Our breeding stud male llamas
We currently have 14 breeding stud males on the farm. Rossi and Benito were imported from a specialist camelid breeder in Switzerland in 2010 , who carefully selects and imports top quality llamas from South America. Tarabucco, and Rubio de Oro joined us the same year , coming from one of Europes top breeders in Northern Italy who also imports many wonderful woolly llamas from Chile. Jago is home bred, the son of Benito and one of our loveliest Italian girls, Lunara de Oro , and his first cria were born in 2015. Also joining us in 2015 from a second importation from Italy were Nahuel del Sur , a proven Argentine stallion originally imported from Chile, and young Limon, born in 2014, and we have high hopes that Limon will become a future stud here at Watertown . 2016 saw the arrival of two more exciting new prospects, one being Cinzano , an adult llama from Switzerland , who started work that summer, so we are excitedly looking forward to meeting his first crias in 2017 The other new import in 2016 was young Samu , just 6 months old at the time , from Italy , so it will be quite some time before we see any progeny from this little man but he is growing fast ! 2017 has also seen an exciting importation of 6 llamas from the USA and Canada , including one full and two half Argentines and three suri males who have already started work , creating more crias for 2018 !
Cinzano is the newest recruit to our team , and was kept in an adjacent paddock for his quarantine period , but was able to communicate with the other males over the fences. Nevertheless there were still some adjustments to be made to the pecking order once we opened the gate and let the boys run together !
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