1st Place California Classic 2009
2nd Place SWRAS 2009
4th Place International Alpaca Odyssey (class of over 20)
5th Place AWE 2009
6th Place AFW 2008
You've seen his histogram, but the results of his skin biopsy are just in, and WOW-WEE!!
At 43 months his density is 63/mm2 Secondary"primary fiber ratio: 13.3:1 Primary fiber diameter: 23.9
Secondary fiber diameter: 15.9 (these data are from Ian Watt/Alpaca Consulting Services, so the "plug" is stretched out to its original 10mm diameter after "fixing". Hence, density readings run "lower", making a 63/mm2 comparable to a higher reading by other labs). Ian Watt states, "For his age, this is an excellent male showing very good density, above average S:P ratio and an excellent fiber population differential of only 8 microns.
While the follicle group sizes show some variation, the other fleece statistics portray a superior fiber for a near four year old working male."
His AFD at 2 years was 18.5 microns. At 3 years his AFD was 19.9 microns.
For 2011, Tempest sheared a total of 15 pounds, 4.9 pounds blanket! Now THAT'S a Fiber Animal!