14.8 AFD / Hemingway + Snowmass
Rockford Arctic Dia Diamond
ARI# 31753135 D.O.B. 7/16/2011 (2 yrs) (Due Date: 7/10/2014)
Huacaya, Female (Bred), Proven | White
7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean
Price:$6,000 Or Best Offer
Dia is exquisite. With Elite International genetics including some of Snowmass' finest originals: Snowmass IncaAccoyo Star, Peruvian Snowbells, Peruvian Bueno, Hemingway, Snowmass Silver Pearl, Peruvian Accoyo Arctic, and Peruvian Snowmaster, how could you not be good?
As soon as she was born it was apparent Dia had a remarkable fleece. Not only does she have one of the most exciting fleeces we've seen, but her fleece shows pervasive fineness, incredible definition, and dense bundles of bright, low micron, low amplitude, high frequency, tight crimp with long staple length.
Not only her fleece is exquisite though, her conformation is too! She shines with her GrandSire Hemingway's genetics, with her ‘Hemingway head’, lovely topknot, and perfect spear-shaped ears.
Her sire - award-winning Accoyo SNOWMASS SNOW LEGEND - is one of the finest studs in the nation, who had a cashmere-like fleece of 14.4 micron count in 2004 and has retained his lingering fineness, still at 20.8 microns at 9 years of age. He represents the greatness of his sire & grandsire, with an additional brightness, luster & highly expressive crimp making an unbelievable fleece on this true Champion. Snowmaster & Snowmass IncaAccoyo Star passed all this onto Legend, plus a great disposition!
Her dam - Hemingway's Ruth has added pervasive fineness and elite genetics to our breeding program, as well as remarkable density and lingering fineness. Even after her 9th shearing, her AFD is 20.4 microns!!!! In 2 other breedings to Snowmass Snow Legend, Ruth threw an incredible male-Uzziah, who had a 14.5 micron count at his second shearing, and another female-Ruby with a 1st count of 16.6!!
With a first AFD of 15.1 and a second AFD of 14.8!!, we know Dia is no less, and are excited to retain her for our breeding program.
She gave her first cria this summer--a beautiful, pure white female-Delight, from award-winning Snowmass Reminiscence, who has almost impenetrably dense fleece and a champion ancestry line from Snowmass Snowmaster, Snowmass Edelweis, Snowmass Legacy Gold, and Snowmass Andean Gold.
We look forward to seeing what a repeat of this breeding will produce in Summer 2014.