Dog Island Mudslide
Sire: Castle Rock Graupel *B *S
(Castle Rock Cleveland Sage *S x SGCH CRF Castle Rock Blizzard 1*M 3*D VEEE91)
Dam: Dog Island Kahlua N Cream 1*M
(CRF Castle Rock Clark’s Nutcracker x Foggy River Farm Baileys OnIce)
I said that I would keep breeding Kahlua to Graupel until I got a doeling from the pair. I didn’t have to wait long because with Kahlua’s first freshening she gave me buck/doe twins. We now have genetics from the two highest appraising does in the Castle Rock herd – SGCH-ARMCH AGS CRF Castle Rock Alum Root 1*M 3*D VEEE 91 and SGCH CRF Castle Rock Blizzard 1*M 3*D VEEE 91.
I didn’t think it was possible, but Millie is even more feminine than Kahlua was as a kid. She’s naturally uphill, very long and level with good angularity and stretchiness. She’s a bit more standoffish than her dam but she still likes to get into your lap for a snuggle. I’m super excited about her after seeing what her dam’s first freshening udder looks like and the genetics behind her sire. Her paternal half sister, Castle Rock Fedora, freshened with a very high, capacious udder and I hope that Graupel passed that on to Millie as well.
She’s an “odd bird” and not particularly friendly, but not unfriendly either. I was going back and forth on whether I was going to sell Millie or not and then she freshened with a lovely udder and I was easily convinced that she gets to stay. She’s got very large teats with nice, open orifices making her easy to hand milk.