Sunday Spotlight: King's Rock Betwix N Between 1*M

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Happy New Year everyone! As we welcome in the new year, we will be spotlighting our doe King's Rock Betwix N Between 1*M  (LA: 07-04 VVEV).  Twix rejoined our herd in the late summer of 2015 and we are so happy that she did.  We sold her as a two year old first freshener to start a 4-Her's herd and always regretted doing so.  When the opportunity arose to bring her back to King's Rock, we jumped at it!

Twix's 2016 lactation

Twix's 2016 lactation

Twix arrived dry to us in 2015, so 2016 was the first year we were able to get her out to shows (much to her chagrin), get her appraised and on milk test.  She appraised 89 VVEV as a 7 year old, scoring excellent in body capacity and rump!       During her lactation, she was one of our strongest producers, peaking at 11.9 pounds of milk.  She was in milk for 207 days and had a lactation of 1850 pounds, easily earning her milk star and double qualifying by surpassing the standards in both milk production poundage and also in the amount of butterfat produced.  We got her out to a few shows, with the highlight of her show season being her 10th placing at Nationals in the Aged Doe class as well as being a part of the the 6th place Produce of Dam with her half sister GCH AKM-Farm Carmel 1*M.   

Twix and Carmel, the 6th place produce of dam at the 2016 Nationals (this photo was taken at the Big E in October)

Twix and Carmel, the 6th place produce of dam at the 2016 Nationals (this photo was taken at the Big E in October)

Maternally, Twix has been one of our most influential brood does in our herd.  She is the dam to our 2011 ADGA Nationals 1st place Junior Kid, King's Rock Pipin' Hot 2*M as well as two lovely 2016 kids out of CH Risin' Creek Wen Khaos Strikes, King's Rock Pomp&Circumstance and King's Rock PuzzledNPerplexed.  Pomp&Circumstance was the 2016 7th place Junior Doe and PuzzledNPerplexed was the 9th place Junior Doe at the 2016 ADGA Nationals.  We are expecting great things from our two young does and expect them to be show stoppers once they freshen!

King's Rock Pomp&Circumstance

King's Rock Pomp&Circumstance

King's Rock PuzzledNPerplexed

King's Rock PuzzledNPerplexed

King's Rock Pipin' Hot 2*M

King's Rock Pipin' Hot 2*M

Twix is once again bred to GCH Fox's Pride LFR Expresso +B for early April kids.  While we had originally planned to AI Twix this year, we are actually really excited that the breeding did not take and we were able to breed her live to Expresso!  These kids will be full siblings to Pipin' Hot and we are so excited for the chance to possibly add another doe like her to our herd, especially since we lost her too soon! Our ultrasound confirmed Twix is pregnant with multiples.  We will be keeping the first doe, but 2nd doe reservations and buck reservations are available.  If these kids are anything like the other kids Twix has produced they will be correct, large bodied, powerful animals with a strong drive to milk!