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Stirling Ridge Alpacas

None finer!

Val before shearing 2019
Valorie is bred to GHA King Hezekiah, a Running Late stud

Beige Valorie born 7/27/16

With her beautiful dam, Vanora

Her sire, Grazing Hills Ephraim

Her finely & heavily fleeced dam, Vanora

Fiber / Scientific Data

2019-06-0516.2 4.1 25.4 SF 16.4 CF 99.0, staple 99.4mm, curve 40.9, sheared 6.95 lbs.!
2018-06-0415.2 3.7 24.1 SF 15.2 CF 99.4%, staple 88.2mm, curve 49.0mm, sheared 6.56 lbs.
6/5/1715.3 4.4 28.7 SF 16.0 CF 99.0%, staple 98.4mm, curve 36.8, sheared 5.88 lbs.

Heavenly APRICOT 16 micron fleece

Stirling Ridge VALORIE

ARI# 35355960   D.O.B. 7/27/2016  (4 yrs)

Huacaya, Female, Proven | Beige

3/4 Peruvian, 1/4 Bolivian
Sire: GRAZING HILLS EPHRAIM  | ARI# 32648096  | Dark Brown, Bay Black 
Dam: Diomedes' VANORA of Stirling Ridge | ARI# 31414920  | White 
| ARI# 31543835  | Light Fawn 


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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 been 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 and 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!

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

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Updated 9/10/2020