Happy Birthday, Rocky Mountain Mercury! (yes, he looks a lot like his full brother, Jupiter)
Does your llama (and your barn floor) look like this after you brush her? Congratulations, you might have a Classic Llama! All that undercoat that came out is super soft, and will make a splendid yarn. Classic llamas rock because their coats keep them warm in the winter, cool in the summer. No shearing required, just a good brushing in the spring, and several more throughout the summer, and whenever you feel like it. Classic llamas shed some wool, but they need help from us to get the "old" undercoat out. What do they do in the wild? some people ask. (Soapbox warning!) THERE ARE NO WILD LLAMAS. They have been domesticated for thousands of years. They are what we have made them. And their wool needs to be either shorn off or brushed out. It's not healthy or "natural" to let the wool grow unchecked.
That's the same llama, looking perfectly Regal on the left, and looking perfectly Goofy on the right, after a good spitting match. Spit apparently tastes yucky to llamas, since they have to air out their mouths after they're done.
We have a bunch of show halters in various color combos. If you see something you like, please email email@example.com and we'll sell it to you cheap.
Still feeling nostalgic, so here's a photo of the great Rocky Mountain Jester. He was also a super versatile llama: in addition to packing and winning grand championships, he pulled a cart.