LLAMAS - SILVER SAGE, WYOMING
Silver Sage Llamas, located near the center of Wyoming, has been breeding sound, gentle
llamas for the Rocky Mountain region since 1982. Our site lists herd sires and llamas for
sale, including show, packing and guard llamas. Visit our Questions and Answers about
llamas and the new llama quiz. After all these years, we are still excited about llamas
and would love to answer your questions about these wonderful animals.
In the late 70s, we were
looking for a business that was well suited to Wyoming, was not labor intensive, and one
that would compliment our busy professional lifestyles and family. Ellen discovered llamas
on the pages of Smithsonian magazine, and our herd started in 1982 with a breeding pair
and a small rented track of land. Our lives quickly centered around the loveable
creatures, and our city lifestyle and recreational toys were exchanged for more llamas and
a small ranch east of Casper. Both daughters also became very involved through 4-H,
showing and helping around the ranch.
Silver Sage now maintains a permanent herd of about 40 llamas with an
exceptional core of 25 breeding females selected from solid breeding lines that we have
followed over the years. To maintain the quality of our llamas, we maintain several
exceptional herd sires.
We are always happy to discuss llamas and encourage you to use our Web
Site to learn more about these intriguing creatures. Please contact us by email or by using our feedback page for any
additional questions. Ranch tours are available by appointment, but be forewarned llamas
are very addicting, and they are fun!
Since 1982, we have held fast to our original
breeding goals: breeding sound, gentle llamas for the Rocky Mountain region. The majority
of our females are above average in size. Along with the versatility of the larger
animals, we have found that the larger llamas seem to have less birthing and reproductive
problems. The moderate wool length produces a multi-purpose animal able to work and
still beautiful for showing and companionship. We mate these outstanding females
selectively with our choice of several outstanding herd sires to enhance the best traits
of both parents.
We have found over the years that the first year is very important to the success of a
young llama. We carefully train each llama for the basics during this year. Starting
at weaning, our llamas are head desensitized and trained to lead, to trailer load and to
allow brushing. This training is very important, even for the guard llama, and very often
makes the difference in the success of the animal's placement with a new owner. Our goal
is total satisfaction with our llama placements and the majority of our sales are
referrals from satisfied customers.
||Our FAQ page is primarily for
people new to
llamas. It addresses some common questions about
llamas and their care. Kids - try the Llama Quiz!
||Uses for Llamas explains in greater
detail the many
ways llamas are fun and functional.
||Our Llamas for Sale page features
currently have available. Updated 04/13/2004
||Our Herd contains many photos of our
sires and dams and some adorable cria photos.
||Our Personal page is full of
pictures of Dan and Ellen.
||Use our Feedback page to ask
or give comments about our site.
||The Links page will help you find
Visitors are always welcome at Silver Sage. We just ask that you please contact
us ahead so someone is available to answer your questions and show you around our
ranch. Please call Dan or Ellen Schreiner at (307) 265-1780 or email us to set up
Dan & Ellen Schreiner
P.O. Box 50668
6301 S. Hat Six Road
Casper, WY 82605
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