Although we are retired from professional llama breeding and now focus on llama trekking and llama training, we have thoroughly enjoyed breeding, rearing and training llamas over the past 16 years. At one time we had 30 llamas but now we maintain a small herd of castrated male and female llamas which we use primarily for trekking and training. Llamas are by nature very inquisitive animals and will often follow us and our dogs all round the fields when we are working to check what we are doing. They communicate by humming gently to each other and should something warrant attention they will sound an alarm call to alert the whole herd.We get a an enormous amount of pleasure from just sitting and watching the llamas go about their daily routines (they are very much animals that like to follow a set routine). It is lovely to watch when the cria (babies) are a couple of days old and realise they can run and so they will suddenly dash all over the fields at full pelt just for the fun of it, or when the slightly older cria decide they want to play with the adults and jump up at them as they are grazing and tease them mercilessly until they play with them which can result in the whole herd, young and old alike, running round the fields enjoying themselves. Or, when the sun starts to set and the young cria all sit down next to their mums and all hum softly to each other to provide reassurance that all is well with their world.Apart from being an enjoyable and relaxing pastime, spending a lot of time watching the llamas also provides us with a wealth of invaluable information as to the state of the herd as a whole, any changes in behavioural patterns of any individuals, the status of individual males and females within the herd, and very importantly it also allows us to spot any potential health issues and injuries very quickly. All our llamas are of the Ccara and Curaca type (commonly know as Classic llamas) and have short or medium length coats. Whilst many people see long and/or heavily fibred coats of the Tampada and Lanuda type as desirable, these coats can take an enormous amount of time to maintain and keep in good condition and in most cases, unless shorn, this means that the llama can be more prone to overheating in the hot summer months of France and particularly if being used for trekking with a pack (due to the pack and restraining straps compacting the fibre against the llamas body and not allowing the loose fibres and air to create a natural barrier against the heat and the underside of the body to expel body heat. Our ex-stud male Yoda who is a typical classic, has never had to be shorn in over 17 years even when temperatures here have gone as high as 37 degs.We hope that when you visit or stay with us, you will derive as much pleasure as we do from watching and interacting with the llamas.
Llama Trekking in France, Llama Training Courses in France
Llama Trekking in France, Llama Training Courses in France & Llamas for sale in France