Wellspring Farm

 

The Llamas

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Llamas offered for sale are fully halter trained.  We will deliver within 25 miles free of charge, for greater distances we will submit a quote at time of offering.  All llamas will be delivered with full medical records, up to date with vaccinations, deworming and toenail trimming, registration papers and properly fitting halter and lead.  We require a 50% deposit at time of intent to purchase and animals need to be picked up or delivered within 30 days. 

CURRENTLY NO LLAMAS ARE OFFERED FOR SALE.

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We have been actively involved in the llama community since 1993, and in 1996 founded Wellspring Farm. Elke is a fiber artist and uses the llama fiber for spinning and felting.

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WHAT DO WE DO WITH LLAMAS?

Alongwith the ever popular question "do they spit?" we are asked "what do we do with llamas".  At Wellspring Farm we use their fiber for felting and spun yarn, we hike with them, they help protect our sheep flock, we compete (for fun) in llama shows, we breed and train, we hold Open Houses.   What would you like to do with llamas?



 


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LLAMA 101 AND TRAINING SERVICES

If you would like to learn about llamas, or are interested in possibly having some llamas in your life we offer private or group Llama 101 classes on the farm.  We'll go through all you need to be prepared to be a "
llama mama", care and feeding plus medical issues, llama behavior and some hands on training with llamas.

If you already have llamas and need a helping hand in training them for a better relationship we are available to work with you and your llama on your farm.

 

Contact us for more information. 

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SOME LLAMA FACTS:

Llama's are social creatures, and require the companionship of at least one other llama or alpaca.

Some llamas make excellent guard animals for sheep, goats and alpacas, but not all llamas have the ability to successfully guard.

Llamas eat pasture and hay, should be supplemented with free choice minerals, and may require grain supplementation.  Fresh water should always be available.

Gestation is 11-1/2 months (plus or minus two weeks) and cria (babies) are weaned at 6 months.  Llamas have single births 99.9% of the time.

Llamas have soft toenails that require trimming, a double coat of fiber that in many cases will need to be sheared off to prevent heat stress in the summer months.

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Vanilla Smudge

It was love at first sight when I saw Vanilla Smudge at a county fair in NY State.  Vanilla Smudge started our love affair with llamas and helped create Wellspring Farm. He was trained as a pack llama, took  part in many llama shows and fathered some of our most delightful llamas.  He passed away quietly at 21 years of age.  He was a gentleman till the end and very patient with me.  He will be missed for a long time. 

   

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