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Stirling Ridge KAELEIGH

Congrats, mama! A MB girl!

Alpaca , Huacaya , Open (Female) |Proven |White

AOA# 36172436 | DOB: 6/17/2020 (4 yrs)

Sire: Grazing Hills BRADFORD

21.5 micron at 13 yrs, CF 95%!

Grazing Hills BRADFORD

Huacaya Herdsire (Male) Medium Fawn

AOA# 32173253 DOB: 6/26/201014 yrs
We are EXTREMELY happy to have acquired BRADFORD from Grazing Hills Alpacas! Bradford is the half brother of our dearly departed Dirk. Both are sons of Accoyo-America DIOMEDES who is now deceased. Diomedes imprinted his handsome head and his amazing fleece characteristics to these sons of his and for that reason we jumped at the chance to have another Diomedes boy on the farm! Bradford x Vanora = Kaeleigh: our first Bradford baby born on the farm June 2020. She's a beaut! Kaeleigh is so ...
  | AOA# 32173253 | Medium Fawn
Dam: Diomedes' VANORA of Stirling Ridge

15 yrs: 22 micron & TOP 1% EPD FL Wt

Diomedes' VANORA of Stirling Ridge

Huacaya Open (Female) White

AOA# 31414920 DOB: 9/19/200815 yrs
Vanora was bred last year to J Creek Passion Encore, a medium brown stud with an amazing EPD! She delivered a very lively little gal we've named Bonny Lass on 6/20/2023, with no assistance. Bonny is pure snowy white! And with Vanora's EPD combined with Encore's EPD, we figured this would be a baby with phenomenal fleece—and we are right on the money . . . Bonny's EPD is in the top 5% to 25% in 7 out of 9 fleece characteristics! Vanora has been bred in the past to Grazing Hills Bradford and bi ...
  | AOA# 31414920 | White

Grazing Hills Stud Muffin!


Huacaya Herdsire (Male) True Black

DOB: 6/22/201113 yrs
Voted most-likely to be our up and coming stud muffin. He is eye catching among the herd. Antonio of Golden Pine is a highly improved, calm, manageable true black herdsire who retains his dense, fine fiber. 2021 Histogram: AFD: 22.7 SD: 4.1 CV: 18.1 %>30: 4.5% 2020 Histogram: AFD: 19.9 SD: 5.0 CV: 25.4 %>30: 3.0 2017 AFD is 20.9. SD is 4.4 CV is 21.1 %>30 is 4.5 2016 AFD is 22.4 SD is 5.0 CV ...
  | True Black
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Kaeleigh had her first cria in June 23, needing no assistance. It amazes me how the good Lord gave maternal instincts. She is a REALLY good momma and stands so still to allow her little GIRL to nurse. Kaeleigh was bred last spring to true black Antonio. What COLOR did we get?? We got a gorgeous medium brown girl with black extremities, exactly what we ordered! (Ha!) If she were a horse I'd call her a bay color and so my husband suggested naming the cria Baeleigh. You can see some of her first baby steps in the video in the right column. Don't miss Baeleigh's EPD results, especially with her dark color.

Look at Kaeleigh's EPD in the side bar! Fantastic fleece qualities! Not only is she in the top 20% of fineness (AFD), but in the top 2.8% of staple length and the top 1.18% of fleece weight in the nation! Fineness + heavy fleece weight = density in my book!

Mama Kaeleigh just got sheared. I haven't had time yet to weigh all her fleece but I don't know that I've ever had an animal that sheared SO MUCH!

What do Kaeleigh's 2023 EPD stats mean? They indicate what she will likely contribute to fleece characteristics in her cria:
TOP 20% in the nation! Avg Fiber Diameter (AFD) will likely decrease by -1.071, very good!
TOP 29% in the nation! Standard Deviation of AFD will decrease by -0.217, good!
Top 20% in the nation! Spin Fineness (SF) will decrease by -1.08, nice!
% of Fibers > 30 micron will decrease by -3.275, amazing! (33%)
Mean Curve (MC) of fiber will increase by 1.524, super! (29%)
% Medullation (M) will decrease by -0.069, (60%)(the full impact of medullation in fleece remains a question at this point in time according to Yocom-McColl.)
Top 2.8% in the nation! Mean Staple Length (MSL) will increase by 3.721, stunning!
Top 1.17% in the nation! Fleece Weight (FW) will increase by 0.963, nice!

Kaeleigh is from our foundation dam, Vanora, one of the best animals on our farm with year after year of phenomenal EPDs. Her sire is Grazing Hills Bradford, who also has great EPDs, especially for fineness. We expected that Kaeleigh would have nice fiber and she is showing us we were spot on!

She is pure white, she has a beautiful head and has shaped up well in the conformation department with straight topline and straight legs. Her fleece is exceptionally soft, L-O-N-G, and crimpy with HEAVY coverage. We are expecting her to develop into quite the queen and, in fact, she has attained diva status! We plan (or you can plan!) to use her as a foundation dam. We have very high expectations in what she will produce for the farm.
Scientific Data
Date Details/Notes
06/02/202116.8 4.0 23.8 0.8>30 SF 16.7 CF 99.2, staple 122mm, Curve 48.7, sheared 4.58 lbs
06/07/202219.6 4.4 22.3 3.0>30 SF 19.3 CF 97%, staple 129m, Curve 50.9, sheared 7.05 lbs.
06/03/202322.4 4.8 21.5 SF 21.9 CF 93.4, staple 108mm, curve 49.9, sheared 8.875 lbs
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Updated 7/4/2024