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Stirling Ridge Alpacas

None finer!

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Handsome head as cria
Stocky, square, small


His dam, Rhiannon (grey genetics)

His sire, Dirk

Fiber / Scientific Data

2018-06-0418.9 4.0 21.1 SF 18.4 CF 99.0%, staple 62.8mm, curve 44.5mm, sheared 4.22 lbs.
6/5/17AFD 16.4 SD 3.8 CV 23.0 SF 16.2, CF 99.3%, staple 67.8mm, curve 49.7, sheared 3.92 lbs.
6/10/16AFD 20.0 SD 5.0 CV25 20.2 Spin fineness, 2.7%>30, 97.3 CF, staple 78.2mm, Curve 41.1, sheared 3.718 lbs.
6/9/15AFD 16.8 SD 4.2 CV 25 16.9 Spin Fineness, 0.7%>30, 99.3 CF, staple 81.4mm, Curve 47.5, sheared 4.2 lbs.
6/11/14AFD 18.5 SD 4.6 CV 25.1 18.7 Spin Fineness 1.8%>30, 98.2 CF, staple 96.8mm, Curve 38.1, sheared 3.5 lbs. at 9 mos.

18.9 MICRON, 99% CF @ 5 yrs

Stirling Ridge McCHEYNE

ARI# 35317364   D.O.B. 9/27/2013  (5 yrs)

Huacaya, Male, Unproven | Medium Fawn

Sire: Diomedes' DIRK of Stirling Ridge | ARI# 31414913  | White 
Dam: Rubio's RHIANNON of Stirling Ridge | ARI# 31949408  | White 

Price:

$1,600 Small, sturdy, handsome!

Stud Fee:

$400 Test this boy out!
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McCheyne (pronounced McShane) is a handsome little lad with a great heritage.

This guy is shaping up so well, I am now considering using him in our breeding program although he is small. I personally prefer alpacas on the smaller side: easier to work with, easier to keep, don't require as much food! Just because he is small, doesn't mean his cria will be.

NOTICE all those nice histograms for a guy with this color and age!
His 2018 EPD results:
AFD value - 0.864, his cria will likely have a finer fleece
TOP 18% SDAFD value - 0.31, his cria will likely have a more uniform fiber diameter
TOP 25% SF value - 0.918, his cria will likely have a lower spin fineness
%F>30, value - 3.099, his cria will likely have a lower % of fibers greater than 30 micron
MC, value 1.78, his cria will likely have a higher frequency crimp than average
SDMC, value 0.674, assesses the uniformity of curvature
TOP 19% %M, value - 2.18, his cria will likely have less % fiber medullation
MSL, value -4.007, his cria will likely have a shorter staple length
FW, value - 0.013, his cria will likely have a bit less heavy fleece weight
BW, value - 0.051, his cria will likely be a bit less for birth weight

His dam is Rhiannon, who has quite the genetic lineup: Caligula, Don Julio, Rosario, Bueno, Cloud 9 Comet (MSG).
His sire, Dirk, also has an impressive background: Hemingway, Hemingway-Accoyo Nautilus, Guellermo, Michelangelo, Onyx de Mico, Caligua, Accoyo America Diomedes!

McCheyne, as you can see in the second picture with my husband, is quite small! He gained weight as a cria until he reached 40 lbs., then was stuck there for quite awhile. We had him checked for parasites, which revealed nothing. Quite a bit later, we got him checked again to find that he had the elusive Emac. Once treated for that, he continued to gain weight, but he is small. The vet said that Emac definitely could have stunted his growth. He is in great body condition at this time, so I don't think he has a parasite issue, but we will definitely check with the vets before sending him off to anyone's farm.

He has beautiful fleece and recently has become VERY interested in breeding, and has gotten several girls to go down for him. If you buy him, we will have him tested at WSU to make sure he's shooting bullets; if he's not, you are under no obligation and will be released from the sale. My guess is that he will probably make cria that are normal sized.



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Updated 5/24/2019