Bred in Australia, Hazel has good colour consistency on her dam’s side. Her fleece, solid medium fawn, at 18.1 microns, 3.1SD is outstanding with only 0.7% over 30 microns and a high frequency crimp of 7½ to the inch at two years old.
Her sire Snowmass Peruvian Escobar (sw) recorded a micron of 17.8 with 0.5% over 30 microns at two years old. This is unsurprising when you realise that his sirePeruvian Hemingway, still one of the most influential North American herd sires has a micron of 24.50 at 11 years old.
Hazel is proof that one should value genotype and not reject on phenotype alone. She is not a pretty girl, however she has produced three stunning daughters, two of whom were Supreme Champions, including Keiko winning Best Fawn Fleece in Show at the Royal Show 2007 and both dense fleeced with the typical full fleeced huacaya head. Her first daughter was an Intermediate Female Champion.
The small photo on the right displays Hazels products – yarn, wraps and scarves made just with her fleece. If you click on this photo you can see how fine Hazel’s raw fleece actually is. Her garments have been described as “softer than cashmere“.