Classic Llama Stud Service

Lost Creek Llamas currently provides
Stud Service
to the following Classic males:

 

Lost Creek Troubadour

Troubadour is a reasonably-sized, solid working llama with a standard Classic coat (heterozygous). He is an excellent choice for producing working llamas with level heads; his offspring all have his balanced proportions, excellent pasterns and charismatic disposition. Troubadour is unrelated to heavily-used packing bloodlines, providing an oucross option for many breeders' valued females. Troubadour's dam and paternal granddam had outstanding maternal traits.

Troubadour is available by private treaty only. Contact us by email to discuss your situation and goals.

Download a copy of Troubadour's registration and pedigree HERE.

NOTE: Troubadour is already booked (on an exchange lease) for most of 2019.

 

~ ~ ~ NONE of our other males are available for outside breedings ~ ~ ~

 

Up and coming from Lost Creek Llamas!

Hi Trl The Duke

Duke possesses a mid-length Classic coat and represents multiple generations of nothing but the-real-deal-original classic gene pool — no little woollies, no imports, no alpaca, no crossbreeding for bucks.

Duke brings a balanced body and larger frame, level head, a high level of "try", and substantial bone to the table; with all these strengths, he can improve on many females without risk of losing good traits. Duke's granddam was exceptionally long lived; females on both sides of his pedigree have excellent maternal traits.

After he is mature, trail-proven, and proven as a breeder, we eagerly anticipate offering Duke at stud by private treaty.

Download a copy of Duke's registration and pedigree HERE.

NOTE: Duke is a grandson of both Hi Trl Commander Spock and Black Thunder. We do not breed closer than a 3.125% COI on outside stud services because we do cannot possibly have the appropriate level of intimate knowledge about the female's traits, attributes, and flaws. (We will not breed closer than 6.25% COI in our own herd for ANY reason.)

If your female has just one of these two animals (Hi Trl Commander Spock OR Black Thunder) as a grandparent, she qualifies for Duke (this is a 3.125% COI pairing — the resulting offspring will have one common great-grandparent).

However, if your female has either of these two as a parent, OR has one as a grandparent plus the other anywhere in her pedigree, those situations would result in more than the 3.125% COI threshhold, and a be disqualifier.

We project Duke will be available for stud service beginning in 2021. We suggest making tentative bookings at least 1-2 years in advance — especialy if you are interested in a breeding lease. Contact us by email to discuss your situation, goals, and timeline.

Because ...

Duke is one of two llamas that every visitor wants to breed their females to! The other one is ...

 

Lost Creek Carhartt

Carhartt is a phenomonally energetic, tall, and leggy fellow whose presence has screamed STUD!!! to everyone like no other ... right from the day he was born.

Carhartt has the highly desireable standard (short-short) Classic coat. Because both parents also have the standard Classic coat, he has a 50% chance of being homozygous (we'll know one way or the other after he's had enough offspring). If he is homozygous, 100% of his offspring will inherit his coat length and seasonal shedding.

Carhartt's dam and granddam have outstanding maternal traits in all areas, and they consistently pass those genes to their offspring.

Carhartt is exceptionally tough and focused (like grandsire Sky Rocket, PLTA MPL ... but on steroids!). Between his physical endowments and his uncommon-but-researchable-proven-performance genetic background, it's clear that Carhartt is poised to be the best outcross choice to upgrade nearly any packing and pack-breeding-stock female in the nation. There is no other Sky Rocket line male that's any better, and none with the standard Classic coat.

After he is mature, trail-proven, and proven as a breeder, we plan to make Carhartt available at stud by private treaty.

Download an annotated copy of Carhartt's registration and pedigree HERE.

Our projection is that Carhartt will be available for stud service beginning in 2023, although we may consider 1-2 outside breedings for 2022. We suggest making tentative bookings at least 2-3 years in advance — especially if you are interested in a breeding lease. After Carhartt is well-proven as a breeder, we may decide to sell breeding interests, and to end most or all outside stud services at that time.

If you are interested in breeding to Carhartt, contact us by email to discuss your situation, goals, and timeline so you won't get left out of the loop.

 

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"Private treaty" means the terms vary according to the situation — the number of females involved, whether we can (and want to) breed to a stud you own during the same time period, who is going to deal with the bother of the actual breedings, who is going to deal with transportation, and other variables.

"Private treaty" does NOT mean "if you have to ask, you can't afford it." It means that in a world where true, working Classic llamas are scarce, genetic backgrounds often too similar within a geographical region, and distances between farms significant, every situation is so different that a set pricing structure is not practical.

For individual breedings, we require right-of-first-refusal to any resulting offspring.

For season breeding leases, we may require right-of-first-refusal, but are most compelled to consider situations where we have the opportunity to add different and useful genetics to our own breeding herd, whether through a stud swap (mutual season breeding lease) or in trade for a individual llama we particularly like. (Warning — we are exceptionally picky. The quality of what you offer in trade can make or break your bid.)

 

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We used to enthusiastically provide links to other farms' proven working Classic studs, but have stopped doing so for a number of reasons.

• A search for "classic llama stud" on the internet will now yield many hits, some of which will actually be Classic llamas. Even though most of those are still NOT Classic, a current search is still more useful than possibly outdated links.

• People who can accurately identify Classic llamas therefore don't need us to help them find a "short list" of potentially good Classic studs.

• People who can't accurately identify Classic llamas will typically be turned down by those we would recommend, so we'll let everyone share in that dirty work!