After much research into what would be the best pack animal for the type of hunting that I do. I decided that Llamas were the animal that fitted the need that I had. In my research I found that an organization had been formed to preserve the classic Llama. During my research i had found that a lot of llama breeding had been done to alpacas to provide a woolier animal. This trait is undesirable in a pack llama, with the extra wool also came changes to the body conformation of the llama. these changes were not desirable in the working llama. I have read many forums topics on peoples experience about packing with llamas. It seemed that most people that had positive experience were renting the llamas or had bought them from a breeder that was breeding specifically for the working llama conformation. I researched llama breeders and found that not many breeders sell there llamas because most of the people breeding them had an outfitting business and used there crias to replace old packers in their stings. I was able to find a breeder in Wyoming that was down sizing his herd and had a few to sell. I bought three will be two year old males from him to train. I have had them for three weeks now and they have been super easy to take care of and work with on training. I am looking forward to some mountain lake pack trips with them this summer.