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Lost Creek Harlequinn

 

ILR # 294102

female  b. 7-19-2020

Lost Creek Troubadour x Hi Trl Miranda

Harlequinn is just a whole lot of fun! She gets her people-person disposition from dad and her crazy energetic antics from mom. And of course she has an amazing paint job. None of that helps carry a pack, but as has been pointed out, it costs the same to feed a pretty (or friendly) llama as a plain (or grumpy) one.

We bred Harlequinn to be a packer, and she shows all the necessary physical traits of a strong sound body and high energy. What Harlequinn didn't get was the Classic coat we strive for in our own breeding stock — in fact, she is her sire's woolliest offspring by far ... which we did not expect, especially not from Miranda. She is also rather small — her sire's smallest ever, and something we DEFINITELY didn't expect out of nearly-48" Miranda!

From Harlequinn's perspective, as long as she has people in her life, room to zoom, and a confident llama friend, she's a happy camper — she would be just as happy in a pet-companion or 4H home. Because Harlequinn has good packing potential but has some strong opinions about whether she should be required to do things that weren't already her idea, we will get her started on her packing-specific skill lessons as she becomes ready for them so we can either set her up for success or determine that is not a suitable career (again, setting up a successful placement).

Harlequinn does show most of the requisite traits for a successful guard, but it will take several more years for us to determine whether that could be a suitable career for her.

Because Harlequinn's life outlook is pretty complicated, we will sell her as a nonbreeder. A responsible breeder would not want to make more complicated llamas; people who don't understand why they shouldn't do that have no business making more llamas, and we won't enable them.

We are most likely to retain Harlequinn until 2023 or 2024, but we might match Harlequinn with a qualified person or family from our waiting pool whose needs truly mesh with her personality and preferences. If you are interested in Harlequinn, be sure to include detailed information about your situation.

Harlequinn looked like a harlequin from the moment she was born — a clown in an appropriate outfit! It turns out that the name "Harlequin" (with a single "n") is a protected name in the registry, so the registrar appended a second "n" and we've left it that way as the best possible solution.