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