Well, admittedly, most of the old ones actually really sucked, so that isn't actually such a bad thing. I have found that I am woefully bad at taking "on-the-'paca" fiber shots. I can take decent ones of shorn fleeces. So, we'll start with the good ones (shorn) and move on from there.
First up is one of our "elite" white alpacas, Glacier Rock's Honey Bun. (I put the word "elite" in quotes, because it is a term that is poorly defined and that, therefore, I hesitate to even use -- but, that's a 'blog post for another day.) This is Honey Bun's first fleece. Her second fleece, which is still on her back at the moment, absolutely blew me away the other day at herd health, but the photos taken then came out absolutely crappy. I'm going to try again there.
For those who follow fiber stats, Honey Bun's 1st fleece came back with the following numbers: 15.6 AFD, 3.2 SD, 20.4% CV, 100% CF. If those currently sound like obscure sports statistics to you, fear not -- those arcane numbers will be covered in another 'blog post. Suffice it to say that in general, the lower the better for the first three, higher the better for the last, ideally 100 (so long as it is measured in "CF;" if it is "%>30," then again, you want as low as possible, ideally zero). This really, really fine.
Peach's 2nd year stats: 16.8 / 3.5 / 20.8 / 100.0. Do you sense a theme?
That was a lot of photos, so I'll save the "on-the-back" shots for another post.