Annabelle America-2/5/16 Chocolate Roan/gold eyes ( Double AP Garland X Oldesouth Sweet Donna) AGS/ADGA
Height (2016) 17 3/4" im guessing 20" now!
It is time to finally update Annabelle’s page! Now that she is almost 2 - just had her first kidding experience ( that gave us triplets!) AND produced a first freshening udder that I am pretty happy about- she deserves it!
Though she does come from an impressive line of milk producing does, I’m sure Annabelle is going to be impressive on her own. ( she already is in my eyes!)
Photos at top: First freshening udder - mid morning nursing 3 kids with no trouble!
Next Photo: pre-kidding rear udder!
Annabelle's coat is very hard to describe! Maybe a sleek chocolate with silver roaning all over- slight buckskin cape -with just 2 small white patches and 2 moonspots. None of these photos capture her exact coloring - which I think is beautiful and unusual!:)
In case you're wondering....Annabelle, and Half of our other goats, got their names from looking up old ancestors. When I saw we had a Martha America back in the 1800s- I thought what a perfect name to add to Annabelle!
I love that our ancestors obviously took naming their children very seriously, but I doubt if we will ever have a Bertha Hibernia or Vernia Venezuala in the herd!
I love Annabelle’s deep body that just keeps getting better!
Annabelle's Dam Farm Oldsouth Sweet Donna's udder!
Photo courtesy of Bluestar Farms
Not quite the same size - but not bad for a first freshening udder - pic is 210 days fresh - after her 7 month old daughter ( Selma) finally stopped nursing!! No wonder we have a fat Selma!
I should stop raving about Annabelle's udder long enough to say - it does need improvement! Her teats need to be more toward the center and more plumb--- and a lot bigger!! Hopefully after a few more kiddings!
Update! After nursing 7 months they are practically plumb and greater teat size!!
Not a full udder! Just weaning her 8 month old daughter!
Annabelle's award winning Grandsire!
+*B Rosasharn MR General B +*S,+DAR
*Sue Rucker JuJu SIRE AWARD 2011 from NDGA ( see photo below - courtesy Farm Oldesouth)
2017- 2 yr old FF - triplets - Toby, Gideon and Selma Alabama (retained) sire: Deluca Valley Jubellie
2018- quads- Nhalla, Nellie, Ernie and Abilene Texas sire: Bellemeadow Willie Nathaniel
2019- quads - Buc & Bolt - wethers and Tupelo Mis'sipi and Amory Mis’sippi ( retained)
2020 - triplets - Pumpkin Pie, Ulysses and Buford ( retained)