20 males available f/lease - 1Grand and down
Lease ONE GRAND full Bolivian suri stud for ONE GRAND for 3 breeds or up to 6 months up to 10 breeds or lease a 1/2 Bolivian for 1/2 that or a 3/4 Bolivian for 3/4 of a grand! FIVE Full Bolivian suris, THREE 1/2s and only ONE high luster & proven 3/4 Bolivian suri!
Need a huacaya - we have a full Chilean - a light proven stud - the Zippster. Also we have 2 full Bolivian huacaya boys now headlined by Bolivian Hot Fuzz a DRG and some just under full, Eli,,, Jacob and Ursus.
Need a full Peruvian-huacaya? We have a Smokey the Bear son 3/8 Accoyo MonteNegro who won a Reserve Champion Ribbon first outing here. Then there is Logan's Run
Half of the Sept 2012 crias
Located in central Ohio on the premesis of Shadowbrook Farms - a fiber farm featuring Jacob sheep and both suri and silky llamas and suri and huacaya alpacas, we strive to deliver value to current and prospective farmers also interested in these types of animals. We go beyond just selling breeding and fiber stock to assist in management issues and finding resources (like hay) and linking our clients with others who can also provide guidance and resources.
We started in 2002 with Jacob sheep (rare) and llamas as guards and then began to train guard llamas for others, leasing a number of llamas, most of whom were sold to the leasees.
In 2006, we acquired another facility that was used as a quarantine for an alpaca ranch and so, we discovered alpacas and how comfortably they worked as llama weanling companions. So, in 2007, we got our very own alpacas (2) as weanling companions and for our llamas to experience guarding them.
Also in 2007, we traded some Jacob sheep to a farm in AR and acquired two more rare breeds, Navajo-Churros and Cottswolds. So, in addition to four types of camelid fiber, we also have three different types of sheep fiber for the fiber enthusiast. Still havesome of the fiber, but Cottswolds went to n alpaca farm nearby and the Navajos were sold to a PA farm.
In 2009, we operated a major quarantine for over 50 alpacas for a nearby ranch and were introduced to the idea of specializing in Bolivians and Peruvians (suris); and we earned a full Bolivian in exchange for our services. Shortly thereafter we purchased her sister and a proven dark older Bolivian to expand the group (and we had already acquired a superb 3/4 Bolivian herdsire, Vortex).
Our huacaya herd was not so well focused until mid -2010 because we just acquired females that someone else wanted to place, or trade away for sheep (in Jan 2010). However, due to the sheep trade and getting two 3/4 Chileans there, we are starting a group of full Chileans to add to the mostly Peruvians we had already purchased.
We often do special events and take livestock to nursing homes (Oct 4 09 Ashland OH), parades JUne 13 2010 Mansfield), Christmas pageants (7 in Columbus 2006-2008) and birthday parties. In late October 2009 we took camelids and sheep to a Harvest Fest in Ashland OH near Mansfield OH. Also we recently entertained two groups coming to look at (and take home) llamas or alpacas and black sheep.
In 2010 we helped Lama Reserve (Facebook) with rescue of alpacas caught in the Meadowwoods Farm (WA) foreclosure (and helped pay transport costs on llamas taken off a meat truck) and so we got a few full Bolivian huacayas (rare in OH) - elders to be sure. Then we were approacched by a NY farm wanting to trade a Bolivian huacaya for a suri - so, that was executed as it gave her a suri presence. And we traded a MI farm huacayas of their choice for suris that they selected to send here. And they decided to take an extra boy at the last minute for their daug