Herd Sires of Silver Knoll Llamas
There are nine Herd Sires including a couple junior males. Our llamas are treated like family and their personalities show that.
We have loveable quality llamas. If one catches your eye-let us know and we will let you know if he has any offspring available or any that will be born that year here at the ranch...
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Settled in his pasture &
picture taken after a bath -- 2006
Gazing at the girls winter early 2010
Some of Don Zunca's daughters/sons...
1) Marigold's Alina Rose (sold) 2)
Zunca's Zorro (sold) 3) Zunca's Argentine Nolan
Argentine Don Zunca
Unknown x Unknown
DOB 01-01-94 ILR S190616
Arrival picture in 2006
Argentine Don Zunca is a proven producer of Champions. Don Zunca is siring crias soon to be seen at shows and some will be for sale.
Don Zunca is utterly amazing. He prances in circles around me each and every single day. I have never had a llama do that before. He does the circle prancing when I bring him his hay and/or grain. Doesn't matter which. Such a wonderful llama that gives me such joy!!
This could be your opportunity to have imported Argentine llama genetics in your breeding program.
4) Zunca's Mountain Lilly 5) Sundance (sold) 6) Silvara (sold)
Argentine Kobra x Rebano Escondido Ghost
DOB 7-30-01 ILR 235568
Tommy has won the most awards of any
Argentine llama in North America!!
That's a record to be proud of & we are.
Tom after a bath above & below...
ALSA Halter Champion
(achieved at 18 months of age)
ALSA Recognition of Merit
16 Grand Champions
(won 13 Grands consecutively)
3 Reserve Champions
2 Best of Shows
Top 10 at Grand Nationals in
2002, 2003, 2004 & 2006
Tommy is exceptionally easy to work with and enjoys traveling to different places. Tommy's cria have taken after him in size, conformation & personality. Crias sired by Tommy are becoming ALSA Halter Champions & Best of Show Champions at early ages.
Tommy is quite responsive with me and seems to know what I will be asking him to do before I actually do most of the time. Good thing as I have to stand on my tip toes in the pasture to halter him.
2006 CAL-ILA Grass Valley, CA Llama Show, Ponderosa Show First Place and Grand Champion
2006 CAL-ILA Grass Valley, CA Llama Show, Redwood Show First Place and Reserve Grand Champion
2006 HOBO Classic, Oregon, Silver Show Fifth Place
2006 HOBO Classic, Oregon, Gold Show Second Place
2006 ALSA Grand National, Lincoln, Nebraska, Top Ten Seventh Place
2004 ALSA Grand National, Lincoln, Nebraska, Top Ten Fifth Place
2004 Grand Mesa Llama Classic Grand Junction, Colorado,
2004 ALSA Rocky Mountain Regional Championship,
Reserve Grand Champion
2004 Rogue River Gold, Best of Show, Silver Show
2004 Rogue River Gold, Central Point Oregon, Two First Places and
Two Grand Champions
2004 HOBO Classic, Oregon, Silver Show First Place, Grand Champion
2004 HOBO Classic, Oregon, Gold Show First Place, Grand Champion
2004 Kokopelli Llama Classic, Grand Junction Colorado, Grand Champion
2004 Wyoming State Fair, Reserve Grand Champion
2003 ALSA Grand National Show of Champions, Lincoln, Nebraska,
Top Ten Eighth Place
2003 Celebrity World Futurity, Third Place, Class 3 Consolation Futurity, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2003 ALSA Rocky Mountain Regional Championship First Place and
2003 LOCC Fall Classic Llama Show, Colorado Springs, Colorado,
First Place and Grand Champion
2002 90TH Wyoming State Fair, Open Class Llama Halter Show First Place and Grand Champion
2002 Ag-Fest Llama Show First Place, Heavy Wool Juvenile
2002 Ag-Fest Llama Show Fourth Place, Heavy Wool Juvenile
2002 Western Idaho Llama Association Jubilee Llama Show, Boise, Idaho, Fifth Place
2002 Western Idaho Llama Association Jubilee Llama Show, Boise, Idaho, Seventh Place
About half of Tommy's show placements are listed...
picture of young Tommy at a show below
Some of the offspring born here at Silver Knoll Llamas
1) Phantom's Nicholas 2) Phantom's Alexandra (sold)
3) Phantom's Mallorca
1) Phantom's Natasha (sold) 2) Phantom's El Noche Primero (sold) 3) Phantom's Viper (sold)
1) Phantom's Terabithia 2) Phantom's Zolena
3) Phantom's Anastasia (sold)
Ranek - 2008
Ranek's cria pictures above
Argentine Kobra x Roaring Ruby
DOB 6-03-04 ILR 255729
Ranek is a pleasure to watch in the pasture as he can be found balancing on his hind legs eating leaves off the trees quite a lot. Ranek's fiber is as soft as the finest cashmere sweater - that is the best I can compare it to and as an adult his fiber has not changed. Ranek has settled his first females at Silver Knoll and outside breedings too - looking forward to seeing crias sired by him in 2009.
Ranek was back in the show ring in 2009. He is one of the main reasons I started adding Argentines to my ranch. Ranek is extremely solid and a good size male llama.
Achieved ALSA Recognition Of Merit
2009 HOBO Classic Llama Show, Turlock, CA Silver Show Second Place
2009 HOBO Classic Llama Show, Turlock, CA Gold Show Third Place
2007 ALSA March Magic Emerald Llama Show Pomona, CA
2007 ALSA March Magic Shamrock Llama Show Pomona, CA
2007 CAL-ILA Grass Valley Llama Show, CA Ponderosa First Place
2007 CAL-ILA Grass Valley Llama Show, CA Redwood First Place
2006 Llamas & More Association Fallon Nevada Gold Show,
2006 Llamas & More Association Fallon Nevada Silver Show,
2006 CAL-ILA Grass Valley Llama Show, CA Ponderosa
2006 CAL-ILA Grass Valley Llama Show, CA Redwood Second Place
2006 LANA Expo, Plymouth, CA Silver Show First Place
2006 LANA Expo, Plymouth, CA Gold Show First Place
2005 Sierra Nevada Llama Network, Gold Show Second Place
(11 in class)
2005 CAL-ILA Grass Valley Llama Show, CA Sequoia Third Place
2005 CAL-ILA Grass Valley Llama Show, CA Redwood Third Place
2005 HOBO Classic Gold Show, Oregon First Place
2005 HOBO Classic Silver Show, Oregon Third Place
1) Laurana (sold) 2) Nacho (sold) 3) SKLL Argentine Firefox
Picture taken October 9, 2008
Kobra's Phoenix - Heavy Wool Male
Southwestern Regionals, Santa Rosa, 2008
Top Five, Second Place
cria picture 2005
Argentine Kobra x Madame Zoya
DOB 8-28-05 ILR 263247 ALSA 12684
Phoenix has grown considerably over the summer 2007 and is showing all the attributes of the Argentine llama with an abundance of silky fiber. The black fiber on Phoenix is a true black and looks like velvet when you are close up and after a grooming.
Phoenix is one of my favorite male llamas due to his awesome personality.
2009 HOBO Classic Llama Show, Turlock, CA Silver Show Second Place
2009 HOBO Classic Llama Show, Turlock, CA Gold Show Second Place
2008 Top Five, Second Place, Southwestern Regionals, Santa Rosa, CA
2007 HOBO Classic Llama Show Second Place
2007 ALSA March Magic Shamrock Llama Show, Pomona, CA
2007 ALSA March Magic Emerald Llama Show, Pomona, CA
2006 Llamas & More Association Fallon, Nevada Gold & Silver
2006 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Santa Rosa, CA Fourth Place
2006 LANA Expo Plymouth, CA Fourth Place
Argentine Chiquita x Argentine Zapata
DOB 7-27-08 ILR 275614 ALSA 16542
4 weeks old
Measured 44-1/4" at the withers as a yearling.
He has a calm personality, square frame and lush silky crimped fiber.
Argentine Rendell has heavy bone combined with silky wool that is desirable in today's market.
2012 ALSA Hobo Show, Turlock, CA Third Place, Silver & Gold Shows
2010 Argentine Extravaganza, Second Place HW Yearling, OKC
2010 ALSA Hobo Classic Llama Show, Turlock, CA
First Place Gold Show, Third Place Silver Show, Yearling HWM
2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Santa Rosa, CA
Fifth Place, Yearling HWM
Argentine Champana Gris is not related to Argentine Kobra, Pecos or our own Don Zunca. Champana Gris will provide genetic diversity in Silver Knoll's
Argentine Champana Gris
Argentine Omar x Argentine Alaura
DOB 9 29 2007 ILR 272089 ALSA 16828
Argentine Champana Gris has abundant silky fiber and has the Argentine large bone and mellow personality. I have wanted to add a pure white male llama to my ranch for several years now and he arrived summer of 2009.
2010 ALSA Hobo Classic Show, Turlock, CA First & Second Place Gold & Silver Show(s), 2 year old HWM
2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Santa Rosa, CA Second Place, 2 yr old HWM
2008 Washburn County Fair, First Place HWM
2008 Washburn County Fair, Grand Champion Obstacles
2008 Heartland Show, Webster City, Iowa Fourth Place Heavy Wool Yearling
Argentine Pecos x Argentine Pistola
DOB June 2009 ILR # 278805
Tanis is very shiny though not readily apparent in these pictures.
He is a mellow argentine boy with a energetic personality in the pasture, lush fiber
- looking forward to having his fiber spun into roving and skiens.
He is a exotic, rare mix to have in our bloodlines at the ranch.
Tanis has become a Teddy Bear with his extreme heavy wool.
Zunca's Argentine Nolan SKLL
Argentine Don Zunca x Kobra's Deja Monique
DOB December 2009 ILR # Pending
A welcome addition as he was out of my absolute favorite female, Deja Monique. I expect him to grow into a tall, stretchy male with the exceptional silky fiber from both his dam and sire. Nolan tracks well & has taken to halter & lead like it is the natural thing for him to do. Show & future herd sire prospect.
2011 ALSA Hobo Classic Show, Turlock, CA Second Place Silver & Gold Shows
Argentine Don Zunca & Kobra's Deja Monique (center & right)
Phantom's Nicholas SKLL
Kobra's Phantom (ET) x MGF Argentine Lourdes
DOB ILR # Pending ALSA
3/4 Argentine & 1/4 Rebano Escondido
Nicholas is heavy wool silky crimped fiber, calm personality. Nicholas is a copy of his award winning brother 'Phantom's El Noche Primero'. Rare true black shiny fiber on this young stunning male.
Kobra's Phantom & MGF Argentine Lourdes