The Catanger Difference
Good conformation and ‘true to type’ qualities are our goals in the Catanger breeding programme and our success in the show ring bears this out. All our llamas are registered, micro-chipped and vaccinated for Clostridial diseases. We do not offer them for sale until they are fully halter trained and trekking confidently off the farm. We do not sell baby llamas that are newly weaned.
We allow our mothers to rear their youngsters without any human interference and only start to handle the crias (baby llamas) just before weaning at about 6 months of age. This ensures that they develop all the right llama characteristics, gentle, non-aggressive and very inquisitive. Over-handling of young llamas can lead to behavioural problems later on, especially with males, so our training begins once they are passed the baby stage and ready to discover the world. Once halter trained and leading well, they complete their training by accompanying our experienced trekking boys out on treks to give them experience of meeting new situations.
We encourage all prospective buyers to come and have as much on farm training as they require which includes haltering, handling, leading, trekking, grooming, llama husbandry and management. After sales help and advice is always there for you as we want our llamas and new owners to have long and happy lives together.
Our training days include instruction on llama conformation and if showing llamas is one of your goals, we can help you to develop your show ring skills so that you know how best to present your llama to display his or her best qualities.