GODDESS OF GRACE (Gigi)
SOLD! Thank you, Jenette Archambault and Gerald Perron of Ariya Alpacas in Quebec.
Gigi is a Matrix granddaughter through her dam Snowmass Matrix Grace (shown with her young daughter Gigi in photo #4), and her sire is Snowmass Messiah's Moon River.
Her pedigree also includes such Snowmass sires as Royal Challenger, Royal Rose, Legacy Gold, Quechua, Elite, Hemingway and Legacy, as well as two
major grand dams, Legacy Lass and Golden Lace who have left a long line of royal progeny.
These genetics have produced in Gigi a fine, bright fleece with very consistent high-frequency crimp. In fact, Gigi was among the Top 5 huacaya females in the ARI EPD program last year for having the best SD of Curvature EPD score, and this year, she is in the top1% for Mean Curvature and SD of MC.
Her excellent fiber stats should come as no surprise, as Moon River's fiber stats are impressive, as well. These stats over a three-year period were provided by Snowmass Alpacas in their auction catalogue when Gigi’s mom was purchased:
AFD: 14.8, 16.5, 17.5
SD: 3.4, 3.6, 3.9
CV: 22.8, 21.8, 22.4
%>30: 0.7, 0.6, 1.0
CURV: 62.4, 58.9, 63.5
We'll take the genetics that produced those stats any day of the week! Gigi’s own 2013 stats are AFD 17.4, SD 4.0, CV 23.1, %>30 1.0, and a very nice mean curvature of 61.9.
For the record, Gigi's mom, Snowmass Matrix Grace, turned in the following stats at five years of age: AFD 20.2, SD 4.2, CV 20.9, and %>30 2.2.Those numbers make her a member of the 1% Club, too -- for MC and SDMC.
The Goddess comes bred to 13X Champion and producer of champions Sunset Hills Golden Thunder for a June 2014 cria.
Sire: Snowmass Messiah's Moon River
Dam: Snowmass Matrix GRACE
ARI #: 32303247
Goddess of Grace (Gigi)'s Progeny In Our Herd
No in herd progeny on file
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.