AOA National Spin-Off Results

The results from the Alpaca Owner’s Association National Show are in, and we’ve received our Spin-Off entries back with an impressive array of ribbons.  We entered 2 ounce samples from five of our alpacas this year, and were pleased with how well they did.

Our fabulous new herdsire Polar Ice won First Place with many complementary notes on his score card including, “beautiful, cohesive ball of bright, soft, clean fiber”, “a pleasure spin”, and “a lovely yarn with a soft hand.”  We have yarn from Polar Ice available in a beautiful, bulky weight online and in the store.

June Delight added another First Place to her collection of ribbons, with the judge commenting on her “nice crimp and bundles.”  Our adorable J Dubs, “Dubbie”, won Second Place in the Light class.  Lucky did not score as well in this show as he did in the Southern Select, illustrating the importance of choosing and preparing the sample.  He was marked down for dirt and vegetable matter which impacted his score in all three judging areas, Fiber Criteria, Spinning Criteria and Finished Product, ultimately winning a Fourth Place ribbon.

Peaceful Heart's Bonnie Alice

Our star of this show, though was our lovely Bonnie Alice, who at almost six years of age won Judges’ Choice among fawn alpacas.  Over the years, Bonnie has won numerous ribbons for her fiber, doing particularly well in Spin-Offs.  She has shown in both Light Brown and Dark Fawn classes.  In this show, Bonnie won Second Place in her class of older Fawn alpacas based on points, but then was selected as the Judges’ Choice among all the Fawns entered in the show.

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