Snowmass DEFIANCE

Breed: Huacaya
DOB: 2009-06-12
Color: White
Gender: Male

Description:

Defiance is back at Snow Diamond Alpacas! Call now to schedule breeding.


Defiance has won numerous awards and championships, including the 2013 and 2014 IAO Supreme Champion malPage-1-Supreme-Champions-we.jpge. But his accolades don't begin to tell the story of this truly exceptional male.

The story begins, of course, at the beginning -- with his genetics. His dam's lineage has been proven over multiple generations to produce superior alpacas. Snowmass Maree Love, Snowmass Delightful Duet and Snowmass Freedom are all of this line. Defiance's paternal lineage Elite-Legend-web.jpghas contributed advanced heritable characteristics, like those expressed in his sire, Snowmass Elite Legend, who remains the North American leader in the number of years he has been the Herdsire of the Year. Elite Legend's sire, Snowmass Quechua, was Herdsire of the Year before him. And now Defiance embodies the next level of advancement in this ever-exceptional paternal line.

The story is at its best when it tells of the heritable characteristics that make Defiance great. All of the traits we breed for come together in thisDefiance-Fleece-2013-web.jpg male. New standards of sustained fineness, consistency, brightness and density define a consistently superior fleece that hardly changes at all from one year to the next. (See fiber stats below.) His exquisite fleece is supported by an overall perfect phenotype. This is one beautiful male.

The story of Defiance is still being written, as he passes his advanced characteristics on to his stunning progeny. Take advantage of the opportunity to make history with this prepotent male. Defiance is co-owned by Snow Diamond Alpacas in Oregon and Little Creek Farm Alpacas in New York, and breedings, offspring and bred dams will be offered at both farms. Choose your location and choose to write a new chapter in the history of American alpacas.

Sire: Snowmass Elite Legend
Dam: Snowmass Freedom
ARI #: 31795807

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Defiance's Progeny In Our Herd

05/17/2016 - Dream Catcher

06/12/2015 - Cadillac Jack

06/06/2015 - Insouciance



Out of Herd Progeny

No out of herd progeny on file

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
2010
15.3
2.6
17.2
0.1
14.5
44.7
27.3
99.9
0.0
2011
15.3
2.3
14.8
0.1
14.2
58.1
32.6
99.9
0.0
2012
15.5
2.6
17.0
0.0
14.6
64.5
31.5
99.9
0.0
2013
16.3
2.8
17.0
0.1
15.3
56.9
30.7
99.9
0.0
2014
19.0
3.5
18.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2016
18.7
3.1
16.5
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

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