QUASAR KING

Breed: Huacaya
DOB: 2012-08-03
Color: White
Gender: Male
A truly elite fleece, a truly elite alpaca!

Description:

We are told that quasars are among the most luminous, powerful, and energetic objects known in the universe, emitting up to a thousand times the energy output of the Milky Way. While Quasar King's fleece may not be quite that bright, it doesn't miss by much! In fact, when Quasar won 2nd Place at the 2013 GWAS, Judge Wade Gease said his fleece was so bright, it looked like lightning bolts were coming out of it. Really. He said that.

Besides being really bright, Quasar's fleece is fine, consistent, and dense, and has a lovely high-frequency crimp that holds up throughout the staple and throughout the fleece. 

Quasar's dam, Qispiqay, carries one of the prettiest and finest fleeces we've ever seen. Her second-year fleece (2012) had an AFD of just 14.3 microns, and her 2014 EPDs  place her in the Top 1% for SEVEN traits! Dad is Snowmass Alpine King, who still amazes us with his density and his ability to pass along the outstanding fiber traits of the Perfection line from Snowmass. Those lovely micro-bundles are typical of Alpine King offspring, and earned Alpine King a 2nd Place Get of Sire at the 2013 GWAS.

Quasar's 2014 fiber stats are 16.5, 3.7, 22.4, and 0.6. His EPDs place him in the Top 1% for MC and SDMC, the Top 2% for AFD, SDAFD, SF and %>30, andin the Top 14% for % of Medulated Fibers. Wow.

Quasar King is a solid, well conformed and typey young male with exceptional fleece. He will be the cornerstone of a discriminating breeder's white program. If not yours, then it will be ours.

Sire: Snowmass ALPINE KING
Dam: Derwydd Manchu's QISPIQAY
ARI #: 32303476

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Fiber Stats

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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
2014
16.5
3.7
22.4
0.6
16.2
69.1
33.1
99.4
0.0
2015
17.6
3.6
20.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Awards

  • 1st Place, Bred & Owned, AOA National Conference, 2015
  • 2nd Place, AlpacaPalooza 2015
  • 3rd Place, GWAS, 2014
  • 2nd Place, AlpacaPalooza 2014
  • 2nd Place, Southwest Regional 2014
  • 1st Place, Alpacamania 2014
  • 2nd Place, Northwest Alpaca Showcase 2014
  • 2nd Place, White Yearling Males, 2014 CABA Classic
  • 2nd Place, Cottage Fleece Competition, 2014 AOA Nationals
  • 2nd Place, represented his sire Alpine King in Get of Sire at 2013 GWAS
  • 2nd Place, Juvenile White Males, 2013 GWAS

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