Snowmass CRIMSON SKY
When opportunity knocks, you open the door. We heard the knocking at the 2010 Futurity auction when Snowmass Alpacas made Crimson Sky available for purchase. Not only is Crimson Sky a robust female with very bright, very fine fleece, but she was also due to deliver a Matrix cria.
And deliver, she did! Crimson Sky had an absolutely stunning pure white female, Matrix Cerise, who took Reserve Color at the 2012 TxOLAN show, and she has been followed by two more sisters.
Crimson Sky's second cria, by Crescent Moon's Shiftin' Gears, is Snow Diamond Celeste. Celeste's fleece is bright, beautiful, crimpy and was extremely fine at 12.5 microns her first year and is still just 18.5 at five years of age.
Crimson Sky's third daughter, by Snowmass XXXtreme, is Snow Diamond Crimson Rose, a multiple champion! Rosie is a stunning light brown female cutie with high frequency crimp, extreme softness and uniformity of fineness, crimp and color.
Back to mom: Crimson Sky is a solid, well balanced female with good bone, a level topline, and trademark Legacy cheeks. Her 2008 histogram showed AFD of 16.8 and mean curvature of 42.6. Six years later, she is still fine with an AFD of 21.6. She's in the Top 1% of EPDs for MC, and she's in the top 2% for AFD, SDAFD, SF, %>30 and %M.
A dependable, solid producer, Crimson Sky is one of our favorite and most accomplished foundation dams. She is expecting her first cria by Snowmass Defiance in June 2016.
Sire: Snowmass Odysseus
Dam: Snowmass Royal Crimson
Bred To: Snowmass DEFIANCE
Due Date: 2013-06-02
ARI #: 31139793
Crimson Sky's Progeny In Our Herd
06/30/2012 - Crimson Rose (Rosie)
06/07/2011 - Celeste
Out of Herd Progeny
No out of herd progeny on file
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.