Rue is our first Win daughter and we couldn't be
happier with her...she excels in dairy strength being sharp over the
withers, smoothly blended in her neck and shoulders, level over her
topline, with tremendous spring and flatness of ribbing. She also stands
on beautiful feet and legs and is maturing into a lovely, striking doe.
Rue's dam, Johanna was our first milking Denim
daughter and we really loved her mammary system. She was definitely a
keeper if she had not had an udder injury that prevented us from showing
her. Rue's sire, Win, is a very correct, striking buck with tremendous
width and general appearance. His dam is our beautiful Grey doe and she
is a herd favorite with fantastic general appearance and a gorgeous
I continue to really love this doe---her style, her
levelness over the topline and her width throughout. Although she is a
smaller type doe, she excels in so many areas and I feel we are going to
see a a very promising doe as she continues to mature.
Rue certainly didn't disappoint when she kidded. Her mammary is
simply glued on and is very extended in the fore and very high and wide
in the rear. She
also continues to be such a stunning general appearance doe. We were
thrilled when her first appraisal ended with an 89 EVVE...yes an E in
mammary as a 1st freshening 2 year old fresh 8 months!!!
Rue has continued to mature and develop depth and width of body with
her second freshening and she continues to milk like a pro!Freshening as
a 4 year old, Rue had a difficult kidding so it took her time to snap
back. While still milking well, she is not quite herself this year. She
has developed into a very deep bodied doe and still has her glued on
mammary. We were thrilled when she appraised 91 EEVE at our summer
This was Rue's year!! She really put on that body capacity that she
has always been lacking, adding spring of rib and depth of body. Her
udder maintains that glued on style and she continues with her +3300#
Rue had an amazing record as a 5 year
old.....breaking the 4000# milk record with 140# of fat. She thrived in
a year where she got to simply stay home and make milk....and as usual
was very hard to dry up at the end of her lactation. We look forward to
seeing this lovely coming 6 year old in milk again.
Rue had a difficult kidding with a large single kid and it took her a
long time to come to her milk this past spring. She was only shown at
one show where she was 2X 2nd and 2X 3rd. This has been a rough year for
her and she is starting to show her age a bit. She is greatly loved by
James and continues to be a valuable member of our herd but we did
decide to dry her up early this year. She is a very difficult doe to get
dry every year and we wanted to be sure she had a break this year.
Although Rue again freshened with a single buck
kid, this was definitely HER year. I hadn't planned to show her but
James begged to take her out "just one more time" and it was definitely
a great decision. Show day dawned and Rue uddered up perfectly....as a 7
year old, she was 4X 1st place Aged doe, 2X GCH, 2X RGCH and 1X BSDIS....finishing
her championship! James was over the moon that he could finally finish
his favorite doe.
James decided to again show Rue this year and
she was Best of Breed at the District IV LaMancha Specialty Show.
Rue will be bred to S'more for
1st doe will be retained. Bucks $600.