GoGo's FaSu Frontier Ted
D.O.B February 10, 2022
I reserved a buckling from a pairing that would bring in some totally unrelated genetics but little did I know there would be three to choose from! With the help of his breeder, I chose Ted as a two day old and brought him home. He's been raised as a bottle baby. He's grown so well, averaging over .4lb a day average daily gain.
His dam is a first gen doe with a well-attached udder that is easy to milk with nice teat size, plus she's tough as heck, surviving some serious curve balls in life. His sire side is a long-time breeder as well with absolutely lovely, productive animals. His sire, Sundance, has won GC in the MDGA virtual show as well as winning the Champion Challenge.
Ted is so silly right now, torn between being a sassy buckling sparring with the big boys and being an affectionate baby. He's a hoot! I am hoping he will cross well with my girls!
Nehi Minis Tumbling Jupiter
D.O.B March 3, 2017
29.5" as of 2/21
Jupiter was my first registered Miniature LaMancha, bred by Nehi Minis, a long-time Miniature Lamancha herd in Arkansas. He is a sweet, quiet buck, very easy to handle. I like his overall appearance, especially his angularity and body length. I personally love his bone, too, as I want a stockier dairy animal. The mammary systems in his paternal line and of his littermate sister and dam are excellent, and his littermate sister has been on a very extended lactation. If I could improve one thing, I would like to see more arch at the top of his escutcheon. He's matured into a big boy - 170lb in good condition!
His first daughters in my herd freshened in 2021 and did not disappoint! My does are all unrelated (and not uniform in terms of style!) but he improved each udder in their daughters, especially rear attachment, overall shape, and teat placement.
Sunspring's WBJ Churro
D.O.B April 30, 2020
27.5" as of 12/21
Churro is a friendly young buck I brought in from Colorado. He was bred at Sunspring Ranch in Utah. He will be a complete outcross, bringing in some new genetics I am hopeful will cross well with my herd. He had some issues with his teeth on arrival but a better diet and time has almost resolved it - he's also grown like a weed, gaining from 97lb to over 120.
He's started toeing out a fuzz but he has good feet and pasterns, something I want to improve. He has a long rump and is wider across the pins though I would like to see him more level thurl to thurl.
Churro has excellent production behind him and some lovely udders. Talking with other breeders who own his relatives, including his littermate sister, I am hopeful he will bring in some increased "milkability" - specifically, increased orifice size and soft udder texture.
Polled is a nice bonus! He's proven hard to get photos of though!