Shear joy! The Austrian alpacas given retro hairstyles at their annual shave

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The annual alpaca shearing is a ritual on the Austrian farm of Alpaca-Land. But this year, the furry animals were given a surprise, with a funky range of retro haircuts.

Alpacas are native to South America, but in certain climates they require a springtime shave to keep them comfortable and allow them to grow a new coat for winter.

The alpacas were given stylish new looks by Carina and Erwin Stadler on the farm near in Goeming, near Salzburg in western Austria.



As these pictures show, they were given a range of questionable cuts, from mullets to goatees.

The animals, closely related to llamas, are bred mainly for their fleeces. Five to ten pounds of hair is shaved off an adult alpaca every year.

Read more and see more pictures at DailyMail.co.uk.
 
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