Leading Ladies These does have earned their "lead roles" in the herd by performing well on the milk stand, in the show ring, and/or via linear appraisal, either themselves or through their offspring. CH Sans Gene K Malala VEEV 89 Sans Gene DE Delta Blues 4*M VVEE 89 FS Sans Gene V Caramel Apples VEE+ 86 (@ 02-04 - stale/hardship) Sans Gene OTB Snowdrops VVEV 87 FF score Sans Gene GT Serenity +VEV 86 FS GCH Pholia Farm HB Flicker 3*M AR VEVE 90 FS (retired) GCH Sans Gene K Zydeco 3*M EEEV 91 FS (retired) Sans Gene GT Hermione 2*M EEEV 90 FS (retired) Caprinos TMM Lucienne 2*M AR VVE+ 87 FS @ 07-09 (retired) Sans Gene Princess Buttercup 4*M +EVV 86 (retired) Sans Gene K Firefly VVVE FS88 @ 04-04 (retired)
CH (pending) Sans Gene K Malala VEEV 89 (2019) dob: 5/7/2016 Sire: Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel VEE 90 +B Dam: Sans Gene GT Hermione 2*M EEEV 90
show record: 1tx first, Jr Grand Champion, SWDGA 2017 1 tx Gr Champion Doe 2019 (one ring show) 1 tx Gr Champion Doe 2021 (first ring, 120+ Sr does)
Malala is full sister to SGCH Sans Gene K Cookies and Cream 3*M EEEE 91 FS, who also milked 1070#, with 56# butterfat and 41# protein in 239 days on her 5th freshening. Cookie went on to have high milk test of 7.2# on her 6th freshening, and 8.2# on her 7th! Malala looks just like her, down to that crazy spotted coat, and showing indications of similar milking ability.
Malala was only shown once in 2019, and handily earned her first milking leg. She was not shown again until May 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Her first show out in almost 2 years was a HUGE show with 126 senior Nigerian does, and as a 5 year old "aged" doe, Malala took Grand Champion in the first ring. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of her! Malala passes on her calm disposition, fabulous flat, wide, long rump (deemed "exceptional" by a senior appraiser), and that lovely, milky mammary to her offspring.
GCH Pholia Farm HB Flicker 3*M AR VEVE 90 FS DOB: 4/11/11 Official Ht: 20.75" Sire: GCH Piddlin Acres Hit the Bullseye +B EEE 90 Twin Creeks BW Peaceful Voyage ++*S VG 87.5 Piddlin Acres Fraulin Dam: SG Pholia Farm DB Honeycomb 2*M Pholia Farm OD Da Bomb *B Pholia Farm HJ Razzle 1*M
Linear Appraisal: 2013: +V+V 84 2014: EVEV 90 2016: VEVE 90 ~ final score Show Record: 2x 1st, 3x 2nd, 1tx 3rd, 1tx Best Udder in Breed, 2013 Best Udder in Class, Yearling Milkers, NWODGA, 2012 Reserve Grand Champion, Mason Community Fair, 2012 3X Grand Champion all 3 rings! SWWDGA 2014
Flicker is my little white shadow - she follows me everywhere, even sneaking out of her pen to "help" me with chores. She's a visitor favorite, endearing herself immediately to everyone she meets - more than once someone has threatened to sneak her home in the trunk. Wonderfully angular, feminine and dairy, looking much like a tiny Saanen - and this little doe wants to milk like one, too. As a 3rd freshener, she produced 4-5 5lbs a day when milked twice a day. Milking once a day halfway through her lactation, she milked a steady quart daily as a 5th freshener.
Flicker's udder is exceptional. Very capacious with broad overall area of attachment, excellent fore and medial, nice teats and placement, and milks out completely. She often won best udder in class even if she wasn't in first place, and won Best Udder in Breed over 37 entries as a 2 year old. As a 3yr old she blossomed - and in a big way! Her first show that year with over 40 milking does entered, she easily won Grand Champion in all 3 rings. Later that summer she appraised Excellent FS 90 on linear appraisal with E for mammary, as well as at 5 for her permanent score.
Her sire has both his permanent champion title and Superior Genetics designation. He has produced two permanent champion does to date, one of which (Pholia Farm HB Angelica) has already earned a Superior Genetics designation. Her dam, Pholia Farm DB Honeycomb, has a wonderfully attached and productive udder, and did well on the milking string for Pholia Farm, a Grade A creamery. Honeycomb has her milking star and Superior Genetics as well.
GCH Sans Gene K Zydeco 3*M EEEV 90 Sire: Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel +B VEE 90 CH Honey Goat Domingo Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay ++*B Dam: Caprinos TMM Lucienne EEEV 90 Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91 Sugar Creek MI Tell Me More +B VEE 89
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 DHIR/Milk Records: Yes
Zydeco has her mother Lucy'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. She easily produces in the 4-5 lb range during peak production. Zydeco easily sustained an extended lactation (more than 10 months) on once a day milking.
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.
Sans Gene GT Hermione 2*M EEEV 90 FS DOB: 6/2/2011 Official Ht: 21" a Sire: Caprinos TMM Renegade +B VEE 89 Sugar Creek MI Tell Me More +B VEE 89 Poppy Patch FM Calamity Jane 1*M VEEV 90
Dam: Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M AR EEEE 91 Pholia Farm KM Riot *+B V+E 87 Goodnight Tahoma Violet +VE+ 84
Show Record: 2016: 1tx RGCH, the only show we went to this year 2013: 1x 1st, 2x 3rd, 2 year old milkers
2012:Junior Champion, Mason Area Fair 7/24/2012 3rd out of 23 and 4th out 24, NWODGA show, 6/2/2012 (though not wins, placings to be proud of!) 2011: Reserve Jr. Champion, RVDGA show, 2011 (AOP; non-sanctioned)
Milking Records/DHIR Test: yes
Hermione, always a beautiful kid, grew up to be a gorgeous doe. She has all of her mother's good traits; great depth and width of body, lovely general appearance, straight legs, good feet. Her sire also gifted her with improvement in length and sharpness over the withers, buttery-soft udder texture and longer teats. Hermione has THE kind of rump we are looking for: wide and level from hips to pins and thurl to thurl. Her final score on linear appraisal was EEEV 90 - "Excellent", with an Excellent for rump structure! Better yet, she passes on that lovely rump onto her kids. Hermione is a strong milker, who seems to just get better each year. 1070 56 41 239 DIM
Caprinos TMM Lucienne 2*M AR VEE+87 7-09 2018; EEEV 90 2014 ~ Retired DOB: 10/4/10 Official Ht: 21" Sugar Creek MI Tell Me More ++*B VG 89 / *S Ex 90 MCH ++B Gay-Mor Domino's Mantis +S Ex90 MCH Twin Creeks WE Talk About Me 1*M, EEEE91
Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M AR EEEE 91 Pholia Farm KM Riot *+B Goodnight Tahoma Violet +VE+
LA scores: 2013: VEVV 86 2014: EEEV 90 2016: VVE+ 85 (not quite herself, not much milk) 2018 VEE+ 87 age 7y 9m Show Record: 1x 1st, 2013 Reserve Junior Champion, RVDGA show 2011 (AOP, non-sanctioned)
Sans Gene DE Delta Blues 4*M VVEE 89 aka "Zipper"
Sire: Sans Gene GT Doppler Effect *B VEE 88 Caprinos TMM Renegade +B VEE 89 GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91
Dam: GCH Sans Gene K Zydeco 3*M EEEV 90 Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel +B VEE 90 Caprinos TMM Lucienne 2*M VVE+
Sans Gene GT Serenity +VEV 86 FS Sire: Caprinos TMM Renegade +B VEE 89 Sugar Creek MT Tell Me More +*B V89 Poppy Patch Calamity Jane E90
Dam: GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91 Pholia Farm KM Riot +B Goodnight Tahoma Violet +VE+ 84
Serenity is a full sister to Sans Gene GT Hermione. She is a correct, well balanced doe. Now an aged doe, Serenity is as correct and sound as she was at 3, and milks just as well. Serenity's super power is her will to milk on once a day, with little or no grain. Multiple times I started to dry her off, changed my mind a couple weeks later, and in no time she was back milking same as before. She also has proven to pass on those sound, correct, structural dairy traits and super wanna milk genes, as evidenced by Sans Gene K Bluebelle, owned by Eagle Meadows Farm, who milked 900lbs with 50 lbs butterfat and 37lbs protein, in only 256 days.
Sans Gene Princess Buttercup 5*M 83 (+V++)2yr 4mo Sire: Caprinos TMM Renegade +B VEE 89 Sugar Creek MT Tell Me More ++*B V89 Poppy Patch FM Calamity Jane EEEV 90 Dam: Sans Gene K Firefly 4*M VVVE 88 Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel +B VEE 90 GCH Pholia Farm HB Flicker 3*M VEVE 90
Princess pictured at right with 12 hours of milk, shortly before she rejoined our herd. I am beyond pleased to have the opportunity to bring this powerhouse milker doe back home. She peaked just shy of 6lbs on her last lactation.
Princess is an eye catching doe, with her regal bearing and bright calico coat. She has nice depth at the elbow and point of rib, but she isn't quite wide enough for her very capacious mammary. So although her attachments are actually quite good, there isn't quite enough room for it under her, so it gets pushed forward on her body. Fortunately, she is able to walk around it reasonable well, and we are careful during peak lactation to not let her get too full so she stays comfortable. As our herd runs to wide and strong, we are confident her offspring will have that extra bit of width needed for royal-sized mammaries.
Sans Gene OTB Snowdrops ~ VVEV 87 (2019) dob: 3/31/2017 Sire: Sans Gene DE On The Bayou (Sans Gene GT Doppler Effect VEE 88 x GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91) Dam: Sans Gene V Pashka (Sans Gene K Voyager VVV 87 X Sans Gene GT Cupcake)
Show record: 1tx 1st, 1tx Reserve Senior Champion, 2019
Snowdrops has all the indications of being a knock out doe. She is a combination strength and refinement. "Cissy" showed well as a dry yearling. She placed 2nd behind Sans Gene Black Eyed Susan (who went Res Jr Champion) in a 'uuuuge yearling class of over 20 entries.
As a first freshening 2 year old, Cissy did us proud by placing well against 2nd freshening does, and earned high marks and positive comments at linear appraisal. At our last show of the year, she went out with a bang, winning Reserve Senior Champion.
ans Gene V Caramel Apples VEE+ 86@ 0204 (stale/hardship) dob 3/7/2016 Sire: Sans Gene K Voyager *B VEE 88 Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel +B VEE 90 GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91
Dam: Sans Gene GT Cupcake Caprinos TMM Renegade +B VEE 89 GCH Pholia Farm HB Flicker 3*M VEVE 90
2017 1 tx Jr Gr Champion (53 entries) 2017 1t x Best Junior Doe in Show (150 entries) 2nd place 3 yr old Sr doe, 2019 (behind GCH winner)
There is so much we could say about our sweet Caramel Apples. Perhaps we should start with her barn name, "BG", short for Broken Goat. She earned that moniker as a 6 week old kid, when she severely fractured her hind leg. The break was a bad one, requiring, 4 pins and 2 external rods. BG was a model patient, and healed well. So well, in fact, we got the green light - even encouragement - to let her kid as a long yearling. A very calm and social goat, we decided to take her to one show, even though she was bred. She was happier going to the show than staying home without her herdmates. To our great surprise, BG won Jr Grand Champion in a big Junior Nigerian show. We were elated! And then, she went on to win Best Jr Doe in show, over more than 150 entries, including some nationally prominent "big goat" herds!
You'd think that would be accomplishment enough, but our little BG is an overachiever. She kidded triplets easily on her first kidding - and then had QUINTS on her second- all perfect nose & toe presentation, normal sized, and raised them all herself! She went on to obtain a very respectable linear appraisal score as a 2 year old after all of that, being milked once a day and during a horrible heat wave (she had almost no milk that day, sadly, affecting her udder score). BG then kidded with SEXTUPLETS her next kidding, showing no lameness or metabolic issues at all, and needing only normal pre-natal care for all of her pregnancies. Unfortunately that kidding did not go quite as well, and two couldn't be gotten out in time, getting tangled in double placentas, and they were all typical sized kids - 2.6, 3.5, and two were just over 4#. She raised them all up, went to one show where she came in 2nd behind Malala (who won Gr Ch at that show), and then we gave her a year off. BG looks better than ever at 5 years old, and might even be expecting kids from Drifter in late July, 2021. We hope so, she has blossomed into the strong, wide, dairy doe with the front end, back end, and mammary we strive for, containing the sweetest disposition we could hope for. She is still BG - for Best Goat ever.
Sans Gene K Firefly 4*M VVVE 88 ~ Retired Sire: Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel +B VEE 90 CH Honey Goat Domingo Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay ++*B 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. Her udder is snugly attached with tremendous capacity including an exemplary foreudder. Fly milked so hard on her 2nd freshening it was challenging to keep her weight up - Fly doesn't do anything halfway! Her last lactation, after serious surgery (noted below), Fly milked 4+ pounds a day ...and continued to hold at 3+ lbs... milked once a day. 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 her son and her two daughters 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.