Curbstone Valley DS Zenith

Born: March 24, 2018

**DNA pending**     **α S1-Casein: A/B**

Sire: CH Alethia HB Destiny's Starman *B EVE 90
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

Named for the antarctic glacier, Zenith was Castle Rock Neve Ice's last daughter, born in 2018. We were devastated to lose her dam just a few days after Zenith was born, when Neve became acutely ill and died of severe peritonitis resulting from a duodenal rupture. We were stunned, as Neve appeared to have had a perfectly normal pregnancy, and parturition. 

Zenith is now Neve's legacy, and we hope that she will prove herself to be worthy of her name, and make her dam proud. 

Previously, Neve had been bred to Darby, twice, and two daughters were retained (Chanterelle, and Whitney), both of whom have some very similar structural characteristics. Zenith, and her brother, Zephyr, were sired by Ziggy (Destiny's Starman), and there are some notable differences, so it will be interesting to compare them as they mature.

Ziggy's dam, Destiny, is aging beautifully and earned a VEEE 91 as her permanent linear appraisal score. As a now mature doe she has proven this year that she can still earn those Best of Breeds in a champion challenge at show.