Born: April 4, 2017
**DNA On File** **α S1-Casein: A/B**
Sire: CH Curbstone Valley Desert Indigo *B *S
SS: GCH Castle Rock Abraham Darby +*B +*S AR HS
SD: SG Castle Rock Lotus 2*M 5*D VEEE 91 *Elite Doe 2017*
Dam: SG Curbstone Valley Rowena 3*M 3*D AR 2995 VEEE 90 *Elite Doe 2017*
DS: Camanna RZ White Zedoary +B +S AR HS
DD: SG Castle Rock Royalia 2*M 2*D AR 2776 VEEE 90
DNA: PQ | α S1-Casein: A/B
While not intending to retain another daughter of Rowena’s so soon, with Avalon it was difficult not to. This doe line is thus far proving to be incredibly consistent, in structure, and and dairy strength.
Ava’s dam, Rowena, was our highest scoring three year-old doe in 2017 on linear appraisal, and repeatedly commended for her dairy appearance. Rowena is very dairy in the milk room, too, and was our highest performing first freshener in 2016, producing 1160 pounds of milk in 305 days. She placed squarely on the ADGA Breed Leader list that year for protein production. Rowena’s dam, Royalia, in turn was on that same list for milk, butterfat, and protein.
Avalon’s sire, Desert Indigo, is the son of another of our Top Ten milkers, Lotus, a 2017 and 2018 Elite Doe. Indy, like his sire before him, easily finished his permanent championship as a three year-old.
With Ava’s dam, and both of her grand-dams being proven Top Ten milkers, this young doe has some very big hooves to fill. Ava has the same length of body, and very similar overall general appearance as her dam, with good width, and capacity for her age. At her first appraisal, at just about a month fresh, Ava scored E for front legs, shoulder assembly, and rear legs.
Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, Ava only settled with a single doeling for the 2019 spring kidding season. She’s a lovely doe, Curbstone Valley DS Tara, but left Ava a little lop-sided this season, and with just a single, although all the pieces are there in regards to attachments and teat placement, Ava’s capacity is not what it could have been this year, but there’s always next year, and we look forward to Ava proving what she’s really capable of in 2020.
|2.00||3/20/2019||CH Alethia HB Destiny's Starman *B||1||0|
|3.01||4/08/2020||Sinai Thunder EX Hanukkah *B *S||0||3|
|2.00||1||2019 Total||278||520 lbs||31 lbs||25 lbs|
|Year||Age||Height (Inches)||General Appearance||Dairy Strength||Body Capacity||Mammary||FS|