We currently have six Llamas, Polo, Blackjack, Merlin, Mr McGee, Leo and Jazz and two Alpacas, Midnight and Logan (A Alpaca who thinks he is a Llama) making up our Trekking team. See below for more information about them all.
Jazz is the old lady of the Group, we don’t quite know how old she is but we think she is over twenty, so she is semi retired. Jazz only started trekking in 2012 when she lost her ﬁeld companion and we didn’t want to leave her in the ﬁeld on her own. She is ver big but also very calm and friendly, she loves a cuddle.
Blackjack (2008) has been part of the trekking team since he was about 10 months old.. Although he loves to go out on walks he is a bit stand of ish. He likes to be at the back of the group whilst on a trek He will usually tackle any new obstacle before the rest of the group.
Polo (2008) is a star! he is calm and very friendly he is also a striking looking llama. He also walks very well and is easy to halter in the paddock. Polo took to carrying a pack without any fuss, in fact it only took one days training.
Merlin (2012) has been with us since he was about eight months. Merlin is Steve’s Llama and we don’t usually hand him over to anyone else. He is a little more difﬁcult to handle but he is a great lead llama. Merlin likes to walk out front and the rest of the team are happy to follow him. Merlin is happy to eat from your hand.
Midnight is one of our female Alpacas who has won many Rosettes at local and regional shows. Unfortunately she is unable to breed so she is now in the Trekking team. She loves to go out for walks and loves a cuddle, she is a bit of a favourite and very pretty.
Mr Mcgee along with Leo came to us in Nov 2014 when they were just over 12 months old. They have never been separated so are always together on our walks. They are both trained to carry packs and will be able to carry a full pack this summer (2016) Mr Mcgee’s breed is known as Woolly Llamas which means he has a much heavier coat then the others and need to be clipped more often to make carrying a pack more comfortable.
Leo along with Mr Mcgee came to us in Nov 2014 when they were just over 12 months old. They have never been separated so are always together on our walks. They are both trained to carry packs and will be able to carry a full pack this summer (2016) Leo’s breed is known as Woolly Llamas which means he has a much heavier coat then the others and need to be clipped more often to make carrying a pack more comfortable.
Logan (2010) an Alpaca who thinks he’s a llama, he was the ﬁrst male cria born when we ﬁrst started our Alpaca herd. Logan put himself into the trailer one day when we where loading the llamas, so he came along and has been trekking ever since. He is calm and easy to handle and once he gets to know you will happily accept cuddles. Logan is a favourite with Adults & Children as he isn’t as big as the Llamas so it is a little less daunting if you aren’t used to big animals.