Summer was purchased to bring some density to our foundation. Summer is a solid production dam who any breeder could get many quality alpacas in the years to come. Summer's next herdsire will be Bluegrass Peruvian Prophecy who will bring exceptional fiber fineness to her next 2014 offspring and the genetic insurance to continue that fineness in their offspring. This is an exceptional value for any buyer. The breeding she comes with is worth the this price alone.
We have three daughters of Summer who we are using for our foundation breeding program. Let summer start bringing density and fineness to your breeding program. She is an easy breeder, great mother and gives birth with ease. She is also a dam who will feed other cria's in need, an attribute difficult to find in the alpaca.
Summer's EPD Values: Trait Value Accuracy National Rank AFD -0.046 0.334 14696 of 27776 SDAFD -0.207 0.334 4535 of 27776 SF -0.171 0.339 12150 of 27776 %F>
This is a great price for a young Herdsire to start a breeding line. River's Royal Sir Easton is the son of Snowmass RRoyal Stars. RRoyal Stars is known for his outstanding density of fiber. Stars density as measured by Ian Watt is 70.51, which at the time of measurement was 4th in the nation for density. We have directed our breeding program toward integration of density into our EPD breeding program. We have several babies out of Snowmass RRoyal Stars just for this very purpose. It is important to breed for fineness but the animal also needs density of fiber to match fineness. The future of the alpaca industry is ultra-fine fiber, but for the breeder to make money on that fine fiber, density of fiber is paramount.
Easton's shear weight for 2014 was 9.8 lbs., 2015 over 10 pounds, 2016 over 10 lbs., and all up from 6.8 pounds in the year of his birth. Not bad for a fine white alpaca. He would make an excellent herdsire for those ranches who need to integrate density and fineness into their breeding program. Snowmass genetics on both sides of Easton's lineage insure the longevity quality of Sir Easton's white dense fiber. Easton took first place in walking light fleece against a large class of large number of breeders at the 2014 International Alpaca Odyssey. This is no small accomplishment and is a testament to our breeding program. This boy would add RRoyal Stars density and fineness to any breeding program.
If you are not familiar with walking fleece classes, the fleece is graded right in the show ring and the highest scorecard wins first place. Sir Easton fleece was superior to 14 other world class light alpacas in this international show competition. Easton did not disappoint in the density of his fiber. Sir Easton is for sale at a fairly low price, this is not because he lacks quality, but because we don't plan to add him to our herdsire bench and we are trying to reduce the numbers of our animals overall. So don't ever think he is not high quality, because he truly is.
We know his testes are large and Colusa Riverside Alpacas will guarantee potency. We transport free within 250 miles of our ranch and will finance under some circumstances.
Sir Easton has excellent all around EPD values and lineage to match the genetics. Buying Sir Easton now will save you money and you will have a guarantee he will produce outstanding offspring. Not only does Sir Easton have density, his EPDs are generally above average throughout all fiber traits. See EPD trait values for 2016 under fiber tab.
Awards Received First Place, International Alpaca Odyssey 2014 Walking Fleece light. First Place, California State Fair, Juvenile Light Fleece 2014 Champion California State Fair, Weanling Fleece Light. Reserve Champion California State Fair, Weanling Halter Shorn 2014 Third Place, International Alpaca Odyssey 2014 Weanling Halter Light. Best of Three California Classic 2014 Fourth Place, California Classic 2014, White Halter Weanling
2014 AOA EPD Fiber Trait Results:
Trait 1% Value Accuracy Rank AFD -0.326 0.35 7108 of 16828 SDAFD -0.119 0.35 6466 of 16828 SF -0.436 0.353 6222 of 16828 %F>30 -2.09 0.359 6125 of 16828 MC 1.754 0.352 3211 of 16828 SDMC 0.552 0.367 4754 of 16828 %M -1.579 0.349 2914 of 16828 MSL -5.586 0.292 16697 of 16828 FW -0.04 0.113 12834 of 16828 BW 0.793 0.263