Flying Llama

Llamas


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GNLC Hightower
 GNLC Hightower

GNLC herdsires:
the vanguard of llama breeding

Hightower

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.

GNLC Inspirato
 GNLC Inspirato
GNLC Goose Bump
 GNLC Goose Bump
GNLC Bossa Nova
 GNLC Bossa Nova
Hightower after shearing
 Hightower after shearing
GNLC Bellini
 GNLC Bellini
GNLC Raffi
 GNLC Raffi
GNLC High Rez
 GNLC High Rez
GNLC Pink Martini
 GNLC Pink Martini
Hightower ILR
 ILR
GNLC Sateen
 GNLC Sateen
GNLC Sarge
 GNLC Sarge
GNLC Dante
 GNLC Dante

Vigilante

CTF Renegade’s Vigilante

BAL Renegade x CTF Princess Delaney

In 2017 Vigilante joined a small but notable fraternity of males brought into our GNLC breeding program from outside. With ties to some of our favorite North American classics, he has not only the pedigree but also the size, stature, color and fiber quality we desire, plus a fantastic show record.

Vigilante came from the highly prized and respected Texas herd of Carol Ann Tallmon which we watched develop over many years of participating alongside her in national events, especially the Fort Worth Stock Show. CTF’s tremendous show ring success is owed to Carol Ann and Malcolm’s energetic and passionate selection of prime stock and her astute breeding choices.

Beginning with his sire, Vigilante’s family lines are flush with legendary llamas and breeders: Goodyear’s BAL Renegade and Silver Peru, Richard Patterson’s Errol Flynn, Tom Marino’s Aladdin (also sire to our own top studs, Ransom) and several from the late Jerry McRoberts.

CTF Renegade’s Vigilante is co-owned with Hidden Oaks Llama Ranch.

YouTube video of Carol Ann Tallmon in the show ring with Vigilante.

Vigilante ILR
 ILR
Vigilante in Texas
 Vigilante in Texas

MKC Miami Vice

GNLC Merlin (2006-2017) Reference Sire

GNLC Prospero x GNLC Queenie

Over 30 years ago we adopted the phrase “We breed beauty in the beast” and Merlin was the fulfillment. Beautiful and correct, he stood 49” at the withers, over 80” at the poll, and had the gentle temperament we love to produce. He was also one of our favorite and strongest pack llamas. His offspring have been purchased for prize-winning breeding herds nationwide, and we are proud that Merlin has impacted multiple generations of llamas that offer it all: 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, now standing as Great Northern”s leading herdsire.

GNLC Silvertone, Winter 2009
 2010 OK City Celebration
GNLC Merlin ILR
 ILR
GNLC Bastion
 GNLC Bastion
GNLC Bella
 GNLC Bella
GNLC Hightower & GNLC Scorcher
 GNLC Hightower & GNLC Scorcher
GNLC Minx
 GNLC Minx
GNLC Prophet
 GNLC Prophet
Jamie & Sarah Rolfing packing with GNLC Minx & her sire, Merlin
 Jamie & Sarah Rolfing packing with GNLC Minx & her sire, Merlin
GNLC Cocomo
 GNLC Cocomo
GNLC Crocket
 GNLC Crocket
GNLC Divina
 GNLC Divina
GNLC Fullturn
 GNLC Fullturn
GNLC Platina & GNLC Fortunate Son
 GNLC Platina & GNLC Fortunate Son
GNLC Rampart
 GNLC Rampart
GNLC Rawkus
 GNLC Rawkus
GNLC Sabrego
 GNLC Sabrego
GNLC Switchfoot
 GNLC Switchfoot
GNLC Trutina
 GNLC Trutina
GNLC Warpaint
 GNLC Warpaint
GNLC Tiara
 GNLC Tiara


Steve & Sue Rolfing  Columbia Falls, Montana  406.755.9044  info@gnranch.com

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