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Lost Creek Troubadour

 

ILR # 274896

male  b. 12-7-2007

JD’s Cappuccino x Ramblin’ Rosie

Troubadour has matured at 43.25", and has finally gotten his weight under control at 330 pounds.

Troubadour is proving to be his parents’ son — inquisitive, mellow, very much a “people person,” and definitively classic in physique, temperament, and coat. Now that Troubadour is mature, he doesn't care who he works with — all humans are good stuff.

Troubadour is a real joy as a companion — to us and to his pasturemates! He did not inherit his father’s excellent gaits, however (it’s a complex genetic trait, and his dam is as opposite of “ideal” as it gets). We were originally going to geld him outright on that basis, but our ongoing search for breeding stock has made us appreciate that Troubadour is better in almost every other critical way than what we’re able to find “out there”, and he’s also potentially a better match for some of our females (who fortunately do have top-notch gaits) than any other options available to us at this time.

Although Troubadour’s gaits will tend to make him require more conditioning than is ideal particularly when he passes into middle age (that's late teens for Classic llamas), there's nothing stopping him from excelling at medium-duty packing (as we define it — that's actually beyond what most people require). Because he is otherwise so excellent, we decided to retain Troubadour as a stud, and have not regretted it.

Troubadour's first two offspring have given us no untoward surprises, and both have Troubadour's delightfully interactive and steady disposition. One even has the elusive (and genetically recessive) trot!

Troubadour is available for outside breedings by private treaty. Contact us by email if you are interested in using Troubadour to breed with your packing females.

A troubadour was a medieval entertainer, talented in music, poetry, and often other arts. Some of the troubadours traveled continuously, but generally each was employed by a particular court. Our Troubadour is certainly talented and suited for interaction and the entertainment facet of the llama world.

Meet Troubadour's offspring: