Southern Alpaca Celebration Walking Fleece Competition

Judges:   Judy Keske and Amanda Vandenbosch

Superintendent:  Judy Schroeder   (show.super.schroeder@gmail.com )
Phone: (540) 797-1985

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2017 AOA Walking Fleece Guidelines

The Walking Fleece competition is an opportunity for the exhibitor to enter a fleece competition where the prime fleece is evaluated while still on the alpaca. Conformation is not assessed. An AOA Walking Fleece Scorecard will be completed for each alpaca in the course of this evaluation/judging process. Placements are made on a highest point basis once all evaluations are completed and tabulated. Rules shall follow the rules for Fleece Shows according to breed, age divisions, Color Groups and class size. Color Championships and Special awards shall not be offered. Oral comments by the Judge may be given during the hands-on evaluation. Judging by an AOA Certified Fleece Judge is required.

Walking Fleece Judging Criteria: The following are the judging criteria and maximum points that may be awarded. The points are recorded in ink on a Walking Fleece Show Scorecard and in pencil on the Judge’s Worksheet for both Huacaya and Suri.

HUACAYA POINTS
Fineness and Handle (20)
Uniformity of: Micron (10) and Color (5)
Style: Character (Crimp) (10) and Staple Type/Density (5)
Brightness (10)
Absence of guard hair (10)
Absence of impurities/stains/fleece damage (5)
MAXIMUM POINT TOTAL FOR HUACAYAS: 75 points

SURI POINTS
Fineness and Handle (20)
Uniformity of: Micron (10) and Color (5).
Style: Lock Structure (10) and Density (5)
Luster (20)
Absence of guard hair (5)
Absence of impurities/stains/fleece damage (5)
MAXIMUM POINT TOTAL FOR SURIS: 80 points

For Huacayas, the minimum walking fleece score to award a blue ribbon is 45. For Suris, the minimum walking fleece score to award a blue ribbon is 48. If none of the total points in a class achieve 45 points or above for Huacayas and 48 points or above for Suris, then the Judge shall start placements with a red ribbon in that class.

Grey fleeces are eligible to receive full points out of 5 for uniformity of color. Multicolor designations and Indefinite color fleeces receive 0 points for uniformity of color and have a total possible point value of 70 for Huacayas and 75 for Suris. In these classes, the minimum fleece score required to award a blue ribbon is 42 for Huacayas and 45 for Suris.
Tiebreakers are the same as in the Fleece Show rules.

So how will it work in reality at our show?
– We are accepting up to 140 entries only
– Judging will occur on Friday only
– There will be a separate ring for this activity
– Animals will be shown and judged by color class.