MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kiya Cauffman, 13, is accustomed to the stares she receives when she leads her 4-H project into the Berkeley County Youth Fair.
After all, a llama may be a common sight in Peru, but in Berkeley County, the animal stands out among the steers, sheep, hogs and goats.
The 51st annual Berkeley County Youth Fair begins Monday and continues through Friday.
This will be the fourth year Cauffman has taken a llama to the fair as her 4-H project.
Cauffman is one of about 20 members of the Swan Pond 4-H Club.
"4-H just gives you a feeling of teamwork and togetherness," Cauffman said.
Two of the llamas were a Christmas gift from her parents to her and her sister, Kija, several years ago.
Their three llamas share a pen on the Cauffmans' 65-acre farm with the family's horses.
Cauffman will be taking the family's newest llama, 2-year-old Shana.