in accordance with the AOA rules, the entry requirements are as follows
All Fleeces being shown at the 2021 PAOBA Fleece Showcase Mail-In Fleece Show must have been shorn AFTER July 22, 2020 or less.
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.
To show at the Fleece Showcase 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.
After registering your selected alpaca fleeces, print 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
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
If you do not have your certificates uploaded to the Alpacareg site, please scan and send 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. If your alpaca is co-owned 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.
All Fleeces shall be mailed to arrive no later than August 4, 2021 to either:
PAOBA Fleece Show
216 Merwinsburg Rd.
Effort, PA 18330
PAOBA Fleece Show
111 Birch Rd.
Carlisle, PA 17015
All Paperwork and Payments by check (if not made online) shall be Scanned and Emailed to Angie Grove at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternately they may be snail mailed to:
1318 Scenery Dr.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Choose “Fleece Mail Back” on the registration site if you would like pay upfront to have your fleeces mailed back to you $20.00 for the first fleece and $14 for each additional 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: Earlybird - July 17, 2021
Final Deadline - July 30, 2021
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 Angie Grove email@example.com or 717-497-4887
Peace and Fleece!