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. Her second freshening, she milked 12-14 lbs, and peaked at a whopping 16.4 lbs!
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 adopts all the weanlings, and they all eat and sleep together. It's terribly cute!
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. Essie herself showed a couple times in 2017, and managed to place 2nd twice, with 2nd place best udder three out of four judges.