We were simply thrilled when Grey gave us this
stunning little doe. She excels in general appearance and body
capacity. She is very smoothly blended, wide in her chest and escutcheon
and stands on strong feet and legs. Gypsy is our only Merlin
daughter in the herd. Although a smaller framed doe, as were all the
Merlin daughters, she probably has one of the most correct mammaries in
disappoint when she kidded this year...she has a lovely udder with a
high, wide escutcheon and a long, smoothly attached fore udder. Several
judges commented that her mammary is simply glued on! She is
also just a tremendously wide doe throughout and we look forward to watching
her mature. To top it off, Gypsy has a very unique, charming
personality...much like she is always thrilled with life! Gypsy was shown 5X and while she always stood 2nd to herdmate,
Truffles, every judge commented on how close the placing was.
Gypsy continued to mature and develop as a 2 year old. Her second
freshening increased the capacity of that lovely mammary and she
appraised E in mammary on her first appraisal. Gypsy will always been a
smaller framed doe but we love the strong general appearance and mammary
on this doe.
Her 3rd freshening really was like icing on the cake....this is truly
one of my favorite does and her Sins daughter, Pixie Dust, wowed us with
her first freshening...probably one of the nicest 1st fresheners we have
ever bred. Gypsy was an over-achiever this year giving us
quads...2 bucks and 2 does, also out of Sins. Both bucks are in their
own herds and we retained one of the daughters, Angel Dust.
Pixie gave us triplets this year, 2 bucks and a
lovely doeling who looks very much like her older sister. Gypsy
continues to be near the top of the herd production wise and she
appraised 90 VEVE at appraisal.
2022 was a rough year for Gypsy. She freshened
with quads again but a super easy kidding and was really headed for her
best milk record yet but in June she had a bad shoulder injury which
really set her back. For weeks she could put no weight on one leg and we
worried that it might be a permanent injury. Coupled with the high
temperatures this summer, it really tanked her milk production. With
time, her shoulder has headed totally and she has come back some on milk
but this will be her poorest milk record yet. We look forward to having
her fresh in the spring.
Since we are so pleased with the way Gypsy crosses
with Sins, we will repeat the breeding for March kids. Price $700.