Category Archives: Mini Llamas

My beautiful Argentinian mini llamas, both studs. Santiago is full Argentine, and Amore’ is half Argentine.

Spring is here!

Spring is finally here to stay it seems, after a loooong winter. I can’t believe my last post was  “Happy New Year”. Slacker! Well, rest assured I haven’t been idle. It’s been a very busy winter.
Have gotten some interior projects out of the way, more on that later, re-organized the craft room, and other bits and pieces in the re-organize and simplify your life department.
The car has gotten some needed updates, new brakes front and rear, with the regular standard oil changes.

Last fall the bucks were busy making babies, and we’ve had some wonderful news in that department. The 2 does we had staying for a couple of weeks, Tryggur and her friend YoYo, have now given birth to beautiful healthy babies.
Tryggur and Baldur managed to come up with a gorgeous set of quads, of which 3 were doelings. I knew I should have never given up that girl. First freshening she had triplets (2 doelings and a buckling that unfortunately didn’t make it) and now the 2nd freshening quads! Way to go my girl. Yes, I still call her my girl. She is growing into a solid foundation doe.
YoYo and Gjallarson came out with a very cute set of twin doelings. That’s a good start for Gjallarson. He knows how.
Gjallarson had a second visit by Chevy, which was a quick drive-by. Timing was perfect and they were done in an hour or so. From what I understand from Chevy’s owner, she is showing all signs of pregnancy, but not due until end April/early May. We’re waiting in anticipation.

Baldur was 2 years old yesterday, and growing into an amazing young man. I’d have to say he has it all.

This is how they're supposed to look!

This is how they’re supposed to look!

Gjallarson is looking good and has been growing well through the winter. He is a spitting image of his dad Dragonfly SB Gjallar.

Handsom young man with great potential.

Handsom young man with great potential.

Snorri didn’t see any action, but maybe we’re saving the best for the next season. 🙂 He is growing and developing very nicely, although a bit different than his brother Gjallarson.

I might not be the biggest, but I compensate with big personality!

I might not be the biggest, but I compensate with big personality!

I have to say I miss the birthing season a lot, not having any pregnant girls, but also know I have my limits. There just isn’t the time. However I’m lucky enough to follow at least some of them.

Santi and Amore are amazing. Now I’m just waiting for shearing time, so I can get my hands on their gorgeous fiber. It’s incredible soft and luscious. Not at all like the standard llama fiber, that tends to be more on the coarser side. Santi is the most laid back and patient guy. Very gentle. Amore is more spunky, and not as trustful as Santi, yet he’s very sweet.
I got my blades and cutters back from sharpening, and we’re ready to go when time comes. I’m thinking early/mid May. It all depends on the weather.

It's gonna be hot soon enough, and we need a good shear.

It’s gonna be hot soon enough, and we need a good shear.

Other than that, the list is long on updates and reinforcements to the barn and gates. These guys might be “small” but oh so powerful.
Will try to keep things more up to date, and I have to find a way to redo this blog to where I want it. I’m also working on adding more information on www.friggsgoats.com and redo some of it. However since computer time is not something I really enjoy, it tends to end at the bottom of the pile.

Now I’m heading outside, enjoying a gorgeous day, with plenty projects at hand.

Argentinian mini llamas

I am so very excited to have obtained these two magnificent mini llama males, Argentine Santiago and TFF Amore’ Magnifico. Santi is full Argentine and Amore’ is half Argentine.
The reason I decided to go with Argentinians after some research, is because of several things. Their fiber is extremely dense and fine, and they have coverage from “top to bottom”, i.e. tip of the ears to between their toes. The fiber is very consistent, and so most of it can be used. They have somewhat of a stocky build, compared to a regular llama. Their legs and feet are big. Their face is also a bit different, being a bit more triangular. All in all they are very athletic looking, you might say the bodybuilders of the llama world. 🙂 Then you have their personality, which is very sweet and mellow, and they are very intelligent. They look like teddy bears and have personality to go with it. I have fallen completely in love! Gorgeous animals in every way possible.
They have settled in very well, and get along great with the bucks.

Both Argentine Santiago and TFF Amore’ Magnifico are available for breeding here at the farm, and both are ILR registered.

And now, let me introduce…. (drum roll)

Argentine Santiago DOB 10-7-03 Height 37.2″
Argentine Sarmiento x Argentine Naranja
Argentine Santiago
Santi is close to perfection in my eyes, and as Gayle says: he just gets better with age. Handsome, mellow, good natured and very gentle and loving with the girls during breeding. He has a nice list of gorgeous quality cria to his credit. He is also wooly to the max. I can’t wait to shear him next year.

TFF Amore’ Magnifico DOB: 06-09-09 Height 37.5″
Kobra’s Argentine Toro x DLL Georgegirl
TFF Amore' Magnifico
I think his name says it all: superb coloring, very striking presence and a good natured young man. He competed at the 2010 Virginia Classic in both Miniature and Argentine divisions. He ribboned in both divisions and brought home 3rd in Top Five Argentine Males against the “Big Boys”. According to Gayle, there isn’t any fiber on this young man that isn’t totally exquisite, except of course his “skid plate”. There are shades of brown, taupe, grey, white and cream, and all so very soft. In addition his staple length is extraordinary. With tons of superior genetics, it doesn’t get much better than this. I’m waiting with anticipation for shearing day.
I still need to get some good pictures of him, to really show him off. He is striking!

I’m working on a new section on the blog for these guys, so stay tuned for more info and updates.