10/11/2020 1 Comment
We have a very special guest!!
We are blessed to have a very special buck guest staring in our fall breeding line up. Before he moves out of state Castle Rock Saranghae is hopefully going to be blessing us with some pregnant ladies. The visit is short, so we are praying he can get the job done quickly and pass along those fantastic genetics. He came ready to work - so he isn't looking what I would think of as his best, but the ladies don't seem to mind one bit!
A couple of years ago I flew a buck kid in from Colorado but never got to use him, he died the day we finally got the barn finished in January 2019. I bought him because his sire was out of Castle Rock Sarafina just like Saranghae. Turns out that they were littermates. Such a blessing to get those genetics afterall!
Castle Rock Saranghea
Sire: Castle Rock Moonraker
SS: Castle Rock Cleveland Sage
SD: CH CRF Castle Rock Moon River 3*D EEEE 91
Dam: GCH Castle Rock Sarafina 2*M 2*D EEEE 92
DS: Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay
DD:ARMCH-GCH-PGCH Esperanza WS Sara *M *D 'VG' (89.6)
He is going to be bred to the following four does, and I have included the planning pedigrees. We are hoping to retain several kids from him, but I bought one of his daughters from this year just to hedge my bets. If you are interested in any of these pairings feel free to let me know and we can place you on our free wait list.
Blush, Violet, Moana and Presley are the four does we have selected for him. Moana and Presley are both Castle Rock High Tide daughters that had very nice first freshening udders this year. Blush may have a different herd name but she is a Castle Rock doe out of Guy Noir's littermate. And at the moment Violet has the best udder in the herd and it looks like she will be getting her milk star soon, if the craziness of 2020 doesn't interfere anymore than it already has. Moana has been a big producer, although her udder doesn't collapse as much as her half sister Presley's does. You can tell if she was milked out from across the barn! I have never had a doe who's udder collapsed so much.
The rest of the breeding schedule will be posted towards the end of October after Saranghe has left. Kingfisher is going to have a chance to prove himself this year and is slotted for 4-5 does and Tide may yet get a doe or two before he leaves in the spring.
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