Liberty Alpacas

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Elite Quality Alpacas

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This weekend, I took Andy Merriwether's Color Genetics and EPD seminar. Expected Progeny Difference(s), EPDs, are the “new” science in the alpaca industry. The same process of acceptance and transparency is repeating itself, just as it did with histograms. New and existing breeders are catching on. EPDs provide credibility and help establish value so breeders can make informed and scientific decisions in their breeding program.

The image shows the 2012 results of the submitted EPD data, with huacaya highlighted.

Very interesting information and learning how to interpret is going to be challenging!