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Fiber/Scientific Data

06/02/202017.1 4.3 24.9 SF 17.2 CF 99.2%, staple 96mm, curve 41.2, sheared 7.0 lbs!
06/05/201916.2 4.1 25.4 SF 16.4 CF 99.0, staple 99.4mm, curve 40.9, sheared 6.95 lbs.!
06/04/201815.2 3.7 24.1 SF 15.2 CF 99.4%, staple 88.2mm, curve 49.0mm, sheared 6.56 lbs.
06/05/201715.3 4.4 28.7 SF 16.0 CF 99.0%, staple 98.4mm, curve 36.8, sheared 5.88 lbs.

Heavenly APRICOT 17 micron fleece

Stirling Ridge VALORIE

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Beige

AOA# 35355960   D.O.B. 7/27/2016 (4 yrs) , 3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian


A FINE DENSE stud, 17.6 on 7th shearing!


Huacaya, Herdsire (Male), Proven, Dark Brown, Bay Black, 7/8 Peruvian, 1/8 Chilean
ARI# 32648096 | DOB: 7/24/2012
How do you say SIMPLY GORGEOUS?...we say EPHRAIM! From his incredible head to his toes, the coverage of fine, crimpy fleece will take your breath away. We had originally thought we would send a Diomedes daughter to Colorado to pair with Tuscan Gold, but somehow Athena drew that straw. The minute she delivered Ephraim we knew it had been the right choice. She has always produced dark offspring from light sires, but this shiny black cria was a beautiful surprise, and there were more to come. ...
| AOA# 32648096  | Dark Brown, Bay Black 

Diomedes' VANORA of Stirling Ridge 

1/4 Accoyo, 12 yrs:19.8 micron, CF 97.7% ZOW

Diomedes' VANORA of Stirling Ridge

Huacaya, Female, Proven, White, 1/2 Peruvian, 1/2 Bolivian
ARI# 31414920 | DOB: 9/19/2008
Vanora was bred to Grazing Hills Bradford and birthed a gorgeous girl on 6/17/2020 named Ceilidh (Kaylee). They both have amazing fleece with the super inherited quality of lingering fineness and we fully expect this cria to follow in their impressive steps. Vanora was rebred to Bradford for a 2021 cria.

Vanora's 2020 histogram is now posted--super nice! Click on "histogram" for the full report. She has consistently been one of our heaviest fleece weights while being one of our lowest micron...
| AOA# 31414920  | White 

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Valorie has our best alpaca, Vanora, as her mama and the beautiful bay black Grazing Hills Ephraim as her sire. She was bred to gorgeous Grazing Hills Hezekiah and had her first cria on 6/20/2020! We've been wanting a Hezekiah breeding for several years, to get those Running Late genetics on the farm--we're so excited to see that this has produced a gorgeous light fawn female we named Joeleigh! Valorie is a very good mama, super laid back and calm.

Between her dam and sire, look at the genetics behind this Valorie! Pperuvian Leon, Peruvian Hemingway, PPPeruvian Augusto, 4Peruvian Starr Khan, PPPeruvian Cahuide, Sunny Mesa's Tuscan Gold, Hemingway-Accoyo Nautilus, and Accoyo America Diomedes!! Goodness!

Valorie is a calm, sweet little beauty and has crimpy, apricot fleece and LOTS of it. Her mom, Vanora, has sheared 9 LBS. of 19 micron fleece for us in the past and Ephraim sheared a 4 LB. blanket at 10 months, so we expected that Valorie would have a very fine, but heavy-weight fleece. And she hasn't proved us wrong! She is our smallest girl, but shears the heaviest fleece on the farm, in fact, she has ONE OF THE HEAVIEST FLEECES IN THE NATION! 16 microns at 3 years! And did you notice that her 2nd year fleece is better than her 1st? Amazing! Can't wait to see what the 2020 EPD results will be!

2019 EPD results:
TOP 10% AFD , value - 1.309, her cria will likely have a finer fleece
Ranked 28% for SDAFD, value - 0.191, her cria will likely have a more uniform fiber diameter
TOP 12% SF, value - 1.242, her cria will likely have a lower spin fineness
Ranked 31% for %F>30, value - 2.891, her cria will likely have a lower % of fibers greater than 30 micron
Ranked 78% for MC, value - 0.688, her cria will likely have a lesser frequency crimp than average
SDMC, value - 0.081, assesses the uniformity of curvature
Ranked 78.5% for %M, value +.737, her cria will likely have more % fiber medullation
However, "the full impact of medullation remains a question at this point in time" (quote from Yocom-McColl Fiber Labs).
TOP 15% MSL, value 1.566, her cria will likely have a longer staple length
TOP 0.2% FW, value 1.159, her cria will likely have a more heavy fleece weight (this little girl weighs in at just over 100 lbs. and she ranked 95 out of 47.399 animals in the nation!) To me that means DENSITY!
BW, value 0.18, her cria will likely be a bit heavier for birth weight

Financing Terms

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Just plain gorgeous & sweet!
D.O.B. 6/20/2020   (Under 1 yr)
Huacaya, Cria Female| Light Fawn, 3/4 Peruvian, 1/8 Bolivian, 1/8 Chilean, Unproven
Dam: Stirling Ridge VALORIE
Joeleigh (JOE-lee) was born on June 20, 2020. As we expected from her dam, Valorie, and her sire, Hezekiah, it looks like she is going to have gorgeou...

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Updated 10/2/2020