Snow Diamond ICHAUWAY

Breed: Huacaya
DOB: 2012-06-13
Color: White
Gender: Male
A Barnabus Son with Fine Fabulous Fleece


Ichauway is a well built male out of Ivory Lace by Maple Brook Barnabus (a 10X Get-of-Sire winner). Ichauway's fine, uniform fleece is very bright and features a medium-high-frequency crimp style. His 2014 fiber stats are 15.68 AFD, 3.2 SD, 20.39 CV and 0.0 %>30. His mean staple is 98.2, and his mean curve is 51.3. Ichauway's 2013 EPDs place him in the Top 1% for AFD and SF, the top 2% for SDAFD, and the top 5% for %>30 and MC.

His fiber stats are not an accident. Both his sire and his dam also rank high in the 2013 EPD calcuations. Barnabus is in the Top 1% for AFD and SF, and Ivory Lace is in the Top 1% for SDAFD and SF. At six years of age, Ivory Lace was still under 20 microns. She is well balanced on a large frame, and her fleece has beautiful brightness, high-frequency crimp, and noticeably fine and uniform fiber.

In case you're wondering, Ichauway, pronounced itch-away, is an Indian word meaning "where the deer sleeps." It's also the name of a plantation and hunting preserve in southwest Georgia, where Robert Woodruff, erstwhile patriarch of The Coca-Cola Company, loved to relax and entertain guests. It is a unique and special place, and Ichauway is a unique and special alpaca.

Ichauway is now working to make sure his genetics wlil be at Snow Diamond Alpacas for years to come. He is available for outside breeding.

Sire: Maple Brook Barnaabus
Dam: Unknown
ARI #: 32303445

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Ichauway's Progeny In Our Herd

No in herd progeny on file

Out of Herd Progeny

No out of herd progeny on file

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


  • Reseve Color Champion, Northwest Alpaca Showcase, 2014
  • 1st Place, Northwest Alpaca Showcase, 2014
  • 5th Place (Class of 9), WH Juvenile Males, 2013 TxOLAN

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