Snow Diamond LORETTA-LYNN
Color: Medium Brown
A brown XXXtreme daughter with 14.6 micron!
Her dam gave her extremely fine, buttery soft, vicuna-like fleece. Her sire gave her character, uniformity and density. She added her own style and grace. The result is a medium-brown beauty we call Lulu.
We weren't quite sure about Lulu when she was a cria, but as a yearling, she blossomed into an impressive girl. She has very fine (14.6 microns), rich medium-brown fiber that is consistent in micron and in color throughout her fleece. Her EPDs place her in the Top 1.4% for SDAFD. Lulu is likely to hold onto her fineness, too, as her mom's fiber is still only 18.4 microns at four years of age!
Lulu took a 6th place in halter at the Fall Festival show and followed up a week later by taking a 2nd place at the A-OK BlastOff in Oklahoma. The judge said Lorretta-Lynn's fleece was actually finer than the first-place winner, just not as organized, (which is the nature of vicuna-like fleece.)
Lulu's mom is a Camelot daughter Loretta, and her dad is 2X Herdsire of the Year Snowmass XXXtreme, so she brings some impressive genetics to the table.
Lulu is is bred to Snow Diamond Sgt Pepper (black), and since Sgt Pepper was sold to breeders in Austria, this baby will be one of only three or four Sgt Pepper offspring available in the U.S.
Sire: Snowmass XXXtreme
Dam: SA Peruvian Camelot's LORETTA
ARI #: 31855402
Lulu'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.
- 6th Place Halter, 2012 Fall Festival
- 2nd Place Halter, 2012 A-OK Alpaca Blast Off