Sharla was looking for a foundation doe to start a
small, select herd of Recorded Grades when Jeremy Bethel offered this
bred yearling as the 2016 National Show Raffle doeling. Although we were
unable to accept a doe that was due to freshen, this doe really caught
our eye and Jeremy was willing to part with her so we picked her up at the National show where she was 8th
place milking yearling.
Deliah is very correct throughout with a lovely,
well attached mammary. She is very immature for her age but we really
feel this doe will be one to watch in the future. She handled the change
of herds like an old pro and we look forward to seeing her with a second
freshening under her belt. After being home for over two weeks, she is
really starting to put on body and her milk production has
increased...this is going to be an exciting doe to watch in the future!
Deliah made the cut easily in Madison at the
National show but got very sick after we returned home. She recovered in
time for the Iowa State Fair but had lost quite a bit of weight. The
judge mentioned how very much he liked her but felt she needed more
substance and we feel time will help her regain her weight and bloom
lost with her illness. She completed over 3100#M as a 2nd freshening 2
Deliah had a wonderful 3 year old year going
2X 1st and 2X Grand Champion at her first show out. I accidentally
left Deliah home when we left for the Iowa State Fair (oops...it was
dark!) but she finished out the year being 2X 2nd at her last show.
Deliah was also on the 2017 Experimental Breed Leader list in all 3
catagories! We can't wait to watch this beautiful doe mature!
As a 4 year old, we attended only one show and Deliah was 2X GCH and 1X RGCH but due to the small group of Recorded
Grades, none of her wins were official, which is sad. This lovely doe
deserves some competition!
2020 started out rough for Deliah with a difficult
c-section that she was slow to recover from but by summer she was back
to her normal productive self. Another rough year for Deliah, 2021
started out with Deliah having a massive reaction to something unknown.
She was 37 days from her due date and the only way to save her life was
by giving her Dex and Epi. That resulted in an abortion and the loss of
her kids. She recovered quickly but it did take her time to come into
milk since she had only been dry about 2 weeks. Shown at the
large, competitive Iowa Spring Classic, she was 1X 1st and 1X 2nd.
Continuing to do well in her lactation she appraised 90 VEEE in June and
we made plans to take her to the National Show where she was the 1st of
many does attending to have an allergic reaction. Constant care for 24
hours led to her complete recovery but she did have to be scratched from
the show....heartbreaking for me since she was online to win the
Recorded grade production awards for her high milk and fat production.
Deliah will be bred to Jack Daniels for March kids.
Price $500. Kids will be 75% LaMancha-25% Alpine.