We have had his results back from the SRS herd assessment. The three key traits that are measured are; density, fleece growth, and the difference between primary and secondary fibres (the lower the better). He has above average density but the outstanding results for me were:
- The difference between the mean fibre diameter (MFD) of his primary and secondary fibres. Whereas we would have expected this to be around 10 microns (as with most of the stud males featured on the SRS programme) Explorer's difference between the two was only 5.3 microns. This is excepectionally good
- He was also exceptional in his fleece growth (told you he wasn't fat!). Again even with SRS males we would be happy with 0.31mm - 0.37mm growth per day (age dependent) Explorer's growth was an amazing 0.46mm per day!
The sun has been out today, even if it has remained windy, meaning the weanlings have been enjoying a bit of mischief.
Easter-Wood Adelle may look a picture of innocence:
Velvet however hasn't noticed:
Oops now she has....Go Velvet go;
Oh no that's pretty nifty cornering;
Beck Brow Crystal Maze also joins in: