Madison

Sunday Spotlight Doe: King's Rock EX Amata Isabella 3*M

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Ok, so I realize it is Monday but with Christmas yesterday, I thought it would be better to push our Sunday Spotlight off a day!  Our second Sunday Spotlight to be featured is our soon to be three-year-old second freshener King’s Rock EX Amata Isabella 3*M LA: 02-03 87 VVVV! 


Amata had a very successful 2016.  She was our last doe to kid and our first doe to dry up but she showed what she was made of this year!  At Nationals, in one of the biggest classes of the day, Amata was 15th place two-year-old.  She also went on to be the 1st place two-year-old at the Dutchess County Fair and the 2nd place two-year-old at the Big E!  

She excelled in the ADGA performance programs as well, earning an appraisal score of 87 VVVV this year.  She went excellent in feet and very good in many categories of the score card.  Even though she was only lactating 192 days, she produced 1450 pounds of milk, peaking at 9.2 pounds and consistently putting milk in the pail each test.  She earned her star through her high butterfat production and during her lactation she produced 73 pounds of butterfat! In fact, her lowest butterfat percentage was still 4.2%!!      

Dam: GCH King's Rock Madison Isabella 2*M

Dam: GCH King's Rock Madison Isabella 2*M

Amata is a cross between two of our herd stars, GCH Madison 2*M LA: 88 VVVE and GCH Expresso +B  LA: 92 EEE.  She already exhibits great characteristics from each and is maturing nicely.  She is an all-around nice doe and we suspect she will be truly spectacular in a few years.  Her udder is nice and tight to her body with great foreudder extension and also a very strong medial suspensory ligament.  When milked, she milks down to nothing and her udder just collapses! She stands on great feet and has a great display of dairyness while still being a powerful animal.  

Like Mother....

Like Mother....

...like daughter!

...like daughter!

Both Madison and Expresso earned their championships this year.  Madison finished her’s at her first show of the season and Expresso had a great year too, going undefeated in his class with a show record of 8x 1st place, Grand Champion 5x, Reserve Champion 3x and Best Buck in Show 1x!  Madison placed 19th as a four-year-old at the 2016 National Show and went on to be Best of Breed and Best Udder at the Dutchess County Fair this year! 


Amata is bred to her maternal half-brother, King’s Rock Up All Knight and due April 1st! During his one show of 2016, Knight was twice Grand Champion Junior Buck and two times 3rd place 6-12-month-old AOP buck at just over 6 months old! He is a really correct buck, standing on powerful legs and has the height and length that his father was known for!  Hopefully, he passes on that height and length to these kids as well! 

Amata at the 2016 Big E!

Amata at the 2016 Big E!

These kids may be due April 1st but there is no joke that they will be nice kids. They will be 13.27% inbred, with one of our strongest does, GCH King’s Rock Madison Isabella 2*M being their top contributor at 6.28%.  This is a breeding that places a great emphasis on her excellent appraising udder as well as concentrates the genetics of our two great herdsires GCH Fox’s Pride LFR Expresso +B and CH Risin’ Creek Wen Khaos Strikes.  We cannot wait to see them! Reservations are available for both buck and doe kids from her breeding to Knight!  For more information, check out our For Sale page.  

Maturity in the King's Rock Herd

When we start talking to customers, we always emphasize that our does are slow to mature.  Carmel did not finish her championship until she was six.  Her daughter Java at four years old is just starting to develop the capacity that she needs to win, and has two legs towards her championship.  But with that slow maturity comes longevity.  Carmel is going to be nine years old this year and is still going strong.  She is standing on great feet with really strong pasterns that give no hints to her age.  The only suggestion of her age would be her drop in milk production this year but we attribute the majority of that to only having a single kid this year.  Her dam, our herd queen, Candy is still going strong and will be thirteen come May.  She may not have the greatest feet but her pasterns are still strong.  She still is able to hop up on the milk stand each day to get a bit of grain and is still the dominant goat in the herd.  Likewise, our buck Expresso is going to be eight years old this year.  He actually finished his championship this year at his 2nd show out ever with a record of 8x 1st, 3x RGCH, 5x GCH and 1x BBIS. So like I said, longevity is key in our breeding program.  We love these animals and want them to be around forever (or as long as possible).  

Here are a few pictures of some does in our herd to showcase the change in maturity and longevity of our herd.

GCH AKM-Farm Carmel 1*M

GCH AKM-Farm Carmel 1*M- 3 years old

GCH AKM-Farm Carmel 1*M- 3 years old

GCH AKM-Farm Carmel 1*M- 6 years old

GCH AKM-Farm Carmel 1*M- 6 years old

GCH AKM-Farm Carmel 1*M- 8 years old

GCH AKM-Farm Carmel 1*M- 8 years old

CH King's Rock Madison Isabella-2 years old

CH King's Rock Madison Isabella-2 years old

CH King's Rock Madison Isabella-2 years old

CH King's Rock Madison Isabella-2 years old

King's Rock Java Chip 2*M-2 years old 

King's Rock Java Chip 2*M-2 years old 

King's Rock Java Chip 2*M-4 years old

King's Rock Java Chip 2*M-4 years old

And just for good measure our favorite boy!

GCH Fox’s Pride LFR Expresso +B

GCH Fox's Pride LFR Expresso +B- 4 years old

GCH Fox's Pride LFR Expresso +B- 4 years old

GCH Fox's Pride LFR Expresso +B- 5 years old

GCH Fox's Pride LFR Expresso +B- 5 years old

GCH Fox's Pride LFR Expresso +B- 7 years old

GCH Fox's Pride LFR Expresso +B- 7 years old