2016 Charles Ledger Alpaca Show

ALPACAS came from Canyonleigh, Penrose, Galston, Burra, Summer Hill, Orange, South Australia and even further afield to be judged in an annual show.

The Charles Ledger Alpaca Show hosted 363 entrants this year, with more than 500 entries of fleece and animals entered across the two days.

Convenor Sharon Dawson has organised the show for the past seven years, however the first show was held in 1998.

She said judges were looking for a number of characteristics when inspecting the animals.

“They are looking at the density, fineness, structure and softness of the fleece, as well as the overall conformation of the animal,” she said.

Stalls selling yarn and alpaca-themed goodies set up outside the judging arena.

The show is named after Charles Ledger, the man who introduced alpacas to Australia in 1858.

Results to come.

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