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BIG TIMBER KAHUNA'S JOSEF
12x Champion Josef is producing Champions! His offspring are stunning with super fine micron, high gloss luster and beautifully dense lock structure. He is the ultimate prepotent stud that passes his superior traits to his offspring. Josef won his first Get of Sire class in 2018 as a five year old stud.
Josef is the son of multi-champion Pucara's Kahuna and Big Timber's award winning dam, KBTA's Kerolyn. His genetics are packed with the best suri bloodlines...Kahuna, Armani, Miquel, Uribe. Josef's offspring have proven his ability to pass through these awesome genetics.
Josef's fine fleece is dense with incredible staple length. His first fleece AFD was a superfine 17.1 micron with an SD of 3.3 and is ranked in the top EPDS in the country. His second year fleece was a close 19 micron with a continued SD of 3.3. As noted in his biopsy report below, at 45 months, his AFD is a very fine 21 micron. One of Josef's fleece strengths is his staple length. At over 4 years, his staple length is over 6.5 inches annual growth. His staple length along with his above average density contributes to his superior annual fleece weight of over 11 lbs., putting him in the top 1% for FW in the most recent EPDs.
In 2018, Josef won Reserve Invited Champion as a 4.5 year old competing against much younger animals. In 2017, Josef, as a 3.5 year old male, was awarded Invited Color Champion and First Place at the 2017 AOA National Halter Show for white suri male and Color Champion and First Place at the competitive 2017 CABA Classic Show. In 2016 as a mature male, he was awarded Color Champion and First Place at the 2016 Futurity Halter Show and First Place at the 2016 AOA Nationals Show. He also won First Place and Color Champion at the 2016 CABA show in both the halter and fleece shows.
Josef was evaluated in 2017 in the SHIP (Suri Herd Improvement Program) by Cheryl Gehly. He received a perfect 5 score in all conformation categories. For fleece characteristics, he scored perfect 5's for lock structure, uniformity of color and fleece phenotype. He scored 4.5's for density and handle. He scored 4's in the areas of luster (luster score of 18), fineness (20 micron) and uniformity of micron. Josef is truly the whole package!
Josef has outstanding rankings of Top 1-5% in the 2022 EPDs that confirm his genetic prepotence. Dr. Norm Evans conducted a skin biopsy analysis in 2017 on Josef at 45 months old. His true density is 53.5 follicles SQ MM of skin and 25 typical fiber clusters show an average S/P of 9.8 to 1. Tested 100 secondary fibers average of 20.1 microns while 50 primary fibers average 29.4 microns for a variation of 9.3 microns. Josef’s AFD on July 8, 2017 at 45 months of age figures 21.03 microns. Excellent results for a mature male.