SG Castle Rock Royalia 2*M 2*D AR 2776

Castle Rock Royalia

Born: February 2, 2012      Height: 21.4" at 5 years

**DNA on file**     **α S1-Casein: A/B**

Sire: Castle Rock Bentley +*B *S
SS: Rosasharn’s TL Sitka Spruce +B +*S
SD: SG ARMCH Lost Valley TB Infinity 1*M 4*D 

Dam: GCH CRF Castle Rock Roxanne 1*M *D AR2461 VEEE 91
DS: CRF Castle Rock Guy Noir +*B +S
DD: SG Castle Rock Annabelle

Elite Doe - 2018; Top Ten - Milk, Butterfat, AND Protein - 2017 (305-Day Test AGS);  Protein - 2017 (ADGA); Milk, Butterfat, AND Protein - 2016 (305-Day Test ADGA); Protein - 2016 (305-Day Test AGS); 1 x Junior Grand Champion; ANDDA Sue Rucker GOLD JuJu Award 2015, 2016 & 2017

When Castle Rock Royalia came up for sale as a first freshening yearling, we seized the opportunity to bring her to the farm.

That season we had been watching Lia’s dam, Roxanne, in the show ring, succeeding in earning a number of Best of Breeds in one Champion Challenge after another.  

Roxanne is one of those does that immediately catches your eye when she steps in the ring. She’s a smoothly blended, angular doe, with excellent width between her hocks, and a well attached, high, very wide, and capacious udder.

Like her dam, Lia has excellent length of body, with a level topline, and a long, lean neck, along with very good width between her hocks, a high, and wide escutcheon, and she easily attained her Junior Grand Champion leg as a junior kid.

Lia’s sire, CRF Castle Rock Bentley, is a very dairy buck, with good length of body, flatness of bone, and with ample spacing between his ribs.

Royalia's first freshening udder was snugly attached, with a strong MSL, large, well placed, easy to milk teats, and excellent udder texture, and as a second freshener has shown improved rear udder width, and teat length, although we would like to see more rear udder height in subsequent freshenings.

Unfortunately, Lia was somewhat overlooked in the show ring as a second and third freshener. She is the product of a long-bodied sire and dam, and is herself incredibly long, and lean in appearance. A full three inches longer from withers to hips than any other doe in our herd. As such, her long and lean body has been slow to show much depth or width, and that made her less competitive in the show ring.

Lia is slow to mature, as was her dam. As a fourth freshener, however, Lia really hit her stride. Her depth of body improved significantly, as did her udder capacity and production, milking more than 1300 pounds of milk, placing on the breed leader lists for both ADGA and AGS.

Lia's retained daughter, Curbstone Valley Rowena, as a first freshener was keeping pace with her dam through the first four milk the same season, producing over 1100 lbs.

Royalia was retired in 2018 after she developed a thyroid tumor. She will live out her life at Curbstone Valley as a treasured family pet.

AgeDateSire#Does#Bucks
1.013/22/2013CH Algedi Farm JD Shotgun Wedding *B03
2.002/28/2014Camanna RZ White Zedoary22
3.013/18/2015Trilogy Ranch SHH Magnum Opus22
4.014/2/2016Dill's RD Grand Illusion *B13
5.003/27/2017CH Castle Rock Abraham Darby *B *S22
AGELACTESTDIMMILKFAT%PROT%SCCMUN
2.0021343.26.64.557
2.0022603.25.84.771
2.0023952.95.94.653
2.00241222.65.74.667
2.00251592.67.35.0112
2.00261942.28.55.8108
2.00272212.27.65.376
2.00282572.46.85.3167
2.0022014 TOTAL285750 lbs51 lbs37 lbs
3.0031274.85.74.5100
3.0032554.05.84.550
3.0033993.06.54.6130
3.00341382.86.95.031
3.00351672.58.05.539
3.00362032.211.26.281
3.00372372.410.25.9125
3.00382662.88.35.2100
3.0032015 Total303910 lbs67 lbs46 lbs
4.0041156.46.04.492
4.0042396.65.84.4274
4.0043674.96.24.6330
4.00441034.47.34.817943.9
4.00451284.16.84.86037.8
4.00461734.38.25.05237.2
4.00472124.08.35.53833.8
4.00482503.77.65.24929.6
4.00492913.18.95.011337.6
4.0042016 Total3101340 lbs96 lbs65 lbs
5.0051245.46.24.216833.2
5.0052484.27.14.513433.7
5.0053694.55.84.714231.6
5.0054994.36.34.820739.5
5.00551333.77.05.014335.3
5.00561683.47.05.031636.8
5.00572104.57.14.710829.7
5.00582523.97.45.294328.5
5.00592863.87.65.012234.2
5.005103223.67.85.013431.8
YearAgeHeight (Inches)General AppearanceDairy StrengthBody Capacity MammaryFS
20175.0421.5VEEE90
20153.0421.5+VEE87
20142.0521.5VVV+84
20120.04 (Young Stock)17+A+NA+