Black Sheep Gathering

Black Sheep Gathering
BSG Wool Sale

Wool, Mohair and Alpaca
Show and Sale

BSG Contacts
2016 BSG Catalog
2016 Results
2017 Workshop Proposal Form
BSG Workshops
Workshop Registration
Livestock Show
Wool & Mohair Show
Fiber Arts Show & Contests
Schedule of Events
Travel and Lodging Info

2017 Marketplace Booth Applications

The Marketplace

2016 Vendor List

Exhibit Hall Floorplan

BSG Entry Forms

 

HELD IN THE EAST BUILDING
OF THE ANIMAL EXPO HALL

  • Entry fee: $6 for each fleece for show or for sale
  • Wool, Mohair & Alpaca Show Entry Form
  • All entries must be postmarked by June 3, 2016. For entries postmarked after June 3, 2016, the fee will be $12 for each fleece for show or for sale. No refunds.
  • All fleece must be entered in the name of the producer. An agent may enter and retrieve fleece with a letter from the grower. The show clerk will not accept mailed fleece.
  • Intake will begin at 1pm, Thursday, June 23. Fleece will be accepted for entry on Thursday and Friday at the clerk’s discretion. All entries must be in place by 9am Friday.
  • Judging begins 10am Friday. The wool sale for Class 00 also begins at 10am Friday.
  • Awards: ribbons will be awarded through 6th place.
  • Prizes will be awarded for Champion and Reserve Champion Natural Colored and White Fleeces. The perennial Black Sheep Cup, sponsored by the Black Sheep Newsletter, will be awarded to the winner of the Five Most Valuable Fleeces for Handspinning from a Single Producer. To be considered, growers must enter Class 32 and pay a separate entry fee of $10 (one fee, not per fleece).
  • A 10% handling fee will be collected on all fleeces sold at the wool and mohair sale.
  • All unsold fleece must be claimed by the producer or agent between 3:30–5pm Sunday, June 26, 2016. All fleece left behind will be destroyed.

WOOL, MOHAIR AND ALPACA SHOW RULES:

  1. All show fleeces will be judged on the basis of handspinning quality and character, stressing cleanliness, strength and uniformity.
  2. A fleece for show and sale must be properly rolled and placed in a clear plastic bag to be presented for show. No tied fleeces. Mohair fleeces do not have to be rolled.
  3. No fleeces with mothballs will be allowed in the show. Please air your fleeces extensively, as some people are extremely sensitive to these chemicals. The show chair reserves the right to eliminate these fleeces from the sale and show.
    The BSG Wool Show is a handspinners’ show. Handspinning characteristics of the fleece are the primary judging criteria. Judges reserve the right to carefully unroll fleeces. Fine wool fleeces may be rolled with paper liners to prevent sticking.

  4. Each entry must be tagged with a Black Sheep Gathering tag available at the check-in table. Clear plastic bags will be available for sale.
  5. Sellers will receive a signed original receipt.
  6. Participants are required to pick up unsold fleeces and must sign a release sheet at check out time on Sunday. If all fleeces have been sold, this may be done earlier as record-keeping allows. Participants will receive a check via mail for their fleece sales (less 10% handling fee), within 30 days of the BSG.
  7. Wool show judging is limited by time and space on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send entry form in as early as possible.
  8. Number of entries: Producers may enter up to 20 fleeces in the WOOL SHOW except for Class 00 which has no limit on entries. Entries Per Class: Producers may enter 4 (four) fleeces per class.
  9. Wool and Mohair will be accepted for table sale (Class 00: FOR SALE  ONLY).
  10. Class 00: the rule is “Buyer Beware” because they are not judged. However, many nice fleeces are entered in this class, and the BSG would like to continue to offer this marketing opportunity for producers. The committee chair, to maintain the standard of the show, will pull fleeces with wool rot or other extensive prob- lems. Class 00: For Sale Only Fleeces – sale will begin on Fri- day at 10am.

  11. Promotional materials may be inserted in fleeces only after judging except for Class 00 which may be included at the beginning of the sale.
  12. BSG Wool Show Committee Chair reserves the right to pull fleeces from the Wool Show and Sale upon the recommendation of the judge in order to maintain the recognized high standards of quality handspinning fleeces. Fleeces with wool rot, abnormal “vegetation” or other disqualifying issues will be pulled with a note provided as to the cause. Please see the chair-person at the registration table with fleeces that are questionable.

BSG Entry Forms

 

 


Wool Fleece Show

Wool Fleece Judge: Martin Dally
Lebanon, Oregon.

Martin Dally is a renowned judge and sheep breeder and a regular attendee of the Black Sheep Gathering. He was instrumental in introducing the Gotland Breed to the United States and has assisted many breeders in improving their flocks through the use of artificial insemination.

Martin has judged both animal and wool shows across the country, and makes his home in Lebanon, Oregon. We are very fortunate to have such a wealth of knowledge in the Willamette Valley, and welcome Martin as our judge for 2016.


This year, we are pleased to announce that we will host both the NCWGA and the Shetland National Shows. We have added four NCWGA classes and expect to have very large Shetland classes.

We have also added alpaca fleece to both the judged and for sale only shows. The same rules for entry apply. Please see additional information later in this catalog.

CLASSES:

  1. Solid natural colored common and braid wool (44s and coarser)
  2. Solid natural colored long wool (46s-50s)
  3. Solid natural colored medium wool (52s-58s)
  4. Solid natural colored fine wool (60s and finer)
  5. Variegated natural colored common and braid wool (44s and coarser)
  6. Variegated natural colored long wool (46s-50s)
  7. Variegated natural colored medium wool (52s-58s)
  8. Variegated natural colored fine wool (60s and finer)
  9. Purebred colored Romney.
  10. Purebred Lincoln
  11. Purebred Jacob
  12. Purebred colored Corriedale
  13. Purebred colored common and braid wool (44s and coarser)
    13N. NCWGA common and braid (44s and coarser)
  14. Purebred colored long wool (46s-50s)
    14N. NCWGA colored longwool (46-50s)
  15. Purebred colored medium wool (52s-58s)
    15N. NCWGA colored medium (52-58s)
  16. Purebred colored fine wool (60s and finer)
    16N. NCWGA colored fine (60s and higher)
  17. White common and braid wool (44s and coarser)
  18. White long wool (46s-50s)
  19. White medium (52s-58s)
  20. White fine (60s and higher)
  21. White Romney
  22. White Lincoln
  23. White Corriedale
  24. White Cormo
  25. White Merino
  26. Purebred white common and braid (44s and coarser)
  27. Purebred white longwool (46s-50s)
  28. Purebred white medium (52s-58s)
  29. Purebred white fine (60s and higher)
  30. Shetland yearling and younger
  31. Shetland mature
  32. Five Most Valuable Fleeces for Handspinning from a Single Producer. Each fleece will be judged on strength, elasticity, uniformity, breed characteristics, cleanliness and spinning quality. Exhibitor must preselect and indicate by an * in the class column, the five fleeces to be judged. A $10 one-time fee is required.
  33. 00. For Sale Only. This class is not judged and there is no limit on the number of entries. Fleeces with wool rot or other extensive problems will be pulled by the committee chair.

 

 

Mohair Fleece Judging

Mohair Fleece Judge: Stan Sours
Round Mountain, California

Stan has been breeding both white and natural colored Angora goats for 25 years and a number of champion, reserve champion and place winning goats have come from his farm. At Ferncrest Farm in Round Mountain, California, Stan and his wife Judy produce and market quality Angora goats, fleeces, rovings, yarns, pelts and spinning supplies throughout the United States and Canada. Stan brings a small scale farm perspective to the ring. Stan was a member of the Colored Angora Goat Record and was a founding member of the Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association (CAGBA). He is a certified inspector, inspector trainer and past president of CAGBA. Stan has judged several Angora goat shows including the Antelope Valley Fair, Lancaster, Califonia; the California State Fair, Sacramento, California; the Nevada State Fair, Reno, Nevada; the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby, Oregon; the Estes Park Wool Market, Estes Park, Colorado; and EAGMA’s (Eastern Angora Goat and Mohair Association) Angora goat shows at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, Berryville, Virginia.

CLASSES:

  1. White fall doe kid.
  2. White fall buck kid.
  3. White spring doe kid.
  4. White spring buck kid.
  5. White yearling doe.
  6. White yearling buck.
  7. White aged doe.
  8. White wether.
  9. Colored fall doe kid.
  10. Colored fall buck kid.
  11. Colored spring doe kid.
  12. Colored spring buck kid.
  13. Colored yearling doe.
  14. Colored yearling buck.
  15. Colored aged doe.
  16. Colored wether.

Alpaca Fleece Judging

Alpacas will be participating in the BSG in 2016. Alpacas and alpaca products will be located in Expo Hall #3. Alpaca fleeces may also be entered in the show and sale. All entries will follow the Wool and Mohair Show rules and be judged on the basis of handspinning quality and character, and luster/brightness, stressing cleanliness, strength and uniformity.

The Alpacas Association of Western Oregon will provide specialty awards for Judge’s Choice for Best Hand and Luster/ Brightness for each breed. Alpaca fleeces may also be entered in Class 00: For Sale Only Fleeces, and Class 32: Five Most Valuable Fleeces for Handspinning.


The classifications will be white, light-to-medium fawn, and dark. Class ages will be juvenile, yearling, and adult. If there aren’t enough entries for each class, the alpaca classes may be combined at the judge’s discretion.

Martin Dally will judge the Alpaca Fleece on Saturday after the Shetland classes and before presenting the Black Sheep Cup.

Alpaca Fleece Judge: Martin Dally
Lebanon, Oregon

Martin Dally is a renowned judge and sheep breeder and a regular attendee of the Black Sheep Gathering. He was instrumental in introducing the Gotland Breed to the United States and has assisted many breeders in improving their flocks through the use of artificial insemination.

Martin has judged both animal and wool shows across the country, and makes his home in Lebanon, Oregon. We are very fortunate to have such a wealth of knowledge in the Willamette Valley, and welcome Martin as our judge for 2016.


This year, we are pleased to announce that we will host both the NCWGA and the Shetland National Shows. We have added four NCWGA classes and expect to have very large Shetland classes.

We have also added alpaca fleece to both the judged and for sale only shows. The same rules for entry apply. Please see additional information later in this catalog.

CLASSES:

  1. Suri Juvenile (6 months to 365 days) white
  2. Suri Juvenile light to medium fawn
  3. Suri Juvenile dark
  4. Suri Yearling (1 year old) white
  5. Suri Yearling light to medium fawn
  6. Suri Yearling dark
  7. Suri 2+ years white
  8. Suri 2+ years light to medium fawn
  9. Suri 2+ years dark
  10. Huacaya Juvenile (6 months to 365 days) white
  11. Huacaya Juvenile light to medium fawn
  12. Huacaya Juvenile dark
  13. Huacaya Yearling white
  14. Huacaya Yearling light to medium fawn
  15. Huacaya Yearling dark
  16. Huacaya 2+ years white
  17. Huacaya 2+ years light to medium fawn
  18. Huacaya 2+ years dark

Black Sheep Gathering, Inc.
PO Box 51092, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 503-804-0014
blacksheepgathering@gmail.com