AOA Breeder Cup Award

AOA Breeder Cup

Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (AOA) would like to recognize the breeders that participate in the AOA National Halter Show and the AOA National Fleece Show. Breeder cups are awarded at both shows, separated by breed. Four breeder cups are awarded in three divisions: Classic, Vintage, and Heirloom. Points are awarded and accrued separately for entries and placements in each category. Cups will be awarded to the breeders who achieve the highest point average based upon their total points accrued and their number of entries in their respective cup divisions. Winners will be announced at the shows after the results are tabulated.

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Breeder Cup Catagories

  • Halter Huacaya
  • Halter Suri
  • Fleece Huacaya
  • Fleece Suri

Breeder Cup Divisions

Classic Cup — Small Farm Division
  • Classic Halter Cup Huacaya
  • Classic Halter Cup Suri
  • Classic Fleece Cup Huacaya
  • Classic Fleece Cup Suri
Vintage Cup — Medium Farm Division
  • Vintage Halter Cup Huacaya
  • Vintage Halter Cup Suri
  • Vintage Fleece Cup Huacaya
  • Vintage Fleece Cup Suri
Heirloom Cup — Large Farm Division
  • Heirloom Halter Cup Huacaya
  • Heirloom Halter Cup Suri
  • Heirloom Fleece Cup Huacaya
  • Heirloom Fleece Cup Suri

A breeder must have a minimum of two entries in a category to be eligible. The cup division will be assigned to each farm using the number of active registered female alpacas per breed as reflected in the AOA database on the date show registration opens. Entries will be based on AOA certificates.

Breeder cup breakdown based on the number of active registered female alpacas per breed.
  • Small Farm Division <= 20
  • Medium Farm Division 21–75
  • Large Farm Division >= 76

Halter Show

  • Halter Class (one entry per alpaca)
  • Get of Sire Class (one entry per sire)
  • Produce of Dam Class (one entry per dam)
  • Breeder's Best Three Class (one per farm/ranch per entry)
  • Bred and Owned Class (one entry for each alpaca)
Points Assigned to Placements in Halter Show
  • First Place = 6 points
  • Second Place = 5 points
  • Third Place = 4 points
  • Fourth Place = 3 points
  • Fifth Place = 2 points
  • Sixth Place = 1 points
  • Color Champion = additional 7 points
  • Reserve Color Champion = additional 5 points
  • Best Bred and Owned = additional 7 points
  • Invited Color Champion = additional 7 points
  • Invited Reserve Color Champion = additional 5 points
  • Supreme Champion = additional 10 points

Breaking Ties

There are three levels of tiebreakers for this award.

Level 1

If there is a tie, show management will first break the tie on the number of entries for each ranch. The ranch that acquired the points with the fewer entries will win the tie.

Example:

Ranch A ended the show with 25 points and a total entries count of 6

Ranch B ended the show with 25 points and a total entries count of 4

Ranch B will be declared the winner.

Level 2

If there is still a tie after using Level I, then show management will review all winnings of the ranches in question and the ranch with the most first place awards will win the tie.

Example:

Ranch A ended the show with four 1st place ribbons

Ranch B ended the show with three 1st place ribbons

Ranch A will be declared the winner.

Level 3

If there is still a tie after using the Level I and Level 2 tie-breaker system, then show management will assign multipliers to the 1st place awards given to the ranches. The multipliers will be based on the size of the classes that the 1st place awards were given.

Example:

Class Size
Multiplier
11.1
21.2
31.3
41.4
51.5
61.6

Each first place ribbon awarded to the ranches will be reassigned the new point with the multiplier and the ranch awards will be re-calculated with these points to determine the winners.

2019 AOA
Cup Winners

Halter Cup

Classic Cup Huacaya

Sugarland Alpaca Ranch
Aaron Konrardy

Classic Cup Suri

Pines Edge Suri Alpacas
Linda Kondris

Vintage Cup Huacaya

Granite Bay Alpacas
Michelle Ing

Vintage Cup Suri

Rock’n D Enterprises
Bobby and Diane Dickerson

Heirloom Cup Huacaya

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, LLC
Ian and Jennifer Lutz

Heirloom Cup Suri

Wilkins Ranch
Mike and Janet Wilkins

Fleece Cup

Classic Cup Huacaya

Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch
Bill and Jennifer Cameron

Classic Cup Suri

Silver Lining Suris
Judith Buning

Vintage Cup Huacaya

Autumn Sun Alpacas
Mary and Michael Livingston

Vintage Cup Suri

Silverfield Farms
Brian Barfield and Katie Silver

Heirloom Cup Huacaya

Cas-Cad-Nac Farm, LLC
Ian and Jennifer Lutz

Heirloom Cup Suri

Big Timber Alpacas, LLC
Susan King