It's all about the fleece!
Fineness, Density, Luster, Lock!!!
LCA Quechua is a proud upright junior herdsire, carrying a spectacular suri fleece over his solid well conformed frame. A breeders accuaracy of secletion is improved if one includes and evaluates the traits under selection on close relatives. At Latah Creek we pay particular attention to the herdsires dam along with her offspring (herdsires siblings) when selecting herdsires. Remember the dam contributes 50 percent of the genetic material and the sire contributes 50 percent of the genetic material to the resulting offspring.
Quechua's dam carries one of the brightest and finest fleeces of all our foundation females. Her 4 year old histogram measured an AFD of 21 microns. She is a dam of Champions. Her first son LCA Viho is a National Show winner in both halter and fleece shows. He has won numerous "Judges Choice" awards and "Best Luster" at the largest and most competive fleece shows held to date. Quechua's sire is the infamous Ice Dancer. Not only does Ice Dancer have an undefeated show record including winning every Color champion award in every show he was entered in as a yearling, his first son LCA Commander Ice is the 2007 IAO Supreme Champion and AOBA National Color Champion. Ice Dancer is a champion sire producing champion offspring. At 2 years of age Ice Dancer had an amazing AFD of only 19.1 micron.
Rest assured we are not letting Quechua's world class genetics get away from us. We have retain both a maternal brother and a paternal brother as key herdsires in our elite breeding program.