DAM: King's Rock Carmel Macchiato
Double Shot is the perfect example of the success of planned linebreeding. We bred her dam, Mocha, back to her sire and could not be happier with the results. Since Expresso is her sire and grandsire, she is twice an Expresso kid, hence her name, Double Shot. She earned her dry leg at the New Jersey State Fair as a yearling in 2014 and freshened with a really nice and productive udder in 2015. In 2016, Double Shot was Grand Champion at the Dutchess County Fair.
She stands on great legs and is one of the longest does in the barn. Her udder is tightly snug to her body and has a great height to her rear udder arch. She has great dairy strength, scoring Excellent in Dairy Strength at her appraisal as a first freshening two year-old. She consistently places top of her class, even though her biggest "fault" is her immaturity. We have no doubt that a few more freshening and age, she will gain the maturity she needs. Even our appraiser agreed and said that she will truly be a beautiful doe once she matures. She also is a champ in the milk pail, consistently milking over a gallon a day during milk test with high butterfat and protein components.
Double Shot took 2017 off but came right back in 2018. A highly productive doe, she is expected to milk 2,500 pounds on this lactation. She also did well in the show ring, placing Reserve Grand Champion at three shows this year. Double Shot is not only a high performing doe in her own right but also a valuable brood doe for us. Her two-year-old daughter She’s Something is one of our favorite and most correct young does and the consistency is seen with all of her kids.