A beautiful girl - the product of 2 of AOA's EPD Top 5 Trait Leaders of the National Herd for 2015.
We expected this pairing to bring an outstanding 2015 cria and it did, a beautiful dark fawn girl with fine, long, crimpy, dense fleece exhibiting all the characteristics of both of her parents. We named her Rock Garden's Perucoyo Peony. Her 1st year fiber stats were fantastic! 18.5 microns, Standard Deviation 4.7, Coefficient 25.2%, Spin Fineness, 18.7, Fibers>30 1.9% with a comfort factor of 98.1%. Her very first EPD report places her in the Top 1% for %F>30 at #388 out of 39,442 alpacas and the Top 5% for AFD #1317, SDAFD #1366, SF #1129, MC #569 and %M #510.
Her 2017 fiber stats are in: 21.0 microns, SD 4.8, Coefficient 22.8%, Spin Fineness 20.7 microns, %F>30 4.7% with a comfort factor of 95.3%.
Her dam is our girl, Gianna's Peruvian Ivy, who in 2013, at age 7 was named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for SDAFD and was in the top 1 % for the traits %F>30 and MC and the Top 10% for the traits AFD, SF and SDMC. In 2014, at age 8, she missed being in the Top 5 for SDAFD by 1 - she was #6 - but was in the Top 1% for SDAFD, %F>30 and MC and again in the Top 10% AFD, SF, SDMC and %M and at age 9 in 2015 had again been named a Top 5 Trait Leader for SDAFD, and continued to be in the Top 1% for %F>30; and the Top 10% for AFD, MC, SF & %M. In 2016 at the age of 10 years Ivy was still going strong! She is currently #18 out of 39,442 alpacas in SDAFD placing her at the Top 1%, she also remains in the Top 1% for %F>30 and is in the Top 10% for AFD, SF, MC, and SDMC. As of 2017 her micron count is currently 24.4 at the age of 11!
Her sire is our herdsire, Rock Gardens Accoyo Cosmo who has once again been named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for 2016 in fleece weight and will be featured in their presentation during the Alpaca Owners Association National Show and Auction in 2017. Cosmo had also been named one of AOA's Top 5 EPD Trait Leaders for 2015 for fleece weight. At 5 years of age, he once again continues to be in the Top 10% for AF #1825 out of 21089, SF #1796, %F>30 #812, %M #491 and MSL #346. He has consistently been in the Top 1-10% for MSL, AFD, SF, %F>30, and %M since 2013.