Fiber / Scientific Data
|2012||AFD 18.3, SD 3.4, CV 18.8, Fibers>30 0.7, Curvature 49.1 (6 point grid)
Cloud Hollow's Andean Dreamfinder
ARI# 31224734 D.O.B. 7/20/2011 (1 yr)
Huacaya, Female, Light Brown
Sire: MFI Peruvian Precocious
|| ARI# 30934542 | White
What do you get when you breed a super white Jeremiah son to a daughter of one of Snowmass's finest colored lines? A super little brown girl, with all the best from both her parents: Royal fineness, Silky brightness, super density and phenomenal staple length.... we've found our dream alpaca.... Dreamfinder.
When we talk about "commercial alpaca fiber" THIS is what we mean. She is extremely fine and consistent in her micron, secondary/primary, and fiber style....all of this meaning that when processed, her fiber will yield a high quality product with little waste. The big bonus with her is her high curvature. Curvature is important for resistance to compression, which helps fiber hold together during processing and also aids with elasticity.
What is truly remarkable about her fiber is her histogram. Mid side AFD 18.1, SD 3.1, CV 17, %>30 0.4, Curve 48.1
6 Point Grid AFD 18.3, SD 3.4, CV 18.8, %>30 0.7, Curve 49.1
When sampled, the 6 points were taken from the greatest extremes of the blanket, to yield the best 'big picture' of the fleece.
The big advantage sheep have over alpacas is their extreme degree of uniformity, because that is what they have been bred for. Dreamfinder proves that it IS possible to produce alpacas with uniformity approaching that of sheep....we just need to make a LOT more!
She sells with a breeding to any of our herdsires. We've had great success crossing her genetics with XXXtremely Golden, so that would be a sure thing. But she could make something incredible with Majesty's Revolution.
Long stapling vicuna fleece style with a superb handle. Fleeces like these typically don't show well, but they embody the future of commercially viable alpaca fiber.
North American Alpaca Show 2012
International Alpaca Odyssey Commercial Fleece Show 2013
near perfect uniformity of micron and primary/secondary ratio