Oh boy am I proud of our little "Rainy Bits". The morning she was born, I had been up most of the night watching another doe who was due to kid that day. Rayne's dam wasn't due for six more days. When I went to feed the next morning, I found this little girl soaking wet, crooked legged, and abandoned behind the barn. She spent her first few nights in a laundry basket in Cole's room and has had a room in our hearts ever since.
Cole jumped into the show ring for the very first time at the GDGBA Monroe show and led "Bits" to a Reserve Grand Champion- the very first for a Hammock Haven Doe. It is always a blessing when those special babies turn out especially nice too. While Rayne was the youngest and smallest in the ring, she was commended for her strength in feet and legs.
Again one of the youngest in her class, Rayne went on to take second place senior kid at the GA National Fair. She was commended for her feet and legs, the placement of her front legs, body capacity, and blending.
She freshened with a socked-on mammary, with an incredible foreudder and a large area of attachment. We don't love her teats, but the rest of her makes up for them. She's not so "bitty" anymore either.
Rayne's milk has also come in as a two year old and she earned her milk star making her a 13*M! Now a third freshener, Rayne has put on even more capacity and area of attachment; it's really something to see when she is on the move.
2nd Place two year old Gwinnett Co Fair 2018
2nd place two year old Monroe, GA 2018
Reserve GCH, 1st place Intermediate kid - Monroe, GA 2016
2nd Place Senior Kid of 13 entries - GA National Fair 2016
Hammock Haven Rayne 87 VVVV
SS : +*B GCH LITTLE ORCHARD TF PINE BARON 91 VEE
Sire: THREE BRIDGES TP WHISKEY BARON 84 ++V
SD : SGCH THREE BRIDGES WT TEA TIME 4*M 88 VVVV
DS : *B THREE BRIDGES TC PLUNDER
Dam: THREE BRIDGES PP POSEY 12*M 86 V++V
DD : LITTLE ORCHARD TF PETIT FOUR 11*M 87 V+VV
Eye on the prize!