"The “blanket” is the best part of the fleece on the alpaca so shearing in such a funky manner meant we lost a little of the best parts of the fleece this year – but it is worth it.
I wanted to show people a more humorous side to alpaca in times when farming seems really low.
I have only done this with alpaca I know really well who were happy to have it done and who relish the attention they are getting.
My alpaca males do not mind being sheared.
They love the attention they are getting as the weather changed immediately after they were sheared so they have loved being in at night and extra feeding."