity? Hardly anything to skirt out of his progeny's fleeces.

I combined his first five fleeces into one lot for yarn. Just amazing.

You will genuinely appreciate that this macho improves so many overall traits, many not measured by EPDS. We here at KCAF just can't expect or ask one herdsire to do more and our herd will be forever better for his numerous contributions.

Offspring have very consistent, uniform and high yielding fleeces...Little to no skirting is needed for these big blanket fleeces.
Primary and secondary fibers are very similar, even across colors in the gray fleeces, most of which are pigmented silver grays.
In every offspring you will see higher frequency & amplitude crimp.
Very long staple.
ZERO to minimal guard hair...no matter the dam or color of the cria.
(You'll likely never see any guard hair on the belly of a Fox offspring.)
Greater folicular density, staple length and coverage than their dams.
Better brightness, handle and drape than the dams.

Soundness and health, correct phenotype, conformation and movement.
Even dispositions and very intelligent...and even a few silly personalities.

Certified Sorted graded Fox's 3 y.o. champion for "WORSTED applications".

No W, LF or MF crias and no blue eyes.

-Gray dtr, Kristiana (purchased at AOBA auction by Stellar Alpacas): EPD 1% club and has several traits in the top 10%...and ribbons too!
-Gray son (Irish Meadows) - 1st Futurity.
-Black dtr. (Irish Meadows) produced a black Champion son by Jacob Black.
-Gray dtr. Rayna (Sold to Dusk Till Dawn Alpacas at AOBA auction for $16k)- 1st @ Alpacapalooza 2012; RC/2nd GMAF.
-Gray dtr. Silver Truffles (check out her production!).
Scientific Data
Date Details/Notes
200817.5 / 3.5 / 20.1 / 99.7% CF
200917.6 / 4.3 / 24.3 / 2.0 > 30m
201018.7 / 4.9 / 26.2 / 2.9 > 30m
2010Four pound blanket fleece
Awards
LIMITED SHOWING:
ALPACAPALOOZA 2014 - 2ND, FLEECE - BEHIND YEARS YOUNGER MODERN ROSE GRAY HALTER CHAMPION AT SAME SHOW.
ALPACAPALOOZA 2013 - 1ST PLACE FLEECE, "EXCELLENT FINENESS FOR AGE" - ARTURO PENA, JUDGE.
ALPACAPALOOZA 2012 - 1ST PLACE FLEECE, OVER THE TWO YEAR YOUNGER FIRST PLACE ADULT HALTER WINNER AT THIS SHOW.
AOBA 2010 - COMPOSITE CHAMPION! JUDGE SHARON LONER HAD ONLY GREAT THINGS TO SAY ABOUT FOX'S (3RD) FLEECE (VERY FINE AND UNIFORM AND FREE OF MEDULLATION), HIS VERY CORRECT CONFORMATION, MOVEMENT AND PHENOTYPE! SIRES OF THE COMPETITION: CRESCENT MOON'S KRYPTONITE, THE AGA KHAN, P. GREY WING (4P BLACK MAGIC...STAKOWSKI'S), PRIDE OF AMERICA (6P DOM TIMBO - MAGICAL FARMS), RAINIER'S EXODUS, MY PERUVIAN SKY KING (SILVIO - MAGICAL FARMS), LEGEND'S CHALLENGER OF KPR...WOW.
2010 AWE - 3RD / 6 BEHIND CRESCENT MOON'S DONATO AND FIRST PLACE WAS A BROWN INDEFINITE NOTED FOR DENSITY ALONG WITH 2ND PLACE. WADE GEASE NOTED FOX'S CORRECT CONFORMATION, UNIFORM FINESS AND EXTENSION OF PRIME FIBER.
2008 ALPACAFEST WEST - CHAMPION (TIM LAVAN)
2008 ALPACAMANIA - RESERVE CHAMPION (DAVID BARBOZA)
2008 AOBA NATIONALS - FIRST, COMPOSITE (CHARLENE FRIEDMAN)
2008 I.A.O. - SECOND (JANE TELLIER, CHARLENE FRIEDMAN, JENNY JACKSON)
2008 SWRAS - SECOND (JUDE ANDERSON, WHO STATED THAT THE PLACING OF FIRST AND SECOND WERE A COIN TOSS BECAUSE THE TWO EXTRAORDINARY ALPACAS WERE SO CLOSE.)
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MICRON COUNT
2008: 17.5 M / 3.5 SD / 20.2 CV / 99.7 CF
95 MM LENGTH; 8-9 CRIMPS PER INCH @ 8 MOS.
2009: 17.6 M / 4.3 SD / 24.3 CV / 2.0 > 30M (14 - 17 M ARE THE HIGHEST BARS ON THE GRAPH, EACH AT OVER 12% OF OBSERVATIONS. NORMAL DIET.)
2010: 18.7 M / 4.9 SD / 26.2 CV / 2.9% > 30M
MEAN CURVATURE (DEG/MM): 48.2
(14 - 19 MICRONS ARE THE HIGHEST BARS ON THE GRAPH AT 8% TO 10% OF OBSERVATIONS. BLACK FIBERS INCREASED THE SD AND CV INCREASED DUE TO AFD HOLDING. FED ALFALFA OVER THE HARSH WINTER.)
SHEARING WEIGHT
2010: BLANKET: 4 POUNDS OF 14 - 19 MICRON FLEECE (HIGHEST BARS ON 2010 HISTOGRAM, ALL OVER 8% OF OBSERVATIONS.) - 35 MONTHS OF AGE. SECONDS: 2.5 LBS, NECK AND UPPER LEG ONLY
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Updated 1/12/2022