He is going on 12 years but last year he is still at 22.8 microns. Talk about fineness. and we love the color.
Kohana keeps producing beautiful crias for us. Meet Sawdust's Meranti. Born 5/30/18, she weighed 18.2 lbs and is a live wire.
We have had mostly browns crias from Kohana and dams. But Rose Gray is a possibility from Danko (Grandsire). While his fiber is not as fine as some of our others it still makes nice yarn, or whatever you choose to use it for.
Kohana is from one of the finest fleece lines at Alpacas de la Patagonia, and is half-brother to 8 times RC/CC and 2013 AOBA National Champion, Celio.
Kohana's Dam is Chiachina, a Vinci daughter. Vinci is Patagonia's blue ribbon winning white herdsire out of Nishio. Nishio was the 2004 All-American Herdsire and the 2007 Reserve All-American Herdsire. Kohana's sire is Lennox, an 8-time color champion, ranking in the top .5% of all animals biopsied for follicle testing by Dr. Evans
Past show comments include:
judge Wade Gease, Alpacapalooza 2011. : "It's impressive that at nearly two years of age this male carries forward this kind of fineness and density."
HISTOGRAM: afd=19.7m, sd=4.4m, cv=22.3%, >30=1.3% at two years of age!