Valorie is now bred to Bradford for a May 2022 cria. Can't wait to see what this combo brings!
Valorie has our best alpaca, Vanora, as her mama and the beautiful bay black Grazing Hills Ephraim as her sire. She was 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--this has produced a gorgeous light fawn female, Joeleigh. Valorie is a very good mama, super laid back and calm.
Between her dam and sire, look at the genetics behind this female: 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 just a doll: a calm, sweet little beauty with absolutely crimpy, GORGEOUS 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, while being a very fine fleece (17 micron).
In fact, she has ONE OF THE HEAVIEST FLEECES IN THE NATION!
16 micron at 3 years! 17 micron at 4 years! Amazing!
Can't wait to see what the 2021 EPD results will be! 2021 EPD results: TOP 8% AFD
, value - 1.532, her cria will likely have a finer fleece
Ranked 33% for SDAFD, value - 0.178, her cria will likely have a more uniform fiber diameterTOP 10% SF,
value - 1.452, her cria will likely have a lower spin fineness
Ranked 32% for %F>30, value - 3.141, her cria will likely have a lower % of fibers greater than 30 micron
Ranked 75% for MC, value - 0.479, her cria will likely have a lesser frequency crimp than average
SDMC, value +.140, assesses the uniformity of curvature
Ranked 73% for %M, value +.414, 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 4% MSL,
value 3.248, her cria will likely have a longer staple lengthTOP 0.33% FW,
value 1.141, her cria will likely have a more heavy fleece weight In this characteristic she ranked 171 out of 51,192 animals in the EPD results! Fine, long, heavy = DENSITY
BW, value 0.17, her cria will likely be a bit heavier for birth weight