When the opportunity arose to add
Gracie's only daughter to the herd we were ecstatic.
Gracie and her dam, Grey, are huge personal
favorites of mine. We made the long trek to pick
up Gabby but we have faced some challenges. Gabby
was in very rough shape physically when we picked
her up. She was extremely thin and a triplet buck
1st pregnancy had only exacerbated her already poor
condition. So her yearling summer was a summer of renewal for
Gabby. She settled into our herd with no problems
and slowly regained a
normal body condition. Gabby is such a sweetheart
and so very much like her dam. While we had hoped to
add her to our show string that year, I have no
doubt that she will shine in the future.
is structurally extremely correct. Tall and sharp
over the wither, wide in the chest and level over
the topline, Gabby really excels in both general
appearance and dairy strength. She has started to
build her body capacity but that will be a work in
progress for many months to come. Her udder,
although small, is very pretty and correct. She has
a long smooth fore udder and a wide, high rear
udder. Capacity will come in time when she is
milking up to her potential. This doe reminds me so
very much of her maternal grandmother, Grey and we
really expect great things from her!!
What a huge change a year makes and Gabby is
living proof that you can weather adversity. She
finished a respectable yearling milk record and
turned into a new doe while she was dry. Another
triplet pregnancy but this year she was ready for it
and gave us a beautiful doeling to boot! Her udder
is simply stunning and she is turning into a very
At her first show in 2019, she was 3X 1st and 1X RGCH with one judge stating she would be one to
watch in another year! She also completed a 3800#+
record this year!
Gabby freshened with another set of triplets
which she handled with no problem but her udder was
very uneven which did affect her milk
production. She has continued to gain in body
capacity and we are hoping that she will be even on
her next kidding. Since is was a "no-show" summer,
we have continued to milk Gabby who is still
projected to a very respectable over 3000# record.
Gabby had a difficult
kidding in 2021, freshening early and never really
coming into her own. Her milk production just never
came in and while we milked her into the summer, she
just didn't do well. We did milk her long enough so
that she could be appraised and even though she was
extremely stale, she still appraised 88 (VVV+) with
the appraiser stating he wished he could see her
fresh and in full production.
Gabby will be bred to Hatter for
January kids. Price
$600. We are hoping 2022 proves to be a better
year for this lovely, big doe!