Tuesday 28 July 2009

Fantastic fleece stats

This morning started off with a mating with Golden Guinea and Gabby as promised last night. Both seemed happy for the reunion so hopefully she will take this time.

I left Imala in the pen with them to see if this encouraged her to sit because she has been giving far from convincing spit offs. She was having none of Guinea before he did the business with her best friend, but after the event was a totally different story and she sat for him. In fact she ran after us as we left the field which then meant I had to drag Guinea away!

I have finally received my fleece statistics back from the USA and boy do they make good reading. I was so pleased with them, our studs are fantastic; feast your eyes over these stats:-

Legend of Spartacus - 3rd fleece Micron 19.2 SD 4 CV 21 1.3%>30
His micron has come down from last year

Gianmarco's Masterpeice - 3rd fleece Micron 17.9 SD 3.7 CV 20.4 0.5%>30
Not only has Marky's micron come down the % over thirty has only increase by 0.1%

Golden Guinea - 4th fleece Micron 24.1 SD 6.6 CV 27.4 12.3%>30
Again this micron has come down as has the percentage over 30. Both David Barnett and myself were very surprised by last years results, we both thought Guinea's fleece was finer than the results said and this years test confirms this.

The rest of the test results made very nice reading but I wont overload you in one go, but lets just say I'm glad I've still not castrated Hughie!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

I'm glad you haven't too !!...he is lovely........far to nice for that sort of thing !!...Jayne

Knapper Alpakka said...

I'm sure he is glad as well!

Great fibre stats, Debbie. You have some fantastic alpacas there. Congrats!

Rob @ Wellground said...

Fantastic fleece stats Debbie, we are so pleased for you both. Can't wait to see the boy's offspring.

Rob and Les @ Wellground