Born: March 8, 2020
Sire: Sinai Thunder EX Hanukkah *B *S
SS: Sinai Thunder O Exodus *B *S
SD: SGCH Wood Bridge Farm Peridot 3*M *D AR EEEE 91
Dam: GCH Curbstone Valley Calypso 7*M 2*D AR 3089 VVEE 90
DS: GCH Castle Rock Abraham Darby +*B +*S AR HS
DD: GCH Algedi Farm RB Ocean Flower 6*M *D AR 2777 EEEE 92
DNA: PQ | α S1-Casein: A/A
Sometimes a cross works even better than predicted. Aria is one of Calypso’s quadruplets from 2020, one of the most strikingly consistently long, wide, angular sets of kids ever born on the farm.
Aria’s dam is a finished permanent champion, appraising at 90 as a four year-old, and recognized as an ANDDA Total Performer for 2019.
Her dam’s dam, Ocean Flower, is one of the best foundation does in this herd, and has aged beautifully, appraising EEEE 92 at eight years of age, and had the prestige of being the first Nigerian Dwarf to be awarded Best in Show at our most competitive Northern California show, REDGA, the same season.
Strength in the mammary system abounds already in Aria’s maternal line, and bringing in Peridot’s strong mammary structural and production genetics seemed like the sensible choice.
Aria freshened with triplets in the spring of 2022, and at the end of October that year, as our appraisal was very late in the season, she had the distinction of being our highest appraising first freshening two year-old, with a score of VEVV 89. Our appraiser was impressed, as are we, and we look forward to seeing a second freshening on her in 2023, and getting her out to a few shows, too!