Ok, just a quick post...just a little advice please :)
I am pushing to purchase four new white females, and they come with a six month fawn/brown male who looks like he might be good enough to certify (and eat LOL). Now the people selling are breeders and show their Alpacas, they are selling because the Husband is sick and a bit frail, and we were first choice as we purchased the four girls from them in January.
The two Mum's that we purchased previously had pretty good fleece stats, one at five years old and 24micron, the other at 26micon and six years old - both of their cria are beautiful! However the six year old (Ambrosia) is showing quite a bit of guard hair already, after being shorn in January.
So...I'm not very confident with my understanding of what are 'good' fleece stats? What should I be looking for - any examples (please)? Their pedigrees are pretty impressive, Jolimonts and Accoyo's, but I am a bit worried as I don't really understand what I should be looking for in their stats, apart from low micron and SD?
LOL...Hubby has said yes and we go to see them on Sunday...oohhh and probably take the trailer :)