We have had some stunning Forestglen Seth cria born at QTAZ Alpaca Stud over the last 12 months. We are very pleased in particular with the coloured offspring, where Forestglen Seth does a great job of stamping his trade mark super fine fleece traits and his true to type huacaya conformation.
FG Seth does it again, for the 9th year in a row his mid side fibre tests have come back at under 20 microns, underlying his reputation as one of the softest mid fawn breeding males around. His 2014 PML test results are: 19.3u, 3.4 SD, 17.3 CV and a comfort factor of 99%. We just don’t know how he does it, he one of the biggest framed alpaca males that you are likely to meet, he eats like a horse and has a body score more suited to a small pony. It’s all in the genetics and there is no doubt the FG Seth has super fine genetics. We are now looking forward to year 10.
Some great results for FG Seth offspring at the AANZ National Alpaca Expo, starting with Qtaz Sundown (FG Seth son) winning first place in a very strong junior mid to dark fawn class. Waratah Flats Hat Trick (FG Seth grandson) winning Champion Adult Male and then Waratah Flats Fire Cracker (FG Seth son) taking out Reserve Champion Senior Male.
One of the great features that we have always admired with FG Seth is the great uniformity of his fleece over his whole body. So we decided that this year we would do a grid sampling of FG Seth’s fleece just to confirm that he is still holding that consistent uniformity at 6 years of age.
Not surprisingly there was less than ½ a micron of variation across blanket. Samples taken from the three key points along his side tested as follows: front left 19.8u, mid left 19.6u and from back left 19.5u.