Flying Llama

Llamas


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GNLC Hightower
 GNLC Hightower

GNLC herdsires:
the vanguard of llama breeding

Hightower

GNLC Hightower

GNLC Merlin x GNLC Silver Lining

Hightower is simply a majestic llama. 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 outstanding full siblings: Crocket, Rampart, Platina, Sabrego, Divina and Hightower.

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 may appear on the Sales List. We are pleased that so many of his offspring are characterized by his extreme “type,” strong bone, presence and conformation, dressed with his intense colors and loose, silky/suri fleece.

Hightower ILR
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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
GNLC Sateen
 GNLC Sateen
GNLC Sarge
 GNLC Sarge
GNLC Dante
 GNLC Dante

GNLC Brunello

GNLC Brunello

GNLC Merlin x GNLC Valentina

Brunello was the last cria produced by Merlin here at Great Northern Ranch. His dam is Valentina (8 generations GNLC) from whom I’d been hoping to get a young stud. Most people who visit us are struck by Valentina as our most elegantly tall, stretchy female. She stands 48” at the withers and a lofty 82” at the poll.

Brunello was the last cria produced by Merlin here at Great Northern Ranch. His dam is Valentina (8 generations GNLC) from whom I’d been hoping to get a young stud. Most people who visit us are struck by Valentina as our most elegantly tall, stretchy female. She stands 48” at the withers and a lofty 82” at the poll.

At 4 years old Brunello is 50” at the withers, 78” at the poll. With a slim, athletic build and a glistening black coat, to watch him run the pastures is most enjoyable.

GNLC Brunello ILR
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Tesio

GNLC Tesio

Sijama Ikandy x GNLC Lady Luck

Taken as a whole, Tesio is probably the most dramatic male we have produced in years. He is the finest result of the 2017 breeding season when our Hightower traded places with Sijama Llamas’ amazing, tall herdsire, Ikandy. Tesio is from the cross of Ikandy with one of our “queens.”

We were first enamored with Sijama Ikandy when Hightower showed against him in a double show as youngsters. The grand championship was split: they each took one, and a friendly rivalry began.

Tesio’s dam line goes back eight generations at our ranch. His dam, Lady Luck, is known for producing size while adding her exotic looks and gentle temperament. These attributes don’t come by accident; they follow all through this dam line, from Queenie and Ninko to Soul Shaker, who is Merlin’s giant, full sister and Tesio’s grand-dam.

At 33 months Tesio stands 51” at the withers, 79” at the poll. I’ve never had an easier llama to train. He was leading calmly and traversing our house decks within minutes of his first haltering. Tesio retains this gentle, confident demeanor at just under 3 years old even as he tops the scales at 475#.

GNLC Tesio ILR
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GNLC Inspirato
GNLC Goose Bump

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
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Vigilante in Texas
 Vigilante in Texas

GNLC 2020

Junior Herdsire: GNLC 2020

CTF Renegade’s Vigilante x GNLC Gracie

2020 ILR
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Steve & Sue Rolfing  Columbia Falls, Montana  406.755.9044  info@gnranch.com

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