Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of herd sires and their extended bloodlines is vital to making informed breeding decisions and building a luxurious fiber product. It’s all about the fiber testing results… and, not just for one year. It’s year after year… offspring after offspring.
Frequently Asked Questions
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
When selecting PVs for your herd, the most important outcome of any breeding is a sound, healthy cria. After that requirement, the goals for North American Paco-Vicuña™ are focused on fiber… first and formost.
A North American Paco-VicuñaTM that maintains fineness its entire life maintains fleece value. It’s better for the farmer and it’s better for the animal. Maintaining fineness should take precedence over all other data.
Important items to consider when breeding PVs include: are there significant bloodline considerations; what are the strengths and weaknesses of the animal’s fiber traits; is coat color a consideration; and, what can be learned from an animal’s previous offspring and/or extended lineage?