It's a very rainy Sunday, so it's only fitting that this week's King's Rock Sunday Spotlight is King's Rock Raindrops on Roses. She will be a second freshening three-year-old in 2018. Rosie will officially earn her milk star once her dry date has been processed, making her a 3*M doe. Our only three-year-old in the herd, Rosie is a very special doe for us. An AI daughter of Foxwood Madison's Gargamel, she is the paternal half-sister to our first doe AKM-Farm Alexandra Isabella 1*M (LA: 8-03 90 VEEE) who is behind all the does in our Isabella line, including Madison Isabella and Amata Isabella. She is also the daughter of our newest champion GCH King's Rock Java Chip 2*M.
In 2017, Rosie freshened with the udder we were hoping for from the Gargamel and Java cross. She has one of the highest and widest udders in the herd, scoring a 34 in rear udder height and a 35 in rear udder arch. Her final score for her appraisal was 86 VVVV.
As a first freshener, Rosie only had a buck kid. She certainly milked well considering, peaking at 9.5 pounds. At 288 DIM, she had already produced 1980 pounds of milk with 91 pounds of butterfat and 68 pounds of protein. She had no trouble completing her 305 lactation, and showed no desire to stop or any major decrease in production until I dried her off.
We have high hopes for Rosie in 2018 and we can not wait to see her second lactation udder! It should combine well with her power and strength. Rosie is bred to Fox's Pride KPC Get Your Wings (GW) for April kids. Kids will be G6S normal by parentage and either Alpha Casein A/B or B/B. With this cross, we are hoping that the kids inherit GW's sharpness, length of body, and height and Rosie's width, and udder. Plus if they could be black like their dam and sire, that would be icing on the cake! Rosie has doe and buck reservations available for 2018 kids. Contact us for more details.