AOBA Spin-Off Results


We are very proud of our alpacas’ results from the 2013 Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association’s National Show.  We entered several alpacas in the Spin-Off portion of the Show, and they all came home with ribbons.

A Spin-off consists of sending in a 2 ounce sample of fiber from the blanket of the alpaca.  It fits neatly into a gallon size zip lock bag.  The judge takes the sample and spins a portion into yarn, judging the yarn, it’s spinability and the quality of the finished product.  She or he provides detailed feedback, which gives us information that is helpful in processing our fiber and future breeding decisions.  The fiber is scored and ribbons are awarded for each color and age group.

June Delight, one of our new moms this year, and Shareen, our lovely gray girl, both brought home 2nd place ribbons, as did one of Lord Tennyson’s sons, Timbuctoo, who sold earlier this year.  Coriander, who will be moving to his new home in a couple months, competed in a large class and brought home a 5th place ribbon.

We also received a copy of the slide that featured our herdsire Powergrid, who ranked number one in the nation in Standard Deviation of Average Fiber Diameter, which measures his ability to pass on his incredibly consistent fiber to his offspring.  You can read more about this honor here.

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