We are very pleased to get this girls EPDs. All EPDs will compliment our breeding program with staple length and fiber weight. We bought Catarina to integrate increased density into our foundation herd. Slow but steady progress is occurring here at Colusa Riverside in the goal to produce the best fiber & EPDs in the world of Alpacas. We strive to promote every animals potential to pass on positive fiber traits to each and every offspring. Visit us virtually or in person to buy, learn or see our alpacas and their EPDS. Catarina has been bred to MSA Hemintway's Bogart. Cat's phenotype will be greatly accented with Bogart's genetic contribution of fineness, uniformity and longevity of fineness.
Catarina last cria was out of Snowmass RRoyal Stars. This pairing was done to improve the fiber density in our fiber foundation herd. Royal Stars has a skin biopsy of 78 which at present is considered to be the 4th best in the nation. Cat's histogram is certainly positive. Her staple length is important to our breeding program. It does no good to breed for fineness and end up with an animal who cannot even generate a staple length of 2 inches. Her AFD is 22 and a good AFD to start with for a foundation dam but very good at age 10. So Catarina also has longevity of fineness.
Lots of lineage in this dam, such as Hemingway, El Nino, and Caliente who we are pleased to integrate into our foundation. Catarina definitely has size, conformation and good bone, an excellent start structurally as a production dam. We hope to have years of good production out of this wonderful dam.