Snowmass ALPINE KING
. Pure white and DENSE!
If you are looking for a herdsire with power-packed genetics to add DENSITY, brightness, character and a perfectly balanced solid frame to your breeding program, this is your guy. Alpine King's grandsire on his dam's side is the lauded Snowmass Perfection, the namesake for the Perfection line at Snowmass Alpacas. Not only did Perfection start with fine and dense fiber, but he also sustained it, turning in an impressive 19.7 micron count at six years of age. Perfection did not keep these traits to himself, but passed them along to his offspring. The AVERAGE fiber diameter for 12 of Perfection's offspring was 16.34 microns! Alpine King's sire is Snowmass Satin King, the "picture-perfect stud male alpaca." Satin King has a compact and incredibly well balanced frame with strong dense bone, a broad stance and perfect true-to-type alpaca head. Add a perfect fleece over the entire body which does not vary much from head to toe, and you have Satin King. Alpine King's granddam on his dam's side is Snowmass Wedding Pacabells, a Don Julio daughter and Futurity Champion who sold for $72,000 in 2007. The family tree also includes the venerable Augusto and Hemingway, both of which appear on the top and bottom of his pedigree. A product of five generations of pure white genetics, Alpine King is your one-stop-shop for legendary bloodlines. Alpine King is proven, and how! Among his crias is this boy, Apollo King at Bella Vita Ranch, co-owner of Alpine King. At his first-ever show, the 2012 TxOLAN, little Apollo King just went right ahead and claimed the blue ribbon. Why mess around? Alpine King's 2012 crias are mighty impressive, too, notably Snow Diamond Sierra King, and Quasar King. These two boys, along with Moonraker di Bella Vita, helped Alpine King win 2nd place in Get of Sire at GWAS! Nine groups competed for the Get, including a lot of names you know. Even the judges said the top pair was very close, and they had to work to find something to break the tie. Sierra King recently took 2nd place at the 2013 TxOLAN show, and Quasar King just took 2nd in a class of 15 at GWAS (just wait 'till we shear his cria fleece!). AK is available to stamp his awesome genetics onto your next crias. Call us to make a date with him for your favorite dam. SNOWMASS ALPINE KING IS CO-OWNED WITH BELLA VITA RANCH IN CASTLE ROCK, CO.
Sire: Snowmass Satin King
Dam: Snowmass Alpine Perfection
ARI #: 30408326
ALPINE KING's Progeny In Our Herd
08/03/2012 - Quasar
Out of Herd Progeny
Apollo King di Bella Vita
Dam: Tuscan's Luna di Bella Vita
Sire: Snowmass Alpine King
Definitions for Units of Measure in Fiber Stats Chart
Mean Fiber Diameter - This number, expressed in microns (µ), is the average diameter of fibers in the sample. One micron is equal to 1/1,000th of a millimeter. The smaller the micron count, the finer the fiber. MFD and AFD (average fiber diameter) are two terms that describe the same measurement.
Standard Deviation - SD represents an average of individual deviations (plus or minus micron values) from the mean or AFD. The smaller the Standard Deviation, the more uniform the population of fibers measured. It is the most stable of variability measures and is used in the computation of other fiber statistics such as the Coefficient of Variation (CV).
Coefficient of Variation of Fiber Diameter - CV (or CVD) is the Standard Deviation divided by the Average Fiber Diameter multipled by 100 and reported as a percentage. The CV is used in the statistical analysis of different populations of fiber (different animals).
Fibers > 30 Microns - This number is the percentage of fibers in the sample that measure more than 30 microns in diameter. When this number is subtracted from 100, the remainder is known as the "comfort factor." For example, five percent of fibers over 30 microns corresponds to a comfort factor of 95 percent.
Spin Fineness - This number, expressed in microns (µ), provides an estimate of the performance of the sample when it is spun into yarn. It is derived through a formula that combines the measured mean fiber diameter (MFD) with the measured coefficient of variation of fiber diameter (CVD). For a given MFD, a lower CVD will result in a lower spin fineness number, indicating an improvement in processing (spinning) performance. A 5 percent decrease in CVD is equivalent to a one micron decrease in MFD in its effect on spinning.
Mean Curvature - Fiber curvature is related to crimp. Mean Curvature is determined by the measurement of two millimeter (2mm) snippets in degrees per millimeter (deg/mm). The greater the number of degrees per millimeter, the tighter the crimp.
SD Curvature - Standard Deviation of Curvature means that 34 percent of the fibers measured are xx.xx degrees per millimeter (deg/mm) higher than the mean curvature and 34 percent are lower than the mean. Sixty-either percent of the measurement in a normal distribution lies within the first standard deviation. The lower the SD, the more consistent the sample is.
Comfort Factor - When the percentage of fibers in the sample that measure more than 30 microns in diameter is subtracted from 100, the remainder is known as the comfort factor. The higher the comfort factor of a given fiber sample, the fewer coarse fibers are present in that sample and the more comfortable that sample would feel against skin.
- 2nd Place, 2013 GWAS, Get of Sire
- 3rd place, 2010 AOBA National show
- Best crimp and 3rd at 2010 ABR Fall Festival Fleece show, 2 and older whites
- 1st place -2010 GWAS