- Life Span: 15 to 25 years
- Height: 5' to 6' 5" at the head
- Weight: 200 to 450 pounds
- Average Gestation: 345 days
A single baby ("cria") is normally delivered without assistance from a standing mother during daylight hours. Twinning very rarely occurs. Female llamas can be rebred 21 days or more, after birth. Birth weight is 20 to 35 pounds, and babies are normally up and nursing within 90 minutes. They are weaned at about six months. Females are first bred at 24 months of age. Males are fertile at about 12 months, but are not used for breeding until two years of age. Llamas do not have a heat cycle, but are induced ovulators (ovulation occurs 24 to 36 hours after breeding). Thus they can be bred at any time of the year.
Wool color ranges from white to black, with shades of gray, beige, brown, red and roan in between. It may be solid, spotted or marked in a variety of patterns, such as pinto or appaloosa. Because llamas and their ancestors are specially suited to harsh environment of their Andean homeland, North American owners will find them remarkably hardy, healthy, easy to care for, and remarkably disease-free. They usually require the same inoculations as other livestock. Llamas normally stack their manure in one spot, and it is high in nirtrogen.
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Jack and Tracy Pearson:
Pearson Pond Ranch & Llama Co.
242 Llama Lane (Charles Lane), #6017
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 276-3658
Fax: (706) 276-3680