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I own llamas. Ask me anything
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any particular reason you decided to into llamas?
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>>2036869
I trained and showed them since I was 8. A family friend introduced me and I've loved them ever since
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>>2036865

Did you ever get with Jimmy's mom?
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Are alpacas better?
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The farm down the road from me had a few of those when I was growing up. They were always really friendly, but fucking loved dogs. Do you see that as a common occurrence, or were the owners just really good at socializing them early on? Also, I heard they need to be in groups of at least 2 or they get so depressed they die, is that true?
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>>2036874
Umm no
>>2036875
Alpacas have a more sheep like wool so it's more valuable than llama wool. But they are harder to train and tend to spit more so in my opinion no
>>2036876
Llamas can be extremely social if they are trained well. I have noticed llamas to love dogs and even cats. They easily attach themselves to any animal.
For example they can be used as guard animals to protect sheep chickens goats etc. They'll treat them like their own.
And yes if they don't have at least one companion they'll get extremely lonely. But they don't have to be kept with other llamas. They just need a herd to belong in
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>>2036865

Which one is named Tina? Do you have to yell at her to eat her food?
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>>2036885
We don't have a llama named Tina and they're all pigs who eat their food fine
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>>2036865
How profitable are they?
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>>2036882
Do you post on snapchat often?
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>>2036892
Depends on how you use them. Their wool can be a little profitable but not a good as sheep and alpaca wool. You can show them in professional shows and win money. If you have a breeding llama other people pay you to breed their llamas with yours. You can use them to guard other profitable livestock such as chickens and sheep. Also you can loan out their services. They are commonly used as pack animals on hikes and if you train them well enough you could run a business
>>2036894
No not really. Mostly just snapchat some friends. But I'll have a llama on my story every week or so
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>>2036895
Could you post some llama pictures please?
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>>2036897
Of course. Here's all the baby llamas (aka crias) born this fall
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>>2036899
How lovely
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>>2036902
Thanks!
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>>2036865
Are they nice towards humans as well? Like can you hug them and stuff?
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>>2036906
If they are trained when young they are completely friendly. Their personality can probably be related to that of a cat. They're curious but self sufficient. Sometimes they're more withdrawn other times they walk right up to you. All the ones I own are extremely friendly
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Would you say their as smart as a dog or cat? Do you yourself do anything with the fur or do you just sell it? Do they spit a lot?
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>Would you say their as smart as a dog or cat?
Mist definitely. They recognize their name you can teach them tricks and communicate with them. Very intelligent animals
> Do you yourself do anything with the fur or do you just sell it?
I have made stuff with it in the past but I'm not very good so I mostly just sell it
> Do they spit a lot?
Nit as much as alpacas. And they normally spit at other llamas while competing for food. Also just depends on their personality. Some spit more than others
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>>2036865
is their a risk of lamas killing people and/or eat their hands?
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>>2036928
CARRRLLL

No
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>>2036908
In your experience, what exotic animals get along best with llamas? Would you trust a grown llama to have a 5 year old ride him/her? Are they animals that can be trusted to take walks in public areas (parks, trails, etc)? How much land is the bare minimum for them to feel comfortable? And what the fuck am I reading about llamas spitting, that sounds so stupid and funny.
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Do they cuddle?
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>>2036932
Depending on the reply to this I may get a couple.
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>>2036932
>In your experience, what exotic animals get along best with llamas?
Im not sure about exotic but if introduced correctly a llama could get along with most animals ranging from cats to donkeys. Animals bigger than them are more difficult but not impossible
> Would you trust a grown llama to have a 5 year old ride him/her?
Well theoretically yes but llamas don't have the right bone structure for being ridden. They can pull carts though. But most of the llamas I've raised are perfectly safe around children.
>Are they animals that can be trusted to take walks in public areas (parks, trails, etc)?
Most definitely. Llamas are commonly used as pack animals. Many people put packs on their backs for hikes and they can carry 1/3 of their weight. But you must take at least 2 together because they get extremely nervous on their own. Llamas are even used as therapy animals so they are very safe
>How much land is the bare minimum for them to feel comfortable?
I'm not sure about exact numbers but you must have a fair amount of space for grazing. And you need a shelter for them too
>And what the fuck am I reading about llamas spitting, that sounds so stupid and funny.
Llamas are actually part of the camel family. So of course they spit. They're quite notorious for it. But they do t spit nearly as much as people assume they do. And it's not all that bad

The most harmful llamas van be is when they kick. But they don't kick unless you are messing with their back legs and they can be trained not to kick

>>2036933
Yes haha. Sometimes you can sit next to them while they're lying down and they'll rest their head in your lap. Or I lean against them while they're lying down

>>2036934
I would definitely recommend it. But do a lot of research beforehand

Pic related is one of my llamas. He is only a year old and is already very good around kids.
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>>2036947
>Hello, yes, this is my human. Isn't she lovely?
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>>2036950
Haha they have so many expressions
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>>2036947
>They can pull carts though.
Have you considered llama chariot racing? I just looked up llama chariots and it looks pretty great.
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Do they stink?
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>>2036968
All living creatures stink if you don't take proper care of them. Even humans. (especially humans)
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>>2036967
Sadly I haven't trained a llama to do that yet. I don't have a cart for them. But I wish
>>2036968
Well out in the open you can barely smell them. And of course their poop stinks. But I think they don't smell as bad as pigs and sheep. But honestly I've been around them for so long I don't even notice the smell anymore
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Do you have a favourite?
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>>2036973
Atm Granite is my favorite. I've trained him since he was a baby but I'm not gonna be able to show him because he's a breeding llama now and they get crazy around girl llamas. Pic is from when he was about 6 months old
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Stop making me want a Llama op
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And another pic of him. Sorry for side ways

>>2036976
Never
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>>2036947
Hmm, thanks for your response. They sound like fun animals. When my lab gets settled down I'll probably look into getting a pair of two or three. After watching a couple videos the spitting wasn't anywhere near as disturbing as I had in mind, but the way they shift their lower jaw drives me crazy.
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>>2036978
Llamas are a great pet. And 2 or 3 is a good number to have. And yeah. I've been spit on countless times. It just chewed up grass and it smells awful.
Fun fact about the jaw thing. They actually don't have upper teeth. So to chew the grind the grass up on the hard upper pallet. So they kinda have to slide their jaw side to side while chewing. Also as shown in the picture. Their upper lip is split so they kinda use their lips to pick up food. Its really cool
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Llamas always look so smug.
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>>2036988
They do. It probably have something to do with their lips haha
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>>2037003
Kek
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Thanks to whoever removed those posts
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>>2037019
Looks like some rats from other boards decided to come here to shitpost recently, just ignore them.

Your llamas are absolutely adorable by the way, thank you for sharing pics.
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What's the farthest you've traveled with your llamas? what was the travel for? Did you have fun?

Have you ever used your llamas to pick up chicks?
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llamas are cute. CUTE!
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>>2037036
Aww thanks and it's my pleasure
>>2037040
Well I travel with them to shows a cross the country. And I've taken a 5 mile hike with them. But nothing too hard core
And I'm a straight female so no. But I use llamas as a conversation starter a lot haha
>>2037041
Yes they are
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>>2036885
Kek
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>>2037044
If you get a llama that's too young do you run the risk of them bonding to humans and not being able to recognize themselves as a llama?

What is the for sure too young age for getting a llama, and are there llama backyard breeders to watch out for, the same as puppy mills?
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>>2037089
That is a serious risk most common in the male llamas. Its called berserk male syndrome where a llama has had too much socializing g with people that they treat people the same as other llamas. And boy llamas play roughly so they can be very dangerous to people if they think the people are llamas.

This only happens if they get a lot of attention within the first few months of Birth. You should start training them at 4-6 months. you'll be safe then
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Pic related
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>>2037100
I see, that's good to know.
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>>2037113
Forgot to answer your second question. I'm not really sure about that. I got all my llamas from a good friend and bred them on my own sooo. I feel like you'll be able to tell. Just see if the are raised in good conditions
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>>2037142
Haha that's a good one.

I'm off to bed. Will answer any and all questions in the morning
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>>2037044
Haha gotcha. Must be fun to travel with them. Do they take to it well?

I imagine it's a great conversation starter. Unique stuff like that usually is.

What's the vet bills like with em? Do you have stable hands to help keep up with the chores?
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>>2037194
Not asleep yet lol
>Haha gotcha. Must be fun to travel with them. Do they take to it well?
Yeah they're great in the trailer. Just have to stop every once in a while to stretch their legs

>I imagine it's a great conversation starter. Unique stuff like that usually is.
Definitely

>What's the vet bills like with em? Do you have stable hands to help keep up with the chores?
I give most regular medications myself making it a lot cheaper. I also have many years of experience with self medicating and treatments. Gelding (the llama equivalent of neutering) is only a couple hundred dollars so not bad.
And I board my llamas on a farm with about 30 others. So if I pitch in when needed the chores aren't too bad.
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>>2036865
Are is sex with them?
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>>2036899
did you know in south america they force llamas to abort and use the fetuses as magical fetishes? spooked the fuck outta me when i found out.
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>>2037226
No
>>2037278
Ew no I didn't. I k Ow they eat llamas in south america but not that
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got a bf?
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>>2036908
>>2036962
as soon as i saw the op i knew it was you. good to see you still around and llamaing. here is my question(s)- can a person of the appropriate weight ride a llama? can they be trained as a mount? have you ridden a llama? could i (being ~160 lbs)? is there profit to be made in llama farming? do they get along with other common livestock?
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>>2037575
Nope haha.
>>2037585
Well theoretically a llama can carry a third of their weight. And most llamas weight 30 - 400 lbs si they could carry a 100 lb person but. Unlike horses llamas have a very narrow back and centering a lot of weight on their back is bad for them. So no people don't ride llamas. But they could
When I was little I was standing over a llama while it was laying down and it stood up from under me. So I kinda rode a llama if that counts
A large llama could easily pull you in a cart. But no to riding
Yes there's a lot of profit. I go into depth about that here>>2036923 and>>2036947
Basically. You can make a profit out of their wool. Lease their services. Win competitions etc.
Also llamas are commonly used as guard animals. So basically you put them with a herd of sheep or chickens and the llama will protect them against predators like coyotes.

If you read the thread I've already said a lot of good info
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What would cause a llama to react like this?
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>>2037631
>those jumps
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>>2036865
Would you ever consider posting under the trip LlamaMomma?
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Probably a really stupid question but you mention llama aren't as profitable as alpaca. Why would people bother breeding llama over alpaca at all, then? Just because of temperament?
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>>2036947
Is this an agricultural fair? Which one?
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>>2037631
Well that looks like an alarm call. Google llama alarm call and you'll see they make really weird noises and sometimes jump.
>>2037643
Ummmm I'm not sure
>>2037648
Llamas are much larger than alpacas and can carry more weight which was their original purpose. Alpacas main purpose is their wool. But I believe llamas have more perks than alpacas
>>2037715
It's the state fair
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>>2036882
>For example they can be used as guard animals to protect sheep chickens goats etc.

See this is why I come to 4chan. Fucking guard llamas who would thunk?
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>>2036865
Do you play a lot of Sim City
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Could I train a llama to spit on command? What tricks could I teach a llama?

Also I request more derpy baby llamas.
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>>2037780
>thunk
Go back to school.
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>>2037780
Males are extremely territorial. Ya learn something new everyday
>>2037781
Nope. None at all
>>2037784
Umm not sure. There's one llama I know who would spit if you touched a certain part on his back if that counts
List of tricks
Jumping over a pole
Jumping barrels
Backing up on command
Walking through tunnels
Walking through water
Feet in tire
Standing on bucket
Pick up feet
Stand still and tolerate something (noise makers people petting them)
The llama has to be comfortable with being touched. Feet ears mouth face etc
I taught a llama to give a kiss on command and drink from a water bottle and take a lid off a plastic cup

Derpy babies
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>>2037597
i realized after i posted that you had, in fact, mentioned most of those things. my bad, excitement got the better of me. a llama cart sounds like fun, i may give that a go. i plan to move out to the country in 3 (ish) years, and im working on making a plan for livestock. i dont want to have to slaughter anything if at all possible, so llamas sound like they may fit nicely into my schemes. i like that they will look after other creatures as well. id like to have a few chickens for egg purposes, and i know a few people that have had serious problems with predators.
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>>2037789
Llamas are great to have with chickens but you may want to read up on the whole guard animal thing. I'm not sure how you get a llama to attached to a different species I just know it happens. Best of luck with the livestock
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>>2037802
I dunno
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>>2037802
>>2037805
Thread was good, stop this shit.
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>>2037597
>You can make a profit out of their wool
Do you?
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>>2038173
DONT SHOOT THE GOAT
>>2038185
Nah. I mostly train and show.my llamas
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>>2036908
How do you "make the friendly"?
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How much does a young llama go for usually?
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Now I have another animal to add to the wishlist

Can you link me to some reliable Llama/Alpaca information OP? I wouldnt have the slightest idea on how to filter through the bad info
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What is their meat like?
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>>2038237
Once they're 4-6 months old you have to get them used to people. Walk them around pet them everywhere. With enough work they'll get used to you. But some llamas just have an anti social personality so they take a but more work. I have met some untrained le llamas but they're the ones who went through trauma early on. Also sometimes if the mother is really anti social her baby will be too so you have to look out for that as well
>>2038239
Bare minimum is $300. Males are less expensive but you have to pay for them to be gelded (llama equivalent of neutering) Females are more expensive because they can be bred a lot. Also depends on how good their temperament/ conformation
>(conformation is a set of standards that decides how good a llama looks. It compares overall balance and tracking fowl to every tiny detail) Really good llamas can get up to $2000
>>2038360
>>2038428
Fuck off m80's
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>>2038529
Thanks for the price info.
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>>2038539
No problem. Are you considering getting some?
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>>2038270
Here you go.
http://www.shagbarkridge.com/index.html
This is a good friend of mines info page
Look on the left column to go to fact pages. Ignore the llamas for sale. She hasn't updated it in a while
>>2038345
I dunno. Its only really found in south america
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>>2038570
Are llamas good with horses? Can horses be trusted not to kill llamas?
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>>2038785
That's a bit more difficult. They can definitely be in separate pens and they'll be fine. But I have sen horses chase and harass baby llamas. I really don't know
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>>2036882
>But they are harder to train and tend to spit more so in my opinion no
Weird, a local place with animals has a text that states that Alpacas basically never spit.
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I was thinking about raising a few sheep, mostly for groundskeeping and to make some wool.

How much does it cost to feed llamas for the year?
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>>2037597
I know they carry 30% of their weight, any idea how much they can drag?

Are llamas prone to being gun shy?

It would be awesome to train a llama to be my deer sled when hunting. I'd have to dye him flaming orange though.
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>>2038978
Just get a custom llama coat. I'm sure they make them.
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>>2038983
I already have 2 cans of orange spray paint so....
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>>2038987
So paint the custom coat, not the llama. It will save money in the long run.
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>>2038971
They might have been raised better. in my experience they spit more but not all animals are the same
>>2038974
Llamas eat grain year round and they eat hay during the winter. You also have to have enough grass for them. I board my llamas so my monthly fine includes cost for their food so I'm not positive about all the numbers. Here's some info from a reliable source http://lostcreekllamas.com/basiccare.htm
>>2038978
If you make/ buy a nice harness they could probably pull about as much as they could carry. You would definitely have to teach them to get used to a gunshot noise. To do this I would give them a command or key word so that they can anticipate the noise. Start with a loud popper thing. Not quite as loud as a gun. Reward them for standing still. After some work they'll be fine.
Also they're great in the wood but you must take two llamas. Llamas get severe anxiety when they're alone and will act skittish or run off. Two llamas will be fine and not hard to handle if you've worked with them
>>2038987
Umm don't spray paint a llama. The fumes are bad for them and the paint can trap heat in making them overheat. I seriously hope you were joking haha. And yeah they make custom llama coats. They aren't too expensive and you could spray paint those. Also get a neon halter.
>>2038995
This
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Bump with a pic of me from when I was 10
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>>2039225
Very cute.
Who's the human standing next to you?
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>>2039225
Cute! CUTE!
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>>2036865
I also breed and show llamas. Have you been to Nebraska nationals? Would I know you?
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>>2039225
did that llama died?
but how long do they live for real?
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>>2039094
Do you have to train llamas to not be afraid of the scent of blood/butchered meat, seeing as how they are herbivores, or do they just not give a fuck as long as they don't witness the act of killing a fellow animal?

Because that is one bad ass llama in that picture.
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>>2039293
Haha very funny
>>2039382
Thanks
>>2039431
No I live in indiana so most of my shows are in Michigan or somewhere east
>>2039447
Nah he got sold as a guard llama. They live for 20-25 years. The oldest one I've known was 27 when she died
>>2039506
Haha I just got that off Google as a good example. And I'm actually not sure. I've never had a llama around butchered meat.

Its snowing today and I hope to take some pictures of llamas in the snow
>baby llamas wear little coats when they're first born in the cold weather. Its cute as fuck
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>>2039617
I live in southeastern Indiana, I've noticed more and more people keeping llamas. A farmer I know always keeps a big male around to help guard his livestock. Coyotes can be an issue, and he swears that a Llama is better than a dog. Have you ever heard of anything like this?
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>>2039621
Actually very recently a friend of mine saw her llama fight off two coyotes. That seems like more than most dogs can do. And it was a female llama and the females usually aren't as protective
>pic related is llama
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What was the height and weight of the largest llama you've ever seen
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>>2039646
The heaviest llama was 400 lbs. Not sure about tallest. We don't really measure that. Maybe 6.5 - 7 ft?

This pic is a 8 month old llama (not fully grown) next to me (I'm 5'7)
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>>2039617
I never ever thought I would have met someone else who shows llamas on 4chan.

Pic related: my dudes
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>>2037780
I grew up on a farm with about 50 sheep. We always talked about getting a llama to keep the dogs and coyotes from attacking, but they're so expensive we never did.
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>>2036865
Is this factual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBaUmx5s6iE
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>>2039747
Cute. I love the heavy wool llamas. What state are you in
>>2039754
Well depending on how many sheep get hurt a llama might actually save you
>>2039775
There's probably two factual lines in that
>a llama has two ears and a heart
>a llama is bigger than a frog
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>>2039781
Oregon.
Pic is our most recent girl. Her sire is my mom's favorite boy, he doesn't have great confirmation but she's really pretty and we plan to use her for PR and therepy.
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>>2039794
KAWAII!!!!!
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>>2039781
Are a llamas pupils horizontal like a goats pupils, or are they round, like a humans?
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Muh girls.
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>>2039794
He's adorable. And yeah I talk my llamas to church gatherings and festivals all the time. They're great at that stuff if you raise them right
>>2039798
Horizontal
>pic related is a new baby girl at the farm who was born with one blue eye which is pretty rare in llamas
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>>2039617
next time youre in michigan, come pick me up in a llama cart and take me with you to the show. note that i will only travel by llama cart. chariot is also acceptable
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I live in central Texas. I never see llamas. Elevation 600ft can rain a month straight and have a drought for a month straight. Winters get to 28° F and summers get to 103° F. Can I lamer liver here and be happy or is it too hot?
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>>2039805
Dawwwww, she's adorbs. <3

>yes, anons, I just went full squeee girl.
>deal with it
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>>2039804
How many do you have on your farm in total? At the place I board mine there's about 40
>>2039807
I haven't trained any of my llamas to do that yet thoigh :'(
>>2039809
If you keep them shorn then they'll be fine
>>2039810
I doubt anyone here will judge haha

>action shot of my llama getting spat on
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>>2039813
well get on it then. think of the fun and amusement that will be had. imagine rolling through populated areas on a majestic llama pulled chariot. imagine the banter with the locals. you know this could be awesome.
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What's the derpiest thing that llamas do?
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>>2039834
I'll get right to it
>>2039865
When they get spat on they get what's called sour mouth because of the taste. Pic related. It looks pretty ridiculous they also have derpy ears
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>>2039873
I have a boy who only has to hear other's spit and he gets sour mouth.
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>>2039804
They look like slugs :D
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>>2039813
I own 8. And co-own about 20.
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>>2039873
The ears are the cutest part imo, how they kind of curve inwards
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>>2040015
They're adorable. And you can tell their mood easiest by looking at the ears
>>2040001
Nice nice
>>2039947
Haha in this case that's a good thing
>>2039884
Haha that's funny
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>>2040062
Forgot to say. In pic ^^^ the llama is paying attention to me and a noise behind him. You can tell by where his ears are pointed
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>>2040062
What shows do you go to? I've never been East of Nebraska but a lot of people here regularly go east for shows.
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>>2040083
There's like three in Michigan and a couple local ones. I've been to one in Nebraska years ago. But I've been too busy with school work to go to many shows
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>>2040124
Nebraska nationals? I've been twice.
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>>2040143
Yupp I went when I was in high school
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>>2040144
I was there in 2007 and in 2012.
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>>2040147
2014 for me
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>>2040168
Nice. How did you get into llamas? I started in 4H.
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>>2040210
Same here. There's a pretty big club nearby.
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Are these llamanons gonna go on a date or what
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>>2040268
We're on separate sides of the country and I don't believe in long distance so sadly no.
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>>2040268
>llamanons

Gold.
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>>2040435
We should have a llama thread monthly
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Boop
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Is the thread dead?
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I had a pretty good week and this thread made it even better. Yay llamas!

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama
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>>2041016
No problem. Glad to brighten anyone's day
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What kind of things do llamas do at llama shows? Do they have to jump over things and stuff like dogs?
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>>2041635
Yes there's three types of obstacle classes and then showmanship. Its really fun to watch
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>>2041888
Got any pictures of it?
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>>2042353
Well once I accidently walked through a course with my phone sticking out of my pocket lol. How do I make a video on my phone into a webm. I'd appreciate any help
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>>2042368
That's not a llama
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The pictures in this thread are absolutely adorable!

But why do you shear only the torso? I find it really distracting this strange "belt" of hair is missing out of the majestic llama mane. Is there an actual reason (like llamas suffering from sheared fronts/backs or the wool there being sub-par) or is it just a silly beauty standard for competitions? I can't help but compare it to those awful poodle haircuts on competition dogs...
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>>2042949
We actually shear the torso so they can stay cool in the summer. They'll overheat in the 90 degree weather. Compared to a lot of other farms our llamas look nice. Some people just chop it all off once a year
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Stupid question, but: do people milk them like goats or cows?
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>>2043053
I've never heard of people to do that. But they might in south america
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>>2039754

That explains it, there's a bunch of sheep in a pasture I drive by but there's a random llama with them.
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Proof that /an/ is the best board on 4chanz
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>>2043263
Damn right.
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>>2042368
http://video.online-convert.com/convert-to-webm

Never tried it but that is what Google gave me
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>>2043263
What >>2043310 said
>>2043332
Thanks. I'll try it after work today
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how would a llama react to a musical instrument?

i sing and play trumpet, piano, and mandolin. would any of these please a llama?
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>>2043666
I'm not sure actually. I'd think a trumpet would be too harsh. Not sure about anything else
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>>2043817
dat goofy expression tho
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>>2043831
Isn't it cute
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Can i have a smug llama face?
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>>2043935
Do you mean a picture. Orrr
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>>2043937
its good
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>>2043948
Thank youu
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>>2038785
I've read that horses get spooked by camels, so their first reaction would probably be to be scared of a llama too. I would gradually introduce them and offer treats for good behavior. Probably depends on the horse.
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>>2043979
Well on the farm I'm at. The llamas and the horses are right next to each other and they do just fine. I'm sure if they are introduced correctly they'll be ok
Oh and there's a donkey
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>>2043834
shit is hilarious
i am now compiling a llama only reaction image folder
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>>2043817
Holy shit, llamas can SMILE?

Also, all these llamas have such long goofy legs, I'm giggling at the mental image of someone putting those leg warmer things on them, or those super long thigh high socks with teeny tiny little llama shoes.
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Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Ghidorrah: Daikaiju Sokogeki
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>>2043991
I know that male horses often try to mate with donkeys, that's how you get mules, but do male horses ever harass the llamas?
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Another girl.
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>>2044049
That's absolutely fantastic. What boards do you go on. I wanna look out for them
>>2044068
Haha yeah. Llamas just have a happy looking face. And I've put socks on a llamas. There are llama costume classes too
>>2044069
I don't speak that language :/
>>2044070
I've never seen a gorse harass any llamas. One time they chased chased a baby but I think they were just curious
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>>2044485
Fantastic
>feels llama
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>>2044237
watch for llamas on /adv/, /an/, /b/, /g/, /v/, /pol/, /soc/, /tg/
the revolution begins
please dump more relevant images
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Kisses
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>>2044494
When you do use one you should link me to it bi wanna see people's reactions
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>>2044507
I'm sorry. I couldn't resist.
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I was doing llama research and just found out about fighting teeth.

Did anyone here ever saw them out themselves here? Is it painful to the llama?

it is fucking horrifying to watch.
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>>2044725
That's brilliant :^)
>>2044741
Well I have a family friend who is a vet and she does it herself at our barn. I mean they use painkillers and numbing shots but it still must hurt
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Forgot pic
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>cringe
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>u wot
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>>2044764
they do use pain killers?

the few articles I read and video I watched they just putt the saw in there and had at it.
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>idk about this
>>2044777
Well at my farm we do. I'm not sure about other places
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Look at my llamas.
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Look at them.
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>>2044788
Awww
Are you the same anon that posted earlier?
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>>2044793
Yeah, I'm the second llamanon.
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When you day you own lamas do you get Llamas in hats jokes?
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>>2044797
Awww llama yawn
>>2044801
Sometimes I'll get a "Caaarrrl"
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>>2044741
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyXSrIUkFNg

Not sure what videos you are watching, but this video makes it seem very quick and only a minor pain. The llama isn't even freaked out, it only seemed irritated that people are poking around in it's mouth.

And the vet did a good job of strongly recommending using sedation on llamas that might be too sensitive to handle the procedure.
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>>2044797
>but mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!
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>>2044801
Unfortunately. People also seem to always think they know a ton about llamas. They will even argue with me claiming that their own anecdotal knowledge trumps the experience of actually rasing llamas.
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This was a good thread OP. Thanks.

This is how /an/ should be.
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>>2044788
>>2044790
>>2044797
yes, good
all your llama are belong to me

my folder expandeth
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Are alpacas basically just cuter llamas?
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How often do you have to shear them/how fast does their wool grow? I live in Louisiana so it gets quite hot and never gets particularly cold.
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>>2044812
This
>>2044830
No problemo.
>>2044907
No. Alpacas are smaller and y heir wool is more like sheep wool and they have pointy ears and their buys kinda round off. They ten to be harder to trained and spit more
>>2044962
At least once a year. I think it grows a couple incest thick in a year. With hade core show animals we shear ir more often to keep them looking nice
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>>2044969
I wouldn't reccomend you keep posting all these pictures of yourself on 4chan...
Even kind and friendly people like OPpenheimer get Doxxed and driven away on the nice boards.

Be careful desu~
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>>2044978
Don't listen to this guy, post more pics of you with the llamas. I need them for, uh, size comparison. Yes that's it, I just want to see how big the llamas are in comparison to a person.
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So anyone can have one or they need special care
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>>2044978
I will. Thabks for the concern :)
>>2045017
Sure sure ;)
>>2045030
Well anyone can own a llama if they have the space resources and knowledge to take care of them
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Are any of your llamas similar to Llama-san?
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Their noses look squishy and velvety. Are they?
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>>2044830
Why is that poor bird bald?
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>purchase solid white llama
>sheer all of it's wool but leave the tail and a mohawk in place
>stick a horn on it's head
>attach chariot via harness
>make flyers for a ride in a chariot pulled by a "unicorn"
>profit


>"they spit on you because you're not a virgin."
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>>2045660
Yes and yes they are haha
>>2045674
That is a fantastic idea XD
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>>2044812
What do they think they know?
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>>2045967
Mostly things about spitting. Llamas spitting at a person means they have some developmental issues (i.e. raised in a petting zoo which is the worst possible place for many animals). Llamas spit not as a defense but to assert dominance over each other. Usually llamas are good at differentiating between people and other llamas, however most people's only llama experience come from petting zoos where the llamas are usually bottle-fed males castrated at a very young age. These factors cause a whole host of behavioral problems which people tend to attribute to all llamas. I've talked to people who have thought llamas are related to emus (I'm serious, this happened twice) and people who are absolutely convinced that llamas are a horse/goat cross and told me I needed to "do my reading."
Mostly it's the petting zoo thing though. Almost everyone seems to think that llamas are by default cross and pissy animals when unfortunately it is bad upbringing in petting zoos that cause this.
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A llama unexpectedly passed away today. Not even a year old. Rip baby
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>>2046163
Geeze I didn't know petting zoos were bad. I went to one recently and it had the sweetest capybara and pig. I am an awful person for giving them money.
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Op you seem like a nice person and you're cute as fuck. I like animals too.
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>>2046290
If they had a copybara they were most likely a rescue operation of some kind which is good.
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>>2046333
>tfw no llamagrils my age where I live
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>>2046350
you have a device that allows you to track women and llamas from the inside of your parent's basement?
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>>2046352
I want one
where's the kickstarter?
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>>2046352
They probably wouldn't like me anyways. They all have buff sleeveless farmboy bf's.
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>>2046333
Aww thank you
>>2046355
Ew ni. Actually that's surprisingly not my type. I raise llamas but if people didn't know that they definitely wouldn't describe me as a country girl
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>>2046417
I'm not really a farmer either. Llamas are pretty much hobby animals anyways. I always get weirded out when my friends refer to my place as anon's farm.
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>>2046251
I'm sorry to hear that, anon.
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>>2046427
I just refer to my place as the farm. Since I don't exactly own it
>>2046464
It was really sad. And I was just out there a couple days ago and I didn't notice anything wrong so I kinda feel like I should've been able to prevent it
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Boop
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Would you say that approximately 3 acres would be enough for a few llamas to live on?
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>>2047642
Yes.
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I think my favorite thing about lamas is that they constantly look content. Like chill dudes with poof haircuts, just doing Llama things.
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>>2048013
My old llama Phil was literally the chillest dude out there. He had mats that looked liked dreads and he probably smoked some weed lol. Hes in this pic
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>>2048021
>>>/soc/

>>2048027
Is that you baconrider?
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>>2048034
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>>2048039
I can definitely see the relation to the camel now.
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>>2048027
>>2048032
You're fucking cancer. I know that's you baconfag.
Stay on your containment board.
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This thread made me smile so much.
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>>2048200
there's literally nothing wrong with bacon
we at /n/ are very proud of exporting quality posters to the rest of 4chan
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>>2048533
(hug)

>>2048200
((HUG)),, clearly ineed!
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>>2036865
Do you live in ohio near Columbus?
I think I may know who you are
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You never did post the show webm
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>>2049455
I think OP left the thread days ago.
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>>2049648
Nah I've just been busy
>>2049455
It was too big :/
>>2049025
Nopee
>>2048220
I'm glad
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>>2036865
how much can you sell their hair for ?
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>>2049778
A lot...

Provided you can actually find a buyer. Llama wool is specialty and and while people use it for hobby spinning but absolutely no one works with on any kind of large or professional scale. Another problem is that all llamas have different wool and it's nearly impossible to produce a uniform product which is what people want when working with wool.
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Any 'must know' tips you'd give to first time llama owners? My buddy brought a house and some land a few months ago and they were considering a trio of llamas if they ever got some sheep.
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>>2050437
Selenium salt, they don't use salt licks. Don't feed them alfalfa as their main diet, really it's just basic large animal care like actually vaccination and deworming your animals. Vaccinations and dewormers are regional so you'd need to look up what you need to vaccinate for and what kind of parasites are present. If they're young llamas they'll need vitamin A&D boosters or their joints could get fucked up in the future. Don't castaerate till they're like 3 or 4 or older.

Llamas are not difficult to care for, there are just a few specifics like the selenium salt thing. They're also shockingly cheap to care for as well.
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>>2050437
Oh, and a trio of llamas won't guard. Usually they have to be alone with their sheep, but I've heard of pairs of llamas guarding.
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