so they get trimmed. We have a couple woolly packers, and they get clipped every year. I shear for other folks, though, and
most of the llamas I help are animals that, for whatever reason, haven't been shorn in a couple years (or more) These are usually untrained llamas, so I try to clip quickly.
I tried electric clippers, but I like to leave a good couple inches of wool on the llama, and it's too difficult to keep an even cut. (for me, anyway) Electric ones work great if you're shearing close to the skin, but I don't like to do that. So I have used scissors and sheep shears, and when I finally tried Jakoti shears, I knew there was no going back. They are lightweight, and the spring action is really easy on the hands. They are incredibly sharp, and hold their edge for a long time. I have used them to cut horses' bridle paths as well. They are made in Greece, and imported from the UK. The workmanship is excellent, and they hold up to being thrown around and getting knocked in the dirt. I'm please to say that we now carry them in our store here. $42 each, plus $5.95 shipping.