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Hi Trl Fiona


ILR # 288647

female  b. 08-27-2015

Hi Trl Daniel Jackson x BBR Freckles

Fiona is energetic and very exuberant — a goat in a llama body! We both enjoy Fiona greatly, but she and Gwen "have a thing" for each other.

Normally we would not accept a llama such as Fiona into our breeding herd — her typical curaca coat density and minimal shedding coupled with an ambling gait are several significant steps in the wrong direction from our breeding goals. However, Fiona also has several outstanding working attributes that are neither adequately prominent nor from adequately diverse genetic sources in our select group of breeding females. Serendipitously, we finally have an excellent stud prospect — Lost Creek Ranger Koa — who has a strong genetic background in exactly the traits needed to counter Fiona's phenotypic drawbacks while maintaining her essential working attributes ... and Fiona's most outstanding traits counter Koa's few deficits as well.

We look forward to offering Fiona's contributions to the serious-and-extreme segment of the pack llama community someday (we won't breed her until at least spring 2020), and we will definitely be retaining some of her best for our next generation breeding stock as well.

Fiona loves all kinds of mental stimulation as long as she's in familiar surroundings. We suspect that as she matures, her confidence and thus penchant for adventure will increase. Fiona is also pretty impressed with our green grass ... that is, when her active mind will "chill" enough for Fiona to chow down!

Sondra Ellis liked to name their llamas by themes; for females, she often selected names that began with the same letter as their dams. In our experience, this often results in a mismatch between name and llama, but because we already know a rather bouncy, lively Fiona, this was a hit!