Snowmass Matrix GRACE
Truly an elite alpaca
Snowmass Matrix Grace -- the daughter of Snowmass Royal Grace by Snowmass Matrix -- is truly an elite alpaca. At five years of age, she turned in the following histogram numbers: AFD 20.2, SD 4.2, CV 20.9, and %>30 2.2. In fact, Grace is in the top 3% of EPDs for AFD, top 3% for SF, top 2.2% for %M and
top 6% for >30.
Grace has also achieved ARI's prestigious 1% designation, ranking in the top 1% of EPDs for MC and SDMC. And her daughter Goddess of Grace is also a 1 Percenter for the same traits.
Grace also happens to be beautiful. Proud and erect, well proportioned, solid bone, and sporting fleece that begs to be touched. Full coverage on her legs.
Her lovely, extremely bright fleece exhibits high-frequency crimp that is consistent from one end of the staple to the other.
Best of all, Grace passes these traits on to her offspring. Her first offspring is a stunning beige girl named Goddess of Grace ("Gigi"), who was purchased at auction by Jenette Archambault and Gerald Perron of Ariya Alpacas in Quebec.
Grace's second offspring is a male, Gonna Fly Now ("Rocky"), and he rocks! Rocky is now a working herdsire on our farm. Another daughter, Glamorous Glennis, was purchased by Foster's Trail Alpacas in Tennessee. And Grace's second son Gamblin' Man is a multiple champion who is scheduled to start his breeding career in the spring right here at Snow Diamond.
Sire: Snowmass Matrix
Dam: Snowmass Royal Grace
Bred To: Sunset Hills GOLDEN THUNDER
Due Date: 2012-09-16
ARI #: 31526173
Grace's Progeny In Our Herd
09/02/2014 - Gamblin Man
09/06/2012 - Rocky
06/25/2011 - Goddess of Grace (Gigi)
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.
- 3rd Place, 2012 A-OK BlastOff Fleece Show (4-Year Fleece!!)
- 3rd Place, Mid America Alpaca Show, Fleece Division
- 1st Place, 2011 Alpaca Fall Festival Fleece Show