Breed: Huacaya
DOB: 2013-06-12
Color: White
Gender: Male
All-Star Pedigree!


Chateau-Cerise is a young male from champion stock and has all the makings of a top-tier herdsire. His solid and well proportioned frame and heavy bone form the basis for true-to-type phenotype that carries a lot of truly beautiful fleece.

Indeed, his fleece is everything it should be: fine, dense, bright, with soft hand, good staple length and curb appeal. His advanced fleece characteristics are consistent throughout his fleece. His fleece took 1st Place, Color Champion, Judges Choice and Best Crimp at the Northtwest Alpaca Showcase, while Chateau-Cerise himself took 1st Place in the halter show.

Chateau-Cerise's sire is Snowmass Chateau, a multii-champion Quechua son that we wanted to purchase at auction some years back. When the bidding exceeded the contents of our pocketbook, we watched in envy as he went home with someone else. That's when we decided we would do everything we could to breed one of our very best dams to him, and it turned out to be one of our bests decisions.
Chateau-Cerise's dam is Winter Gem Matrix Cerise, a champion Matrix daughter out of our prized dam Snowmass Crimson Sky. At eight  years of age and after bearing four offspring, Crimson Sky's fiber stats are 21.9, 4.1, 18.6 and 2.9.

Five of Chateau-Cerise's fleece traits are in the top 9% of EPDs, and the rest are within the top 14%.

This beautiful, well-pedigreed young male is ready to pass along his awesome genetics to the next generation, and he is available for breeding now.

Sire: Snowmass Chateau
Dam: Winter Gem Matrix Cerise
ARI #: 32731651

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Chateau-Cerise's Progeny In Our Herd

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Out of Herd Progeny

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Fiber Stats

Fiber Stats Legend


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


  • 3rd Place, Halter, 2016 AlpacaPalooza
  • 1st Place, Halter, 2016 California Classic
  • 1st Polace, Halter, 2015 Northwest Alpaca Showcase
  • Judges Choice, Fleece, 2015 Northwest Alpaca Showcase
  • Best Crimp, Fleece, 2015 Northwest Alpaca Showcase
  • Color Champ, Fleece, 2015 Northwest Alpaca Showcase
  • 1st Place, Fleece, 2015 Northwest Alpaca Showcase
  • 5th Place, Fleece, 2015 CABA
  • 6th Place, Halter, 2015 CABA (Wade Gease)
  • 3rd Place, Halter, 2014 Northwest Alpaca Showcase
  • 3rd Place, Halter, 2014 AlpacaPalooza

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