I get this response all the time, llamas why would you raise llamas? Llamas for me began when I was 11 years old, they are such interesting animals, very curious, beautiful yet different and have a calming effect when you are around them. They are quiet and very easy on pastures. Their padded hooves do not make your pasture's a mess and they "potty" in set areas. I am blessed with a beautiful view from my house and just watching them gives me pleasure. Llamas are easy to care for, a low maintenance livestock. They are perfect for hobby farms and families. Our llamas are socialized at a young age, halter trained by weaning age and lead, many of them take treats. All of our llamas receive routine health care, high quality forage and have a clean source of water. Yes, llamas can spit but not typically at humans, unless they have been mistreated or you happen to be in the cross fire from a pregnant female spitting off a male. We shear them every spring and harvest the wool. The wool is very warm and soft and has no lanolin. It is great for our customers with wool allergies. Llamas are also used for guard animals and pack animals plus their manure makes excellent fertilizer.
Raising Llamas since 1991. Why Purchase a Llama From Us?
We work with all of our buyers to find the right llama for their needs and offer mentor-ship and will answer any questions that you have. Many of our buyers have become longtime friends as they share our same passions for raising llamas. Our selection of breeding stock has created beautiful animals with correct conformation, that move well. We focus on females that are easy birthers, have good mothering instincts and heavy milkers. We are very selective as to which males make it to the breeding pen. They make wonderful companions, show animals, herd guards and fiber producers. A llama's fleece is the ultimate end product for us and we strive to maintain and improve single coat density, luster, finesse and handle. We maintain the herd at about 25% suri type and 75% huacaya type fleeces. Our llamas are raised with miniature dairy goats and may come with guarding experience. All breeding stock or young animals sold for show/breeding stock come with a fertility guarantee. Package prices available.
Stone Crest's Dutches ILR # 291548 DOB 8/31/17 Argentine Spotted Obsession x D'Loryan's Ivy This 1/2 Argentine girl is extreme heavy wool, and loves people. She is always the first to come up and loves treats. She is great with kids and is on the smaller side. She is a dilute appaloosa out of 2 appaloosa parents. She has a willing to learn personality and has been started on performance by my 9 year old daughter. I would not suggest her as a guard llama as she doesn't seem interested in protecting. SOLD. We want to thank Derek and Amber Hughes for their purchase of Dutches.
Stone Crest's Dora ILR# 284765 DOB: 5-18-12 Argentine Necito x D'Loryan's Kahlula N Kream Dora got the best of both from her parents. The heavy fleece from her sire and the stretch and height from her dam. She is a great mother, with plenty of milk. We just weaned her cria, offering her with a breeding to Mystery's Timone. $SALE Pending
Some of Dora's offspring
Stone Crest's Murphy
ILR# 294753. DOB: 8/29/20 Murphy is a dilute appaloosa out of a colorful appy dam. He has heavy fleece coverage and nice bone. He has some of the Argentine look coming out from his dam side. TooMuffin is from Randy Cipriano's program from RTC Llama Ranch. His sire Mystery's Timone is a National Champion, and producer of many champion offspring. Sold Thanks you Kerry Walters and Family.