Snow Diamond PETRAEUS
Color: Medium Fawn
Petraeus attracts attention because of his coloring and his attractive head, but once you take a look at his fleece, you realize there is more to this guy than just an irresistible face.
Petraeus has white on his neck, face and lower legs, and his blanket is solid medium-fawn, without so much as a hint of contaminating fibers. His fleece features a bold crimp style, and his has a long staple and a very soft hand. Petraeus places in the Top 1% of EPDs in 2015 for Mean Staple Length.
Trey is out of SA Peruvian Polera, whose sire is SA Accoyo Royal Avenger, a multiple Color Champion and producer of Champions. Avenger is a Royal Fawn son.
Trey's sire is El Corazon di Bella Vita, an 8X Color Champion and Hemingway grandson. Corazon is out of Cocoa Puffe, one of Bella Vita's best producers. Corazon has great fleece with good density, consistent character and a long staple.
Petraeus is a Color Champion, and he has won multiple other show awards, as well (see below). He has two cria on the ground: one is solid white and the other is a carbon copy of Petraeus.
Sire: el Corazon di Bella Vita
Dam: SA Peruvian Polera
ARI #: 31855389
Petraeus '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, The Futurity, 2013
- 3rd Place, 2013 GWAS
- Color Champion, Gray/Multi Males, 2013 National Western Stock Show
- 1st Place, Multi-colored 2-year Males, National Western Stock Show 2013
- 2nd Place, Yearling Fawn Fleece, 2013 National Western Stock Show
- 1st Place, A-OK Alpaca BlastOff Fleece Show 2012
- 2nd Place, Fleece Show, ABR Fall Festival, 2012
- 3rd Place, Halter Division, Med. Fawn 2-year-old Males, ABR Fall Festival, 2012
- 3rd Place, Halter Division, Med. Fawn 2-year-old Male, ABR Fall Festival, 2012
- 3rd Place, 2011 Mid America Alpaca Show
- 3rd Place, Medium-Fawn Yearling Males, 2012 TxOLAN
- 3rd Place, 2011 Alpaca Fall Festival
- 2nd Place Medium Fawn Juvenile Males, Breeder's Challenge 2011
- 1st Place, Pinto Juvenile Males, AOBA National Show 2011