Peace has excellent fineness, length and density for a black alpaca which she inherited from both of her top quality parents. She had the tell-tale wrinkles all the way up the back of her neck after we sheared her at two months old.
Every offspring from her dam, ATV Delite, has ridiculously density and passed that trait on to her two previous crias, Adoration and Felecity. who both won ribbons at competitive shows. Peace is from two black parents with fine, crimpy, very dense, silky fleeces. Peace inherited density, character, extreme uniform fineness, very long staple length and silky handle along with strong conformation. She has many award winning relatives in black, gray and fawn.
We have Great expectations for the current breeding with Zappa, here's what the EPD Estimator gave us as a possibility
Trait Sire Dam Progeny Estimate
Average Fiber Diameter -0.654 -0.053 -0.354
Standard Deviation (AFD) -0.334 0.048 -0.143
Spin Fineness -0.779 0.005 -0.387
Percent of Fibers Larger Than 30 Microns -4.217 -0.504 -2.361
Mean Curvature -0.037 -2.332 -1.184
Standard Deviation of Curvature -0.344 -0.883 -0.613
Percent Medullation -1.016 -0.805 -0.911
Mean Staple Length -1.924 2.047 0.062
Fleece Weight -0.235 -0.003 -0.119
Birth Weight -0.081 -0.063 -0.072