Curbstone Valley Whitney

Born: March 21, 2017

**DNA On File**     **α S1-Casein: A/B**

Sire: GCH Castle Rock Abraham Darby +*B +*S AR HS
SS: CRF Castle Rock Guy Noir ++*B +S
SD: GCH-ARMCH CRF Castle Rock Tuscan Sun 1*M *D VEEE 90

Dam: Castle Rock Neve Ice 2*M 4*D AR 2978
DS: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon ++*B +*S AR HS
DD: SGCH CRF Castle Rock Blizzard 1*M 3*D VEEE 91

1 x Junior Grand Champion

Following in her dam's snow and ice naming theme, Whitney is named for the valley glacier found on Mount Shasta, in Northern California.

This doeling reminds me so much of her dam at this age, not just in color and pattern, but also in structure, and attitude. Whitney is long, level, with a beautiful front end assembly. Whitney scored E for front legs, shoulders, and rear legs on her first appraisal as a two  year-old first freshener.

Whitney's dam, Neve Ice, proved to have incredible capacity as a first freshening two year-old, already exhibiting that classic 'dairy wedge', even at a young age, and Whitney appears to be following in her dam's footsteps, both in structure, and in production.

We had previously retained Whitney's sister, Chanterelle, and loved her structure so much we repeated the breeding and retained Whitney.  We were questioning the need to keep both daughters, but when we suddenly lost Neve to a duodenal rupture shortly after kidding in the spring of 2018, we simply couldn't let Whitney go. 

While Whitney's dam always placed well in the ring as a junior, she was prone to carrying a little excess weight, and that made it difficult to show her to her best potential. Her daughters, however, have consistently placed well, and having a little more dairy strength than her dam, Whitney earned her junior Grand Champion restricted leg as a dry yearling. 

Whitney gifted us two doelings in 2019, one of whom will likely be retained, and Whitney is showing very similar promise in production to Neve. 

 

AgeDateSire#Does#Bucks
2.014/4/2019CH Alethia HB Destiny's Starman *B20
AGELacTestDIMMILKFAT%PROT%SCCMUN
2.0011253.84.44.02226.5
2.0012463.65.23.72231.0
2.0013883.43.93.84527.1
2.00141232.74.43.97525.9
 
 
YearAgeHeight (Inches)General AppearanceDairy StrengthBody Capacity MammaryFS
20192.0222V+E+85