— The Openherd Team

alpaca for sale

DIRK, June 2014

alpaca for sale alpaca for sale alpaca for sale alpaca for sale alpaca for sale

Fiber/Scientific Data

06/05/2017(9 yrs) 16.7 4.2 24.8 CF 98.8%, SF 16.8, curve 63.8, staple 63.8mm, sheared 4.34 lbs.
06/10/2016(8 yrs) 19.3 4.5 23.2 CF 98.3, curve 54.5, SF 19.1, staple 73.4mm, sheared 4.875 lbs.
06/09/2015(7 yrs) 18.1 4.2 22.9 CF99 curve 53.0, SF 18.0, xgzpld 64.6, sheared 4.53 lbs.
06/11/2014(6 yrs) 17.9 3.7 20.6 CF 99.3 curve 54.2, SF 17.4, staple 70.2, sheared 5.42 lbs.
06/12/2013(5 yrs) 17.0 3.7 21.6 CF 99.6 curve 60.5, spin fineness 16.7, staple 78.2, sheared 5.61 lbs. (Yo-McC)
06/09/2012(4 yrs) 20.9 4.3 20.4 CF 96.9 Curve 43.0 staple 90mm
05/28/2011(34 mo) 19.3 3.8 19.9 CF 98.8 Curve 44.9 staple 100mm, sheared 7.4 lbs.
05/28/2010(22 mo) 17.5 3.8 21.6 CF 100, Curve 44, staple 100, sheared 6.18 lbs.
06/02/2009(10.5 mo) 15.6 3.2 20.3 CF 99.7 (Yocom-McColl testing)
06/02/2009(10.5 mo) 15.8 3.3 20.9 CF 100, Curve 43.0, staple 110mm, sheared 4 lb 15 oz. (OFDA testing)

WOW!9 YEARS,16.7 micron, 98.8% CF

Diomedes' DIRK of Stirling Ridge

Huacaya, Male, Proven | White

ARI# 31414913   D.O.B. 7/12/2008 (10 yrs), 5/8 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian, 1/8 Chilean

Accoyo America Diomedes 
| ARI# 1201215  | White  |

Stirling Ridge KENZIE 

TEN yrs old: 21 micron 95% CF!

Stirling Ridge KENZIE

Huacaya, Female, Proven, White, 1/8 Peruvian, 5/8 Bolivian, 1/4 Chilean
ARI# 1023398 | DOB: 6/2/2005
KENZIE, at 10 years old, was used in our rent-a-womb program, bred to the beautiful bay black Grazing Hills Ephraim, and produced a beautiful medium fawn cria, Rosie. Thanks and congrats to David and Lauren for selecting one of our best girls! Kenzie delivered this cria in June 2016--her first baby girl and first colored cria. She has also produced Dirk and McTavish, our finest fleeced white boys.

AFD, value —.289 meaning her cria should have a finer fleece than breed ave...
| ARI# 1023398  | White 

Ask seller a question
Stud Fee:


Drive-by stud fee

Bidding Info


BOOK 2 girls or more and take 20% off! Usual stud fee is $1250.

2017 histogram just in and this boy is absolutely amazing!
16.7 micron, 4.2 SD, 24.8 CV, 98.8% comfort factor, with a curve of 63.8 at NINE years!
Do you think that might mean lingering fineness?

Out of curiosity, I did a search on OpenHerd of white proven 1/2 Accoyo Peruvian studs, 2 to 9 years old in the U.S. 42 white studs came up with stud fees ranging from $200 to $3500. The interesting thing is that of those 42 studs, only 6 had a recent histogram from 2016 or 2017. Most had no histogram info or a very dated histogram several years old. There were NO STUDS with recent histograms that had a micron under 21.
This piqued my interest so I did a search on Alpaca Nation and pulled up 67 white studs, 6-10 years.
Of those, only 6 had a recent histogram (2016-17). Why is that, do you suppose? Of those, the best was a 5-year-old with an 18.3 micron (very presentable!) There were Crescent Moon and Snowmass progeny and even an Aga Khan son and most had no recent histogram.
The fact that Dirk is 9 years with a 16.7 micron is rather phenomenal!

He did us proud with his 2016 EPD results (public at www.alpacaregistry.com, ARI #31414913)
Top 2.5% in AFD with —1.86 value: his progeny should have lower than average AFD
Top 1.5% in SDAFD with —.573 value: progeny should have more uniformity than average
TOP 1.6% in Spin Fineness, —2.038 value: progeny should have lower SF than average
TOP 7% in %F>30, —5.63 value: progeny should have less micron >30 than average
TOP 1.6% in mean curvature, +5.34 value: progeny should have more crimp than average
SDMC, value +2.04:progeny should have more uniform crimp than average
%Medullation, value —1.365: progeny should have less medullation
Fleece Weight, value +.202: progeny should have heavier FW than average
Birth Weight, value +.258: progeny should have higher BW than average
ALL of these are POSITIVE fleece characteristics. His only ding was in staple length.

Click to see a copy of the CONTRACT for a herdsire breeding.

Excellent 2014 EPD results of 16828 alpacas:
Top 1% SDAFD
Top 1% Mean Curvature
Top 2% Spin Fineness & SDMC
Top 3% AFD
Top 4% %F>30

Dirk's 2014 SIXTH year fleece was 17.9 micron, 3.7 SD, 20.6% CoV, CF 99.3%, Spin Fineness 17.4 so he's holding steady on his beautiful fiber. Lingering fineness IS a HERITABLE trait you want to have, right? And . . . DIRK won the 2014 AOA National Spin-Off!

His sire, Accoyo America Diomedes, ranks in the top 1% in the 2013 EPD stats for all these: AFD, SDAFD, SF %F>30, MC, SDMC.

Dirk, at 5 years, did very well for himself in the 2013 EPD rankings:
Average Fiber Diameter, 2


First place, Alpaca Breeders Assn. National Spin-Off
First place, NWAS 2010, competitive yearling class of 8
Judge Jill McLeod gave him top rating in fineness and consistency on midside, hip, shoulder, right into the belly and neck
AOBA National Spin-off 2010, 3rd of 14 (Dirk's sister Vanora edged him out and took 1st place ;)
Judge Judy Keske said his crimp was consistent to the tip, had easy bundles to pick and drafted well.
2010 Alpacapalooza Spin-off, Judge L.M. Smith's comments: "very nice fineness, exceptional hand, very nice softness, enjoyed spinning!"

Financing Terms


16.4 MICRON, 99% CF @ 4 yrs
ARI# 35317364   D.O.B. 9/27/2013  (5 yrs)
Huacaya, Male| Medium Fawn, Unproven
Sire: Diomedes' DIRK of Stirling Ridge
Dam: Rubio's RHIANNON of Stirling Ridge
McCheyne (pronounced McShane) is a handsome little lad with a great heritage. 2017 histogram: 16.4 AFD, 3.8 SD, 23.0 CV, 99.3 CF! Also ...

Stirling Ridge Alpacas - Moscow, ID


Updated 2/2/2019