2017 JNK Llama Babies
It is always a long wait when you are watching for the babies to come. Knowing you carefully matched a sire and dam and what that perfect match potentially will cria't. This result should be the epitome of what you are breeding toward after careful and strategic planning. We continue to be blessed with beautiful animals and wonderful buyers!
JNK Cayetano's Naches (M)
JNK Cayetano x JNK Tobias's Kalosi
***Congrats to Redwood Llamas of Colorado***
This young male is the second of our JNK x JNK bred parents. His sire is our junior classic pack male, JNK Cayetano. Cayetano has completed several legs of his PLTA Advanced certifications and is a complex registered therapy llama with Pet Partners. He has also won over 22 grand champions in halter and is undefeated. He is also a double Best of Show winner!
Cayetano is by a PLTA Master Packer (MPL Sky Rocket) and out of one of our very best producing classic females (Rocky Mountain Sunshine). Grandma produced many of our keeper herd animals and was a show and regional champion winner in halter. Her sire (great grandsire to this baby) was the great, Rocky Mountain Jester who was a packer, driver and all around llama. Great grandma, Bett's Supaya lived to be 23 and was upright and still going strong until the end.
Kalosi is a keeper in our herd and by our supreme producing pack male, Anders Tobias. Toby has the strongest rear end we have ever seen on a pack llama. He also has the best work ethic and stamina of any llama we have seen besides Isle Eagle (our foundation woolly herdsire). On top of all this, Kalosi is an absolute sweetheart and loves a good hug and butt scratch from you! She also loves water and dances in the hose when offered the opportunity.
Arriving with a birth weight at 38lbs, he and was up and nursing immediately. The first week after his birth, he gained 1.5lbs a day! His 2016 full brother was also 38lbs and is now in Colorado hiking.
At weaning, this promising young male will be heading to Redwood Llamas of Colorado to pack and produce packers for them.
We felt like this male should have a NW reference name and something that is easily said. The Naches Trail crosses the Cascade Range through Naches Pass, roughly from today's Bonney Lake in the west to Yakima in the east. Later the name was applied to the route from Walla Walla to Steilacoom, as an extension of the Oregon Trail. This route was used by Native American peoples to travel from one side of the mountains to the other, for food and trade purposes. One of the earliest written accounts of the use of this trail tells of the travel of a Lt. Johnson of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition), crossing on horseback, as the Expedition explored the Pacific Northwest in 1841.