Born: March 23, 2014 Height: 21″ at 5 Years
Sire: GCH Castle Rock Abraham Darby +*B +*S AR HS
SS: CRF Castle Rock Guy Noir ++*B +S AR HS
SD: GCH-ARMCH CRF Castle Rock Tuscan Sun 1*M *D VEEE 90
Dam: Curbstone Valley Mariposa Lily 3*M 6*D AR 2793
DS: Camanna Music Man
DD: SG Castle Rock Lotus 2*M 5*D AR 2774 VEEE 91 *Elite Doe 2017-2019*
DNA: SQ | α S1-Casein: A/B
ANDDA Sue Rucker SILVER JuJu Award 2016, BRONZE JuJu Award 2017
Named after a genus of butterfly, when Celastrina was born she was almost identical in appearance to her sister Erynnis, which made choosing which doe to retain especially difficult. Finally, after six months, we elected to retain this lovely doe.
Admittedly, this is not the best photograph, but we had just completed linear appraisal that afternoon, and Trina was objecting to standing still with every fiber of her being!
As Celastrina has matured she has continued to impress us with her overall general appearance, and dairy strength. She is a long, lean, refined and elegant looking young doe. When we finally took Celastrina to her first show at four months of age, she impressed us by consistently placing second in her classes, against some very competitive junior does. By the end of the season, she was consistently placing 1st. At linear appraisal this season, she was one of our highest scoring junior doelings across the board.
Celastrina’s dam, Mariposa Lily, was a petite, refined doe, with a level top line, very good front and rear legs, excellent udder capacity for her small size, with a buttery soft udder texture. Unfortunately, Lily’s sire bestowed weak medials and poor attachments on his daughters. However, Lily was a lovely general appearance doe, and her dam was the best doe in the herd, so we elected to work to find the buck to breed her to in an attempt to bring back what we lost with Lily’s sire.
We intentionally selected Celastrina’s sire, Castle Rock Abraham Darby, primarily for the strong udder genetics that run through his pedigree. Darby improved Celastrina’s rear leg set, hip width, and hock angularity. Even as a junior doe, on linear appraisal she scored one of the best escutcheon heights, and rear udder arches, in our entire herd, and once freshened, her udder structure was a significant improvement over her dam.
Trina was an easy kidder, and consistently stamped her kids with the length and levelness we admire. Her daughters, Harmony, and Eroica, are retained to the herd.
|2.00||3/31/2016||Camanna RZ White Zedoary +B +S||0||2|
|3.00||3/27/2017||Camanna RZ White Zedoary +B +S||2||2|
|4.00||2/28/2018||Castle Rock Roxstar||1||2|
|5.00||4/24/2019||CH Alethia HB Destiny's Starman *B *S||2||0|
|2.00||1||2016 Total||288||730 lbs||50 lbs||36 lbs|
|3.00||2||2017 Total||247||800 lbs||48 lbs||37 lbs|
|Year||Age||Height||General Appearance||Dairy Strength||Body Capacity||Mammary||FS|
|2015||1.03 (Dry Yearling)||20||+||+||V||+|
|2014||0.04 (Young Stock)||16||V||V||V||V|