APP Peruvian Phleeting SILHOUETTE
Color: Dark Fawn
8X Champion who makes champion babies.
One of the stars of our herd, Silhouette is a truly stunning dark fawn beauty with unbelievable fiber. Rarely does fleece top the charts in character, density, fineness and crimp all at the same time, but this girl's fleece has it all.
Evidently, the judges agree, awarding her eight banners, 16 blue ribbons, a Judge's Choice and other assorted awards before she retired from the show ring.
Silhouette's success in the show ring is backed by statistics. Check out these fiber stats for a dark animal more than five years of age and bearing crias: 19.7, 3.9, 20.0 and 1.6. Wow!
In addition to her impressive histogram numbers, Silhouette's skin biopsy shows that she has 84 follicles per sq. mm of skin, indicating extremely dense fiber. To put that number in perspective, Dr. Norm Evans, who analyzed the skin biopsy, wrote, "the average for huacayas is about 39.75," and "superior breeding stock that seem to win in the show ring is 55-60+."
Silhouette's biopsy also shows a ratio of secondary to primary fibers of 18 to 1, compared to the average S/P ratio in the alpacas that Dr. Evans has evaluated of 9 to 1.
Silhouette is the daughter of multi-color champion MFI Peruvian Donovan and three-time color champion APP Peruvian Phlirtation, as well as the granddaughter of the famous Augusto and great granddaughter of the revered Royal Fawn.
Silhouette's first breeding was to 5X Multiple Champion SA Peruvian Oracle, and that pairing gave us a fabulous true black male, Snow Diamond Sgt Pepper. Sgt Pepper, also a multiple champion like his parents, recently sold to breeders in Austria.
Silhouette's 2012 cria by the awesome Golden Thunder, is Snow Diamond Thunder Road. This young male has ultra-fine fleece (14.9 micron, which is exceptional in a dark animal). Thunder Road has a very pleasing phenotype and has "herdsire" written all over him. Silhouette's 2013 cria is another exceptional male, Spellbound, by Snowmass Matrix Madness. Spellbound is her first light-colored cria, and he is a stunner, measuring up to his genetics with these stats: 14.9, 2.8, 17.5, 0.1.
Silhouette son by Sunny Mesa's Tuscan Gold, is Slightly North of Broad, a very nice white male who will be ready to show in the fall. She is due with her Defiance cria in late June.
Sire: MFI Peruvian Donovan
Dam: APP Peruvian Phlirtation
Bred To: Sunny Mesa's Tuscan Gold
Due Date: 2015-06-27
ARI #: 31018364
SILHOUETTE'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.
- 2008 Spring Alpaca Show: 1st Place Fawn Walking Fleece
- 2008 Spring Alpaca Show: 1st Place Fawn Juvenile (Dark Fawn, Brown)
- 2008 Spring Alpaca Show: Fawn Color Champion
- 2008 Spring Alpaca Show; Best of Show
- 2008 Indiana Alpaca Invitational: 1st Place Dark Fawn Juvenile
- 2008 Kentucky Classic: 1st Place Dark Fawn Juvenile
- 2008 Kentucky Classic: Reserve Color Fawn Champion
- 2008 Heartland Classic: 1st Place Breeder's Best of Three
- 2008 Heartland Classic: 2nd Place Yearling Bred and Owned
- 2008 Heartland Classic: 2nd Place Dark Fawn Yearling
- 2008 Alpacafest: 1st Place Dark Fawn Juvenile Fleece
- 2008 Alpacafest: Reserve Color Champion Dark Fawn Juvenile Fleece
- 2008 Alpacafest: 1st Place Yearling Bred and Owned
- 2008 Alpacafest: 1st Place Dark Fawn Yearling
- 2008 Champions Alpaca Show: 1st Place Fawn Walking Fleece
- 2008 Champions Alpaca Show: Color Champion Walking Fleece Fawn
- 2008 Champions Alpaca Show: 1st Place Bred and Owned
- 2008 Champions Alpaca Show: 1st Place Fawn Yearling
- 2008 Champions Alpaca Show: Color Champion Fawn Yearling
- 2009 Best of the Midwest: 1st Place Yearling Dark Fawn
- 2009 Indiana Alpaca Invitational: 1st Place Dark Fawn Yearling
- 2009 Indiana Alpaca Invitational: Reserve Fawn Color Champion
- 2009 Spring Show: Reserve Color Champion Fawn Walking Fleece
- 2009 Spring Show: 1st Place Fawn Yearling
- 2009 Spring Show Color Champion Fawn
- 2009 Kentucky Classic: 1st Place Yearling Bred/Owned
- 2009 Kentucky Classic: 1st Place Dark Fawn Yearling