Guidelines for ILR-SD Miniature Llama Classes
The purpose of the Miniature Class is to afford the Miniature Llama the opportunity to be shown and judged with like kind. All Miniature Llamas entered into these classes have been bred to meet the AMLA standards or are llamas that the owner(s) feel will mature to miniature size.
Requisites for Llamas to show in Miniature Classes:
The Llama must be registered with the ILR.
AMLA recognizes that the ILR Show Division is setting the standard for the future of the Llama show world. The following description of fiber and age divisions is given as examples based on the 2007 show industry’s standards. AMLA requests that the ILR Show Division adjust the division description to mirror those of the standard size Llama’s within the ILR’S Show Division.
Breeder - Sex and Age Divisions
Male classes are for intact males.
Female classes are for fertile, breeding females.
Under no circumstances will male and female classes be combined.
There are no separate Performance Classes under the Miniature Llama Classes. Miniature Llamas will compete in the regular Performance Classes. Miniature llamas up to 36 months must wear packs in the Trail/Pack Classes. May use day packs, no weight, panniers filled out. Mini llamas over 36 months must also wear packs. May use saddles and day lunch panniers or day packs, no weight, panniers filled out.
Jump height for mini llamas will be the same requirement as that of the standard llama.
Miniature Llamas are to be judged utilizing the same criteria as that of standard llamas: correctness in conformation, movement and balance. When deciding a tie between two equally proportionate Llamas, credit should be given to the smaller llama for the age. To aid the judge, it is recommended that llamas enter the show ring in reverse order, oldest first.
Guidelines for ALSA Miniature Llama Classes
Section 11. Miniature Llama Classes
All llamas must be measured before entering the show ring for a miniature class. AMLA BOD or AMLA members will assist the show
superintendent with measuring. Only ILR-registered llamas measuring 38 inches or less at the withers may be shown in a miniature class.
In addition, after January 1st 2010, only AMLA registered immature or mature minis will be permitted to show in a miniature class. Show
supervisors will check the ILR/AMLA registration certificate to verify.
There is no separate division for wool classes at this time.
Sex and Age Division
Miniature llamas should be judged on the same general criteria as large llamas; correctness of conformation, movement and balance.
When deciding a tie between equally proportionate llamas, credit should be given to the smaller llama for the age to aid the judge, the AMLA recommends that llamas enter the show ring in reverse age order (oldest first).
At show management’s discretion, if there are fewer than three (3) llamas in any age division, age divisions may be combined; that is, if there are fewer than three (3) juvenile females, they may combine with yearling females, and so on. Under no circumstances will males and females be combined.
Performance should be shown with the regular class under alpaca rules for the lighter weights (10lb) acknowledging the smaller carrying capacity of a miniature.