HALF SHARE $20,000
Illawarra Yucatan is the top performing alpaca male, out of 747 herdsires assesed in Australia and New Zealand for the combination of fleece quantity and quality in AGE (across-herd genetic evaluation).
Illawarra Yucatan is a white Huacaya male, now 6 years old. His progeny produced , on average, 2.9 kgs of 18.7 micron wool (30 animals) on the second shearing and 3.1 kgs of 20.9 micron wool (12 animals) on their third shearing. When tested at 25 months of age, Yucatan had a density of 48.8 follicles per square millimetre of skin and a fibre length of 0.39 millimetres per day.
Three of his male progeny were tested at 20 months of age and averaged 56.1 for density, 0.37 for fibre length, 29.5 microns for primary fibre diameter and 22.2 microns for secondary fibre diameter.
He stamps high crimp amplitude into the wools of his progeny. His own fleece has always been like this.
Yucatan is co-owned with Illawarra Alpacas.
2010 Mic 25.9 SD 5.1 CV 19.7% 4.8kg
2009 Mic 26.0 SD 4.7 CV 18% 5.1kg
2008 Mic 25.4 SD 4.5 CV 17.9% 4.9kg
Shown for a total of 11 Supreme Champions, in halter and fleece classes,
including Royal Sydney, Royal Canberra (twice), Royal Melbourne, & the Charles Ledger,
with Champions in the National twice. (Fleece)