Born: April 22, 2020
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: Curbstone Valley Skylark
DS: GCH Castle Rock Abraham Darby +*B +*S AR HS
DD: SGCH Sierra Aspen Sky Pilot 2*M *D AR 3057 VEEE 90
DNA: PQ | α S1-Casein: A/A
I love this doe. Kestrel was a much anticipated cross this season. Her dam, Skylark, is a beautifully balanced doe, and caught our eye from the second we saw her. She easily earned her dry junior leg as kid, despite some incredibly stiff competition. Unfortunately, her sire weakened her medial relative to her dam. Not much, but enough that Starman was swiftly recruited as Kestrel’s sire, and we expect Kestrel’s medial to be significantly improved over her dam, once she freshens.
This young doeling is one we will be watching closely over the coming months, as she is constantly catching our eye in the barn with her long level topline, strong shoulder assembly, with a long lean neck, angular hocks, and width from her muzzle to her rump. Does like Kestrel make it very difficult to keep numbers in check in the barn! Even though she won’t be bred to freshen until 2022…advanced warning…we will be retaining a doe from her!