Born: March 9, 2016 Height: 22″ at 3 Years
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 AR 2774 VEEE 91 *Elite Doe 2017/2018*
Dam: GCH Algedi Farm RB Ocean Flower 6*M *D AR 2777 EEEE 92
DS: Camanna CC Rhythm ‘N Blues
DD: GCH Algedi Farm DJ Splash O’ Honey 5*M VVEE 90
DNA: PQ | α S1-Casein: A/A
1 x Reserve Junior Grand Champion, 1 x Junior Grand Champion
Melia literally means honey, or sweet. In Greek mythology, as a daughter of Oceanus, Melia was an Oceanid nymph, and mother of Phoroneus and Aegialeus.
Our own Melia is the daughter of Ocean, and her sire is Desert Indigo, the son of our most productive doe in the herd, Lotus. Ocean herself has proven to have excellent milking capacity, but our hope with this cross, is not only improved capacity to milk, but also improved levelness throughout lactation.
This doe is remarkably plain in appearance, considering both her dam and sire are bestowed with a lot of white splashy markings, as are most of her siblings (Melia was one of quints), so in appearance alone she stood out from the moment she was born.
Earning her restricted junior leg as a dry yearling, Melia is a beautiful, and correct doe. Her daughter, Dulce Mia, was owned by Sonview Ranch but was tragically killed prior to her second freshening. Melia’s 2019 daughter Medovik, sired by CH Alethia HB Destiny’s Starman, is a stunning young doe, and most definitely retained.
As a three year-old second freshener, despite only freshening with a single doeling, yet again, Melia secured 90 on linear appraisal, despite lacking in udder capacity. She’s a beautiful doe, and is confirmed bred with triplets for 2020. Melia has always had lots of udder potential, but just needed to demonstrate more capacity, so we’re looking forward to seeing this lovely doe with triplets this spring!
|2.00||3/6/2018||3G Family Farm CC Apollo Arrow *B *S||1||0|
|3.01||4/14/2019||CH Alethia HB Destiny's Starman *B||1||0|
|4.01||4/8/2019||Alethia DOH The Big Bang *B||1||2|
|2.00||1||2018 Total||305 DIM||730 lbs||41 lbs||34 lbs|
|Year||Age||Height (Inches)||General Appearance||Dairy Strength||Body Capacity||Mammary||FS|