Saturday, June 28, 2014

Linear Appraisal

We had our first ADGA Linear Appraisal today. It's a fascinating experience. We'll get it done again next year. The appraiser said overall we're good on heads, shoulders, and legs but my homework is to work on rump angle and teat placement which I have been concentrating on lately. We dam raise and our Nigerians are lawnmowers who browse on mountain sides but I'm striving for top-of-the-line lawnmowers.  :-)






E - Excellent
V = 85-89+ = 80-84A = 70-79F = 60-69P = 59-below


General Appearance, Dairy Strength, Body, Mammary

DOES
Cherry = VEEV 87
Rhubarb = VEE+ 86
Caliente' = VVE+ 85
Casablanca = +VV+ 85
Rhuthie = V+V+ 84
MariGold = ++V+ 83
Calamity = ++E+ 82
Holly = V+VA 81
GingerBreadGirl = Dry
Tulip = Dry
Chili = Dry


General Appearance, Dairy Strength, Body = Overall

JUNIOR DOES
ShadySashay = ++V  +
GinniB = ++V  +
HopiArizona = +++  +
Caberet = +++ +
Bouquet = ++V +
BurgundyJones = VV+  V
RedRose = +VV  V
SilverBelle = V+V  V
MayBelle = V+V  V
CaliCake = V+V  V
RedRhuffles = VV+  V


BUCKSGiuseppe = V+V  V
StormTrooper = ++V  +
ChamoStorm = ++V  +
ChiliCharlie = ++V  +
FireStorm = too little

Sunday, June 8, 2014

JaneDoe arrived.



It's a fun job and brings in a few bucks.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

getting ready

for our linear appraisal. body clipping, hoof trimming, tattooing, not fun because it feels too much like work, but got to be done.