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 3*M 2*D AR
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.
Kestrel freshened in 2022 with a pair of lovely doelings sired by Meme’s son, Luv Me Dew both of whom (Magpie and Peregrine) are retained for now. As expected, Starman did make some significant improvements in udder structure in Kestrel’s first freshening udder, and we are looking forward to seeing her as a second freshener in 2023.