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Introducing Snowmass Royal Kahuna (White) D.O.B 22.9.2012

Our first reaction when we opened Snowmass Royal Kahuna’s fleece was that it was reminiscent of Patagonia Celtic Triumph’s fleece at that age.

We have been looking far and wide for this elusive fleece style - with matchstick bundles and bounce - and here it was. So we are carefully planning his mating schedule to maximise the influence of his rare traits.

Kahuna’s silky, extremely lustrous white fleece is superfine. While exhibiting a high frequency crimp his fleece has excellent staple length with a deep horseshoe style crimp. He carries these qualities into his chest and extremities. This dramatic fleece style is rare in Australia and one of the reasons we looked to Snowmass to introduce new genetics into our herd.

  • 2013 15.4, 3.3 SD, 22.9% CV, SF 15.2 - grid sample*
  • 2014 15.0, 2.7 SD, 18.1% CV, SF 14.2 - grid sample*

(Grid sample average from shoulder, mid-side and hip)

Given that half his pedigree is coloured we expect that Kahuna will make a significant impact across our coloured girls and selected white females. His sire Snowmass Conopa’s Kahuna was awarded Champion Fawn Huacuaya male in 2011 and 2012 Futurity and in 2014 Dark Coloured Reserve Herdsire of the Year.

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Fleece photo by Anya Walkington of Shamarra Alpacas

 

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