JNK Llamas Woolly Females
Over the years we have through careful selection ended up with some amazing llama females. We have always put genotype first in our selection of llamas for our breeding program. Serious breeders know you can get the phenotype you want when you know the genetics of your lines! We do NOT just throw a bunch of llamas together hoping for a champion, therapy llama, driver or packer!
Our females are from solid milking and birthing lines. They have firm foundations with good legs, toplines, bites, pasterns and strong genetics. We have extensively researched llama bloodlines to avoid many of the common genetic issues that are out there. Many of our animals are not from today's common bloodlines.
We were blessed to obtain our first two breeding females from the well respected Bauernheim llama herd. As long time fans of the program, we knew which were the cornerstone and top notch producers of their very best offspring. After nearly 25 years of breeding, they had established a "consistent look." Their animals had substance, with beautiful chiseled faces on a substantial llama frame. As an added bonus they had true locked fiber without the infusion of alpaca blood into their lines. Bauernheim's Nina and Bros Normandie joined our herd in 2004 and helped to establish our female lines within our current breeding herd.
Fads come and go, but good animals never go out of style! We have chosen to focus on reliable genetics, conformation, athleticism and temperament in our breeding program. Our philosophy has always been that if a baby did not sell, we would be happy to keep it here. To date that has NEVER happened with a waiting list every year for anything that is born on our farm. We breed what we like! Our style is a beautiful llama with a long neck, straight back, correct movement and long legs. We have a consistent product that definitely looks like a JNK produced llama.
Our females have strong foundations in the breeding paddock and/or they are proven in the showring. Our female offspring we keep are shown in halter and performance usually before they enter our program. As a bonus 4 of our girls are registered therapy llamas with Pet Partners too! Additionally, three of our dams have produced seven offspring that are therapy llamas. We are just now onto our third generation of breeding our lines. We wait until our females are nearly age 4 to breed them so they are done growing and able to raise healthy babies. Breeding llamas is a labor of love with an end goal in mind.
We breed for a medium to lighter side of heavy wool llama with solid conformation, reliable genetics, intelligence and longevity. Within our breeding program we avoid linebreeding by using full Peruvian lines on our North American lined girls. We prefer the Peruvian lines because of the conformation, athleticism, temperament and solid genetics we get from them. Many of our third generation woolly offspring are half Peruvians.
By focusing on the traits we like and know work, we are able to get the exact results we breed for with limited pairings. Our results speak for themselves in and out of the showring! To see offspring, check our JNK Future Winners Born/Babies link and our Ads Link.