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Health Requirements & Optional Halter Class Info - GCG

  All alpacas attending the show regardless of state of origin:

All alpacas entering the show grounds must show proof of a negative PCR test (virus not found) for BVD.. Test results must be on the certificate of veterinary inspection.  All alpacas must be microchipped and microchip# listed on the certificate of veterinary inspection.  Alpacas shall not be allowed into the show area until the test results and the microchip# have been validated. 

For EVERY alpaca that enters the fairgrounds, regardless if it is in the show or not, an ORIGINAL AND COPY of a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection completed within 30 days of the last day of the show (September 14, 2018) and must be presented at check-in. The copy will be kept by the Halter Superintendent!!  The alpaca ARI name & microchip number for EVERY alpaca entering the show grounds MUST be recorded on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.  Alpacas transported from out of state must adhere to the California State livestock transportation laws, please contact your veterinarian for details.  We recommend that all alpacas be treated with appropriate de-worming medication within 21 days of the show event.  Due to health and safety considerations, all on-site alpacas in the show barn must meet the minimum age requirements of 6 months. 


Microchip Identification

  • It is the responsibility of the owner of every alpaca entering the venue of an AOA certified show to corroborate the identity of each alpaca.  The identification of each alpaca is by microchip.  PLEASE verify your alpaca’s microchip AT THE TIME you have your Certificate of Veterinary Inspection completed.  If you have an unusual microchip, please bring your own reader to read/show the microchip at the show.

Optional Halter Class

Get of Sire: Comprised of three alpacas that are the progeny of the same sire and must be from three different dams. All three of these progeny are evaluated simultaneously in the ring and should represent their sire's ability to transmit his positive traits to each progeny in a uniform and consistent manner. Show entry is made in the name of the sire but the sire is not shown with this group entry. Alpacas of Get must be eligible and entered in their show in their respective Full Fleece Halter Class. Entry is limited to three Sire entries per owner. The class may be divided into two classes provided that there is a minimum of at least 4 entries in each of the Light or Mixed/Dark class.

Produce of Dam: Comprised of two alpacas that are the progeny of the same dam. Both of these progeny are evaluated simultaneously in the ring and should represent their dam’s ability to transmit her positive traits to each progeny in a uniform and consistent manner. Show entry in made in the name of the dam but the dam is not shown with this group entry. Alpacas of Produce must be eligible and entered in their show in their respective Full Fleece Halter Class. Entry is limited to three Dam entries per owner. The class may be divided into two classes provided that there is a minimum of at least 4 entries in each of the Light or Mixed/Dark class.

Breeder's Best Three Class: Comprised of three alpacas that represent the highest quality production from the breeder's herd. All 3 of the alpacas are evaluated simultaneously in the ring and a collective judgment is made on the group, which is based on the individual excellence of each alpaca within the group. Alpacas of Breeder's Best Three must be eligible and entered in the show in their respective Full Fleece Halter Class. All alpacas must have been bred by and presently owned by the exhibitor as indicated on the registration certificate. Show entry is made in the name of the breeder as shown on the AOA registration form. Limit 1 entry per breeder. The class may be divided into two classes provided that there is a minimum of at least 4 entries in each of the Light or Mixed/Dark class.