Herc's dam has her milk star through both MDGA and TMGR, but since his sire's dam died the year Scout was born we don't have data on her production. Please take a look at his paternal siblings to get an idea of the udders he will throw as well as his dam!
Photos of Jet's (Herc's dam) udder progression
Photos of Farrah's (Herc's paternal half sister) udder progression
Photos of Skye's (Herc's paternal half sister) udder progression (very lopsided)
In 2021 Farrah freshened for the first time and averaged between 2.4-2.9 lbs of milk each day. In 2022 Farrah prematurely delivered at 90 days for an unknown reason. Unfortunately her milk never came in as her body just wasn't ready in any way for this delivery.
Farrah's Kidding History2022: 1 buck, 1 Doe (P1, P2) 2021: 1 Doe (Halo)
Echo's Kidding History2021: 1 buck (Frost Byte)
Destiny's Kidding History2022: 2 bucks, 1 Doe
Blair is a stunning doe with a great personality! Conformation: Blair has an attractive framework that showcases her femininity. She is slightly taller at withers than at the hips but I do wish she had a more defined brisket. “Back and Rump—strong and straight with well defined vertebrae throughout and slightly uphill to withers; level chine with full crops into a straight, wide loin; wide hips smoothly set and level with back; strong rump which is uniformly wide and nearly level from hips to pinbones and thurl to thurl; thurls set two-thirds of the distance from hips to pinbones; well defined and wide pinbones set slightly lower than the hips; tailhead slightly above and smoothly set between pinbones; tail ymmetrical to body and free from coarseness; vulva should be normal in size and shape in females (normal sheath and testes in males)
Blair's Kidding History2021: 2 bucks - FF Udders
Memphis is a stunning doe with a great personality! I am very happy to see that we were able to improve on her dam's wayward teets and will be pairing her with bucks that will improve on her topline and rump. Memphis has a nice birthing plate (I made that word up), that is what I call the area between the hip bones and the pin bones, I really like to see the hip bones more narrow than the pin bones. This tells me that kidding will come easier to her than a doe that has an even birthing plate. (see picture captioned "Birthing Plate"). She also has a nice brisket and great rear angulation. Memphis will be a first freshener in Feb 2021 and we can't wait to see what she throws!
Rio was one of our doe's born in 2019. We have been so excited to breed her but because life happens, her first kidding wasn't until 2022 when she was just shy of being 3. Her first kidding she delivered at 145 days in the middle of a bitter cold spell. It was -5 with a wind-chill that made it feel -20. She is in a closed barn but there just isn't fighting that kind of cold. She delivered quads but unfortunately we weren't there and all 4 of them froze despite her efforts.
Rio's Kidding History2022: 3 bucks, 1 doe (Rio's 2022 Buck 1, 2, 3 & Rio's 2022 Doe)
Lakota is a beautiful doe that excels in general appearance, and stature. Standing at 21.5” (measured at the withers) as a two-year old and exhibits a long, lean neck that blends smoothly into her withers which are slightly taller than the hips (measuring at 21”) and leading into her barrel (measuring at 40” in girth). Her brisket could be more defined, she has a 5” chest floor, but she has a very nice rump width (measuring at 11" from thurl to thurl) which has accommodated her in delivering a large singleton this year unassisted. She has a nice strong back that is straight with a level chine and a wide loin. She displays an ideal rump angle but I would like to improve on her rear leg set when viewed from the rear to more comfortably accommodate her udder. She demonstrates proper rear angulation (when she cooperates and let's us set her up properly) although added strength and set of pasterns under the cannon would be optimal. That being said, much of this could be in my hoof trimming skills which leave something to be desired. Something that I am improving on in myself. Ideally I would like to see a shorter head with a more convex roman nose and I would also like to see a more broad nose and nostril set. Her ears have nice shape but additional length would be welcomed and she has a bit more ear control over them than I like but as an F2, I am pleased with them. Her mammary system is the icing that tops such a beautiful cake. Her fore udder extends into her torso nicely indicating that she will have capacity, desirable shape, and productivity over her breeding career. As her mammary system matures and gains weight, we are seeing that her rear udder is wider at the base than the top which I would like to improve on but I am very pleased with her medial and lateral attachments. She has nicely placed teats at nearly 2/3 of the distance from the medial and her teats uniform size and shape.
Moxie (Lakota's dam), has her milk star with both MDGA and TMGR meaning she has her *P and her *D giving Lakota the opportunity to become a 2*P/2*D once she is on test this year. Thunder Struck (Lakota's sire) inherited his milk star through his parents. Both his dam and his sire's dam earned their milk star. We retained enough kids that hopefully we will someday earn his + through his offspring.
Cyndi resides at Studley Farm where she has kidded twice now and is known for the best milk for coffee! At MHMM 2019 show Cyndi's dam (Moxie) won GCH in one ring and RCH in the other as well as Best Udder x1 but because her tattoos were not legible she was not awarded an official leg. Moxie also has earned her *P (MDGA) and *D (TMGR) on one-day testing. Cyndi's sire (Thunder) inherited his *B from his parents and is well on his way to earning his + in future years from his daughters.
Anastasia was the runt of her litter of triplets so she was small from the beginning; however, from the moment she was born she had my heart. At about 2 months old (if memory serves me correctly), she developed coccidia which further stunted her growth paired with my inexperience in herd management. There was just something about her though that made her special to me! Her mom is affectionately known around here as my princess so it suited her to be Anastasia, named after the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. This girl is packed with some strong genetics and had she grown at the proper rate, I think she would have been a doe to be contended with. The reality is, she is so small statured that I am hoping her offspring will show off some of her powerhouse genetics. Unfortunately her first freshening produced 2 bucklings in which were wethered and sold as pets since we don't know what traits are truly hers yet! Having said that, she has some great attributes that I don't want to overlook. Taking her size and age into consideration, I think she has a nice body capacity and width. I really like her spring of ribs when viewing her from the top and her long bone pattern. I am a sucker for a well defined brisket which she definitely has. She stands on straight legs and pasterns and as she grows, she becomes more uphill with more femininity than when she was younger. Her rear leg angulation is always something that catches my eye on her as well. Anastasia's breed character is beautiful and important when developing this breed but not as important as the mammary system. Her mammary is a nice foundation to build from as her medial is strong showing the two separate sides but I would like to see some improvement in her side attachments and foreudder extension. I really like the shape and length of her teats although placement could be closer to the 1/3-2/3 ratio.
Cowgirl's Kidding History2022: 2 Bucks, 1 Doe
Cowboy is such a great attribute to our herd! Originally we really wanted some new lines in the mini world that weren't heavily used already so we purchased Cowboy's dam Rose and his sire Domino. Rose has lovely attachments and texture making her a dream to milk paired with our Nigerian buck who brought excellent milking lines and was a stout, sturdy buck which we felt would make excellent offspring! Cowboy is one of the twins we got from this pairing, and just had to retain. Actually we retained both him and his sister so we could watch and record the results of this pairing. We are really proud of this 50/50 line and are very excited to see where it takes our herd! He has not disappointed us! Cowboy has smooth blending from his long elegant neck into his withers and carries that length throughout his barrel. As he matures, his brisket is getting more defined although my horrible photography and set-up skills don't highlight that very well! His rear angulation is an improvement over his dam (thanks to Domino), which carries down to nice strong pasterns making him a very nice animal overall. As an added bonus, Cowboy is very sweet and loves attention but is not overbearing about it. His first daughter to freshen was "Marvelous" and I encourage you to check her page (listed below), to see what attributes Cowboy is giving to his offspring.
Photos of Cowgirl's (littermate to Cowboy) udder progression
Photos of Marvel's (Cowboy's daughter) udder progression
Aki is one of our home-grown boys that we are over-the-moon with. His line is packed with milk, udders that are "socked on" and held tightly to the body, as well as great conformation. This buck also has a personality that is to die for (thanks to his dam Lily)! He has a very nice head-set for an F3 with ears that have length and a nose that is becoming more convex with age. His neck is long and blends smoothly into his withers which are higher than his hips creating that uphill stance that we are all looking for. These hips have a good angle measuring at approx. 30 degrees. Aki really starts to shine when looking at his rear angulation and his beautiful leg set is thanks to his strong pasterns! I would like to improve on the crispness of his brisket but that would be the biggest improvement to this otherwise stunning buck! His littermate, Maggie has a beautiful udder and I encourage you to check it out as it is likely the udders that Aki could potentially throw. Aki's sire Thunder Struck has proven to have highly genetic udder traits so far with 4/5 of his daughters who have freshened having very similar udder traits.