We Love Camelids!

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    littlesparrow11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody out there have alpacas? I have 4, and I just love them [​IMG]
     
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    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Add Llamas to the thread and maybe we can get others in!!! If you and I keep talking, others might notice.

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    Crazy boys a couple weeks ago They have shelter but decided to play in the snow.
     
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    littlesparrow11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cute boys! Are they related?
    My girls also like to play in the snow, they go for a pronking lap almost every single evening [​IMG]
     
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    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Yeah! Camelids!

    Nope they are not related. Meet the herd:
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    Ladyhawke and Sonora - the first two we got. We had them bred but only Ladyhawke took.

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    Denalli with mom last spring.

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    Poteau is the new boy we got. Gelded and now Uncle Poteau is babysitting Denalli.

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    Flaming Star.

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    Star's mom Shaboom.

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    Denalli will be a year old next month. He has grown fast. He is very curious. That is one of our cats, Chupacabre (Chupe for short.)
     
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    Hello everyone! I have a llama named Doc, who I show for fun. He got 1st in breed and reserve in performance last year at the county fair! I started showing him as a Baby, some 5 years ago. Seince then he has really improved.
     
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    Hi! That is great. Maybe I'll get some training tips from you! All of mine, except the baby, were in a breeding herd and were not hands led much. I have no training experience so I feel very over my head some days. :th
     
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    Beautiful llamas Puddin Fluff! Love the name Shaboom [​IMG]
    Watermelon, that's awesome! I used to train and show alpacas for my in-laws' farm... the shows are a lot of fun!

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    My baby, Amity

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    Melody and Lucy the llama

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    Melody again, with Raspberry (black) and Sparrow peeking out from behind the wall
     
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    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Beautiful sparrow!! We'd like Alpacas but they are so expensive. They are all the rage now so the price has gone sky hi. Kind of like llamas in the late 80s 90s.

    Once our weather warms up a bit, I have got to get back to working on some handling stuff with the herd. They don't need the weather warmer, but I do. At times my hands get so cold (even with gloves) I can't buckle the halters so I just gave up until the weather improves.

    You'll have to give me some training tips. I have been reading Marty McGee but things on paper don't always translate to real life situations and each has their own distinct personality, so it has to be slightly different for each one. Poteau has been previously handled more than the others except for Ladyhawke. Poteau is pretty laid back and I think he will be my easiest to work with overall.
     
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    Thanks! I was lucky enough to be able to adopt some of mine- Melody and Raspberry are non-breeders (Melody's reproductive plumbing is incomplete and Raspberry has milk issues)

    I hear you about training in the cold temps- I have poor circulation & my hands freeze up so quickly, it's hard to get much done outside.

    I've had a good bit of training experience, but I usually start working with the crias when they are about 3 weeks old- so it might not all translate well into working with adults. But feel free to ask me questions, I'd be happy to help [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know. I think the teaching techniques will probably translate at any age, just might take more reps for the older ones who are set in their ways.
     

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