Joeleigh is now a mature girl and at 3 years old is bred to FDA Deacon Gray Blade for an April 2024 cria. We can't wait to see what this little beauty will produce! Pregnancy has not yet been confirmed.
Joeleigh (JOE-lee) was born on June 20, 2020. As we expected from her dam, Valorie, and her sire, Hezekiah, she has gorgeous fleece! It's a crimpy light fawn, very fine, very long, and very heavy! How often do you see THAT combo???I drool over her 2022 EPD stats! Here's what they mean for her prospective cria: TOP 6.4% in the nation!
Fiber Diameter (AFD) will likely decrease by -1.662, really good!
Standard Deviation of AFD will decrease by -0.134, good! (40%) Top 10% in the nation!
Spin Fineness (SF) will decrease by -1.493, excellent!
% of Fibers > 30 micron will decrease by -3.409, amazing!
Mean Curve (MC) of fiber will increase by .171, a small help.
% Medullation (M) will increase by 0.825, (the full impact of medullation in fleece remains a question at this point in time.)Top 1.44% in the nation!
Mean Staple Length (MSL) will increase by 4.572 incredible! Top 2% in the nation!
Fleece Weight (FW) will increase by 0.858, super nice!
This little gal is growing well and nicely conformed. Just like her little mama, she's a bit on the smaller side, has a long staple, very fine fleece, and an exceptionally heavy fleece weight. Both Joeleigh and her mom, Valorie, have some of the heaviest fleece weights in the nation (see EPD stats). That spells D-E-N-S-I-T-Y in my book!
Joeleigh has a very sweet disposition, just like her mama, and has been added to our foundation females.