We breed for elite alpacas that maintain exceptional fiber traits into adulthood. In more technical terms, we breed for elite density and fast growing staples which leads to uniformity in fine micron, staple length, staple character and low ratios
between primary and secondary fibers – reducing primary fiber diameter in relation to secondary fiber diameter. Why?
- Longer fibers, by definition, will have fewer ends. These short ends quickly poke through garments, giving them a halo and a coarse feel as they catch the skin, reducing the durability of the product
- Uniformly long ends give more strength, better handle, and more durability
One cannot manage what one cannot measure so we annually test and assess our herd. By employing proper metrics from histograms, S/P ratios and density statistics we can:
- Quantitatively measure goals and base decisions on fact
- Adjust tactics and cull the herd appropriately to produce our ideal herd