Born: April 27, 2019
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 Scarlet Aster 4*M 7*D VEVE 90
DS: Curbstone Valley Sheldon *B *S
DD: Curbstone Valley Madia Elegans 3*M 6*D
DNA: PQ | α S1-Casein: A/A
Zinnia’s dam, Scarlet, is a doe that we chose to retain because she was a significant improvement in type, and dairy strength, over her dam. Her udder attachments were a vast improvement as well.
Scarlet was in turn bred to Destiny’s Starman, whose pedigree exudes strength in the mammary system. He consistently produces lovely udders in his daughters, so we retained Zinnia. We are in turn looking for a little further improvement in strength of the medial attachment in Zinnia compared to her dam. Dam, and sire’s dam, udder photos below.
Zinnia’s first freshening was delayed as a result of the wildland fire that burned through the farm in the fall of 2020. She produced two beautiful daughters in 2022, sired by Sinai Thunder EX Hanukkah, who brought more length and balance overall. We repeated that breeding for 2023 in the hopes of retaining daughter.
**Zinnia was less than two weeks fresh at the time of our 2023 appraisal, which impacted her general appearance score, and final mammary score**