Angelina is a fairly new addition to our foundation female herd. Her EPD trait picture will give us a breeding female that will produce high quality offspring for decades to come. Angelina's EPDs in all but one trait are superior, that is 8 or 9 traits. A comprehensive improvement of fiber character in her offspring is most desirable expected progeny determination picture for any dam. Much better than having one or two exceptional trait values and the rest indicating no improvement. She has two very beneficial trait values in both AFD and Staple Length. But, Angelina is also big and beautiful. She has absolutely ideal conformation and substantial bone structure. We are so happy with our most recent acquisition to our breeding program. She will make a great breeding dam for A Man Among Men.
Angelina had her first cria this summer with no trouble at all, her female cria is growing and thriving normally.
Trait 1% Value Accuracy Rank
Stargazer's Royal Rumble
Medium Fawn, 32309904, Peruvian
Stargazers Royal Rumble
3 years old and still only 16.3 afd (15.9 spin fineness) Royal Rumble is a great choice for a herdsire! It would be pretty hard (and likely more expensive) to do better with that level of fineness and uniformity. He is about the same size as his dad, smaller than some of our big males but he has his dads personality all business. Rumble has a great disposition and is easy to handle as Cindy does his maintenance by herself. RRs sire, 6P Royal Gold, has produced some of the finest alpacas in our breeding program. A product the Antacalla region, RG came to the US in one of the last imports. He quickly made a name for himself as a herdsire for one the importers personal herd. His offspring were easy to pick out in the auction catalogs as they all had his great head style and presence. That has carried through to Rumble, one of his last offspring for us. RG never went over 23 micron in his lifetime and was one of the USs first persistently fine herd
Rumor is the product of grandfather Apocalypse who has renowned EPD's and dam Stargazer's Angelina. Father, Royal Rumble, is the offspring of 6PERUVIAN ROYAL GOLD 5002 IMPR98. Royal Gold was a prolific prepotent breeding fawn herd sire. We took a chance on her sire Stargazer's Royal Rumble with his good EPDs and histogram. Rumor has one of the best histograms on the farm and she has some very nice trait values across the spectrum of EPD traits. Her AFD at two is 18 with an SD of 3.0 and CV of 16. Her two year old histogram is better than her 1 year results. Rumor's color is light fawn the color looks like spun gold. Her Density is very good, staple is excellent and luster & brightness is great. What guard hairs she does have they are extremely fine. Her 2017 histogram AFD is at 15, so my early estimation observation was spot on. If she has a fault it would be the coverage on the face. I can live with that with the quality of fiber she is producing.
Rumor has famous lineage on top and bottom. Grandfather El Bello, who is one of the most prolific Studmasters of all. I love it when a find an alpaca with El Bello in a generation close to what I am buying. Rumor will make a great seed stock foundation dam. She is small like her dad and that face is her father's too. Father And Grandfather, Gold and Rumble EPD are amazing for fineness and Rumble's SD EPD is -0.5, nearly unheard of to have that kind of SD value. All EPDs are incredibly desireable, which has led to Rumor having much more genetic potential from Rumble. We could not be more pleased with the selection of Royal Rumble to improve Angelina's fleece statistics and traits. Take a look at Rumor's well rounded EPDs, under the EPA icon above.
We at Colusa Riverside have improved our fineness to a significant degree with our 3rd generation of girls, we are now at 20 microns consistently or below in all offspring. We are now working on our uniformity of fineness as is evidenced in the histogram & EPD AFDSD. To us, it is much more important to have well rounded EPDs in the 5% to 10% range but across the entire fleece versus having a 1% in just one fleece trait. So, Rumble does that for his offspring and now so will Rumor.
Rumor is pregnant to Majestic's A Man Among Men who we hope will pack on the density even more that Rumor already has. Man has significant color in his background so it would be nice to get color even though we are in a white breeding program, I just love fawns.
Take a look at Rumor's 2018 EPD stats from AOA:
Trait Value Accuracy Rank Rank% AFD -1.9500 0.4470 917 of 44969 2.04 % Top 5% SDAFD -0.4410 0.4470 2292 of 44969 5.1 % Top 10% SF -1.9010 0.4740 1125 of 44969 2.5 % Top 5% %F>30 -5.1180 0.4790 4355 of 44969 9.68 % Top 10% MC 4.0570 0.4420 2296 of 44969 5.11 % Top 10% SDMC 1.2840 0.4660 0 of 44969 %M -2.6300 0.1950 4742 of 44969 10.55 % Top 15% MSL -2.2210 0.3760 39952 of 44969 88.84 % FW 0.0250 0.3400 27159 of 44969 60.39 %