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EPD Top 1% Ranking

Sterling Rose

Huacaya, Male, Proven | Medium Brown

AOA# 31651851   D.O.B. 9/6/2009 (11 yrs)

Snowmass Sterling Legend 
| AOA# 30424906  | BB 

Snowmass Andean Rose Petal 
| AOA# 30701465  | MRG 

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Sentinel Ranch is proud to Welcome Sterling Rose to our Herdsire row! We thank Brian and Terri Gedney of Treasure Valley alpacas for this exceptional male!

Sterling Rose was chosen as a Herdsire for his exceptional fineness at 14.1 microns! Currently he is five years old, and fineness is holding at 17.7 microns! EPD top 1% leader trait!
According to Yocom McColl, the average huacaya has a mean curvature of 33.2 degrees per millimeter. Finer fiber diameter is often associated with a higher mean curvature. The greater the number of degrees per millimeter, the finer the crimp. Sterling's mean curvature is 62.5 deg/mm, which means finer fiber!

Needing to add in Crimp? Extreeme High Frequency Crimp, Sterling has 62 crimps per inch! Sterling is virtually unmatched in particular traits for color, his offspring will be at the top of the percentiles!

Here is what Treasure Valley noted about Sterling:
Fineness is holding at an extraordinary rate and showing all positive fleece characteristics at this age. Sterling Rose has currently produced a male cria named Tambopata in the 13 micron range. This herdsire is rated number 4 in the EPD program for SDMC of 2.77 , note all other males in the top five are white presently identifying Sterling Rose as the TOP colored Herdsire in North America for this particular trait.

Year one Histogram: 14.1m, sd: 3.4m, cv: 24.3%, >30: 1.1%
Year two Histogram: 14.8m, sd: 3.9m, cv 26.5%, >30: 1.1%, mc: 65.2 deg/mm

Year 4 Histogram: 17.7m, sd: 4.9m, cv: 27.8%, >30: 2.3%

Sterling Rose is a medium brown herdsire loaded with prepotent genetics on both sides of his extraordinary pedigree. His Sire Snowmass Sterling Legend is a true black herdsire known for holding his fineness and transfers these exceptional fleece characteristics into his offspring. At four years of age he was in the 15 micron range and was sold to a breeder located in Germany.


Excellent genetics, 4Peruvian Legacy, 4Peruvian Andean Gold, Peruvian Bueno just to list a few!


First Place Halter AAA Show 2015
Judge David Barboza
Beat out the mature class as the oldest male!

Financing Terms

Make a down payment on 2015 breedings, and we will lock in current prices for a full year. Limited time discount for multiple breedings. Quarterly payments accepted.


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