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SG ARMCH Twin Creeks MB Stellaluna *D 'E' 90.0 LA VVEE89

Sire:Twin Creeks PD Megabuck (MCH PGCH Willow Creek Paydirt x MCH PGCH Raha Acres Twink's Pixie*D E)
Dam: HBF Stella D'Oro (MCH Willows White Light'n +S E x Far-N-Best Little Darlin' VG)
DOB 12/29/99 extended pedigree LA 2010 VVEE 89

12/29/99 -- 10/12/14

I was very happy to be able to purchase Stella in the fall of 2005--thanks to Kim Steele of Steele Ballew and to Sunni Florence of Flat Rock Farms for making it possible! In 2006, while feeding her single buckling, she was giving me almost 5 pounds per day at one point--and then this doe just did not want to stop milking. At 4 months fresh with once per day milking she gave a steady 2 pounds per day. I don't know what she would have done if I had not skipped milking her for 2 weeks before that, thinking she would dry off. In 2007, on her first official test day, Stella milked 7.7 pounds. My tester said that if she was not there to see it, she would not have believed it. Her rear and lateral attachments seem better than ever, perhaps because of improved mineral supplementation here--I spend a lot of time contemplating those attachments as I chase Stella around the paddock in our daily pre-milking aerobic ceremony. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 4 x GCH, 4 x RGCh, 4 x Best Udder

Hayseed Farm's LD Pollyanna
Sire: ARMCH Twin Creeks LS Luck of the Draw +*S E (MCH HBF Luckey Strike +S E x MCH/PGCH Raha Acres Twink's Pixie *D E)
Dam: Hayseed Farm's KK Dayzee (Poetry Oaks Kilauea Korqui x Hayseed Farm's Magic Marigold)
DOB 4/25/01 extended pedigree

I am a tremendous admirer of Polly's late sire, Lucky. Due to injuries sustained early in her life, she is not really a show doe, but has proven to be a terrific producer of nice kids. Polly has an extremely soft, pliable udder, with some of the best teats in the herd. She nursed a single kid during her first lactation at her previous home, leaving her udder seriously lopsided. With nothing to lose, we experimented with evening it out, with pretty good success, and we've learned some interesting things about the differential effects of dam-raising versus hand-milking on an udder. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

ARMCH Dragonfly Calliope *D 'E' 90.0 LA VEEV 89
Sire: Stonewall's Apocalypse Now ++*S (Stonewall's Raising Arizona ++S x Stonewall's Lily Dale *D)
Dam: Fairlea Louise (MCH Stonewall's Diggory Venn x Fairlea Yoni)

3/26/01 -- 1/2/16

DOB 3/26/01 extended pedigree LA 2007 VEEV 89, 2008 VVE+ 86 (appraised nearly dry)

(Photo by Lisa O'Connor) Calli, who thought of herself as a person, came from a long line of strong characters. I loved her for her grace and presence. Her 2003 daughter, Dragonfly M Kestrel, won her junior leg at just under 6 months, her 2005 daughter Thalia won junior legs at both AGS and ADGA shows as a yearling, and her 2006 daughter Atalanta won her junior leg at less than 3 months of age. As a second freshener, Calli milked 4.9 pounds with 5.2% butterfat at 39 days fresh on one day milk test, earning her *D, fourth place in the breed for total pounds of milk, and fifth place for total score for 2004. Her udder just kept improving, and her barn records peaked at nearly 6 pounds per day on her third lactation (2005). We just can't figure out where she put it all. She sustained a lactation well; she won two of her three legs at nearly 6 months fresh. Always the last to be dried off for the year, she was so nice to milk that I didn't mind the frosty mornings that would otherwise have discouraged me. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 3 x GCH, 2 x BOB, 2 x Best Udder, 3 x RGChJr, many x 1st place (I lost count), 3 x 1st place Dam and Daughter (2 x with Kestrel and 1 x with Atalanta)

Twin Creeks WB Summer Blonde
Sire: MCH Goodwood Weisbaden +S E (Gay-Mor's RA Kingwood ++*S x Goodwood Bejou Merry)
Dam: MCH/PGCH Twin Creeks Midsummernitedream 2*D E (MCH HBF Luckey Strike+S E x MCH PGCH Raha Acres Twink's Pixie*D E)
DOB 6/25/02 extended pedigree

Thanks to Margiana Petersen-Rockney for helping me get these pictures! This lovely doe is a perfect example of the value of a great brood doe. Although she has faults that keep her from being a top show doe, she produces kids that are so consistently better than herself that she is beyond price. On top of that, she is sweet, affectionate, and calm, the perfect goat personality. I just love her and I am so glad to have been able to buy her back--she will never leave here again. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 1 x 1st

Dragonfly M Kestrel 'VG' 88.6
Sire: Piddlin Acres SC Maestro +S E (Piddlin Acres Shortchange x Piddlin Acres Concerto)
Dam: ARMCH Dragonfly Calliope *D E (Stonewall's Apocalypse Now ++*S x Fairlea Louise)

DOB 4/10/03

extended pedigree (Photos by Kieran Dean)

4/10/03 -- 9/1/14

Kestrel was the unfortunate and untimely victim of caretaker error, or an example of too much love being fatal, I suppose. She WOULD insist on squeezing into the buck pen when the hay in the doe pen ran out, even though there was pasture aplenty. Less woirk, I suppose. At any rate, it is sometimes hard when leaving the farm to tell the person left in charge not only all the things TO do, but also all the things NOT to do ("Do NOT move the clips on this gate or Kestrel will worm her way into the pen!") I wasn't there to save her this time. When I found her she was crippled from all the running and male attention--for those who propose to run healthy virile bucks with their does, here is a reason not to do so.

When she was a yearling, one judge informed me she was taking her home in her suitcase, and a long time breeder whom I greatly respect said to me "It's not very often that a doe takes my breath away, but that doe did it." She is also the only goat we've had who figured out how to climb onto the roof of the run-in shed to sunbathe. Kestrel's value lies in her ability to produce kids with her stunning general appearance that are more beautiful in the mammary department than herself. Her daughter by Funny Cide, First Flight, earned her GCH Jr leg as a yearling and promptly freshened with a very nice udder--she was unbeaten in her class in 8 straight shows as a yearling first freshener. We lost Flight to an untimely death, but we are happy to have had her sister Declare returned home, where she produced Best Junior Doe in Show winner, Peregrine. Kestrel's daughter by Halifax, Vesta, was also a Best Junior Doe in Show winner, and both Vesta and Peregrine have freshened with very nice udders. For more pictures and information, click here to go to Kestrel's page.

Twin Creeks HS Andromeda 2*D AR
Sire: Piddlin Acres Hot Sauce *S (Twin Creeks BW Peaceful Voyage x Piddlin Acres Tex's Pinata *D VG)
Dam: Twin Creeks BH Yuletidetreasure *D VG (Twin Creeks Braveheart +S x Goodwood Purple People Eater VG)
DOB 1/5/04 extended pedigree LA: 2009 ++VV 83

I have always particularly liked this doe's dam, Treasure (here's another udder shot)  who was RGCH on 5 occasions, and twice GCH. Sadly Treasure was lost to cancer recently. Andi is an absolute love, and a beauty as well. With that mark on her muzzle, she looks like she belongs in a "Got milk?" ad. That's appropriate, as she is a pleasure to milk with terrific teats.Thanks again, Kellye! For more pictures and information, including udder shots, click here to go to her page.

SG Buttin'Heads Too Shaise Lounge 5*D E 90.0 AR
Sire: Sugar Creeks SS Sharpshooter *S (Twin Creeks BW Storm Surge x Gay-Mor gNat's Pageantry 4*D AR1732)
Dam: ARMCH Buttin'Heads Too Bassonette 4*D (Creek Road Hudson x Buttin'Heads Small Frye 3*D)
DOB 3/16/04 extended pedigree LA 2009 VVEE 88, 2012 VEE + 88

(Photo by Declan) This doe is very quiet and unassuming, until it comes time to make her way to the milk stand--then watch out; she is unstoppable. Obviously a dairy goat in her soul! For more photos and information, including udder shots, click here to go to her page.

SG Twin Creeks BW Nor'easter 3*D AR LA VVEE 90
Sire: ARMCH Twin Creeks BH Bay Watch +*S E (Twin Creeks Brave Heart +S x MCH Piddlin Acres Tiny Bubbles *D E)
Dam: MCH Little Rascals Black Dahlia 2*D E(Flat Rocks Flash +S 'E' x Piddlin Acres Miss Kitty *D E)
DOB 3/19/04 extended pedigree LA 2010 VVEE 90, 2012 VEEV 90

For her cheerful and sunny personality, this doe is one of my favorites. She is so much fun to interact with and to milk that she ended up not getting bred for the show season in 2007, because her heats are very subtle unless she is penned near the bucks. The winter days just kept going by and I didn't want to stop milking her and move her to where she would show that she was in season--before I knew it, it was spring and she had stopped cycling. Fortunately Rio caught her on one of his clean-up visits this summer, and she kidded with beautiful buck doe twins in December. Lately she has been subject to the curse of single bucks, which I have high hopes she will avoid at last this time around. For more photos and information, including udder shots, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 2 x 1st

ARMCH Dragonfly M Skylark *D 'E' 90.4 LA VEEV 89
Sire: Piddlin Acres SC Maestro +S E (Piddlin Acres Shortchange x Piddlin Acres Concerto)
Dam: Fairlea Louise (MCH Stonewall's Diggory Venn x Fairlea Yoni)
STOLEN!!
DOB 4/6/04

extended pedigree

LA: 2007 VEVV 88--2008 V+EV 87--2009 VVEE 88--2010 VVEV 89--2011 VEEV 89

I hope whoever took Skylark is totally ashamed...and I hope she is safe somewhere waiting to be found...

Typical electric personality from the Meg line.This doe in my favorite bright chamoisee is easily the loudest forlorn maiden during her heat cycle that I have ever heard...and like her mother before her, nothing can stop her from making her way to the buck pen, either. Well, she knows where it is, and never wanders anywhere else, so we let her have her way, but it can be hard to wait until November to get her bred! At 6 her udder is still high and widely attached, and she is milking better than ever this year. For more photos and information, including udder shots, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 8 x 1st, 3 x GCH Sr. doe (2 ADGA legs--Ed Cavanaugh and Partricia Ricotta, SMDGA Spring shows, May, 2010), 2 x RGCH Sr. doe (received a leg for one)

2006 ANDDA All-American Milking doe 2 years to under 3 (tied with Party)

Twin Creeks BW Pacifica 4*D E 91.2 AR
Sire:MCH Twin Creeks BH Bay Watch +*S E (Twin Creeks Brave Heart +S x MCH Piddlin Acres Tiny Bubbles *D E)
Dam: MCH Gay-Mor's JJU Nonpareil 3*D E (Gay-Mor Berry's Johnny Jump-Up +*S x Gay-Mor Tut's Lorna Doone 2*D)
DOB 4/10/04
extended pedigree

(This terrific picture by Kieran Dean.) When asked recently which living goat I would take home if I could have absolutely anyone, I chose Pacifica's dam, Nonpareil. It is obvious that this line is incredibly prepotent for the look and quality that Nonpareil represents--I think that Pacifica is very nearly the spitting image of her dam, although she is not quite as capacious. And now I am so happy to have Pacifica's lookalike daughter, Sweetwater, back--3 generations of gorgeous girls indeed. For more photos and information, including udder shots, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 2 x 1st, 1 x RGCH

2006 ANDDA All-American Milking doe 2 years to under 3

Dragonfly IH Merlin
Sire: PromisedLand Incredible Hunk *S (ARMCH Twin Creeks LS Luck of the Draw +*S E x MCH Gay-Mor's RA Nightowl 2*D)
Dam: Dragonfly G Thalia (MCH Twin Creeks BW Giacomo Puccini E  x ARMCH Dragonfly Calliope *D E )
DOB 8/13/06
extended pedigree LA 2009 V+VV 85, 2010 V+VV 85

(Photos by Lorene Toth) This is one that hit the ground and said "Tah-dah!" as Kellye Bussey has been known to say. She was one of those kids that looks nice all the time running around the pasture, and one of the first into your lap if you should happen to sit down out there. The day she finally caught the judges' eyes as a junior doe, they couldn't take them off her. Not a bad pedigree, either. Declan's pick for 2006. A good case study of Hunk's ability to improve an udder. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 5 x 1st, 1 x GCH Jr, 3 x BOB Jr.

Dragonfly HFX Morrigan
Sire: MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax (Rosasharn's Tom's Water Tabby *S x Stonewall's India Wilkes)

Dam: Dragonfly IH Sweetwater (PromisedLand Incredible Hunk *S x Twin Creeks BW Pacifica 4*D E AR)

DOB 4/14/09
extended pedigree LA 2010 +VV, +

(Photo by Declan Dean) A daughter of one of our best young does, sired by our most beautiful buck. Morrigan was originally sold but the sale fell through, and I get the feeling it was meant to be. She is wild and crazy, but still a beautiful sight, with some very spiffy moonspots to boot. Named for a Celtic goddess of fresh water who is often associated with ravens and crows.

Well, with this pedigree I sure hate to say it, but if Morrigan doesn't settle this year, she is headed for a pet home....here's hoping...nope.

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