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Hobby Horse Peruvian Astra - TOP EPDs!

 

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Astra's 2016 cria is a light fawn male sired by Handsome and named Hobby Horse Suave Doble, pictured at right, under Astra's photo.

TOP EPDs, Densest alpaca ever measured at 127.7 follicles/sq mm! (see complete report below) Astra is the crème de la crème. She isn’t cheap, and she is worth every penny.

2015 EPDs:

Astra histogram

Astra 2016 histogram

Skin Biopsy Results
Density SP Ratio Gland Rating Pri-Sec Delta
127.7 14.9 2 4.2

Norm Evans, DVM skin biopsy report
Hobby Horse Peruvian Astra (at 23 months) demonstrates large fiber clusters uniform in size, shape and placement. The rest of her biopsy stats are levels which I have never seen for this age of Huacaya female (i.e. not a cria). I have taken her measurements and counts 4X. Her density from 2 normal 1mm square sections is 143.5 follicles per sq mm on a 8.9mm cut with a shrink of 1.1mm. This adjusts her true density to 127.7 follicles per sq mm of skin which is considerably greater than the two highest density males I have measured. I called both of these freaks for density and many people still question the results.

The average female Huacaya density on owner's best females in 2011 averaged 58.78 follicles per sq mm with an average SP of 11.88:1. This female's average SP from 25 clusters is 14.9:1 with numerous triad clusters. She has level 2 of 4 gland presence with glands in 50-60% of her fiber clusters. 100 secondary fibers averaged 15.9 microns while 50 primary fibers averaged 20.1 microns for a fiber variation of only 4.2 microns. The average micron spread in 175 of the better females in 2011 was 8.23 microns. I suggest a histogram of comparison to my levels as I just do not see these levels. (To note - her histogram for this fleece is AFD 13.6 microns with %>30 microns being nil).



 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DOB DOB: 10/06/10
COLOR White
SIRE DDF Peruvian Rico Suave
DAM CAR Elise
ARI 31452595
Status Bred to Dancer for a 2017 cria
Price $50,000