18 Micron & 2.9 SD at Age 6 - Quech22 is the #1 male for uniformity and fleece weight (based on 2018 EPDs - top 15 SDAFD white males sorted by AFW)
Quech22, described by AOA Judge Ursula Munro as a "ridiculously elite" son of , according to Snowmass Alpacas, "the most distinguished White Huacaya Stud standing in the WORLD." (Snowmass Elite Legend). Quech's Dam, originally from Snowmass, was one of the top 5 foundation females at 2010-2012 Futurity Breeder of the Year - Tripping Gnome Farm - and her offspring were acquired by farms like Double O' Good, Cas-Cad-Nac, & Magical Farms. Of her 6 offspring taken to shows, over 11 banners (including Futurity) and a Judge's Choice were awarded. What happens when you take a female producing some of the best cria in the country, and breed her with the "most distinguished" stud in the world? You get the QUECH of a lifetime.
Quech22 lives up to his sire's reputation and combined with his dam's elite genetics, he's ready to produce progeny that continue the family legacy of being the most distinguished in the world for years to come.
Quech22's impeccable conformation and elite fleece traits were validated at the 2017 AOA National Show when Judge Amanda VandenBosch awarded him 1st place in halter. At the 2018 AOA National Fleece show, he took 2nd place (behind cousin Snowmass Loro Piana), just ahead of his sire Elite Legend in 3rd. All 3 are descendants of the famous Snowmass Quechua.
His first histogram came in at a 15 micron and 2.6 SD. After 6 years, as a breeding male, his 2018 histogram is 18 micron and 2.9 SD. That's not just elite fineness and uniformity, it's elite lingering fineness and uniformity.
When searching the AOA EPD database for the most EXTREMELY uniform white males in the country (SDAFD < -.75), there are less than 20 sires returned. In that list are modern day legends like Escondidos Makulu, Snowmass Defiance, Snowmass Elite Legend, and Hummingherd's Quech 22. When that list is sorted by fleece weight, Quech22 stands above his peers (including sire Snowmass Elite Legend). While his uniformity is statistically the same as his sire's, and better than his grand-sire's (Snowmass Quechua), his longer staple adds additional fleece weight that produces much more of the elite fleece his lineage is famous for.
Quech22 exhibits phenomenal phenotype! Conformation is exceptional with a solid frame, very full coverage down to his toes and that perfectly typey head. Histograms prove elite fineness and uniformity in the annual high weight clips. EPDs indicate progeny will have EXTREME improvement in uniformity, fleece weight, and fineness. This is the male that carries genetics typically reserved for an elite few farms and has the proven (data-backed) potential to transform any herd in the world.
Most livestock breeders dream of a Stud that surpasses all others. This is the guy to help you turn those dreams into reality for your farm. Don't miss the QUECH of a lifetime!