Saturday 31 July 2010

Kelso Border Union Show

We have had a couple of busy days up at the Border Union Show at Kelso. It is a composite so the fleeces were judged yesterday and the animals on halters today and then the two scores amalgamated.

It all gets very complicated, but numbers were reduced due to the very strict bio-security requirements of the show committee, the show was only open to animals from a 3 or 4 year TB testing area which had had no direct or indirect contact with animals from a 1 or 2 year testing area. This basically meant that anyone that had been to another show this year could not enter.

Sandstorm, our junior fawn male came 1st which was great news as we have high hopes for him, and so did our stud Golden Guinea in the senior brown class. Loki (Adult Black) and Hughie (Gelding) both came 2nd. Tenzing came 4th in the junior white class - he did better than we expected, once he is a little older and his second testicle drops he will be castrated and sold as a very nice pet boy.

We met some very nice members of the public over the two days, shows are always a great excuse to talk alpaca.

After all the preparation for the show this weekend I am ready for an early night so please forgive me for this short but sweet update!


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Well done, sounds like your efforts were rewarded.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations.....sounds like you had good....results ! Hope you enjoyed the day and your weather was better than ours !!....Jayne

Unknown said...

Well done the boys!...hope you manage to get a well deserved rest today.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your good results. How much knitting did you get done Debbie inbetween all that was going on......?

oak haven alpacas said...

congrats at the great showing at the show!