This competition showcases all kinds of classes and different breeds of alpaca fleeces.
There are 2 types of Alpaca – Huacaya and Suri. Huacaya fleece looks more like traditional sheep wool, whereas Suri fleeces are arranged in long, silky ringlets.
There are over 20 variations of fleece colours, but for judging, the alpaca exhibits are shown across eight colour classes, with colour variations assessed at the Judge's discretion.
Judges assess across a range of attributes including weight, fineness, consistency of length and colour, length of staples, lustre, feel, contamination and skirting.