It was so long that he needed to be shorn by hand.
I actually really like hand sheering - perhaps because I'm not the one doing the sheering. It leaves a raggy looking coat for a few days, but after a week, he looked far better than he would have with the electric sheers. The animals seem to feel comforted by the hand sheering whereas the machine scares the spit right out of them.
Isn't he a handsome boy? Not sure who's happier in this photo. Well, it's not the jealous alpacas in the background, that's for sure.