Wild Oak Llamas
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Last updated August 26th, 2022
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ABOUT US AND OUR RANCH
Rick and I are determined to make our name “Wild Oak Llamas” a well know name in the industry and known for producing top quality llamas and being reputable, and following ethical practices, in short, honorable ranchers. This is not an easy task. We have to attend Llama Shows across the country competing with the top breeders out in the show-ring. Wild Oak Llamas puts on clinics to instruct folks how to shear, groom and trim toe nails to provide good herd management. Rick volunteered as the superintendent of the Grass Valley Llama Show for three years. This show was held for 18 years in Grass Valley every Memorial Day weekend.
In 2010 we tuned our breeding program up a notch by purchasing two Suri Herdsires, Silver Moon Chiri Alluro and GNLC Santiago. Crossing the Suri with the Argentine has been a great addition to our program. The Argentine adds the strong, big bone to the llama’s frame and enhances the density of the fiber. The Suri Herdsires that we own both have incredible temperament and well established reputations which really have helped to promote our breeding programs.
In 2015 life though us a curve ball and in 2016 we sold off the majority of our foundation herd. This was extremely difficult and painful, however, we were fortunate that all of our awesome llamas went to wonderful llama families that will enjoy and love them as we did.
We were down, but not out! We were able to maintain a few special females and one of our "home grown" males to be a herdsire. We will start anew and look forward to what life brings in the future.
The end of August 2016, we moved to a new home in Bend Oregon. We now have a beautiful 45 acre ranch, 12 of which is lush green pastures which is perfect for our herd. We are slowly growing our new foundation and being very selective on choosing the right bloodlines to begin anew.
As of July 2019 we are up to 38 llamas. We are still enjoying life and what it brings our way.
In 2022, now that Rick and I are in our mid-70's, we are downsizing again for a more manageable herd of 13 llamas, 4 males and 9 females. We plan on doing more traveling in our Prevost Bus and visit the ranches that have purchased so many of our llamas thru the years. 12 we recently sold are due to have cria and now we can go visit them and see what we produced. Life is good.
My Llama's by Larry Howland
I searched the earth from west to east
To find a most peculiar beast.
"Twas then I saw a grand parade
of mammals God had custom made.
He gave to them the strangest name
for there's no other quite the same.
With two small aa's and double ll's
A llama neither talks nor spells.
An almost camel with no humps
Banana ears and regal rump.
They last for days without a drink
Yet they don't wither, faint, or shrink.
They also like to advertise
when it is time to criticize.
For when they'r mad and in a snit
They hum, and hiss, and even spit.
So Many things I fetch and get
It's hard to know who is the pet.
One thing is clear for all to see
My Llama's think that they own me>
We are proud members of :
- COLA (Central Oregon Llama Association)
- Cal-ILA (California International Llama Association)
- LANA (The Llama Association of North America)
- LFA (Llama Futurity Association)
- ALSA (Alpaca Llama Show Association)
- ALA (Argentine Llama Aficionados)
- ILR-SD (ILR Show Division)
- LOWC (Llamas of the Wine Country) desolved in 2016
- Llama Fiber Cooperative of North America
Home of Multiple GRAND NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPIONS
2018 Silky Wool Female MSF PURPLE REIGN
2015 Heavy Wool Female SAPAVECO'S CHAMPAGNE ELEGANCE
2010 Medium Wool Female ALOHA HEARTSTRINGS
Breeder of 2017 Suri Male WOL CHIRI TOASTED HEAD
Former home of: 2008 Suri Female HEYLEE
2007 Reserve Grand Champion Suri Male SILVER MOON CHIRI ALLURO
2008 National Non-Breeder Papucho
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