This girl has vicuna looking and feeling fiber. She even looks a bit like a vicuna. We purchased Alexa as a foundation dam of ultra fine fiber. She is now one of many females on our ranch with exceptionally fine fiber and the EPDs to produce offspring with ultra fine fiber. An important reason for our adding Alexa to our foundation herd is her SL and Fiber weight EPDs are outstanding. Alexa has the ideal genetic picture, improve fineness and staple length together, that is a difficult thing to accomplish in the world of breeding, but Alexa does this. Alexa also has color in her background, her dam was black. This makes her AFD even more amazing.
Alexa's Histogram for 2016 is amazing. She carries an 18 AFD at 9.5 years old and multiple pregnancies. Plus she has the EPD values to give this kind of fiber longevity and quality to her offspring. When they coined the term foundation dam she is one of the elite type the word signifies. We at Colusa Riverside are so blessed to have this girl in our foundation.
This genetically gifted dam is out of a true black breeding of excellent fiber statisitics. Her sire was El Bello and is most likely responsible for her outstanding fiber stats. El Bello is probably one of the most potent and prolific Studmasters of all the first import progeny. Alexa is in the top 1% club for ARI in three fiber traits. At age 8 years after 4 crias she has unbelievably soft fiber with an AFD of 18. It is unusual to have an alpaca in the 1% club for one fiber trait let alone three traits. Alexa will bring fiber gifted offspring to us for many years to come. We will seriously consider embryo transfer with Alexa.
Here are her 2017 EPD: Down right Amazing
Trait Value Acc Rank Rank% AFD -2.407 0.541 164 of 42,558 0.39% Top 1% SDAFD -0.465 0.54 1,619 of 42,558 3.81% Top 5% SF -2.472 0.588 151 of 42,558 0.36% Top 1% %F>30 -8.087 0.591 272 of 42,558 0.64% Top 1% MC 3.328 0.53 3,056 of 42,558 7.19% Top 10% SDMC 1.996 0.558
%M 0.435 0.234 29,912 of 42,558 70.29% MSL 0.985 0.46 10,653 of 42,558 25.04% FW -0.198 0.418 39,782 of 42,558 93.48% BW -0.262 0.143
Service Sire: Awards Received Color Champion in Light juvenile male at the 2016 Futurity First Place in light juvenile male at the 2016 Futurity Color Champion in light juvenile male at the 2016 North American Alpaca Show First Place in light juvenile male at the 2016 North American Alpaca Show Color Champion in light juvenile male at the 2016 Carolina Alpaca CABO First Place in light juvenile male at the 2016 Carolina Alpaca CABO First Place in white juvenile male at AOA 2016 National Fleece Show Second Place in light juvenile male at the Northeast Alpaca Expo Second Place in light juvenile male at The Great Western Alpaca Halter Show First Place Walking Fleece Juvenile Male Gold Country Gathering 2016 First place Halter Full Fleece Juvenile Male Gold Country Gathering 2016 First Place Full Fleece Juvenile Male Gold Country Gathering 2016 Judge's Choice Full Fleece Gold Country Gathering 2016 Best Brightness Full Fleece Gold Country Gathering 2016 First Place PAOB