On this page, I've assembled pictures and pedigrees of ancestors of the goats in our herd book. I started this section when I started the herd in 2002, so some of these goats are getting to be pretty far back in the herd book, but I still like having them floating around somewhere. My origninal intent was to post pictures of more and more goats, however, a bigger herd has led to less free time, so this section has been somewhat static, especially when it comes to reference animals from other herds. So, the main updates are either for adding animals who were in the herd for some amount of time, or for pictures of the dams of bucks I have brought in. This main page is for does who were born into or spent the majority of their lives as a part of the Castle Rock herd, while the Outside Reference Doe is a link for does who were not, and a seperate link for all reference bucks.

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PGCH Twin Creeks WB Christabelle *D AR 1959
DOB 10/13/01 height 20 1/8" at 4+ years
1 x GCH, 1xBOB, 1 x RsCH Jr. (AGS- received the leg), 3 x GCH Sr(NDGA), 3 x Best Udder

Sire: MCH Goodwood Weisbaden +*S 'E'
(Gay Mor's RA Kingwood +*S x Goodwood Bejou Merry 4*D)
Dam: Twin Creeks BH Mae Belline
(Twin Creeks Brave Heart +S x Piddlin Acres Mae West 'VG')

Christabelle is one of the longest does I have ever seen. She is long, level, smoothly blended, with great depth of barrel, brisket extension, spring of rib, and she excells in general appearance. She is very level from hips to pins, even though her rump looks a bit steep in this picture- she was just out of the ring and didn't want to stand still any more, so  we took what we could get. She has very good capacity, a strong medial, a very high and wide rear udder, with increased fullness in the foreudder. While her teats could ideally be larger, she has very open orifices, making her quite easy to milk. Her extremely friendly personality has made her a farm favorite, and she passes on that sweet personality to her kids.

Christabelle passed away in December of 2011. Up until about two weeks before she passed away, she had the energy and look of a four year old doe, delighted in greeting all farm visitors, and would happily let goat babies climb all over her. She was very much our herd queen until the end, and is missed.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
3.04 270 880 57 6.5 42 4.8
4.03 227 670 43 6.4 32 4.8

ARMCH-GCH-PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *M *D 'VG' (89.6)
DOB 2/18/03 height 20 1/2" at 6+ years
NDGA: 3 x GCH Sr, 1 x Best Udder
AGS: 5 x GCH, 4 x RGCH
ADGA: 4 x GCH, 4 x BOB 

LA: VVEV 87

Sire: MCH-PGCH Ponders End MTB Wall Street
(Twin Creeks PD Moneyinthe Bank x Ponders End Spokesmodel)
Dam: Esperanza ZZ Sedona Snowstorm
(Ponders End ZZ Top x Esperanza Evening Primrose)

I used to introduce this little doe as "Sara-no-I-didn't-name-her", as it does seem a little odd to have a goat with my name- though at least her name has a different spelling from mine. She's a refined little doe, who had to go grand champion a few extra times due to paper work errors. She has wonderful spring of rib, good depth of barel, tight sharp shoulders, thin pliable dairy skin, with style and elegance to spare. She does toe out slightly, and we would like to see a little more length of body.  Her third freshening udder is well attached and even more capacious than her previous freshenings, with good teat placement, though I would like to see a slightly stronger MSL.  She is proving to have a very consistent line of offspring, being the dam of ARMCH Castle Rock Sky Lupine, GCH Castle Rock Sarafina 2*M 2*D EEEE 92, MCH Castle Rock Lullaby, CH-MCH-PGCH Castle Rock Jamaica Bay VEEE 91, Castl Rock Scarlet Flax VVEE 90, and grand dam of SGCH-ARMCH CRF Castle Rock Alum Root VEEE 91, SGCH CRF Castle Rock Blizzard VEEE 91, and CH-MCH Sly Farms ML Hollywood. At an ADGA Nigerian Specialty show, her daughters Sky and Flury won "Best Produce of Dam", and were part of my winning "Dairy Herd" entry as well.

I was devastated by the loss of Sara in early 2010 as a result of complications from kidding. She left a large imprint on the Castle Rock herd through her daughters and granddaughters, but I still miss her every day.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
2.02 207 600 36 6.0 23 3.85
3.01 305 830 51 6.1 33 4.0

ARMCH Castle Rock Sky Lupine 2*M 2*D
DOB 4/3/4 height 20"
NDGA:2x GCH, 2x RGCH
AGS: 3x GCH, 6x RGCH
11x Best Udder

Top 10 in 2006 for Protein!!
2008 LA V+EV 86
2010 LA VVE+ 86

Sire: Twin Creeks BW Rebel w/o a Cause *S
(MCH Twin Creeks BH Bay Watch ++*S 'E' x MCH Gay-Mor's JJU Nonpareil 3*D 'E')
Dam: ARMCH/CH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *D'VG'
(MCH/PGCH Ponders End MTB Wall Street x Esperanza ZZ Sedona Snowstorm)

Sky has a high escutcheon, a nice front end assembly, is very full in the crops, has length from hips to pins, and good depth of barel.  Even though she was dam-raised, she could easily be mistaken for a bottle baby, as she still tries to jump up in my lap- which at her current size is a bit uncomfortable.  We are very pleased with her udder- so far, she has accumulated eleven best udder awards over some very tough competition!  She has lots of attachment all around, a high rear udder and a smooth foreudder with a strong MSL and nice large plumb teats, and milks down to almost nothing.  She has perfect milk stand manners and if, by some strange happenstance, another doe gets to be milked first, Sky will loudly let you know that this is NOT okay, and should not happen again in the near future (if ever).

Sky is now retired and keeping watch over the herd as our current queen and settler of disputes amongst does. She has passed on wonderful attributes to daughters SkyRocketGilia, GCH Siren Song, and GCH Ghost Pine.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.02 225 660 35 5.3 27 4.1
2.01 305 1,010 59 5.8 43 4.3
5.10 327 857 49 5.7 34 4.0
Castle Rock California Poppy 2*D AR 1981
>DOB 4/3/4 height 20"
LA: VVEV 86

Sire: Twin Creeks BW Rebel w/o a Cause *S
(MCH Twin Creeks BH Bay Watch ++*S 'E' x MCH Gay-Mor's JJU Nonpareil 3*D 'E'EEEE 92)
Dam: ARMCH/CH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *D'VG'
(MCH/PGCH Ponders End MTB Wall Street x Esperanza ZZ Sedona Snowstorm)

Cali is a combination of some wonderful bloodlines, and with her flat bone, pliable skin, and spring of rib, she is  showing some of the same great dairy character her mother has, with more length of body. She stands uphill with straight legs, levelness from thurl to thurl, angularity, and very nice width for her size.  She is usually right behind her sister in the showring lineup, as they are very similar, and they are usually near or at the top.  While Cali's udder is not as high in the rear as her sister, she does have the same strong MSL and very milkable teats.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.00 294 760 44 5.8 31 4.1
2.01 230 900 52 5.8 36 4.0

ARMCH Lost Valley TB Infinity 4*D
DOB 8/14/4 height 21"
3 x GCH, 1 xRGCH, 1x BU, 3 x BOB
2008 LA: VVEV 87
2010 LA: ++VV 86

Sire: MCH Lost Valley Tae-Bo *S
(Piddlin Acres Cajun Music +*S x MCH Goodwood KW Elisabet Ney 2*D)
Dam: MCH Lost Valley Mercedes 3*D
(Lost Pines Prince 'VG' x Hill Country's Shatarr 2*D)

With both of Infinity's parents being finished champions, we hoped that she would do as well in the show ring as they did.  We've finally gotten official confirmation that she has followed in her parents' footsteps, and is now a finished champion herself.  Her background is full of milkers, and she was able to earn her AR milking star as a first freshener.  She has a lovely udder, with great capacity  and nice all around attachments.  She stands incredibly wide in the back with nice angulation and has good brisket extension.  We'd like to see a little more flatness of bone in those shoulders, and a higher ear set, but other than that, she's a very nice little doe.

Infinity has been retired to live out her days at a friend's farm- we wanted to enjoy her retirement, away from the possibility of any accidents with our bucks. Her greatest influence has been her daughter GCH CRF Castle Rock Tesla, who herself has produced some lovely offspring.

DHIA:

ds
Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.07 275 680 41 6.0 30 4.4
5.05 349 868 56 6.5 36 4.1
6.07 291 785 56 7.1 35 4.5
7.06 129 338 24 7.1 15 4.4

GCH/ARMCH Algedi Farm S Honey Heart 1*M 5*D
DOB 2/23/5  height 21 1/2"
1 xRGCH Jr, 6xRGCH Sr, 7xGCH Sr, 2x BU, 2 x BOB
2008 LA: VVEV 88
2010 LA: VVEV 87

Sire: Kaapio Acre's KK Sultan *S
(MCH Rosasharn Tom's Keiki Kane x Gay-Mor's RA Nesselrode *D AR1689)
Dam: SGCH Rosasharn's UMT Tupelo Honey 4*D VVEE
(ARMCH Rosasharn's Under My Thumb +S x ARMCH Rosasharn's Buckwheat Honey 3*D 'E'(2007 AGS Nat'l Champion!))

Honey has lots of dairy character and is such a show ring queen- set her up and she won't move; put her in the back of our truck and she runs right into her crate, eager to get to the show.  I suppose it could have something to do with her knowing just how good she looks.  Honey is well put together- she's got wonderful feet and legs, and is long, sharp and has a great front end assembly. Her udder has very nice shape and texture, with exceptional side attachments, and very easy to milk orifices.  She had to go grand champion a few extra times in order to finish because her ears somehow kept reabsorbing her tattoos, but she finally got there, becoming a fourth generation finished champion on her maternal side.   

We've decided that at 11 years of age, it's time for Honey to retire. We try our best to let our does tell us when they are done having kids, and honey has started showing her age. We'd rather she have a nice retirement than to take a chance with another pregnancy, so she'll spend the rest of her days keeping an eye on things and keeping our LGD company.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.02 220 490 29 5.9 23 4.7
4.11 242 654 41 6.3 28 4.3
6.00 319 895 59 6.6 40 4.5
7.00 146 684 48 7.0 29 4.2

SG Castle Rock Annabelle
DOB 3/9/5 height 20 1/2"
1x GCH Dry Doe
LA: VVEV 87

Sire: Buttin'Heads Sharp No.2 Pencil
(Sugar Creek's Sharp Shooter *S x Buttin'Heads Polished Apple)
Dam: PGCH Twin Creeks WB Christabelle *D
(MCH Goodwood Weisbaden +*S 'E' x Twin Creeks BH Mae Belline)

Annabelle is another sweet doe from our wonderful Christabelle. She has a long, lean neck, a level topline, nice depth and strength of body, and walks with tremendous width between the hocks.  She is very long and deep, with one of the widest rumps in the herd, and looks like a much larger doe than she actually is.  She fills that escutcheon with a high wide udder and with her second freshening, her teat placement seems to have significantly improved over her first freshening. She is the dam of GCH CRF Castle Rock Roxanne, winner of multiple Best of Breed and Best Udder of Breed competitions.

TX Twin Creeks WDF Sunsprite
DOB 3/18/5 height 21 1/2"
2x RGCH Jr., 2x RCGH Sr, 1x GCHSr., 1x BOB
LA: VVVV 87

Sire: MCH-CH Pecan Hollow Willy's Dance Fever *S
(Rosasharn Tom's Bit-A-Willy *S x MCH Little Rascals Dance For Joy *D)
Dam: MCH-CH Goodwood Good Day Sunshine E (2006 AGS Nat'l Champion!)
(ARMCH Goodwood Kauri Tree ++*S x Goodwood Purple People Eater VG)

Sunsprite's dam is an example of long gevity in the Nigerian breed, having finished her MCH as a six year old. With the addition of Nigerians to the ADGA herd books, Sunshine came out of retirement and completed her championship as a nine year old, and to top that off, as a 10 year old, 12th freshening doe became the AGS National Champion Doe!  Sunsprite has lived up to my expectations, freshening with a well attached, soft udder with very milkable teats, and one of the stronger MSLs in our herd.  She is proportionally a very long doe, with a an exceptionally tight front end assembly and super sharp withers, good feet and legs, and she practically prances while on the move. She is the dam of GCH CRF Castle Rock Tuscan Sun and GCH Castle Rock Sun Sapphire.

CH-MCH-PGCH Cloverdale YJ Blue Raven VEEE 90
DOB 4/3/5

2xGCH Jr., 1x Best Junior Doe in Show, 5xGCH Sr., 8xRGCH Sr. (one restricted leg), 3x Best Udder
2008 LA: VVVV 85
2011 LA: VVEV 87
2012 LA: VEEE 90

Sire: Promisland CP Yellowjacket
(MCH Caesar's Villa CBS Cowpoke+*S E x PromisedLand Cinder Ella 2*D E
Dam: Pecan Hollow Bonnie Blue
(Twin Creeks AA Purple Heart x Shady Meadow Miss Scarlet)

Raven's udder is all I was hoping for and more.  These udder pictures were taken less than two weeks into her second freshening.  She has a very wide and high rear udder, a smothly blended fore, plumb teats, and excellent texture.  In addition, she walks on very strong feet and legs, has great spring of rib, smooth blending, lots of femininity, and she levels out on the move. This little doe isn't terribly people friendly, but she's getting better all the time, and her kids have all been very friendly. She has gotten so much better that we're convinced she would be a total lap goat had she been handled as a kid.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
5.11 314 523 38 7.3 25 4.9
7.00 136 311 21 6.8 14 4.5

Sadly, we lost Raven to heliotrope toxicity in 2012. I am so happy I kept her son, Guy Noir, who has had a great influence on our herd.

CRF Castle Rock Mouzza *D
DOB 7/5/05
1xCH Dry Doe
2008 LA: VVVV 88

Sire: Buttin'Heads Sharp No.2 Pencil
(Sugar Creek's Sharp Shooter *S x Buttin'Heads Polished Apple)
Dam: Shooting Star Feta
(Woodhaven Farms Buck Owens x Esperanza ZZ Sedona Snowstorm)

Mouzza is one of the few Pencil doe kids born into our herd, so we're happy to have her.  Her second freshening udder has really nice shape, very good teat size, a strong medial, and very good capacity.  When she runs to the milking room (and most days she's more than happy to try to get to that milking stand several times a morning), her plentiful side attachments are quite visible.  She is very smoothly blended, has very nice length of body, is very level from thurl to thurl, and has a nice long, wide (6 inch!) rump. I'm so used to seeing her with her beard that it took me a few days to adjust to her "new" clean-shaven look.

Mouzza came down with a mysterious and very high fever just a few days before both our DHIA verification test and Linear Appraisal (it was a very intense three days). She was not appraised, and while she did recover, I decided to dry her off early since she already has a milking star. We've retained her daughter, Castle Rock Gorgonzola in our herd.

DHIA:
Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
4.08 171 293 18 6.1 13 4.4
MCH/SGCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2*D
DOB 10/15/5 height 19 3/4"
ADGA: 3xRGCH, 3xGCH, 3xBU, 3x BOB
AGS: 3x GCH,2xBU
NDGA: 2xGCH, 4xBU

Top 10 in 2008 on one day milk test!
LA: VVEV 87

Sire: PGCH The Promises Pay It Forward
(Twin Creeks WB Hero of the Day *S x JVJ Whispering Hope)
Dam: Copper Penny Misty Blue *D AR 1963
(Goodwood Loganberry x Copper Penny Sky Blue Glory)

I waited through several sets of triplet bucks to get Moon, and even then she was the only doe from a set of quads. I definitely think she was worth the wait! Moon is one of our smallest milkers, but that doesn't stop her from doing her best to keep up with Sky in the milk bucket.  On a one day test at the AGS National Show, she produced 4.1 lbs of milk- an incredible amount of milk for a doe that can't be much over 40 lbs. herself! At the time, she was under 17 inches tall, and managed to earn a spot on the Top 10 list, both for test points and for high milk for one day milk test! The next shortest doe was three inches taller than Moon, and it's too bad we weren't able to do another milk test in 2009 to see how she would have done.  She stands on a great set of feet with exceptionally strong pasturns, has good capacity both in body and udder, and carries a high wide udder that does not move when she walks. She has tight elbows, with exceptionally flat bone and good sweep to her ribs, along with very dairy skin. She is one of my favorites on the farm, being not only a great milker but also having an outstanding personality. 

Without our realizing it, in early 2010 Moon had somehow developed tooth rot in a molar, which caused the teeth on either side of it to start going necrotic as well. She never exhibited any signs of pain, or reluctance to eat while on the milk stand, but apparently the tooth pain kept her from eating enough and we lost Moon very suddenly to pregnancy toxemia just a few days before she was due. In 2012, she was awarded her SG (superior genetics) designation, and I'm very happy with the influence she continues to have on our herd, most notably through her son Harvest Moon, as well as daughters CH Castle Rock Moon River, and CRF Castle Rock Lunar Eclipse.

SGCH Algedi Farm H Purple Rain 4*M 4*D VEEV 90
DOB 3/04/07 height 21" at 3 years
3x GCH
Top 10 in 2010 on one day milk test!
Top 10 in 2011 on 305 day milk test for milk, protein, and butterfat!
2010 LA: VVEE 90
2011 LA: VEEV 90

Sire: Rosasharn's UMT Hamachi *B
(ARMCH Rosasharn's Under My Thumb *S'E' x ARMCH Rosasharn's Unagi 3*D)
Dam: CH Rosasharn's TL Zenith 3*D EEVE
(ARMCH Rosasharn's Tiger L ++*S x ARMCH Rosasharn's Eclipse 2*D EEEV)

Several years ago I had been in line to get a doe kid out of Zenith, but there weren't enough doe kids to go around. When Tamara offered me a chance to pick up this Zenith daughter (a repeat of the breeding I had wanted a doe kid out of), even though I needed another doe like I needed a hole in my head, I couldn't turn down the opportunity. Rain freshened with a very nicely shaped udder- high and wide, with a broad area of attachment, strong MSL, and super easy to milk teats.  At her first show as a first freshener, she was beat out for Best of Breed by her six year old dam who is still going VERY strong. Rain's 2013 pregnancy seemed exceptionally hard on her- she seemed extremly unhappy about the whole affair, and I've made the difficult but humane decision to retire her from breeding.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
3.0 304 1260 72 5.7 52 4.1
3.11 316 1171 73 6.2 48 4.1
5.01 105 592 36 6.1 23 3.9

CRF Castle Rock Denali
DOB 3/15/07 height 20 1/4"
LA: VVV+ 85

Sire: Buttin'Heads Sharp No.2 Pencil
(Sugar Creek's Sharp Shooter *S x Buttin'Heads Polished Apple)
Dam: Twin Creeks BW Cascade
(MCH Twin Creeks BH Bay Watch ++*S 'E' x Far-n-Best Little Darlin' VG)

Denali is a very fast maturing doe who seems to be filling out very well. She has lots of dairy character, is long and level with a very wide rump, very nice angularity to the rear legs. She has much more udder capacity than I was expecting either from her lines or for a first freshener. My only disappointment with her is that her rear udder could be higher, and she is very wiggly in the show ring and when you pull out the camera- thank goodness for digital cameras, or I would have wasted rolls of film trying to get a decent picture of this doe.

CRF Castle Rock Arroyo Lupine 3*D AR2450
DOB 4/13/7 height 21" at 3 years
2008 LA: VVVV 87
2010 LA: V+E+ 85

Sire: Rosasharn HB Mithrandir *S
(Rosasharn TF Honey Bear*S x ARMCH/GCH Rosasharn's TL Arwen 8*D 2*M E AR1809)
Dam: ARMCH Castle Rock Sky Lupine 2*D
(Twin Creeks BW Rebel w/o a Cause *S x ARMCH/CH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *D'VG')

Lupe was one of quads, and insisted on being a bottle baby from the beginning. Her first time out in the show ring as a senior doe reminded me of why I try to drag a few juniors to shows every year- this not-shown-as-a-junior acted like a four month old doe, hoping, leaping and spinning her way through the class.  Sigh.  She is showing improved dairy character over her dam, good angularity, refinement, and a nicely shaped udder.  She is refined while still posessing strength, and has good depth and width.  When we did one-day test at the National Show, Lupe was just barely over one month fresh, and came up just a half point short of getting her milking star- had she been in milk for nine additional days, she would have gotten it, but we were able to get her one day star as a second freshener, and she has easily earned her *AR.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
2.07 297 727 48 6.6 32 4.4
CRF Castle Rock Bayberry 1*M 2*D AR2451
DOB 6/27/7 height 21" at 3 years
4x RGCH, 1x BU
2010 LA: V+EE 88

Sire: Lost Valley KW Stetson +*S
(Gay-Mor's RA Kingwood +*S x Hill Country's Like A Phenomenon 2*D)
Dam: CRF Castle Rock Bay Laurel *D
(Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay +*S x Piddlin Acres Liebshen)

Bayberry has been a bit of a pleasant surprise. She is one of those does who was born late in my kidding season, which usually means that she could have turned into a spoiled bottle baby or a semi-feral dam raised kid. She fell into the dam-raised category, but much to my surprise, has completely changed personality since kidding, and has become a big lap goat. Under all of her baby hair was a very elegant, sharp dairy doe. I knew she had a well shaped mammary, with a strong foreudder, good rear udder height, and excellent texture, but was still pleasantly surprised when she earned an Excellent on mammary during linear appraisal. I probably haven't been giving this doe enough credit for all that she is, and will be trying to get her out into the show ring a bit more this year.

Bayberry was out on lease for most of 2011, so did not participate in that linear appraisal.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
2.08 305 804 49 6.1 34 4.3
3.07 343 784 53 6.8 36 4.6
CRF Castle Rock Brie 2*D VEEE 90
DOB 3/31/8 height 21" at 3 years
2010 LA: VV++ 85
2011 LA: V+VV 86
2012 LA: VEEE 90

Sire: CRF Castle Rock Guy Noir +S
(Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay ++*S x MCH-CH-PGCH Cloverdale YJ Blue Raven VEEE 90)
Dam: CRF Castle Rock Mouzza *D
(Buttin'Heads Sharp No.2 Pencil x Shooting Star Feta)

Brie's dam, Mouzza, is the niece of our doe Sara, whose bloodlines seem to combine very well with Montego Bay genetics. Brie looks like a rather unassuming doe, but her dam was a slow to mature doe who finally hit her stride as a three year old. On linear appraisal, she scored very strongly in dairyness, foreudder attachment, rear udder height, and excellent on udder texture.  One of our friendliest, if you find yourself at our farm under a furry black and white attention-seeking-missile, there's a 50-50 chance that it is either our Border Collie or Brie.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.11 288 452 30 6.9 20 4.6
2.11 124 375 23 6.1 16 4.3

CRF Castle Rock Skyrocket Gilia 3*M 3*D
DOB 1/27/8
1x RGCH Jr., 1xGCH Jr.
2010 LA: A+VV 82
2011 LA: V+VV 86
2012 LA: +VEE 88

Sire: Woodhaven Farms Latigo +S
(Woodhaven Farms TKO +S x Woodhaven Farms Shaula Parker)
Dam: ARMCH Castle Rock Sky Lupine 2*D
(Twin Creeks BW Rebel w/o a Cause *S x ARMCH/CH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *D'VG')

Lia is a very nicely balanced doe, very level while on the move, with a very nice set of straight legs, and smoothness of blending. She has a very strong foreudder, a high rear udder, and good udder depth, although not as strong of an MSL as her dam (admittedly, a high bar to judge by), and she could use more dairy character. Pictured here as a first freshener, and she has definitely gained quite a bit of udder capacity since we took this shot.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
2.02 257 394 25 6.5 17 4.3
3.00 356 783 57 7.3 36 4.7
4.03 88 342 23 6.7 15 4.4

CRF Castle Rock Scarlet Flax 2*M 2*D VEEE 90
DOB 4/1/8 height 20 1/2" at 2 years
2010 LA:++VV 86
2012 LA:V+EE 88
2015 LA:VVEE 90

Sire: SG Fairlea Barnaby Rudge *S
(Rosasharns Julius *S x ARMCH Fairlea Gretchen 2*D E)
Dam: ARMCH/CH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *D'VG'
(MCH/PGCH Ponders End MTB Wall Street x Esperanza ZZ Sedona Snowstorm)

Scarlet seems to be built much like her dam, Sara. She has really flat bone, a tight front end assembly, strong pasturns, angularity and an exceptionally wide rump. I could wish for an extra couple of inches of lenth of body, but that didn't seem to hold Sara back, and I doubt it will hold back Scarlet either. She did hunch her neck down while we were taking pictures, so she does not look very well blended, but if someone is not trying to set her up, she is smoothly blended, and is very level while on the move. Scarlet had our strongest score on rear udder height on linear appraisal in 2010, and scored very well on dairyness, udder depth, and foreudder attachment.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.10 295 457 29 6.4 20 4.4
2.10 313 498 39 7.8 25 5.0
3.11 125 452 30 6.6 19 4.2
GCH CRF Castle Rock Irish Cream 1*M 6*D AR2457
DOB 4/08/8 height 20" at 2 years
3 x GCH, 3 x BOB, 2x BU, 4 x RGCH
2010 LA: +VVV 87
2012 LA: +VEV 87

Sire: SG Fairlea Barnaby Rudge *S
(Rosasharns Julius *S x ARMCH Fairlea Gretchen 2*D E)
Dam: Buttin'Heads Mochambo Irish 5*D AR1961
(Buttin'Heads Zip of Champagne *S x ARMCH Buttin'Heads Habanera 4*D)

Bailey is from our very first set of sextuplets born on the farm, and like her dam has that eager to get up on the milk stand personality. I am not sure why she looks quite so startled in this picture since she's certainly used to us, but maybe she thought the camera was going to eat her since she's never seen it before now. I am pleased to see that her sire seems to have improved her length of body, front end assembly, height of rear udder, smoothness of foreudder attachment, and has tightened up her toes somewhat. Judges have noted how naturally uphill she is, especially while on the move.

In the summer of 2012, we suddenly lost Bailey to a mycotoxin. We were lucky to get her daughter, Castle Rock Kiss Me I'm Irish, back in our herd. DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.11 272 539 38 7.1 25 4.6
2.09 303 700 54 7.7 33 4.7
3.10 164 664 50 7.5 29 4.4

CRF Castle Rock Magpie 1*M *D AR2530
DOB 4/25/09 19"
3xRGCH
2011 LA: ++V+ 82
2012 LA: ++VV 85

Sire: Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce +*S
(ARMCH Rosasharn's Tiger L ++*S E x ARMCH Rosasharn's UMT Sassafras 5*D E)
Dam: CH-MCH-PGCH Cloverdale YJ Blue Raven
(PromisedLand CP Yellow Jacket *S x Pecan Hollow Bonnie Blue'VG')

Finally, a doe kid from Raven! A slow to mature doe, Maggie is still on the small side, but with a big personality- she knows what is expected and "helps" those does who aren't with the program. She walks uphill with sharp withers, straight front legs, and lots of width between the hocks. Her udder is well attached, with a very strong foreudder, good laterals and excellent texture. Her escutcheon is high and wide, allowing plenty of room to walk around her udder.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.09 343 562 42 7.5 27 4.8
2.09 169 399 28 7.0 19 4.8

CH Castle Rock Karmann Ghia 5*D AR2528
DOB 2/05/10 height 19" at 17 months
2011 LA: V+VV 85
2012 LA: +VEV 87

Sire: Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce +*S
(ARMCH Rosasharn's Tiger L ++*S E x ARMCH Rosasharn's UMT Sassafras 5*D E)
Dam: ARMCH Lost Valley TB Infinity 4*D
(MCH Lost Valley Tae-Bo *S x MCH Lost Valley Mercedes 3*D)

This doe is the product of a repeat breeding that produced our herdsire, Bentley. She has loads of dairyness, straight front legs, and excellent udder texture. Her MSL is strong, and she has easy to milk teats, a strong foreudder, and a lovely rear udder arch. Karmann has a nice level topline, smoothness of blending and angularity with a very feminine face.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.01 306 602 42 7.0 26 4.3
2.00 156 612 38 6.2 26 4.2
Castle Rock Saranade 2*D AR2534
DOB 2/10/10 height 21" at 17 months
2011 LA: V+++ 83
2012 LA: VEVV 88

Sire: Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay +*S ++*B
(MCH Twin Creeks BH Bay Watch ++*S 'E' x MCH Gay-Mor's JJU Nonpareil 3*D 'E')
Dam: ARMCH/GCH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara 1*M *D'VG'
(MCH/PGCH Ponders End MTB Wall Street x Esperanza ZZ Sedona Snowstorm)

Saranade looks quite similar to her dam, and has a personality that has earned her the nickname "Princess"- she knows she's special and takes full advantage of this at every opportunity. She has quite a bit of dairy character, with good sweep to her ribs, a wide rump, flatness of bone, and a tight front end assembly. She is one of the more "challenging" does we have when it comes to be handled in the show ring-- challenging enough that it is an open question as to whether she will ever have much of a show career. When she has deigned to actually walk in the ring, she has been at or near the head of the line, and her offspring have done well as juniors in the ring (hir first daughter should freshen in 2013), so that, coupled with LA scores matching her littermate sister (Sarafina, who is finished), may have to be enough for us. Pictured here as a yearling first freshener.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.01 279 551 36 6.6 24 4.4
2.00 171 695 41 5.9 29 4.2
GCH/ARMCH Castle Rock Sweet Heart 2*M 6*D AR2542
DOB 2/06/10 height 21 3/4"
3xGCH, 4xRGCH
2011 LA: VV++ 83
2012 LA: +EVV 88

Sire: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon *S
(Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce *S x MCH-SGCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2*D)
Dam: ARMCH-GCH Algedi Farm S Honey Heart 1*M 5*D
(Kaapio Acre's KK Sultan *S x SGCH Rosasharn's UMT Tupelo Honey 4*D EEEE 91)

The beginning of the 2010 kidding season started out very buck-heavy, and I had decided that I'd have to sell Honey Heart's doe kid to fill some reservations. But the longer I looked at this doe, the more I came to realize that I couldn't let her go- she was just too nice to pass up. She's a long stretchy doe who is quite similar to her dam in length and width of body, softness of udder texture, smoothness of blending, and flatness of bone. She has a high, wide udder arch, good teat placement, and good overall area of udder attachment. She also has a flat wide rump and the high thurls we are trying to make more common in the Nigerian gene pool.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
1.02 293 629 41 6.6 28 4.5
2.01 141 499 34 6.8 23 4.6

SGCH Castle Rock Sweet N Low
DOB 4/07/11

Sire: Castle Rock Tanzanite *S
(CRF Castle Rock Guy Noir +B +S x SGCH Algedi Farm H Purple Rain 4*M 4*D VVEE 90)
Dam: GCH/ARMCH Castle Rock Sweet Heart 2*M 6*D
(Castle Rock Harvest Moon *S x GCH/ARMCH Algedi Farm S Honey Heart 1*M 5*D)

Sweet N Low looks a good deal like her paternal half sister Flash Flood. Sweet N Low is not quite as long as her sister, but other wise shows the same width and depth throughout. I appreciate her straight front legs, and the impressive depth of body and udder capacity she is showing us as a first freshener. Her udder is incredibly soft and pliable, which is always good when you have so much milk to get out of it. Sweet N Low currently resides with the good people at 3G Family Farm.

Castle Rock Alala
DOB 2/12/12
1xRGCH Jr.

Sire: Castle Rock Chicago Peace
(Copper Penny ROF Calico Jack x GCH-ARMCH CRF Castle Rock Tuscan Sun 1*M *D VEEE 90)
Dam: CRF Castle Rock Magpie *D
(Rosasharn's TL Sitka Spruce +*S x MCH-CH-PGCH Cloverdale YJ Blue Raven)

Alala is very dairy and refined with a level topline. She naturally stands and walks with a good amount of width between the hocks, and I appreciate the angularity of her rear legs, and how she is naturally uphill both on the move and at rest. Alala is quite eye catching in her general appearance (especially in person), and while she has a nicely shapped and attached udder for a young first freshener, we are going to let her have some more time to mature before getting her back into the show ring, as currently she doesn't have quite the capacity to be at the top of the line.

GCH Castle Rock Penny For Luck 2*M VEVV 89
DOB 2/29/12
3xGCH, 1xBOB
2015 LA: VEVV 89

Sire: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon *S
(Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce ++B +*S x MCH-SGCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2*D )
Dam: SGCH CRF Castle Rock Penny Wise 1*M 3*D VVEE 90
(CRF Castle Rock Guy Noir +B +S x Castle Rock Money Penny 2*D)

Lula is a very stretchy, elegant, dairy doe who stands on a strong set of feet and legs. She walks with lots of width between her hocks, has good spring of rib and her soft pliable skin makes it very easy to feel how widely spaced they are. Her udder is wide and capacious with a strong MSL, though her foreudder could be a bit more smoothly blended. I really like her general appearance and dairy character, and she has finished her championship against some very large, competitive classes of does.

DHIA:

Age
DIM
#sMilk
#s BF
%BF
#sProtein
%Protein
2.11 252 967 59 6.1 45 4.7
Castle Rock VaVaVoom
DOB 04/25/13

Sire: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon +B *S
(Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce +*S x MCH-SGCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2*D )
Dam: SGCH Algedi Farm H Purple Rain 4*M 4*D VVEE 90
(Rosasharn's UMT Hamachi *B x CH Rosasharn's TL Zenith 3*M 3*D EEVE)

Another Harvey daughter who looks just like his dam, down to the same gold patches and blue eyes. VaVaVoom is well put together, being a nice blend of dairy elegance (look at that long neck!) and power. She walks on straight front legs with short, high pasterns, and exceptional width between the hocks. VaVaVoom freshened with a very well attached udder, but managed to aggitate a few of our other milkers just by being in the milk room, so we've moved her on to a new home where she is getting spoiled and loved on.

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