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Posted - 02/25/2015 :  8:32:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Would a judge allow her in the show ring?



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Posted - 02/26/2015 :  06:42:54 AM  Show Profile  Send Judith a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I don't believe there's any rule prohibiting BEWs to be shown. As long as she isn't deaf, I don't see why she couldn't be competitive.

Judith Korff
LadySong Farm
Randolph, NY 14772
Cell: (716) 499-0383
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Willow Glen Farm

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Posted - 02/26/2015 :  9:24:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Willow Glen Farm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I know someone who showed a blue eyed white Suri male.

During the show, he was distracted by everything and his pupils were huge. Hard to tell that he was blue eyed!

Mary Ianni
Willow Glen Farm
Capron, IL 61012
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Mara DeBoe

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Posted - 03/03/2015 :  11:01:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Several years ago I asked a AOBA judge about showing a BEW (we have a BEW girl who has amazingly fine and bright fleece). He said that they have a list of characteristics they judge on, and eye color is not one. I don't recall him saying anything about deafness, one way or the other. He did say that some judges (although not himself) might decrease the rating of an animal because of the eyes, but they are not supposed to. However -- I could think a BEW male would be an almost automatic dq in a jr. herdsire class.

I have seen a deaf BEW male in a class. It was a class of 15 - he didn't place, nor did we.

Mark & Mara DeBoe
Wibotawot Farm
River Falls, WI
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Posted - 03/04/2015 :  11:54:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mara is correct. Some judges have their individual pet peeves. There is one judge that won't even look at an animal if it has a white spot on it. We have a couple of animals with blue eyes. Their fiber is a dream. Since fiber is our main interest, we don't mind the eye color. As crias, they need to be watched a little more carefully for the first couple of days, but when they catch on, they do very well.

Robin Alpert
Alpacas 'R Diamonds
15163 W 323rd
Paola, KS 66071
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