Born: April 15, 2022
Sire: Sinai Thunder EX Hanukkah *B *S VEV 88
SS: Sinai Thunder O Exodus *B *S
SD: SGCH Wood Bridge Farm Peridot 3*M *D AR EEEE 91
Dam: GCH Alethia HB When Stars Align 6*M 2*D AR VEEE 90
DS: Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay ++*B
DD: GCH Alethia DJ Written N The Stars 5*M *D AR 3054 VEEE 91
DNA: Pending | α S1-Casein: Pending
1 x Senior RGCH, 1 x Senior Grand Champion, 1 x Best of Breed
I’ll be honest, Regulus was not the most handsome kid. His hair was long, and he went through some awkward growth phases. If I had posted photos of him for critique at that point, I am sure the naysayers would have said “cull!”. Fortunately, for Reggie, I am familiar with these genetics, and know I simply have to wait out that ‘tween period, between baby, and young adult.
Reggie’s dam, Stars Align (aka “Allie”), is a favorite here in the herd, a strong, and powerful doe, with ample capacity, will to milk, and the widest, highest, most well attached mammary system here. As a first freshener, his dam scored 47 for rear udder arch (RUA), 40 for rear udder height (RUH), 36 for foreudder attachment (FUA), with 31 for medial strength. Allie easily finished her permanent championship as a first freshening two year-old, and produced over a thousand pounds of milk that year.
Regulus was shown at his first show in late summer 2023, at the Son of a Buck Show in Blackstone, VA. We only attended with two kids, and two yearlings, just to get our feet wet in the east coast show circuit. We have shown enough over the years to know full well that immature junior bucks rarely place against the ‘big boys’. However, at his first show Regulus secured a RGCH win in one ring, and went on to win Grand Champion Senior Buck and Best of Breed later that afternoon…as a yearling!
Wanting to retain a Star’s Align buck in the herd for some time, Regulus, for now, will remain here. He has the highest, and widest escutcheon of any young buckling we have ever seen, (besides his 2023 maternal brother, Zaurak) which hopefully bodes well for the type of mammary systems he may throw forward. The only disadvantage to retaining Reggie at the moment is that his sire has been used extensively here. But, for now, he stays, and hopefully we can find a few dates for him this coming fall to see what he can produce. His littermate sister, Talitha, will also be freshened in the Spring of 2024.