Dam: CH CRF Castle Rock Moon River 3*D EEEE 91 (Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce *S ++*B x SGCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2*D VVEV 86)
Mahea just keeps getting better and better. No surprise, considering the stellar genetics behind this girl.
Mahea's dam, Castle Rock Moon River, scored EEEE 91 as a nine year old. Son Moon Raker is working hard in the Castle Rock herd; daughter Moonshine FS91 VEEE with an E in rump as a three and four year old; daughter and Grand Champion Moon Beam final score FS92 EEEE; and daughter and Grand Champion River of Rain FS 90 VVEE.
Mahea's sire Graupel represents a powerhouse blend of two of Castle Rock's most influential lines. Cleveland Sage has sired EIGHT Champion does with linear appraisal scores of 90-92 so far, with seven 'E' mammary daughters. Dam Blizzard is a National Top Ten Milker three times over and her daughter Black Ice produced the ADGA National Total Performer.
With no goat shows or appraisals to attend on Maui, Mahea spends most of her time lazing under the coco palms with her mini-me Mahina. Mahea is a powerful doe but not coarse, and boasts a strong brisket extension, the better to t-bone you with, my dear. Although not our best producer, Mahea is a pleasure to milk, with large teats and open orifices. Her milk is particularly sweet and delicious and her udder is tightly attached with a strong medial and perfectly plumb teats that point directly into the milk pail. If I could only milk one goat, it would be this one.
What can we say about this little princess? She should be a diva, all things considered, but instead she is calm, sweet and unassuming.
I like to leave this line here to remind me that it was once true. Tiny Hula is still a petite girl but she has turned into quite the tita, stomping around with her hair puffed out to make herself look bigger and t-boning the other goats for no reason at all. Good grief! Lucky for me she is easy to handle and comports herself like the royal little lady that she is on the milkstand.
Hula comes from a line of correct and productive milkers. Her dam produced 940 pounds of milk as a first freshener, easily earning her milk star. Her maternal half sister appraised at VEEE 90 and then took the number two spot on the 2016 ADGA Top Ten breed leader list, consistently milking around 5 pounds a day as a third freshener and producing almost 1500 pounds of milk. She produced 1420# as a fourth freshener in 2017, placing 6th in the nation.
Hula demonstrates a strong will to milk and maintains steady and persistent production. I am very happy to have her genetics to work with.
Oma is the color of a perfectly toasted marshmallow. She is always the first goat to the table and the last goat to leave. A very sweet goat who loves to kiss my nose, right before she bites it. Not because she is spiteful but because, maybe, it could be good to eat?
Paloma has great body capacity while remaining very dairy and angular, with an elegant neck, sharp shoulders and good general wedgyness, Her rump has good length and width but could be more level from hips to pins.
Oma has a nicely attached, beautifully shaped udder with plumb teats. You can see that capacity and medial increased significantly on her second lactation, and continued to improve into her third freshening. Oma is a great example of why first fresheners should not be judged too harshly and given time to mature.