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Alpacas take over the Fair and Expo Center

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) –Hundreds of alpacas are on display at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The Alpaca Owners and BreedersAssociation kicked off their show Friday night with an alpaca costume contest.

Breeders from across theUnited States will be at the fairgrounds all Memorial Day weekend showing offtheir animals.

Stuart Ray has an alpacafarm in Louisville and said it has been a great job for him for a decade, "It'sbeen an outstanding business. The animals have retained value and we breed fortheir quality and their fleece characteristics."

The fleece from alpacas isused to make material for a number of different products some said its just assoft and warm as cashmere.

The alpaca show kicks offevery morning at 8 a.m. with free admission.

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