Alpaca Breeding Services
Date of Birth: 9/15/2004
Dam: PERUVIAN LIZBETH B4261
Sire: MSA HEMINGWAY’S TEQUILA
General Cotton is a grandson of the world famous Peruvian hemingway G171 out of Studmaster male Hemingway’s Tequila. Hemingway has over 600 ribbon-winning offspring on the ground and is known around the world as a premier impact sire.
General Cotton was featured in the Top 5 EPD Trait Video at the ARI booth at Nationals in June 2013.
General Cotton is a fantastic representation of his father and grandfather and is a “full Peruvian” male. He has a very low histogram numbers, which he comes by naturally. His mother PPeruvian Lizabeth B4261 micron count was 21.2 in 1992 and 23.1 in 2005. She has only moved 2 microns in 13 years of life! She is predisposed to fineness as evidenced by her numerous fin- fleeced cria.
General Cotton is dense and crimpy from the top of his head to the tip of his tail. His head is very typey and shows off his perfect bite. He looks a lot like his grandpa Hemingway and his conformation is correct in every way. He has been evaluated and ranked by the EPD program. Based on the statistics to date, Cotton will “on average” reduce the micron count on his offspring by one and one half micron. (Compare to the IAC herd and Studmaster™ males)
Breeding your female with General Cotton will qualify you to participate in theNational herd improvement program, the Alpaca Registry Community. This National herd Improvement is run by Population Geneticist Dr. David Notter at Virginia Tech. University.
We have held General Cotton’s stud fee to $2500.00 (with discounts for multiple breeding packages) in order to produce as many offspring as possible for the ARI program. The more participants in the program the more accurate the resulting data will be. As with most impact sires the stud fees will increase.
General Cotton’s Production History
General Cotton 2005
Micron Count: 18.10
Standard Deviation: 4.40
C of V/ Uniformity: 24.40
% Over 30 Microns: 1.40
Shear Weight: 4.20
Micron Count: 19.11
Standard Deviation: 4.46
C of V/ Uniformity: 23.36
% Over 30 Microns: 1.78
We are proud to announce General Cotton EPD’s.
General Cotton Fiber Diameter EPD: -1.5
Average Fiber Diameter EPD Ideal Alpaca Community Herd: -0.42
Average Fiber Diameter EPD StudMaster™ Males: -0.48
You can compare his rankings with the Studmaster™ “Trait Leaders” on the ARI website and view females bred to him or schedule a breeding on our website Alpaca Spring Valley Farms.
General Cotton, Herdsire
2016 - No. 2 in the Nation for
% of Fiber > 30 microns
Available for Breeding
Gypsy Rosalee is the daughter of our award winning hersire General Cotton and La Stephanie. Gypsy Rosalee was born on July 18, 2008 and her fiber is Dark Brown. She was born, raised and continues to live at the Alpaca Spring Valley Farm in Minerva, Ohio. Gypsy Rosalee is for sale. Please email Norma at or call 330.868.5353 for more information.