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Monday, September 6, 2010

Congratulations Kemui Yama! Grand Champion x TWO!

This past weekend we attended the LOCC (Llamas of Central Colorado) Fall Classic Llama Show and the Rocky Mountain Regional Llama Show held together at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, Colorado.  Because we were volunteering to help at the show we only took one llama since we knew we wouldn't have time for grooming or preparation once we got to the show. We decided to take Midnight Hour's Kemui Yama. You've seen him before here on the blog - last summer I did a before and after segment on shearing llamas and Kemui was our model.

We entered Kemui in the Adult Medium Wool Male classes at the two shows and he placed first in both classes and then took Grand Champion Medium Wool Male! We're so very proud of Kemui, especially since he is a product of our breeding program.

Here's Kemui - photo taken last night after we got home from the shows. The wind was blowing, the light wasn't great at the end of the day and we were all dead beat, but here he is!

Kemui is a Midnight Hour son out of Nuance, a female that our daughter bought with her own money. Midnight Hour is our first show llama that we fell in love with when he was born in July 1997. We started showing him in January 2008 at the National Western Stock Show.

Here is Kemui's sire, Stage Stop Midnight Hour

And here is Kemui with his mother, Nuance, when he was just a little cria.
We hope everyone had a safe, relaxing and fun Labor Day weekend!


Pricilla said...

It's so wonderful when all of your dedication and hard work pays off.


Ann said...

Congratulations. Not only did you have a good weekend you had a successful one as well.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Thanks Pricilla/Patti! I certainly does feel great!

Ann: Thank you! It was a great weekend. The llama shows are always fun because we get to see friends and spend time with our llamas, but when you win (and win BIG) that's icing on the cake!

Anonymous said...

What a smart looking older one that little cutie turned out to be! Congrats Kemui!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Thank you Nancy. He did grow up very nicely. We're so pleased with him! We bred him to one of our nicest females this past spring and look forward to seeing his very first cria next year!

Lin said...

Oh, he is a beauty!! Congratulations on raising such a lovely animal--so well cared for and healthy. And to think you were having fun too! WOW! What a great weekend. :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

All I can say is WOW!

Regina said...

Ohhh Brenda...I know that you and Jim have to be so proud. Congrats to Kemui...he is beautiful!!!!