What a stunning kid Snickers has turned out to be.
Sammy was so excited when CitCat gave her triplets for the second year
in a row and she picked this little doe as her "keeper kid". And
Snickers sure didn't disappoint her. She was 1X 1st place and 2X
2nd place Senior kid at the Iowa Spring Classic as well as 1X GCH and 2X
RGCH. She then followed it up by placing 3rd in a large class of senior
kids at the ADGA National Show.
Snickers excels in dairy strength. She is sharp over the withers, long
and lean in the neck, smoothly blended in her shoulders with great
spring of rib and width in chest and escutcheon. She stands on very
correct feet and legs. We just love this doe and can't wait to see her
fresh in 2017. Her dam is a very tall, dairy doe with a stunning mammary
and lots of udder capacity and will to milk, topping her 2016 lactation
at 16# for 3 straight milk tests.
Snickers injured her foot badly last summer (she
ripped half of one hoof off and has has to regrow it completely) so it slowed
her down. She was unable to attend any shows due to her injury but she
continued to milk well throughout her ordeal. She was still limping
significantly at appraisal and was NIC for this year.
Snickers made a full recovery from her hoof injury
although her hoof will never be normally shaped. She has excelled in the
milk pail this year.
What a year Snickers has had in the show
ring...despite her severe hoof injury last summer! She has been 4X 1st
place 2 year old, 1X 2nd place 2 year old, 3X GCH, 1X BOB and BUOB at
the Iowa State Fair. She easily finished her permanent championship this
summer and just seems to be getting better as the summer progressed. We
simply love this young doe!
Snickers had an extremely difficult kidding in 2019 with a huge single doe kid and it took her forever to snap back.
Consequently she did not milked like she has in the past, although
nothing has affected her appetite. We felt she is a bit "fluffy" this
year due to her lower milk production. We look forward to hopefully a
much easier kidding that will get her back into shape next year. This is
a huge, powerful doe!
Snickers freshened in February with a lovely set of
buck-doe twins and a MUCH easier kidding than last year. She immediately
came into heavy milk production topping out at 19# on test day! She has
slimmed up from her "fluffy" year and looks much more like her old self.
We really love this beautiful doe who is so easy to handle!
Despite every effort we were
unable to get Snickers bred last fall and she instead milked through.
She had completed over 4200# in her first 305 and she continued to pour
out milk throughout her next lactation. We were so sad over this state
of affairs with our plans to attend National Show but we decided with
her still milking very well, we would take her anyway. And while she
didn't top the class, she was still 12th place at nearly 600 days in
milk. More importantly, she was awarded the High 305 Milk and Fat and
High Lifetime Milk and Fat awards and....she was named the
LaMancha Total Performer....an honor I never even considered winning. We
so love this beautiful, productive doe!!
Snickers will be bred to
Blazes for January kids $800. 1st doe retained.