3 year old Dion (2 pictures above and 1 below)
SG Black Mesa Precious Obsidian (Dion) 2*M
ADGA # PN1645518
CAE Status: Negative
G6S Status: Normal
ADGA Superior Genetics Award
2014 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 98%
2015 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
2016 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
2017 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
Linear Appraisal Score:
85 VE+V as a yearling
89 VEEV as a 3 year old
|Year||Age||Days in Milk||Milk Lbs.||Daily Milk Avg||Fat Lbs.||Fat %||Pro Lbs.||Pro %|
|2017 Lactation Is Now In Progress|
Obsidian kidded with quads this year and it was a no-brainer for us to keep two of them. Obsidian is a gorgeous doe and quite productive. She is so elegant and beautiful that she turns heads when she walks by.
We had high hopes that Dion would freshen this spring and get her udder back into full production. However, for some reason she didn't get pregnant this year. So Dion is milking through. She is doing a good job of it and even scored well on Linear Appraisal even though she had been milking around 450 days at that time.
She is a very good looking girl and we love having her on our milking team. Maybe next year she will freshen for us...
Dion is still one of our top milkers even though she had subclinical mastitis in one half of her udder which caused it to be less productive this year. Now that the mastitis has been cleared, we expect that next year she will be milking well from both halves and really show the rest of the milkers how it's done.
Just as Dion’s dam, Opal, is consistently one of our best milkers, Dion is consistently one of the best milking yearlings. In fact, she often milks more than some of the older girls. Dion looks great, scored well on her linear appraisal, and is a great contributor in the milking parlor. She is very elegant, stylish, friendly, and productive.
Obsidian has already earned her Superior Genetics title!
After Dion was born she was supposed to head to California but the deal fell through and we were delighted to have her stay right here. She is very long, stylish, and dairy. Her dam, Opal, is consistently one of our best milkers - and that takes some doing! Dion loves attention from her people but is just as happy to be rousting around with the other kids.
Sire: SG Goldthwaite Exotic Affair +*B, 86 VAV, ADGA Sire Development Program Buck, Elite Sire
SS: SG Goldthwaite Bootonniere +*B, 90 VEE, Elite Sire
SSS: Goldthwaite Blue Ridge +*B
SSD: SG Goldthwaite Mayaloka 5*M, 84 ++V+
SD: SGCH Goldthwaite Exotic Dancer 2*M, 90 VVVE
SDS: SG Goldthwaite Merlin ++*B, 89 EVV
SDD: SG Goldthwaite Exotica 1*M, 88 VVEV
Dam: SG Ash Creek Precious Black Opal 1*M, 90 VEEV, Elite Doe
DS: Black Mesa Star Bucky *B
DSS:SG Reuel Rhesa's JJ Rio Grande ++*B, 90 EVE, Elite Buck, INBA Outstanding Sire
DSD: Reuel Stella's RY Sassafras 2*M, 88 VV+E
DD: Mirlswood Ash Creek Angie
DDS: Black Mesa Col. Jack O'Neill
DDD: Udderly Delighted Boysenberry 1*M
5 month old Obsidian (above and below)
Obsidian at 2 months old
Obsidian as a yearling (3 pictures above)