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Monday, March 16, 2009

Llama-riffic!

What a day! Exhausting, but very rewarding. Today we picked up our final llama pair to round out our herd to 6. We are the proud owners of RTC Black Eyed Pea and RTC Kahalua. They both originated from RTC Llama Ranch in Nebraska. Black Eyed Pea is the daughter of FFF Chiri Colipe, who was a suri silky llama stud. Kahalua is the son of Argentine Fresco, also a suri silky. Neither of the two llamas we bought is a suri silky, but they should both carry the trait, I believe. I'm a plant genetics person, not a llama genetics person, so experts, please step in to correct me if I'm wrong!

We also brought home a 3rd Jacob ewe, but I'll save her for another post. Right now, we are exhausted after a busy weekend and I can barely keep my eyes open to complete this post!

Here is a picture of Kahalua!

Here he is taking a short run!

Here is Black Eyed Pea!

Here they are running together. What a beautiful pair of llamas. Stay tuned for more stories on these two!

We've decided to name Black Eyed Pea after a suggestion from a good friend of mine, so Michelle in Raleigh, you should know that she is now Dolly Llama! We are still working on a name for Kahalua, because we're not sure about using his official name as his usual name.

15 comments:

d/iowa said...

omg i am dying over here and can't wait to meet all the peeps on your farm. i've got my mud friendly boots ready!

Totally Timmy said...

Oh they are so beautiful. If I wasn't moving in the fall I would have sheep, alpacas and Llamas

Handmade Sunshine said...

How lovely they are! I want to visit you and your farm too! Pick me! Pick me!

Mom L said...

The llamas are gorgeous! Wish I could be there with Diane this week! I've only been up close and personal with 1 lovely llama - years ago. His dad was known as Llama Lloyd here in Georgia, and raised pack llamas because they could go on most hiking trails that didn't allow horses.

I assume you baptized the new livestock trailer?

Nancy

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Kahalua Kenny
Dolly and Kenny, a famous singing pair

Kahalua Quint, Quince, Nombre, Sundance, Woodrow,

I've never had a llama but love 'em. can't wait to see babies.

Ishtar said...

Oh, they're stunning! I love llamas, but there aren't many to adopt here in West Africa, lol!

Kara said...

They are beautiful. What is your animal count now?

angie said...

aha! the livestock trailer purchase now makes a lot of sense!

girlwithasword said...

they're gorgeous!! congrats!

frolicnfibers said...

Congratulations Claire. What a gorgeous couple!

Alpaca Granny said...

They are so handsome!
I'll bet you can't just load them into a van to go places like I can do with my alpacas.
Maple

Mare said...

Oh! They are gorgeous! I LOVE their colors...Lucky Llamas!!! :)

Amy ~ 12 Acres said...

They are BEAUTIFUL! And I love Black Eyed Pea's name. I think it fits perfectly.

Yellow Jacket Ridge Angoras said...

They are just beautiful!!!!

Jennifer said...

How about Tony Llama? Congrats on the new llamas, they are both beautiful!