Serenade comes from good stock: Her grandsire on her dam's side is Legacy, now deceased, whose progeny can be found in respected breeding programs all across the country. On the top side of her pedigree, Serenade has the venerable Royal Fawn; National Age and Color Champion, Royal Peruvian Apollo; and 6X Champion SA Peruvian Grandioso. That's quite a lineup.
Serenade has bright fleece with a heavenly hand and the consistency and lasting fineness that we all covet. Her first-year histogram showed an ADF of 15.8 microns, and at more than five years of age, her AFD was 21.2 (baby-grade) with a CV of just 16.3. She currently places in the top 1% of EPDs for SDAFD and %M, and the top 2.2% for %>30.
Serenade was the first female on our farm to produce a cria by the phenomenal Snowmass Defiance, and this young female is beautiful!
With her sweet, cooperative disposition and anything-goes attitude, Serenade is a joy to have on the farm.
Snow Diamond Ichauway
Ichauway is a very attractive male out of Ivory Lace by Maple Brook Barnabus (a 10X Get-of-Sire winner). Ichauway's fine, uniform fleece is very bright and features a medium-high-frequency crimp style. His 2014 fiber stats are 15.68 AFD, 3.2 SD, 20.39 CV and 0.0 %>30. His mean staple is 98.2, and his mean curve is 51.3. Ichauway's 2013 EPDs place him in the Top 1% for AFD and SF, the top 2% for SDAFD, and the top 5% for %>30 and MC.
His fiber stats are not an accident. Both his sire and his dam also rank high in the 2013 EPD calcuations. Barnabus is in the Top 1% for AFD and SF, and Ivory Lace is in the Top 1% for SDAFD and SF. At six years of age, Ivory Lace was still under 20 microns. She is well balanced on a large frame, and her fleece has beautiful brightness, high-frequency crimp, and noticeably fine and uniform fiber.
In case you're wondering, Ichauway, pronounced itch-away, is an Indian word meaning "where the deer sleeps." It's also the name of a plantation and h
Snow Diamond Sweet Breeze 1 (So much Consistancy )
Sweet Breeze is one amazing addition to our breeding program. Breeze is in the 1% club for SD. This will add uniformity to all her offspring. She is presently bred to Snowmass Defiance, son of Snowmass Elite Legend and we look forward to an offspring of incredible potential. Defiance has some of the best all around EPD of any herd sire I have researched. And, Breeze is out of Herdsire Snow Diamond Ichauway another EPD gifted stud. According to Don Green, "Ichauway is a well built male out of Ivory Lace by Maple Brook Barnabus (a 10X Get-of-Sire winner)". Ichauway's fine, uniform fleece is very bright and features a medium-high-frequency crimp style. Ichauway's 2018 EPD profile is excellent across the board. 5% to 10% in all fineness traits and 25% in staple length. In other words he is better than 75% of all registered alpacas in the EPD program. When we picked up Breeze I looked at Ichauway and I can tell you I would breed back to him in a heartbeat, he is just superb. And, he has the most rare of EPD trifecta, and that is the capacity to improve fineness, SD and Staple Length.
Sweet Breeze is one of the best additions to our program. We have worked for several years to increase our foundation's density and now we are working toward uniformity of fineness. Sweet Breeze is just what we were looking for to bring these changes about. Breeze is well conformed, she has good substance of bone and she definitely comes from premier seed stock and is now bred to more premier seed stock in Snowmass Defiance. Take a look at her amazing EPD trait portrait for 2018 below.
Sweet Breeze has elite fiber and the genetic determination to pass on to her offspring fiber better than her own in every fiber trait. It does not get better than this for seed stock in a foundation herd. We look forward to all our 2019 crias, but especially Breeze. All will prove to be quite competitive in the show ring.
Trait Value Acc Rank Rank% AFD -1.738 0.387 1,647 of 44,969 3.67% Top 5% SDAFD -0.688 0.387 147 of 44,969 0.33% Top 1% SF -1.833 0.399 1,353 of 44,969 3.01% Top 5% %F>30 -5.935 0.404 2,287 of 44,969 5.09% Top 10% MC 2.435 0.387 6,306 of 44,969 14.03% Top 15% SDMC 1.296 0.404
%M -3.744 0.378 1,840 of 44,969 4.1% Top 5% MSL 0.964 0.325 11,090 of 44,969 24.67% Top 25% FW 0.356 0.086 9,623 of 44,969 21.4% Top 25%