We are really excited that four of our alpacas rate among the top five in the country in various fleece characteristics! After shearing we have histograms done on fleece to identify strengths and weaknesses so that we can make breeding decisions to improve the fiber with each generation.
Last year, Penny, Iron Man, and Fanta all had various fleece characteristics in the top five in the country!
Penny ranked # 5 in Spin Fineness, Iron Man ranked # 3 in Standard Deviation of Micron, and Fanta ranked # 1 in Median Staple Length and # 2 in Fleece Weight.
Cinnablaze, now owned by another farm, ranked # 2 in Standard Deviation of Micron.
Their characteristics and photos will be shared in a presentation by the Alpaca Registry at the AOBA National Alpaca Show in Denver this year.
For those who love fiber, we have yarn ready for purchase from these and all our alpacas!