Zydeco after winning Grand Champion, Best Udder in Breed, and Best of Breed at NWODGA, June 2014, over very stiff competition. She showed milked out in the next ring, and still took 1st place and best udder for her class.
Zydeco standing naturally, without being "chined down". She's showing us her lovely long, level topline while carrying a full udder at the end of a long day.
Zydeco as 2nd freshening 2 yr old. It was cold and we'd just taken blanket off to go in the ring, and she's telling me what she thinks about THAT!
CH Sans Gene K Zydeco 3*M (pending) EEEV 90
Sire: Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel VEE 90 CH Honey Goat Domingo Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay Dam: Caprinos TMM Lucienne EEEV 90 Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91 Sugar Creek MI Tell Me More +B VEE 89
Zydeco turned out to be a truly lovely girl. She has her mother's refinement, clean long bone pattern, strong feet and legs, and long stretchy neck. From her sire, K, she was gifted with greater width and spring of rib, and a bit more levelness hip to pins. Like both sire and dam, she has great depth and length of body and a nice, strong brisket. My favorite thing about Zydeco though, is her sweet, loving, and slightly-mischievous personality.
Zydeco's udder is high and snug with plumb teats, great height and width of rear attachment, and a smoothly blended foreudder. She has fantastic orifices - milk just streams out, and can milk 5+ lb a day, and typically milking around 4+lbs during peak lactation and levels off to around a quart a day later . She has a good medial and well placed teats. She is not shy about sharing her good looks with her kids; her daughter Delta Blues is one of our favorites, and we are hoping for another. Zydeco has been a formidable competitor in the show ring. She won her first 2 legs over 50 senior does - a couple of which stood in the top 10 at nationals later that year. She finished at the next show in the first ring. In the next ring we showed her milked out since she was now finished - and she took first place and best udder in her class of over 15+ does, under judge Jennifer Bice.
Show Record: 2013: 1 tx 1st place, 2 tx 2nd place 2014: 2tx 2nd, 3tx 1st, 1tx Reserve Grand Champion 2015: 4tx 1st, 1tx 2nd 2tx Grand Champion SWWDGA 1tx Grand Champion, Best Udder in Breed, Best of Breed, NWODGA
Zydeco's 4th freshening udder above, and her 3rd on the left. As a mature 4yr old/4th freshening, her udder has matured showing nice division of halves and teat placement over 3rd freshening.
Delta Blues as a first freshening 2 year old.
Sans Gene DE Delta Blues VEVE 89 dob Sire: Sans Gene GT Doppler Effect VEE 88 Dam: CH Sans Gene K Zydeco 3*M(pending) EEEV 90
As a 2 yr old. This picture shows her her strength and lovely head, but does not do justice to her topline and very, wide and flat rump.
Firefly as a 2yr old, first freshener.
Fly says "Seriously? a milkstand picture?!" Ok, Fly is right, not the most flattering pose, except for Fly's udder, which looks great no matter how she's standing (and the reason for this photo!) She is a 2nd freshener in this one, and putting all of herself into the milk pail, so she's a little leaner than we'd like.
Sans Gene K Firefly 4*M (pending) VVVE 88
Sire: Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel VEE 90 CH Honey Goat Domingo Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay Dam: GCH Pholia Farm HB Flicker 3*M VVEE 90 GCH Piddlin Acres Hit the Bullseye EEE 90 SG Pholia Farm DB Honeycomb 2*M V+E+ 86
Show Record: 2013: Junior Reserve Grand Champion Clark County Fair 3rd, NWODGA dry yearlings 2014: 2 tx 2nd
Firefly, or Fly as we call her, is a tiny, fiesty, little lovebug. Nothing about her personality is pint-sized though - she makes sure you WILL notice her, in the most charming way imaginable. Fly is graced with a lovely, long dairy hip, wide-open ribbing, and improved feet over her dam. Her udder is, snugly attached with an incredible foreudder, and correct as we hoped, with capacity like her dam Flicker, -which is saying something! Fly milked so hard on her 2nd freshening it was challenging to keep her weight up - Fly doesn't do anything halfway! She easily puts a half gallon a day in the pail. Not bad for a doe standing just 19 inches tall. Fly's udder is very easy to milk, and she will keep a lactation well on a once a day milking regimen.
We nearly lost Fly in a horrific kidding in 2016. Fly pulled through, but we lost the kids and any hope of ever breeding Fly again. She is perhaps my best milker, and I am grateful to have a son and daughter from her in the herd. A much beloved member of the family, she will remain here, as Chief Officer Supervising All Farm Activities Which Might Involve Food.
Essie as a long, tall, and lovely if rather gangly yearling.
Sire: Barn Owl Blade VEE 90 (SG Kastdemur's Tach Lach VEE 89 X SGCH Barnowl Buffy VEEE 89
Dam: GCH Barnowl Red Bliss VEEE 90 Barnow Anteros EEE 91 X SGCH White Haven Solace VEEE 89
Essie is long, lean, great bone, socked-on udder, and oh does she MILK! As a yearling first freshener, she milked between 7-10 lbs on twice a day. Then we went to milking once a day 180 days in to her lactation, where she gave a steady 6lbs per day.
Besides being very easy on the eye, a great producer, and easy to milk, Essie has the sweetest, most charming personality. She is gentle, affectionate, and kind natured, but not without that trademark Lamancha personality! Wherever you are, there's Essie! She gets along great with all her Nigerian herdmates, for which we are very grateful. In fact, she adopted all the weanlings last year, and they all eat and sleep together now.
Essie is a registered Experimental and so will show in the Recorded Grade classes. In our neck of the woods, these are extremely competitive. At the 2015 ADGA National Show, Essie's dam was 4th place in her class, and Essie's littermate sister, placed 8th. Needless to say, we are pretty excited to take our Essie to some shows next year!