Llamas del Sol
Dalai was one of our first llamas. Dalai is very curious about everything – she likes to know what is going on and will be the lookout for everyone else. She will do anything for a llama treat which has made her a superstar at learning what we want from her. Dalai is a favorite for many trekkers because of her keen interest to get to know her handler and she matches your gait. She will come up close to smell you but don't be alarmed. She usually goes with whoever is in the lead. Dalai was rescued from a tiny corral at an abandoned farm when she was 18 months old and now is the main guard of the herd.
Suki is also one who likes to lead but once in awhile may try to go a little too fast because she wants to know what is coming ahead. Suki would be a great cart puller – something we want to try soon. Suki is our tallest llama and she likes to be right up there with Dalai. Llamas are very social and all of ours like to be within eye sight of each other and some like to pair up. Suki is the most touch-friendly of all our llamas and her soft fleece is wonderful to the touch. She was handled more than usual as a young cria (the name for a young llama) so she tends to be more forward than the typical llama. Suki is also a hummer – meaning she talks all the time.
Letta is the eldest at about 13 years. She is the newest addition to the family and is very sweet and a little shy. She was once used for roping practice which was not good for her trust in people but she has bounced back and now treks along with us easily. She is very quiet but will communicate with her body posture and her eyes that gaze directly at you. Letta is our only registered llama with a known blood line - maybe that's why she acts so regal.
Daisy is the smallest of our llamas but has the biggest heart and most skill at climbing mountains. Her large sized feet may be another reason she is our best trekker. Daisy sometimes looks a little put out yet she has a servant’s heart that won’t quit and never complains on the trail no matter how difficult. Daisy was also rescued from the same abandoned farm as Dalai – they were together in a tiny corral. They like being together and some evenings they even still romp around like crias.