Sunshine was a doe I didn't plan to buy :) When I went to pick up Speed, it wasn't too hard to convince me that he needed to have some company on his ride home.....there were some very lovely does there (many of them Speed daughters!) but I kept coming back to Sunshine. As a first freshening 2 yr old, she is a very smoothly blended doe, with a lot of strength throughout. Her crowning glory is her beautifully shaped and attached mammary system. This is an udder that is just going to get better and better.
She continued to milk extremely well after the move, with a high test of 11.4#. Pretty good for a first timer! Although we dried the entire herd off early, she was a respectable 228-1880-60-54. I am very excited to integrate Sunshine's genetics into the herd, as she is a much needed fresh blast. A granddaughter of the gorgeous VanLatte, I look forward to those pretty mammary systems that represented the Brandt/Hoach herd!
2012-- Sunshine continued to mature this year, even though a single buck freshening didn't give her quite the capacity that we had hoped for. She certainly shined at appraisal, with a solid score of 91 EEEE.Her mammary system is simply flawless in all aspects. At the national show, Sunshine was the first 3 yr old to be pulled out of the line up! What a thrill! She finished in a very respectable 11th place in the 3 yr old class.
2013- Sunshine is finally starting to bloom as a 4 yr old. She was reserve at the tough ISDGA show in the spring, and then pulled out a GCH leg over the rest of the herd this fall. Her mammary system is just as stunning as ever, with an increased capacity that really shows off the flawless attachment that she has. Her production this year with a set of twins has been terrific, with a peak of 17.7#.
2017- Sunshine is starting to show her age, and we tried to dry her off as quickly as possible (not easy!) this year in order for her to retain condition and not milk her heart out. She has been confirmed bred to our junior herdsire Soldier-Mtn Jaeger Straight Up for a March 2018 kidding. I expect there to be TONS of production from this cross, along with phenomenal mammaries.
2019/2020 - Sunshine is now nearly 11 years old. She is bred to Lacey Oak OC Ambition for 2022, and due in March. The plan is to attempt not to milk her at all this year, hopefully she complies!