Snow Diamond CELESTE

Breed: Huacaya
DOB: 2011-06-07
Color: White
Gender: Female
Top 1% of EPDs in four traits. Now bred to Accoyo America Arctic Warrior.!

Description:

At five years of age, Celeste’s average fiber diameter is still just 17.1 microns. with low SD amd CV (3.6 and 20.9 respectively), still just 0.6 percent of fibers greater than 30 and a mean curvature of 66.2. Her 2016 EPDs place her in the Top 1% for FOUR traits: AFD, SF, MC and SDMC. This girl is carrying one elite fleece!

The best news is that she is passing these elite characteristics on to her offspring. Her son by Snowmass Defiance, Snow Diamond Cadillac Jack, took 1st Place in the Bred & Owned class, and then went on to win Best of Bred & Owned at the 2017 Futurity!

So where did all of this fineness come from? Celeste gets that trait from both parents. Her sire, Crescent Moon’s Shiftin’ Gears, is well known for his lasting fineness. Celeste’s dam is one of our favorite foundation dams, Snowmass CRIMSON SKY, whose 2016 Average Fiber Diameter at seven years of age is 20.9 microns. Her EPDs for five traits are in the top 1%. 

Celeste and her stunning Defiance son Amadeus are now owned by Canadian Okanagan Alpaca Ranch.

 


Sire: Crescent Moon's Shiftin Gears
Dam: Snowmass CRIMSON SKY
ARI #: 31855396

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Celeste's Progeny In Our Herd

06/12/2015 - Cadillac Jack



Out of Herd Progeny

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Fiber Stats

Fiber Stats Legend

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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.

By Year
Mean Fiber Diameter
Standard Deviation
Coefficient of Variation
Fibers > 30 microns
Spin Fineness
Mean Curvature
SD Curvature
Comfort Factor
Total Shear Weight
UOM
µm
µm
%
%
µm
µm
%
%
lbs
2011
15.4
3.5
28.0
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2012
12.2
3.2
26.4
0.3
12.5
66.9
42.4
0.0
0.0
2013
16.2
3.8
23.8
0.7
16.1
56.8
31.3
99.3
0.0
2014
18.5
4.7
25.3
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2015
18.5
4.3
23.1
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2016
17.1
3.6
20.9
0.6
16.7
66.2
0.0
99.4
0.0

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