Just in time, too, because immediately afterwards it started getting up into the 80's. The alpacas sure are happy to be naked!
They all look different, of course, but the most dramatic transformation was Logan. A few days ago, I posted him posing in full fleece ... This is what he sheared out into:
Also, he still looks like a total rock-star. That, to me, is even more impressive than the color change. (He is harlequin, after all -- they're supposed to change color.) How many not-quite-one-year-old cria do you know of who still look kickin' right after shearing?
Fiber photos to follow ... I need to figure out how to photograph super-dark fleeces. They aren't as easy as the lights.