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!).