Left and Center: Vivian Age 9
Right: Mint*Leaf Elmsley
Photos courtesy of Lucky*Star Farm
First Freshening Daughters
A big thank you to Vicki Sudderth for also letting us use Hank on Hammock Haven Evelyn. Hank is another dream buck from Lucky*Star's and gave us two beautiful daughters this spring!
Alright, alright, we have become buck collectors to a small degree, but how could we pass up the opportunity for a buckling out of the seven time National Premier Sire?
His dam, Wicked, has all the stature and strength we are shooting for. We are looking to Ryder to add stature and strength and bring teats closer together.
Ryder is co-owned by Victoria Sudderth of Livin My Dream Farm.
Tea Time photo Courtesy of
Three Bridges Lamanchas.
Whiskey Baron is one of about 30 lamanchas accepted into ADGA's Young Sire Development Program for 2015. His dam was named the number one lamancha on ADGA's Elite Doe Listfor 2015. She finished her 2015 lactation with 284 days in milk 3,337 lbs, Fat 3.7% 124 lbs, and protein 3.4% 112 lbs. She placed 17 in a very large class of four-year-olds at the 2016 ADGA national show.
We brought Whiskey in from NJ with the plan that he will add milk production and level lactation to his kids. He is our longest and tallest buck. He was still immature and did not appraise well last year.
His daughter, Rayne, went Reserve Champion at the Monroe show and 2nd of 13 kids at Perry. I am looking forward to seeing some of his girls freshen and show of what we really bought him for- lots and lots of milk.
He is starting to show off what we bought him for with amazing mammaries on all his fresh daughters!
Wicked is 3rd from the left
We believe that the fastest way to improve our herd is through good bucks. With this in mind, we have brought in high quality bucks from around the country.
In addition, we learned to AI and have a nice selection of frozen sires to choose from to help reach our breeding goals. We haven't utilized AI much since we are so excited about our herd sires.
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SS : WILLOW RUN WRP SIRIUS BLACK
S : AUTUMN-ACRES GRAND VENTURE
SD : AUTUMN-ACRES MIA'S MEDLEY 89 VVVV
DS : CH AUTUMN-ACRES MEDAILLON 89 VEE
D : CH AUTUMN-ACRES TM TANDRA
DD : CH AUTUMN-ACRES TRESSA'S TARA 92 EVEE
"Bubba" has an impressive pedigree. His dam, Sammy Jo, is one of my favorite does with E's and V's in every category and an overall score of 91. Pictures don't do her justice.
His Sire's Dam, Heart Mt Annika 90 VEEE 4*M was mother to a 2015 Spotlight Sale buckling. She finished her championship as a yearling milker. His half sisters, both maternal and paternal, have multiple Grand and Best in Show wins to their names.
We brought him in with a mind to put some strength on our girls and improve general appearance. We are so pleased with his daughters and how he is maturing (especially his front-end, escutcheon, and rump), we used him even more in 2016.
He puts a lot of length to body and rump. Even with the extra length, they are still deep bodied and have very nice strength. We love how his daughter, Katerina, crossed with Henning. We will be doing more of that in the future.
Sammy Jo at the GA National Fair 2015
Whiskey- DNA Tested - For Sale $550
Young Sire Development
*B Three Bridges TP Whiskey Baron 79 AA+
SS : ++*B KASTDEMUR'S TWIST OF FATE 87 VE+
Sire: +*B GCH LITTLE ORCHARD TF PINE BARON 91 VEE
SD : SGCH LITTLE ORCHARD PL PURE JOY 9*M 92 EEEE
DS : +*B LITTLE ORCHARD C WATCH ME 85 VV+
Dam: SGCH THREE BRIDGES WT TEA TIME 3*M 88 VVVV
DD : SG THREE BRIDGES TEA CAKE 2*M 84 EEVA
Photo Courtesy of Livin My Dream Farm and Autumn-Acres
Here we go breaking all the rules! We are keeping a buck from a first freshener and a relatively unproven sire.
Our favorite does are consistently from the "Kat" line. They are long, tall, strong, and balanced. They are graceful and feminine with high heads and a long bone pattern. They have a lot of milk with very nice solids. They are growthy, deep bodied, and early maturing. In our limited show experience, they have all placed at the very top of their age group.
Cason is showing all the same physical traits as the female relatives we love while bringing exciting new genetics to the herd via his sire Autumn-Acres Tandras Chance (see below). Chance's first milking daughter just appraised an 87 V+EV as a yearling.
Why wouldn't we keep him?....Just In Case.
Photos courtesy of Kastdemur's
SS: AUTUMN-ACRES GRANDE VENTURE
S: AUTUMN-ACRES TANDRAS CHANCE 88 VEV
SD: CH AUTUMN-ACRES TM TANDRA
DS: LIBERTY RIDGE HOLE IN ONE 83 +++
D: HAMMOCK HAVEN TATIANA
DD: SG KRISCROSS MACK KONSTANCE 1*M 89 VEEE
Bubba- DNA Tested
Liberty Ridge Hole In One 83 +++
SS: *B RDR Chalupa's Torino
Sire: *B HEART MT ANARCHY
SD: GCH Heart Mt Annika 4*M 90 VEEE
DS: *B Liberty Ridge Skywalker 89 VEV
Dam: CH LIBERTY RIDGE SAMMY JO 91 EEEV
DD: Liberty Ridge Pretty Lucy 90 VEVE
Photo Courtesy of Livin My Dream Farm
Sammy Jo Photos Courtesy of Liberty Ridge Lamanchas.
SS: SG ++*B WINTERWOOD'S THE MEDICINE MAN 82 AEV
S: CH ONE*OAK*HILL MEDICINE TUMULT 92 EEE
SD: SGCH ONE*OAK*HILL HARLEQUIN TULLIA 1*M 90 EEVV
DS: SG +*B KASTDEMUR'S WAI'ALE'ALE
D: GCH KASTDEMUR'S WICKED 6*M 91 EVEE
DD: GCH KASTDEMUR'S MS BEHAVIN' 5*M 89 VEEE
First Freshening Daughters
We were excited to have the opportunity to use Chance on one of our homegrown favorites, Hammock Haven Tatiana "Tatchi", this fall.
We love the length and strength on him as well as the beautiful mammaries in his pedigree.
We are so pleased with the results of the breeding, we are retaining both his son and daughter.
You can see more pictures on Livin My Dream's website. http://livinmydreamfarm.com/chance.html
I have long admired Lucky*Star's herd. Very few herds have such consistently beautiful, high producing animals with the milk records and appraisal scores to back up their claims.
Henning's dam, Vivian, is an icon in the lamancha world. Now 11 years old, she has a final LA score of 94 EEEE, has been on the Top Ten list several times, and has amazing solids in her milk. She is dam to the 2016 ADGA National Premier Sire, Lucky*Star's RA Denzel. She is also dam to one my favorite lamancha bucks, Lucky*Stars AV Xavier.
Henning's paternal grandsire, Altrece Cosmopolitan, is sire to the 2016 National Grand Champion doe, Mint*Leaf Elusive. We have hopes that he will improve front ends, dairy strength, and solids in our milk.
Henning- DNA Tested Alpha S1 Casein A/F
SS : +B ALTRECE COSMOPOLITAN
Sire: MINT*LEAF ELMSLEY 90 VEE
SD : CH MINT*LEAF ENCHANTED
DS : ++*B SG LITTLE ORCHARD BR PURE THRILL 88 VVE
Dam: SGCH LUCKY*STAR'S LOT VIVIAN94 EEEE 4*M
DD : GCH LUCKY*STAR'S NATURAL RAQUEL 3*M 90 VVEE
Young Sire Development
SS : ++B ALTRECE AP VERY BERRY 88 VEE
S : +*B SGCH LUCKY*STAR'S AV XAVIER 93 EEE
SD : SGCH LUCKY*STAR'S LOT VIVIAN 94 EEEE 4*M
DS : ++*B SG ROCKIN-CB KTL YREKA
D : SGCH LUCKY*STAR'S RY ACCLAIM 92 EEEE 3*M
DD : SGCH LUCKY*STAR'S LOT XHIBIT 92 EEEE 2*M