Sire: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon +B *S
(Rosasharn’s TL Sitka Spruce +*S x SGCH-MCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2*D)
Dam: SGCH Algedi Farm H Purple Rain 4*M 4*D VEEV 90
(Rosasharn’s UMT Hamachi *B x GCH Rosasharn’s TL Zenith 3*D EEVE 90)
I am so very excited to introduce Castle Rock Lady Rainicorn! Not only does she have the MOST AWESOME NAME EVER but she is, hands down, the sweetest goat I’ve ever met.
Rainy is out of SGCH Algedi Farm H Purple Rain 4*M 4*D VEEV 90 by CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon +B *S. I have been wanting to incorporate Rain’s genetics into my herd for a couple of years but when she was retired in 2013 I thought I had lost the opportunity. Of course at the worst possible time for us to take on another doe, Sarah at Castle Rock Farm asked me if I would be interested in Rainicorn. I knew I shouldn’t. I already had more does than I wanted. But then I met her and fell in love with her. I knew immediately that I had to make room for her.
Rainy is a long and level doe with a very wide flat rump, nice angularity and naturally stands uphill . She has great udder potential from both her dam and her sire. I’d like to see tighter shoulders and more body capacity.
Her dam, Rain, earned a Top 10 award in both the one day test (2010) and the 305 day test (2011) in milk, protein and butterfat. Rain had a high and wide udder with a broad area of attachment, strong MSL and easy to milk teats.
Her sire, Harvey, has several daughters that are now finished champions. His dam, Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon earned a Top Ten award in the one-day milk test.
Rainy had a tough first freshening with a large buckling that decided he wanted to take the shape of a pretzel before coming out. Things got a bit too invasive and due to swelling we weren’t able to get the kid out vaginally so she had to have an emergency c-section. Fortunately she healed up fantastically and you wouldn’t even know she had an issue. Her second freshening – again a single buckling – was much more normal.
She freshened with a very capacious udder with a nice foreudder, open orifices and well defined medial. She produced a tremendous amount of milk for being a first freshener and easily earned her milk star that year.
|Year||Age||Height (inches)||General Appearance||Dairy Strength||Body Capacity||Mammary||Final Score|
|Age||Lactation||DIM||Milk (lbs)||Fat (lbs)||Fat %||Protein (lbs)||Protein %|
*Milk test was stopped short due to our milk room burning down.
|2.03||May 8, 2015||Castle Rock Triumph||0||1|
|2.88||March 13, 2016||Castle Rock Black Oak *S||0||1|
|2.88||March 13, 2017||Castle Rock Mad About the Moon||1||1|