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GCH Dragonfly HFX Abyssinian 2*D 1*M AR 2632 LA VVEE 89
Sire: MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax (Rosasharn Tom's Water Tabby *S x Stonewall's India Wilkes)

Dam: NC PromisedLand LD PussyWillow *D AR (ARMCH Twin Creeks LS Luck of the Draw +*S E x MCH Gay-Mor's LR Kitty's Meow 2*D E)

June, 2014
DOB 5/22/09 
extended pedigree LA 2010 VVV, V; 2012, VVEE 89, 2013 +EEV 87, 2014 VVEV 89, 2015 VEEV 89

(Photo by Declan Dean) Like all of our Hal kids, Abby is elegant, stretchy, and correct. Needs some remedial comportment lessons. Freshened the first time with mastitis on one side; that side never came into milk, so I did not get good pictures of her beautiful udder. Her udder now is lovely, and is interesting because it is held so tightly to her body and contains so little excess tissue that it looks smaller than it actually is. Abby finshed her permanent CH in style in 2014on her 4th freshening. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 1 x 1st Sr. yearling, 1 x RGCH Jr. Doe, 2 x GCH Sr (Blandford Fair, 9/3/12, Lynn Fleming, NHDGA show, New Boston NH, 6/1/14, Patricia Lynn Ricotta), 1 x RGCH (Sunny Sisters, Lancaster, MA, 6/14/14, Barb Norcross, restricted leg awarded)

Dragonfly RY Topaz VVEV 89
Sire: Caesar's Villa BB Rebel Yell *S (Caesar's Villa FL Brat in Barn *S x ARMCH Caesar's Villa STS Suthrn Bell 2*D)
Dam: Flat Rocks Tiger's Eye (Flat Rocks Gem x Chisolm Trail Mystique)
June, 2011
DOB 6/2/09
extended pedigree LA 2011 VEEE 89 (highest score allowed), 2013 VAVV 86, 2015 VVEV 89

(Photos by Declan Dean) I really wanted to see how this Flat Rocks/Stetson cross would work out, although truth be told it's not an outcross but actually a rather nice linebreeding on Alamo Messenger and one of his daughters, Goodwood Mermaid. We now have 3 nearly identical plain chocolate chami does with almost no white at all...and she produced yet another generation of beautiful chocolate chami does by Hunk this year. She also produced a nearly flawless first udder. All this was enough to earn her the title of ADGA National Champion in 2011. In explaining why the judges chose do the almost unprecedented and award the National Champion medal to 2 year old Topaz, judge Lauren Acton said, "Yes, she's young, but that's her only flaw--she's young." High praise indeed. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: Many times 1st place, 2 x RGCH, 1 x GCH (2011 ADGA National Champion, Lauren Acton and Meghan Treadway-Carter)

Dragonfly HFX Kyrie VEVE 90
Sire: MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax (Rosasharn Tom's Water Tabby *S x Stonewall's India Wilkes)

Dam: Kannah Creek SF Kaya *D VG (Twin Creeks BW Solar Flare *S x Gay-Mor's Lucky Monarda)

May, 2012
DOB 4/4/10
extended pedigree LA 2011 VVV+ 85, 2013 V+EV 88, 2015 VEVE 90

I just love this beautiful, sweet doe, sired by my favorite buck and in my absolute favorite color. We tragically lost her dam and her brother, so I am even more grateful that I still have this doe in my barn. Freshened at 10 months old with a beautiful little (very little)udder, though an appropriate size for a doe so young. Her second freshening produced an udder with beautiful bloom, which enabled her to beat out her herdmate National CH Topaz all three times they were shown together. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 3 x 1st

Dragonfly HFX  Ishtar
Sire: MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax (Rosasharn Tom's Water Tabby *S x Stonewall's India Wilkes)

Dam: Doe-Sy-Doe's Tiger's L'ily *D (ARMCH Rosasharn's Tiger L + *S E x MCH Stonewall's L'il Honeysuckle E 90.1)

 
DOB 6/5/10
extended pedigree LA 2011 V+V+ 84, 2012 A+V+ 82, 2013 ++VV 85

(Photos by Declan Dean) Ishtar is a beautiful doe. Really. Not sure what the appraisers are seeing here that is so inferior. But the truth is, once a doe has a beautiful udder (and make no mistake, once Ishtar gets the capacity her pedigree predicts, this is going to be a very beautiful udder) somehow the scores in the other areas of the scorecard grow to match. This doe ain't going anywhere. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

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Dragonfly HFX Aurum VEEV 88
Sire: MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax (Rosasharn Tom's Water Tabby *S x Stonewall's India Wilkes)

Dam: Flat Rocks Galena (Flat Rocks Gem x 5 Alarm Prism)

DOB 2/26/10
extended pedigree LA 2013 VEEV 88

Galena has been a bit of a sleeper in our herd, not being shown much due to some trouble getting her ADGA registration, but she is just as nice as you'd expect a Gem daughter out of one of Sunni's favorite does to be, and I can't wait to see how she combined with the very prepotent Halifax. Aurum has turned out very well, and was one of our 2013 appraisers' favorite does. For more pictures and information, including udder pictures, click here to visit her page.

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Dragonfly HFX Demeter VEVV 89
Sire: MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax (Rosasharn Tom's Water Tabby *S x Stonewall's India Wilkes)
Dam: Doe-Sy-Doe SW Daffodil  (Doe-Sy-Doe FS Storm Warning x Doe-Sy-Doe's Honeysuckle Rose E 90.2)
June, 2015
DOB 3/1/10
extended pedigree LA 2013 VVVV 89, 2015, VEVV 89; 2017, VVEV 86

Possibly because she is a fairly petite doe, Demeter always seems to get a bit overlooked, but she is actually lovely, and deserves more exposure going forward. For more pictures and information, including udder pictures, click here to visit her page.

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Sire: Dragofnly DR Bacchus (Flat Rocks Diamond Rio x Dragonfly IH Aphrodite)
DOB 3/9/10
extended pedigree LA 2012 ++E+ 83 (appraised milked out--oops), 2013 VVEE 89

After I almost lost Deirdre in 2011 to a horrible, possibly gangrene mastitis, I was very glad that I had retained this doe who was orginally supposed to be sold. She takes after her granddam Aphrodite in body type, which means long and elegant, with the gorgeous Ariadne rump structure, but she is also petite like her grandsire Rio, which is good because Aphrodite is pushing the stick. Should be a lot of milk here as well. Her first udder was very similar to Deirdre's, both in shape and capacity, though she has a much higher escutcheon, and her rear udder is higher as a consequence. As a second freshener she is one of my new favorites...Like her dam she is both powerful and dairy, with a beautiful, capacious second udder. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 1 x RGCH (Barnstable Fair, 7/2015, Bob Bartholomew)

Dragonfly HFX Luna Lovegood

Sire: MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax (Rosasharn Tom's Water Tabby *S x Stonewall's India Wilkes)

Dam: ARMCH Dragonfly M Skylark *D E (Piddlin Acres SC Maestro +S E x Fairlea Louise)

DOB 5/6/10
extended pedigree LA 2011 VVEc, V, 2013, VEVA 8; 2017, VVV+ 85

A beautiful daughter out of reliable champion Skylark, sired by the late Halifax. Not quite as long and elegant as her stunning 3/4 sister Vesta, but very solid in general appearance with outstanding feet and legs, much like her dam. Named quite fittingly by my favorite adopted daughter, Libby. Freshened with a small but well attached udder. After producing quads her first freshening and triplets her second less than 9 months later, Luna freshened for the third time as a 3 year old with nice twins...for a total of 9 kids in less than 2 years...and looks great. Okay, I meant to give her the summer off, but she had other ideas. I had to admit finally this time around that her udder leaves something to be desired, but I was very happy when our 2013 appraiser said unambiguously that she is a keeper, because she is so strong in other areas of the scorecard. She earned solid Vs and Es across all the structural categories, one of my few does to do so, including Es in rear legs and back. She really only falls down in medial and teat placement...normally dealbreakers for me, but one reason I do linear appraisal is to try and keep perspective on the whole goat in context of my whole herd, and Luna is a good object lesson there. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

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Dragonfly IH Jubilation 1*M
Sire: PromisedLand Incredible Hunk *S (ARMCH Twin Creeks LS Luck of the Draw +*S E x MCH Gay-Mor's RA Nightowl 2*D)
Dam: Dragonfly R Jubilee (Caesar's Villa BB Rebel Yell *S x ARMCH Flat Rocks Here For The Party *D E)
DOB 7/31/10
extended pedigree LA 2012 VVEc -- V, 2013 +EVV 86

One of my favorite kids of 2010 both for her stunning looks and for her loving personality. Actually quite an amazing pedigree. I missed getting this doe bred for 2012, which was a shame, but in the meantime she squeaked in one last show as a junior doe, and managed to win her junior leg in style with a Best Junior Doe in Show to go with it. That makes our third Hunk daughter to win BJrDIS, along with Peregrine and Verdandi. Her first udder did not disappoint either. Happy with her LA score as a first freshener. One of our young stars. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 1 x 1st, 1 x GCH Jr Doe, 1 x Best Junior Doe in Show (Jeremy Lesniak, Sunny Sisters show, July 2012)

DOB 3/11/11
extended pedigree LA ++Ec -- +, 2013 VVEV 87, 2015 +EVV 87; 2017, +VVV 85

Another typical Hunk daughter with the added distinction of being the daughter of the 2011 ADGA National Champion. I do think that personality is inherited in goats--at least, despite being a dam raised kid, Amber is as sweet and loving as both of her parents. Very solid conformation, lovely first udder, and "exciting" dairy character...boy do I love to hear the appraiser say that...For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

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Dragonfly ARG Babylon
Sire: Dragonfly HFX Ranger (Aragorn) (MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax x Dragonfly IH Electra *D AR)
Dam: ARMCH Flat Rocks Here For The Party *D E (Flat Rocks Buried Treasure x Flat Rocks Party Time)
DOB 5/7/11
extended pedigree LA 2012 VVEc -- V, 2013 VVE+ 86

Going to have to work on social skills with this one. Still, she behaves pretty well on a lead and in the ring. Another doe with a slightly less beautiful udder than I would like (though I think early mastitis and resultant loss of production and symmetry this freshening didn't help there) that our 2013 appraiser was adamant is a keeper. Very strong across the structural categories and I actually feel that with another freshening or two and her full capacity she will come up in udder as well. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 1 x 1st, 1 x GCH Jr (Lynn Fleming, May, 2012, Windsor, ME)

Dragonfly AV Shakti 1*M
Sire: TX Twincreeks PKM Avatar (Piddlin Acres Pokemon x MCH Gay-Mor's JJU Nonpareil 3*D E)

Dam: Dragonfly IH Electra (PromisedLand Incredible Hunk *S x Twin Creeks WB Summer Blonde)

October, 2015
DOB 6/3/11
extended pedigree LA 2013 ++VV 84, 2014 VVVV 88

Lovely, much like her dam, but sweet, a nice contrast! Not a particularly stunning first LA score, but advice is that she is a keeper with lots of potential. Very happy with her on her second freshening. Same super attachments, much increased capacity (milking over 6 pounds on her first milk test in 2014), and a pretty darn decent LA score considering she hade been in milk at that time over 7 months. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 1 x 1st

Dragonfly AV Cirrus
Sire: TX Twincreeks PKM Avatar (Piddlin Acres Pokemon x MCH Gay-Mor's JJU Nonpareil 3*D E)

Dam: CH Dragonfly G Dierdre (ARMCH Twin Creeks BW Giacomo Puccini +*S +B E x Twin Creeks WB Summer Blonde)

October, 2015
DOB 6/4/11
extended pedigree LA 2017, +EEV 85

Cirrus seems to have many of her dam's strengths, and all of her grumpy personality. If she also inherited her dam's business-like attitude to her roles in life, we will get along fine! Cirrus had her own ideas about when or if she should have babies, so she got herself bred both for January and for July in 2013, and September in 2015. She has thus studiously avoided being appraised, but has a stunning udder, and a ton of capacity. For more pictures and information, including udder pictures, click here to go to her page.

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Dragonfly AV Seze
Sire: TX Twincreeks PKM Avatar (Piddlin Acres Pokemon x MCH Gay-Mor's JJU Nonpareil 3*D E)
Dam: SG SM3Pines Jur-En's Snowbird (Creek Road Envoy x ARMCH Gay-Mor Berry's Jurassic 2*D 1* M)
June, 2016
August, 2017
DOB 4/8/12
extended pedigree LA 2017 +VVE 86

This is the third Snowbird daughter I have here, but the old girl had so many nice qualities, I just can't feel that 3 is too many. I am also very excited about all of my Avatar daughters--his brother Ghirardelli in the Agape Oaks herd has produced several phenomenal udders, and his sisters Brown Betty (at Twin Creeks) and Fudge Love (at Pecan Hollow) are gorgeous as well. Seze is the name of one of the giant Archeopteryx-like birds ridden by the Na'vi in the movie, Avatar. Seze did freshen with the style of udder and super attachments I have come to expect from Avatar, although I am a bit disappointed that she took this long to get around to it... For more pictures and information, including udder pictures, click here to go to her page.

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Flat Rocks Rigantona
Sire: Irish Whisper Harry Potter (Gay-Mor's Lucky Northrup King x Gay-Mor's RA Wood Nymph)
Dam: Springs Run Rhiannon (Springs Runs Pims Moonshine x Flat Rocks Oatmeal)
August, 2014
April, 2016
DOB 5/6/12
extended pedigree 2014 ++++ 82

Her name is pronounced REE ah-tone-a. So thrilled to have a Harry Potter daughter, many many thanks to my dear friend Sunni for sending her my way! For more pictures and information, including udder pictures, click here to go to her page.

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SGCH Dragonfly HLJ Caracara 2*D 2*M VEEE 90
Sire: Dragonfly HFX Hallelujah (MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax x Twin Creeks AH Chiaroscuro 3*D E 91.0 AR LA VEEE90)
Dam: GCH Dragonfly IH Peregrine *D 1*M (PromisedLand Incredible Hunk *S x Dragonfly FC I Declare!)
June, 2015
DOB 5/7/12
extended pedigree 2013 VVV+ 84, 2015 VEEV 88; 2017, VEEE 90

The only Hallelujah daughter I ended up with from 2012, and based on this one, I plan on having quite a few more. First of all, she is one of my very best goat friends, probably second only to Egghead at this point. Second she is a daughter of my gorgeous Peregrine, and I can never have too many of those. Named after a South American bird of prey (of course). Another young doe that my 2013 appraiser loved and used the word "exciting" about...which just goes to show, you need to pay attention to the whole view of the appraiser, not just the score. I feel this one will go far. For more pictures and information, including udder pictures, click here to go to her page.

Show record: 2 x 1st, 1 x JGCH (Bob Bartholomew, Topsfield Fair, October, 2012); 2 x GCH Sr. (John Pfeiler and Bob Bartholomew, Jr., Garden State show, May, 2017)

Flat Rocks Arwen
Sire: Flat Rocks Dobby (Irish Whisper Harry Potter x Flat Rocks Ever After)
Dam: Flat Rocks Heiress (Flat Rocks Heir Apparent x Flat Rocks Holy Cow)
DOB 5/15/12
extended pedigree 2014 +++A 81 (VERY stale), 2015 V+VV 86

Fulfilliing my expectations nicely, thank you, Arwen is kind of a little bit of goat right now, but mark my words, she is going to be dynamite. This photo does a great job of showing off her nice general appearance but unfortunately is at a poor angle for her udder, especially since she is a bit stale here, so I hasten to direct your attention to the lovely udder shots--take my word, this is the nicest first udder I've seen since JoJo (Best Udder, 2011 ADGA Nationals). Her dam Heiress is full sister to my gorgeous Flat Rocks Holy Bull, and she definitely shows the same solid structure that characterizes all of her cousins here as well. Again, many thanks to my dear friend Sunni for sending her my way! For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

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Dragonfly SOL Juno
Sire: Algedi Farm MH Solaris (Algedi Farm Manuka Honey x SGCH Rosasharn's TL Zenith 3*D EEVE 90)
Dam: Dragonfly B Dido (Dragonfly DR Bacchus x CH Dragonfly G Deirdre *D AR)
June, 2016
DOB 6/14/12
extended pedigree LA 2015 V+VV 88

I do not usually allow myself to keep kids from first fresh does, and even though I love Dido, I should stick to my rule...but this one was really gorgeous. And also very personable. So she stays. Good thing, too, this is one of the nicest first udders we have had. For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

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Dragonfly RY Bombay
Sire: Caesar's Villa BB Rebel Yell *S (Caesar's Villa FL Brat in Barn *S x ARMCH Caesar's Villa STS Suthrn Bell 2*D)
Dam: Dragonfly HFX Abbyssinian (MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax x NC PromisedLand LD PussyWillow *D AR)
June, 2015, a bit stale
April, 2015
DOB 6/5/12
extended pedigree LA 2015 VVEV 87

My favorite of Abby's triplet does from 2012. A bit more dairy and elegant than her dam, perhaps. She kidded so late in the year that I just never got around to taking an udder picture, but I really liked what I saw.Then in 2014, she kidded so EARLY in the year that she never got clipped for a full body shot...but at least I did get udder pictures. Finally in 2015, she kidded in March, but I was determined to get pictures...so here she is. She is very similar to her dam and to her half sisters out of Willow...a very consistent line, it appears. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

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Dragonfly SOL Jandaya
Sire: Algedi Farm MH Solaris (Algedi Farm MB Manuka Honey x SGCH Rosasharn's TL Zenith 3*D EEVE 90)
Dam: Rosasharn BB Magpie (Rosasharn WT B-Bo +VV 85 x Rosasharn SP Honey Creeper)
June, 2014
June, 2015
DOB 6/14/12
extended pedigree 2014 VV++ 84, 2015, +++E 84; 2017 +++V 83

This doe is little more tightly line-bred than I really like (I should have thought a bit more carefully before I did this breeding), and has also been a bit slow to grow. But I really could not pass up her very unusual color...since neither of her parents is gold (and no, I didn't even have a gold buck or buck kid on the place when she was conceived), she can only be the extremely rare recessive red color. We had seen this color once before (Dragonfly M Aurora), out of a doe that was also related to Stonewall's Little Luli who was bred to our old man Maestro. I intend to AI this kid to Maestro at some point to see if I can reproduce this color. Her name comes from a type of small parrot native to Brazil. Like all of our Solaris daughters so far, she is lovely with a very sound udder. For more pictures and information, click here to go to her page.

Dragonfly SOL Sionainn VEEE 91
Sire: Algedi Farm MH Solaris *S (Algedi Farm Manuka Honey x SGCH Rosasharn's TL Zenith 3*D EEVE 90)
Dam: Dragonfly IH Sweetwater 5*D (PromisedLand Incredible Hunk *S x Twin Creeks BW Pacifica 4*D E AR)
August, 2017
DOB 6/20/12
extended pedigree 2014 VVVV 87; 2017, VEEE 91

I just love the way this cross, essentially a line breeding on the famous Bay Watch/Nonpareil cross, seems to be working out so far. All four of the kids were just gorgeous, and I have pretty high hopes for this lovely doeling. Sweetwater is another word for fresh water, I decided to name this beauty after the goddess of the river Shannon in Ireland. As a yearling first freshener, Sionainn was still a gangly teenager, but her udder potential was obvious. Now I am very glad si finallymanaged to get her bred again, as she has had a great year (as a 5 year old 2nd freshener!) For more photos and information, click here to go to her page.

Show record: multiple times 1st, 2 x GCH Sr Doe (Blandford Fair, September, 2017, judge David Funk, Topsfield Fair, October 2017, judge Anne McKeever Clagett)

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