GREETINGS, Fiber Enthusiasts!
Registration for the 2017 PAOBA Breeder’s Showcase Mail-In Fleece Show is now open!
Judges Kathy Klay, FleeceWini Labrecque, Cottage Fleece
Superintendent ~ Judy Schroeder
Fleece Show Information~Rules ~ Shipping Directions
We predict that the 2017 PAOBA Mail In Fleece Show will be a level II Fleece Show (75-174 Fleeces) and we are aiming for 25+ Cottage Fleece Entries. Participation requires all fleeces to be mailed in and arrive on or before November 3rd, 2017
This is a great opportunity to learn how your fleeces rate when judged for 10 individual attributes from either the commercial industry or cottage industry standards. Cottage Fleece entry requires you to be also entered in the Spin Off with a 2 oz sample from the same fleece.
Fleece Color Championships!
Special Fleece Awards:
- Best Hand: Suri and Huacaya
- Best Brightness: Huacaya
- Best Luster: Suri
- Judges Choice: Suri and Huacaya
- Spirit of the Industry: Suri and Huacaya- Awarded to a 2yo or older fleece (C, D, E) who exhibits that it is maintaining the desirable traits of fineness, handle, staple length, density,
brightness/luster crimp character or lock structure for its advanced age at the time of shearing.
FLEECE PRODUCTION CLASSES – Optional Fleece Awards for Suri & Huacaya:
- Produce of Dam: Requires TWO progeny fleeces from the same Dam.
- ARI of Dam must be submitted. She will be the actual entrant for this competition.
- Get of Sire: Requires THREE progeny fleeces from the same Sire.
- ARI of Sire must be submitted. He will be the actual entrant for this competition.
In accordance to the AOA Rules, the entry requirements are as follows:
- All Fleeces, Spin Offs and Cottage Fleeces being shown at the 2017 PAOBA Breeder’s Showcase Mail In Fleece Show must have been shorn AFTERWednesday, October 26, 2016. This means the fleece has been shorn off the alpaca less than 380 days before the 1st day of the show.
- Fleeces must be 183 Days or 6 months of growth to be eligible. They must have been born on or before Thursday, May 11, 2017 to show at the 2017 PAOBA Breeder’s Showcase Mail In Fleece Show, and there must be 183 days of growth between the birth date and shear date.
- When registering a Juvenile fleece, if the fleece being presented before the judge was the FIRST shearing and the cria was not shorn or tipped after being born, then the previous shear date is the cria’s birthdate.
Length of Fiber
- Huacaya: Minimum length of entire fleece presented to be three inches with no maximum
under first birthday, with a maximum of eight inches for first birthday and older.
- Suri: Minimum length of entire fleece presented to be three inches with no maximum under
second birthday, with a maximum of nine inches for second birthday and older.
AOA Show Division Membership is not necessary to enter this show, but a non-member fee of $80.00 will be added to your registration if you are not a member.
- Go to www.alpacareg.com and either create an account or sign in if you already have an
account. Choose the TennesseeWaltz Alpaca Show from the drop down list
- After registering your selected alpaca fleeces, print off a copy of each fleece tag and place them with your fleece CUT SIDE OUT for Huacaya, CUT SIDE IN for Suri, in an AOA approved clear plastic bag, or refer to the Show Rules Book on specific instructions to present your fleece in a noodled presentation.
OPTIONS FOR LOCATING PLASTIC BAGS FOR FLEECE SHOWS
- COSTCO —.9 MIL POLY BAGS
32 1/2 x 37 1/2 —1.3 oz
- U-LINE —1 MIL POLY BAGS
SKU S-10920 —36″ x 42″— 1.5 oz
NEW for 2017: Fleeces entered in a “noodled” presentation must follow the rules as stated in Chapter 5 of the AOA Show Rules Handbook. You can find a section in the show rules book titled Helpful Tips-Getting Ready for the Fleece Show
The method and materials used to noodle a fleece MUST meet these AOA requirements as specified in section 3. Using only one plastic sheet of the mandatory allowed plastic bags (listed above) is permitted if the fleece is entered in a noodle presentation. A fleece improperly noodled in any material other than the specified clear plastic sheet will be disqualified from the show.
Check In for the Fleece Show
Print and send a copy of:
- Your completed registration
- ARI for each fleece entered. If your name does not appear on the ARI, please include an Owner of Record Show Entry Form. Please ensure the copy of the ARI is of the original and not a “Certificate Copy” downloaded from the ARI site.
- Signed Fleece Show Exhibitor Disclosure Form for Judges Kathy Klay andWini Labrecque
provided on the PAOBAWebsite https://paoba.org/breeders-showcase/. If your alpaca is coowned and you would like both owners listed in the final results, be sure to include signed
disclosures for all owners. Please read the disclosure carefully and check the two appropriate
boxes, as the disclosure has changed from previous years.
The PAOBA Alpaca Showcase is a MAIL IN fleece show. The fleeces must arrive prior to the day of check in for the Halter Show.
Important: To enter into the Cottage Fleece show you must have previously entered a 2 oz sample from the same fleece in the Spin Off.
All Fleeces shall be mailed AFTER OCTOBER 25th to:
PAOBA Breeder’s Showcase Fleece Show
c/0 Beth Lutz
The Alpaca Yarn Company
144 Roosevelt Avenue
York, PA 17401
All Paperwork and Payments by check (if not made online) shall be Scanned and Emailed or Faxed to [email protected] or Fax 540-977-1541. Alternately they may be snail mailed to:
224 Shade Hollow Road
Blue Ridge, VA 24064
Choose “Fleece Mail Back” on the registration site if you would like pay upfront to have your fleeces mailed back to you $12.00 per fleece. IF you send your fleece via UPS or Fed Ex, you may opt to include a prepaid label in with your fleece. Please do not include a handful of stamps for the post office.
Entry Deadline: Registration Closes on November 5th, 2017. All fleeces need to be mailed to arrive on or before November 3rd, 2017. Please consider mailing your fleece before October 15th to achieve this deadline.
Please refer to Part IV, Chapter 22 Fleece Competitions section in the AOA Show Rules handbook. Any questions or concerns about the show and its deadlines or entry requirements, feel free to contact the Superintendent Judy Schroeder.