Born: April 5, 2016 Height: 21.5″ at 3 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: SG Curbstone Valley Rowena 3*M 3*D AR 2995 VEEE 90 *Elite Doe 2017/18/19*
DS: Camanna RZ White Zedoary +B +S
DD: SG Castle Rock Royalia 2*M 2*D AR 2776 *Elite Doe 2018*
DNA: PQ | α S1-Casein: B/B
1 x Reserve Junior Grand Champion, 1 x Junior Grand Champion
Nimue is named for one of the two Lady’s of Lake in Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur, who was also the enchantress that captivated Merlin.
This refined, and elegant doe, is herself rather enchanting. She has her dam’s length of body, with her sire’s beautifully straight legs, both front, and rear, as well as his width between her hocks. It was a natural choice to elect to retain Nimue to the Curbstone Valley herd.
It’s becoming a challenge in the barn, at a quick glance, to tell Nimue apart from her grand dam, Royalia, and her dam Rowena, as they all look like carbon copies of each other, not just in color, but structure.
Nimue’s dam, Rowena, although always the bridesmaid, but never the bride as a dry junior, earned a number of reserve Grand Champion wins, and was always commended for her general appearance, dairyness, length, and levelness of topline.
Once Rowena freshened, we were thrilled to see that even her pre-fresh udder appeared to surpass that of any of the pending first fresheners in the barn. Rowena’s udder capacity for a first freshener, surpassed our expectations, milking 5.7 lbs per day at peak lactation. Rowena ultimately ended her first freshening 305-day lactation with 1160 pounds of milk!
Dairy strength, and production, run strong in this line. Unfortunately, Nimue, along with a number of our does during the 2018 season, were set back after the fires that occurred during that breeding season. In 2019, she freshened with twin does, and her daughter, Loch Katrine, is one of the top three young doelings on the farm this year, with the perfect balance of structure, width, capacity, and dairyness.
|2.00||4/10/2018||CH Alethia HB Destiny's Starman *B||0||1|
|2.11||3/14/2019||CH Alethia HB Destiny's Starman *B||2||0|
|3.11||3/7/2019||Curbstone Valley DS Asterion *B *S||0||1|
|2.00||1||2018 Total||283 DIM||750 lbs||47 lbs||34 lbs|
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