Sunday, June 14, 2009
Shearing Weekend - Finally!
This weekend we sheared five llamas - three on Saturday and two on Sunday. Here are some before and after photos of Chocolate Chip. Above is how he looked after blowing him out with the blower and below is how he looked after shearing.
Chip has the most incredible markings and a gorgeous fleece. His fiber is silver, gray, cream and reddish brown. You can see from the photo below how many little appy spots he has all over his body. He was a very good boy for his first shearing, too.
We also measured him and he came in at 37-1/2 inches. Miniature llamas are 38 inches and under at 3 years old. Chip turns 2 on June 16th so he will probably grow too much in a year to be a true mini llama but foundation miniature llamas are 38-1/4" to 40" at 3 years old so Chip will probably finish out as a foundation mini llama. He's such a cutie, don't you think?!