Our herd is disease-tested annually and G6S normal
Fiona’s third-freshening udder
SonFlower Ranch’s Fiona II (F5, 52.82%/47.18%)
Sire: Soaring Heart’s Gilles (SS:FMCH Echo Hill’s Rio Bravo *B, SD: Soaring Heart’s Paris J).
Dam: SonFlower Ranch’s Dena (DS: Echo Hill’s Eric, DD: SonFlower Ranch’s Chocolate Kiss).
Born 05/25/13. Small stature and wide, 24.5″*. Fiona is Herd Queen and my top-producing doe. As a first freshener, she gave me nearly 3/4 gallon daily. Below are pictures of her second freshening udder. She has an excellent foreudder with no pocket. Her medial attachment is solid and her side attachments could be a little lower. Teat size is nice, but placement could be more medial. Fiona consistently has extremely friendly kids. Last year’s breeding to Green Gables Mojo *B produced lovely twins (Juno and Vulcan) I have retained to improve the herd. In 2018, Fiona was bred to Ruger for a singleton doeling. She deftly avoided becoming pregnant in 2019, but fingers are crossed that her breeding this fall to Nighthawk will be successful. She will be on DHIA milk testing in the spring.
Praise for Fiona during the MDGA Summer 2017 Virtual Show
The first five doe placings stood out to me in this class as models for General Appearance….. Entry D over Entry F in general appearance as she has higher withers, a more extended brisket and in body capacity for her greater width in her barrel.
-Judge Lavinia Allen
D places over F for general appearance. She is longer in her bone pattern and stronger over the topline, especially in the area of the chine, and has more extension of brisket. In dairy character, she is slightly longer and leaner in her neck.
– Judge Katie Wolf
Fiona’s Dam, Dena Fiona’s Sire, Gilles
Dena’s 6th freshening (9 year-old) udder
(Still on high and tight!)
* This height is unofficial. All heights are taken with a miniature horse measuring stick as recommended by MDGA. All heights are my best effort as my goats seem to think the aforementioned measuring stick is a tool of the devil.