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Animals that have not settled in several years have been moved to the Blissfully Retired (Lawn Ornaments) page. Should miracles occur, they get to come back here!

SG ARMCH Flat Rocks Here for the Party *D 'E' 91.1 LA EEEV 90
Sire: Flat Rocks Buried Treasure (Flat Rocks Flash +S 'E' x Flat Rocks Treasure)
Dam: Flat Rocks Party Time (Goodwood Maltese Falcon *S x Flat Rocks Celebration)
DOB 12/19/03 extended pedigree

 

LA: 2007 VEEV 88--2008 VVEV 87-- 2009 V+EE 89--2011 EEEV 90--2012 EEEV 90

The longer I have this doe here, the more I love her. She is very sensitive, and has to try harder than those with calm personalities to be a good goat, but she really does try.  She was sold to me because she was such a beast in the show ring at her first show that her breeder put her on the sale page in disgust--but she apparently had no intention of being shown the door again, because she always behaved perfectly for us, though it took some convincing to get her to walk with her head up. It helps that she is very fond of horse cookies. She has been everything we have asked her to be--great mom, beautiful show doe, happy milker. Thanks are due to my good friend Sunni for not only letting me have this paragon, but for not being mad that she has turned around so well! For more photos and information, including udder shots, click here to go to her page.

By the way, for those who have wondered, I placed this photo of Party in the Wikipedia Commons some time ago, because the photos of Nigerian Dwarf goats that were on Wikipedia at the time were either in fact Pygmies or were of horned, unclipped, not very inspiring specimens. Placing this picture in the Commons means that it is available to be used in pretty much any way people want to at will, with the restrction that attribution is required. Unfortunately, that attribution is often lacking, so I've spent some time chasing down copies and asking people to properly attribute the photo. It also has led to various funny situations such as the one where Party is being used to illustrate the color pattern "black and tan" or essentially sundgau. She's obviously not a sundgau, but a clear buckskin, who does however illustrate the extreme in blackening referred to by Dr. Phil Sponenberg in his article "The Genetics of Goat Color", where he says, referring to the color pattern "San Clemente"( which we call buckskin), "The result is that the blackest variants can be easily confused with the patterns produced by the black and tan or eyebar alleles, while the least black variants could be confused with a shaded red ." To verify that Party is indeed buckskin, we need only examine the result of breeding her to Rebel, which twice produced solid black and clear, standard issue, black and tan buckskin, thus proving beyond doubt that it is impossible for Party to be anything other than buckskin. Unfortunately this argument did not prove convincing to the person foolishly using her photo to illustrate the wrong pattern, and she remains there to this day (although at least now I receive the photo credit). I mean, why on earth would I know what color my own goat is?

One very cool result of placing this photo in the Commons is that Party has been used several times now in issues of "Time For Kids" to illustrate the Nigerian Dwarf Goat (most recently in May, 2013, and with actual proper attribution. Yay!)

Show record: 10 x 1st, 4 x GCH Sr., 4 x RGCH Sr., 5 x BOB, 6 x Best Udder
ANDDA Reserve All-American Milking doe 2 years to under 3 (tied with Skylark, behind Pacifica)
ANDDA All-American Milking doe 3 years to under 4

Dragonfly G Chickadee 1*M LA VEEV 90
Sire: ARMCH Twin Creeks BW Giacomo Puccini +*S +B E (MCH Twin Creeks BH Bay Watch +*S E x MCH-CH Twin Creeks WB Madam Butterfly 2*D 'VG')
Dam: SM3Pines Jur-En's Snowbird (Creek Road Envoy x ARMCH Gay-Mor Berry's Jurassic 2*D 1* M)
DOB 7/5/05
extended pedigree LA 2012 VEEV 90, 2013 VEEE 89, 2014 V+VV 87

I am so glad to have Chickadee back here--thanks so much Angie Wills and Jill Bullock for making it possible! I don't have many kids from either Giacomo or Snowbird, so she is doubly valued. She has freshened with an beautiful udder, very capacious, excellent attachments, lots of division, and huge teats. One linear appraiser commented "It isn't very often that you see teats almost pointing inwards in a Nigerian." For more pictures and information, including udder shots, click here to go to her page.

SG Dragonfly Leprechaun's Ceili 1*M LA VEEE 90
Sire: Gladys Porter Zoo Leprechaun (Goodwood Z Ali Babba +*S x Gladys Porter Zoo Aquarius)
Dam: Flat Rocks Erin Go Bragh (Gladys Porter Zoo Leprechaun x MCH MK Sunshine)
DOB 2/5/06
extended pedigree LA 2009 VVVV 87, 2011 VEEV 90 (permanent), 2012 +VEV 86 (yeah, right), 2013 VEEE 90, 2014 EVEV 90

Our February surprise! I really liked this doe as a kid, and so did the judges, but for the longest time they always liked one other kid just a little more. That's okay with us. She looks just as nice standing in the pasture as walking in the show ring. She has a naturally level topline and beautiful neck blending into her shoulders. Leprechaun's get are known for their slow developement, and as Ceili is Leprechaun in spades, we knew she was right on track. Sure enough, she has matured into a beautiful doe who I think truly deserves her excellent linear appraisal. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: (as a junior doe) 3 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 1 x GCH JrDoe, 1 x RGCH Jr Doe (ADGA)

SGCH Flat Rocks Charybdis *D 1*M AR LA VEVE 90
Sire: Flat Rocks Gem (Flat Rocks Might Fine x MCH Flat Rocks Surprise *D)
Dam: Flat Rocks Sea Siren (Twin Creeks BW Riptide x Flat Rocks Charismatic)
DOB 2/27/06
extended pedigree LA 2009 V+VV 86, 2010 VVVE 88, 2011 VEVE 90, 2013 VVVE 89, 2014 VVEE 90

This doe is put together so well, I just love her. Answers to JoJo (loudly). Milking this doe has taught me the fallacy of statements like "That udder is terrific, she just needs to fill up that rear a bit more." This udder is attached high and wide and looks beautiful even empty, even though it milks down to exactly nothing. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 3 x GCH and BU (2009, Jeremy Lezniak, Franklin County Fair,  2010, Bob Bartholomew, Saratoga County Fair, 2011,Bob Bartholomew, Blandford Fair), 2011 ADGA National Show, 4th in the 5 year old class and Best Udder of Breed (Lauren Acton and Meghan Treadway-Carter).

Flat Rocks Galena *D 1*M AR 2630 +EEV 88
Sire: Flat Rocks Gem (Flat Rocks Might Fine x MCH Flat Rocks Surprise *D)
Dam: 5 Alarm Prism (Flat Rocks Numbscull x Flat Rocks Spoiled Rotten)
DOB 3/4/07
extended pedigree LA 2008: VVV--V, 2012 +EEV 85, 2013 +EEV 88, 2014 VVVE 88

One of our valued imports from Flat Rocks: an unpolled Gem daughter, which makes her incredibly precious (because she can be bred to a polled Gem son...). Galena is not the friendliest goat with the prettiest face, nor is she the prettiest color, but her udder makes up for all--according to her breeder, better than her dam's at the same age. Her strength in head, legs, back and rump don't hurt either. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Rosasharn SP Honey Creeper 4*D AR2265 +VVE 87
Sire: ARMCH Rosasharn SW Sapporo +*S EEE 91 (Doe-Sy-Doe FS Storm Warning x ARMCH Rosasharn's Unagi 4*D E AR)
Dam: ARMCH Rosasharn's Buckwheat Honey 3*D E EEEE 91, 2007 AGS National Champion, 2010 ADGA Reserve National Champion (OTR Magic M Heracles +S x ARMCH Rosasharn's Eclipse 2*D E)
DOB 3/13/07
extended pedigree 2013 +VVE 87, 2014 +VVE 87

(Photos by Declan Dean) Creeper is a very nice doe with an unassuming personality and a lovely udder. Very pleased to have her here. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Dragonfly HFX Electrum *D 1*M AR 2726 VEEV 89
Sire: MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax (Rosasharn Tom's Water Tabby *S x Stonewall's India Wilkes)

Dam:TX Twincreeks Trace of Silver ( Twin Creeks BW Spinnaker x Twin Creeks WB Go For Gold)

DOB 5/20/08
extended pedigree LA 2013 VEVV 88; 2015, VEEV 89

I was very happy to be able to buy this doe back from Proctor Hill Farm in 2012. She is really a lovely doe, though not our most outgoing character, and has settled in here very nicely. Oh, how I do despair, however, of ever getting a really nice picture of this doe.

Show record: Not yet shown

Doe-Sy-Doe SW Daffodil *D AR LA VEEV 89 
Sire: Doe-Sy-Doe FS Storm Warning (MCH Twin Creeks Firestorm *S E x MCH Doe-Sy-Doe's Honey Bun *D E)
Dam: Doe-Sy-Doe's Honeysuckle Rose E 90.2 (ARMCH Goodwood Tom Thumb +*S x MCH Stonewall's L'il Honeysuckle E 90.1)
July, 2011
DOB 7/2/08 extended pedigree LA 2010 VVVV 86, 2011 VEEV 89, 2013 VEVV 87, 2014 VVVV 87

Daffy has matured into quite a lovely doe, very elegant and with a very serious demeanor. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

SG Dragonfly MX Ariane 1*M LA EEEE 91
Sire: Flat Rocks Miracle Max (Gladys Porter Zoo Leprechaun x Flat Rocks Masquerade)

Dam: ARMCH Fairlea Ariadne *D E (Stonewall's Apocalypse Now +*S x Fairlea Rona)

DOB 8/14/08 extended pedigree 2011 EEEV 90, 2013 V+VV 87, 2015 EEEE 91

One of our first Max daughters, and she is a beauty. Ariadne had a banner year in 2008, appraising EEEE 91 and finishing her ARMCH at the age of 9 years young. Ariane appears to be following in her dam's footsteps, appraising 90 as a second freshener and 91 as a 6th freshener. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: not yet shown

GCH Algedi Farm SHH Apogee 4*M VEVE 90
Sire: CH Algedi Farm Smokin' Hot Honey *S (CH Algedi Farm H Drops of Jupiter *S x CH Rosasharn's UMT Tupelo Honey 4*D)

Dam: CH Rosasharn's TL Zenith 3*D (ARMCH Rosasharn's Tiger L +*S 'E' x ARMCH Rosasharn's Eclipse 2*D 'E', 2*M)

DOB 3/27/09
extended pedigree LA 2010 AV+, +; 2011 +V+A 78, 2012 +EVE 88, 2013 +EVE 86, 2015 VEVE 90

(Right photo by Kim Enos)) Apogee is a total love. She had a very successful show career as a yearling, consistently winning large classes and racking up several reserves before capturing the coveted GCH. She freshened the first time with an udder that was pretty uneven, which was reflected in her LA score, but I believe it was a mastitis issue rather than the structural issue the appraiser decided on. Vindication occurred in her second freshening, when she received a much more appropriate final score of 88 with an E in mammary, as well as a 2nd leg towards her CH. I have no doubts about this doe whatsoever. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 4 x 1st, 4 x RGCH Jr Doe (Tom Considine, HOMDGA show, May, 2010; Lynn Fleming, New Boston, NH, June, 2010; Anna Thompson, Southern Vermont, July, 2010, Joe Pilo, Topsfield Fair October, 2010), 1 x GCH Jr Doe (Joe Pilo, Topsfield Fair, October, 2010), 2 x RGCH Sr.  (Erin Griner, MD State Fair, September, 2015; Bob Bartholomew, Garden Party Show, May, 2017), 2 x GCH Sr Doe (Bob Bartholomew, Topsfield Fair, October, 2012; Justin Bassett, Garden Party Show, May, 2017)

Dragonfly AP Chloris
Sire: Doe-Sy-Doe's TA Appomattox (Stonewall's Turner Ashby x Doe-Sy-Doe's Tiger's L'ily *D AR)

Dam: Doe-Sy-Doe's Honeysuckle Rose E 90.2 (ARMCH Goodwood Tom Thumb +*S x MCH Stonewall's L'il Honeysuckle E 90.1)

DOB 3/28/09
extended pedigree 2013 V+EE 88

Chloris is linebred on MCH Stonewall's L'il Honeysuckle E, full sister to our favorite ancestor, Raising Arizona, as well as on Arizona himself, and her patented red coloring is consistent with that background. Named after the Greek goddess of flowers. For more pictures and information, including udder pictures, click here to visit her page.

Show record: 1 x GCH, (Topsfield Fair 2016, judge Brianna DesFosses)

Brush Hill's Gretel
Sire: Moon Spinner's Mars Bar (Hayseed Farm's GGG Suncatcher x Gay-Mor's RA Nigella)

Dam: Morning Mist Minis Double Take (Old Mountain Farm Noble x Green Gate Xerox)

DOB 4/6/09
extended pedigree LA

(Photos courtesy of Ruth Phillips) Gretel caught my eye when her owner posted her for sale or trade on Facebook--her udder is stunning, but she also has a very interesting old pedigree with some lines in common with our beloved Stonewall's Apocalypse Now. I am very glad she has arrived here. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 1 x 1st, 1 x GCH Jr (ADGA, Ed Cavanaugh, May, 2010, SMDGA Spring)

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