Born: March 24, 2018
Sire: CH Alethia HB Destiny’s Starman *B *S
SS: Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay ++*B
SD: GCH Alethia DJ Written N The Stars 5*M *D AR 3054 VEEE 91
Dam: Castle Rock Neve Ice 2*M 4*D AR 2978
DS: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon ++*B +*S AR HS
DD: SGCH CRF Castle Rock Blizzard 1*M 3*D VEEE 91
DNA: PQ | α S1-Casein: A/B
Like his sister, Zenith, Zephyr is named for an Antarctic glacier, which in turn was named for Zephyrus, the west wind.
Unfortunately, we lost Zephyr’s dam unexpectedly, to a duodenal rupture, soon after he was born. Neve was a beautiful doe, lost too soon before she was able to prove herself. Her last appraisal she scored ‘E’ for mammary, but her general appearance and dairy strength scores suffered as she was carrying some extra weight at the time.
We are thrilled to retain Zephyr to the herd, as it brings some of our best Algedi and Castle Rock genetics together. Like his dam, he is already demonstrating tremendous depth and body capacity for his age, but without being coarse. We’ll update his photograph in the spring when it’s more appropriate to shave him.
Zephyr has already bred his first doe of the season, and we look forward to meeting his first kids in the spring of 2019!