Snow Diamond Josephine

Breed: Huacaya
DOB: 2016-06-06
Color: White
Gender: Female
Excellent fiber stats and EPDs!


Josephine is a Defiance daughter, which says a lot about the quality of her pedigree. Note two other influential males in her pedigree who all but guarantee that Josephine’s fineness will last: Indy and Tuscan. Express’s Peruvian Indy, a 4x Champion and product of Irish Meadows program is Josie’s grandsire. Indy still had 20 micron fleece at six years of age. Josie’s maternal great-grandsire is 6x Get-of-Sire winner Tuscan Gold, whose AFD stayed below 20 micron until he was eight years of age. There's little doubt that Josie will hold onto her fineness over time!!

Be sure to check out Josie’s EPDs, left. Three traits rank in the top 1%: AFD, SDAFD and SF. Top 2% for MC, 4% for %.30, 6% for FW and 12% for %M.  Wow!  Both parents contributed to those impressive numbers.

Another set of impressive numbers is from Josie's histogram (see stats below). One important stat that is not in the chart is Mean Staple Length, which for Josephine is 109.2 mm. Awesome!

Sire: Snowmass DEFIANCE
Dam: Sand Creek JUMEIRAH
ARI #: 35149460

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Josephine'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.

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Mean Fiber Diameter
Standard Deviation
Coefficient of Variation
Fibers > 30 microns
Spin Fineness
Mean Curvature
SD Curvature
Comfort Factor
Total Shear Weight

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