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Longmire

 

Hi Trl Longmire

ILR # 289697

male  b. 09.04.2016

Hi Trl Commander Spock x BBR Malinda

Longmire is a character with endless energy that spouts off like a geyser! Gwen is working with him with the goal of maturity and self-control to come about together — Longmire does need to learn control for everyone's safety, yet we don't want to stifle his energy and enthusiasm. Longmire is mighty fond of "llama cookies", and (duh) hates to stand still for too long.

Longmire appears to have a mid-lenth Classic coat, and he certainly has many generations of successful packers behind him. We expect him to excel on the trail ... and we're definitely looking forward to getting that energy harnessed to some packing gear in a few years.

Longmire and his yearmate Duke are very much bonded (well, for now — they're both intact males, and testosterone has a way of destroying those relationships). They're a good team, each with different strengths. Longmire is the happy-go-lucky comedian of the pair — life is meant to be enjoyed!

Miranda is Longmire's full sister and Fiona is also rather closely related, but otherwise Longmire is an outcross both to the rest of our breeding herd and to many packing llamas in the area. In the interest of maintaining genetic diversity in the pack llama gene pool as a whole, we'll be offering Longmire at stud once he's mature enough to handle himself and has proven his merit on the trail.

We were supposed to buy Longmire's 2014 full brother, Cooper — but a month before pickup, Cooper died of a bizarre and rare cancer. Longmire was born shortly afterwards, his dam's last (and 14th) offspring at the age of 21. Longmire's existence was a very fortunate turn of events for our breeding herd after a terrible tragedy, and we are grateful to have him as part of our llama family.

Another "theme" name from Highline Trail Llamas — 2016 males were named for tough western characters; "Longmire" refers to fictional character Walt Longmire, sheriff of equally fictional Absorka County in Wyoming. We find the name awkward, but Longmire knows his name and so he keeps it.