Snowstorm offspring took home a halter class banner from the AOA/AOBA National Show 3 out of the last 4 years, and brought home 1st place halter ribbons from the AOA/AOBA National Show 5 out of the last 6 years.
In addition to being a multi-champion himself... Snowstorm's offspring have received 30 banners and over 100 1st & 2nd place ribbons. His ability to endow offspring with excellent conformation and advanced fleece traits has been validated in the showring, with offspring receiving many color champion & judges choice awards. From his first cria to the most recent one who was awarded Color Champion in both AOA National Halter & Fleece shows in 2016.
"Fineness, crimp, density, uniformity, coverage, excellent conformation, and a beautiful head. This alpaca is the TOTAL PACKAGE." Those were the words of Dr. Julio Sumar (Peru) when he was awarding Snowstorm his first blue ribbon.
If you're looking for more objective data, check out his EPDs. Of white standing studs that have Color Championships in a halter class, Snowstorm has the 2nd highest published EPDs for improving fineness, behind only Hemingway-Accoyo Nautilus (Apocalypse's dad), and he is 3rd for curvature.
While individual traits are important, we breed for a combination of traits. Snowstorm is the top male for improving fineness, curvature, and fleece weight of standing studs with halter banners. (based on 2015 EPDs - top 100 AFD sorted by MC - of top 10, Snowstorm has 2nd highest AFW overall and has the highest AFW of halter champions).
If you prefer color.... Snowstorm often passes the color of the dam, with 45% of offspring being non-white and having sired multiple black offspring.
Snowstorm had an 18 micron fleece in year 1, and only a 20.3 micron fleece in year 6. That's the kind of lingering fineness everyone should be breeding for. His first year histograms were taken at shoulder, mid-side, and hip. The AFD scores were all between 18.0 and 18.4 micron, showing amazing uniformity. Not only is he fine and consistent, but he shears over 10 lbs of fine, uniform fleece.
By any measure he is an impressive and unique herdsire. Based on EPDs, progeny, pedigree, and measurable traits, we know he'll improve the offspring of just about any female.
EASTWIND'S SNOWSTORM - WHEN YOU NEED PROVEN, PREDICTABLE, & PREPOTENT
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Clarkesville, GA 30523