*B Barnowl Merlin




 
     
AL1681353 ~ DOB: 03/13/14
Black w/white markings on legs and facial stripes
**DNA on file**

S:
*B Barnowl Blade ~ 90 VEE
SS: +*B SG Kastdemur's Tach Lach ~ 88 VEE
SD: SGCH Barnowl Buffy 2*M ~ 90 VEEE

D: SGCH Barnowl Firefly 2*M ~ 91 EEEE
DS: +*B SG Barnowl Quantum Leap ~ 91 EEE
DD: SGCH Barnowl Bewitched 1*M ~ 92 EEEE

Linear Appraisal

Show Records

YSA: 0-05 + (+EcV)
1-04  VG 85 ( VV+)
2-02  VG 88 (VVV)
 

 

We simply could not resist this cross that produced Merlin. His dam, Firefly, has one of the most stunning udders we have ever seen and it doesn't end there....she is smoothly blended with tons of dairy strength and capacity. Cross that with the "Buffy" udders behind Blade and mix in Tach Lach and you can't miss.

Merlin excels in dairy strength. He is open ribbed with a lovely extended brisket. He is very smoothly blended throughout with beautiful pliable skin. I would like to see him a bit more level over his topline but we will target his breedings to very level does.  This buck should definitely improve udders.

What a difference a year can make!!! From a gangly, all legs yearling to a lovely, powerful two year old, Merlin appraised this year at a very respectable 88 (VVV) while in pretty deep rut. He has grown to  be a HUGE buck, with tons of power, depth of body and width. He has been a very stingy buck giving us only 2 daughters this past kidding season, one of whom was reserved. The one daughter we retained in the herd was 2X GCH Jr Doe and 1X Best Junior Doe in Show as well as standing 16th in a very large class of Senior kids at Nationals.

Merlin's dam, Firefly, had the reputation of always being the "bridesmaid" but she burst out of that stereotype finishing her championship and going Best of Breed in grand style at the NWODGA show in June 2017. Firefly is just short of her 7th birthday and is the 8th Bewitched daughter to achieve her SGCH.

We have targeted some very special breedings for Merlin again this coming fall.


Dam: SGCH Barnowl Firefly 2*M


Sire: *B Barnowl Blade

Mat. granddam: SGCH Barnowl Bewitched 1*M

Mat. grandsire: +*B SG Barnowl Quantum Leap

Pat. granddam: SGCH Barnowl Buffy 2*M

Pat. grandsire:  Sr. Get of Sire of ++*B SG Kastdemur's Tach Lach

Photos courtesy of Barnowl LaManchas


Merlin's Offspring


Daughter: Calico-Lane M Parti Tyme

Daughter: Raintree M Gypsy Magic


Merlin ~ Down thru the years


Intermediate Kid ~ 2014


Yearling - 2015

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