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
This spunky little girl is the newest addition to our herd, and what a great addition she is! Rumor is the product of grandfather Apocalypse who has renowned EPD's and dam Stargazer's Angelina, you know that Rumor will live up to her rich heritage! Her color is light faun and that color looks like spun gold. Rumor fiber is very fine with upon visualization it looks to be approximately 13-15 microns. 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 observation was spot on.
Rumor has famous 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, especially mixed with Accoyo. Rumor will make a great foundation dam. She is small like her dad and that face is her fathers. Father Rumble EPD are amazing for fineness and his SD is -0.5, nearly unheard of to have that kind of SD. All EPDs are incredibly desireable, which has led to Rumor having much more genetic potential from Rumor. We could not be more pleased with the selection of Born to Rumble to improve Angelina's fleece statistics and traits. Take a look at her well rounded EPDs. We have improved our fineness to a significant degree with our 3rd generation of girls, we are now working on our uniformity of fineness as is evidenced in the histogram SD. To us, it is much more important to have well rounded EPD across the entire fleece versus having a 1% in just one fleece trait. I would much prefer an alpaca in the 10% to 20% across all the fiber traits, this means the dam or stud will improve all fleece characteristics. So, Rumble does that for his offspring and now so will Rumor. Take a look at her 2017 Fleece EPD values below.
Trait Value Acc Rank Rank% AFD -1.623 0.38 1,811 of 42,558 4.26% Top 5% SDAFD -0.279 0.38 6,602 of 42,558 15.52% Top 25% SF -1.621 0.39 1,930 of 42,558 4.54% Top 5% %F>30 -4.546 0.396 5,471 of 42,558 12.86% Top 15% MC 3.216 0.38 3,316 of 42,558 7.8% Top 10% SDMC 0.985 0.396
%M -2.272 0.189 5,317 of 42,558 12.5% Top 15% MSL -1.838 0.323 36,884 of 42,558 86.67% FW 0.128 0.286 18,688 of 42,558 43.92% BW -0.348 0.289