Courtnie exhibits a wonderfully dense, silky handle with tightly twisted locks and great luster. Courtnie's sire is the famed HCLA Master Locks who won 1st place at the 2003 MaPaca Jubilee and 1st place in the composite class at the 2003 AOBA National Show. Courtnie's dam, CMR Shania, placed 2nd at the 2004 MaPaca Jubilee and 3rd at the 2004 All American Futurity. So it is no wonder that Courtnie brings such a great package to our breeding program.
Courtnie's skin biopsy report came in and it is quite nice - density of 44 follicles/sq mm; S/P of 12.1:1; level 2 of 4 on glands; and a micron spread of 11.1 between primaries and secondaries.
Courtnie delivered White Knight's Shining Armor for us in 2009 out of 4Peruvian White Knight - a herdsire of ours who is now deceased! At 15 years of age, White Knight had unbelieveable luster, with a micron count of 21 at the shoulder, blanket and hip! We just got the histogram results back on Shining Armor and wow! 17.6 mic
4Peruvian White Knight
White, 166593, Full Peruvian
We were so excited to have White Knight at our farm and truly believe he was the "find" of a lifetime, as he represents everything we are trying to build into our breeding program!
- Excellent conformation - At 15 years of age, he still had a micron count of 21 - He had unbelieveable luster (Jude Anderson scored his luster as 17 out of 20 at the 2008 SN All Suri Fleece Show) - He had great density. - And to top all of that off, White Knight only had ten offspring on the ground (and he has produced color!), with several of them part of the foundation herd of well known breeding programs such as Latah Creek (now Chelsea Farms), Kettle Hills Farm, and Weather'd T Ranch.
White Knight was purchased several years ago by Mystic Springs Ranch, but between promoting Cortez, Belmonte, and MacGyver's Armed and Dangerous, they didn't get to use this fellow, so his offspring count has remained low.
Sadly, White Knight died on March 14 due simply to com
UPDATE: We have confirmation that Shining Armor has settled his first female for a Spring, 2013 delivery.
Shining Armor's biopsy results are in (at 26 mos of age)- 65 follicles per sq mm, S/P ratio of 11:1, Micron spread of only 4! And micron average of 19. This guy rocks - and what a legacy for White Knight to leave us! Dr. Evans has found that males pass on their micron spread in one generation, but to erase a wide spread, it takes three generations to remove it! If you're looking for uniformity of fiber, don't hesitate to try SA out - he'll be ready for breeding in Spring, 2012.
"SA" does have brown fibers in his beige fleece, and as such, we recommend breeding him to brown in order to produce solid colored offspring. However, with fiber stats like this, putting him over a group of dark girls could significantly improve the fiber characteristics of your colored herd!
With these rare genetics, great conformation, and unbelievable fiber stats, he needs to get some offspring on the ground! So, we encourage you to join us in ownership.
Awards Received 1st Place - 2012 AOBA Nationals Fleece Show. 2nd Place - 2011 Small Breeders Challenge, Wade Giese - Judge. Wade commented on Shining Armor's wonderful fineness, luster, and conformation. Shining Armor was a close second behind a Suri Peak animal - not bad! 2nd Place - 2011 GMAF, Dawn Brucher - Judge. Dawn raved about his fiber, 1st place was just a bit more dense!