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GNLC Merlin ~ $1,500 Fee
GNLC Prospero x GNLC Queenie
Over 30 years ago we adopted the phrase “We breed beauty in the beast” and Merlin is the fulfillment. Beautiful and correct, he stands 49” at the withers and over 80” at the poll. With the gentle temperament we love to produce, he’s one of our favorite and strongest pack llamas. As a herdsire, he began making an impact nationwide with his first cria crop in 2010. Merlin is sire and now grand-sire to generations of llamas that offer it all, consistently producing lovely, statuesque animals with athletic aplomb that are in high demand for both showing and packing.
One of the Merlin kids shown here is Hightower, another one of Great Northern’s great herdsires.
GNLC Hightower ~ $1,500 Fee
GNLC Merlin x GNLC Silver Lining
Hightower is the most impressive llama we have ever seen. Now fully mature he stands 48” at the withers, 78” at the poll, and at well over 400# he is just plain big. His ideal proportion, sturdy bone, stately presence and athletic movement make him an absolutely complete male. Sired by Merlin and out of our most beautiful female, Silver Lining, Hightower has a proven pedigree. This exceptional breeding combination has produced six full siblings that are all outstanding: Divina, Crocket, Hightower, Rampart, Platina and Sabrego.
In our online Herd Book you will find the Hightower daughters that we have kept. This year’s crias are shown in the Herd Book with their dams, and a few are also on the Sales List. We are pleased that so many of his offspring are characterized by his extreme “type,” strong bone, presence and conformation, and are dressed with his intense colors and loose, silky/suri fleece.