Oak Apple Farm Nigerian Dwarf Bucks

Here are our bucks, listed from oldest to youngest.

+*B SG Old Mountain Farm Cernunnos 05-01 VEV 89

Old Mountain Farm Cernunnos side view
Cernunnos 2014

Born 05/13/10

Linear appraisal 2015 VEV 89 (permanent score)
Linear appraisal 2014 VEE 90

*B NC Promisedland Tur-Beau x Old Mountain Farm Tianna Quinn 4*M

I have had my eye on Cernunnos for a couple of years before we purchased him. Words cannot say how glad we are to have him here! I love the strength of chine, rump length, width, levelness thurl to thurl, his straight front legs, and good feet. He scored a 40 for rump width--he is deceptively wide while retaining dairy character. Both Cernunnos' dam and grand dam have good udders, and we are pleased to note that all udders thus far are an improvement over the dam's udder as well. An unexpected bonus is that his daughters are also very productive in the milk string. Thanks to Brenda Phillips of Rockstar Ranch for making him available, and (of course) thanks to Cheryle Moore-Smith for breeding him. Click here to go to his page, including more pictures, progeny, and pedigree.

*B Castle Rock Cyclogenesis

Castle Rock Cyclogenesis kid side view
Cyclogenesis as a kid. Photo courtesy of Andy Pestanis and Sarah Hawkins of Castle Rock Farm

Born 03/06/2014

++*B Castle Rock Harvest Moon x SGCH Castle Rock Blizzard 1*M 05-02 VEEE 91

We have wanted something out of this cross for some time. Our Castle Rock Snegurochka is out of Castle Rock Snownamie, a full sister, and Castle Rock Firn was produced the year that his dam Castle Rock Blizzard was bred to a different buck. So we were finally in the right place at the right time (gotta remember those moments!) and were able to bring Cyclogenesis back home with us this fall. We can hardly wait to clip him to see his structure under the hair, and hopefully to take some photos as well.

Dragonfly HLJ Mustafa

Dragonfly HLJ Mustafa side view

Born 03/22/2013

Linear Appraisal 2015 02-03 VEE 89

Dragonfly HFX Hallelujah x Dragonfly HFX Somali 90 VEVE

I love Mustafa's dam Somali's rump structure. Mustafa is small, but oh so stylish. Not flashy, mind you, but has good conformation that is put together in a plain wrapper. The closer you look at him, the better he is. He is another buck that may work well with both linebreeding and outcrossing as he is tightly bred on GCH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax 88 VEE. Also praised for dairy character by our appraiser. Click here to go to his page, with more information and extended pedigree.

Flat Rock's Westley

Flat Rock's Westly side view Flat Rock's Westly rear view
2016, just prior to rut (somewhat overconditioned)

Born 06/11/2014

Flat Rock's Ember x Flat Rock's Ever After

Westley has developed into a pleasing young buck. He has a nice long rump, tight shoulders, straight front legs, and a very friendly demeanor. We REALLY want to see some udders out of his daughters. Just take a look at Flat Rocks Ella Enchanted VEEE 90 (owned by Joanne Karohl of Dragonfly Farm), to see why we are excited! Ella is a full sister to Westley's dam, Flat Rocks Ever After.

Oak Apple Presto

Oak Apple Presto side view
2016--very hard to hold still!

Born 06/28/2015

Proctor Hill Farm TO Go Daddy EEE 92 x SG Old Mountain Farm Fast Tempo 06-10 EVEV 90

This young buck is growing even more impressive as he matures. Since the picture above was taken, he has gained even more length and depth of body. We are looking forward to seeing what is underneath the fluff later this spring!

Gabhran Creek Forged N Fire

Gabhran Creek Forged in Fire side view
Photo courtesey Tanya Callison of Gabhran Creek

Born 08/28/2015

Rockstar Ranch Paint it Black x SG TX Twincreeks SEM Fire N Ice 02-01 VEEE 89

Another young buck that we are excited to use. Forgie is pretty much an outcross, but he is interesting to us as he is an outcross on stock/bloodlines that we are working with. He has a nice brisket, long rump, and good rib spring. His dam was appraised as a first freshener (VEEE 89), and is the dam of several nice progeny, too...

Oak Apple Mikado--AVAILABLE

Oak Apple Mikado side view
2016

Born 06/22/2016

Proctor Hill Farm TO Go Daddy EEE 92 x Old Mountain Farm Mizuki

This young buck is very promising. He has pleasing length to his rump. He had a test breeding resulting in live kids in 2017--we are looking forward to seeing udders from this son of Mizuki! Since we have frozen semen in the tank and a buck population problem, he is regretfully offered for sale.

Oak Apple Audax

Born 03/01/2017

*B Piddlin Acres BRS Juke Box x SG Piddlin Acres W Taboo 07-10 VEEE 90

Audax is out of our first successful AI breedings, and he is what we were looking for out of this breeding. He is wide and long. He is a linebreeding on the very gorgeous Piddlin Acres SC Bobby Sox.

Oak Apple Hector

Born 04/23/2017

SG Old Mountain Farm Cernunnos x SG Old Mountain Farm Helen

We are excited about all the kids out of this breeding. Hector has inherited the width of rump from both sides of his pedigree, while still being angular. It is winter and Hector is fluffy right now (my excuse for not posting a photograph); he is one of the bucks that I'm actually looking forward to clipping just to see what is under all that fuzzy coat. He should combine well with some of our stock, and was fortunately fertile this fall to breed some of our better does.

Oak Apple Paris

Born 04/23/2017

SG Old Mountain Farm Cernunnos x SG Old Mountain Farm Helen

We are excited about all of the kids out of this breeding. Paris is a little longer than his brother, and has slightly higher thurls, while Hector has slightly wider thurls at this stage. It is winter and Paris is fluffy right now (my excuse for not posting a photograph); he is one of the bucks that I'm actually looking forward to clipping just to see what is under all that fuzzy coat. He should combine well with some of our stock, when he learns how to breed ;-) .

Oak Apple Arwyn

Born 04/30/2017

SG Old Mountain Farm Cernunnos x Dragonfly HLJ Ariella

Arwyn isn't out of our best-appraising doe, but is being retained as a buck as he seems to have combined the best attributes of his parents. As Cernunnos isn't getting any younger we are keeping Arwyn at least until we can get some frozen semen.

Oak Apple Arioso

Born 05/29/2017

Dragonfly HLJ Mustafa x SGCH Camanna GD Moonlight Opera 2*M 05-01 VEEE 90

Finally a buck out of Opera! And he is very eye-catching! He will stay for a while.

Oak Apple Alaric

Born 06/17/2017

SG Old Mountain Farm Cernunnos x Oak Apple Kireina

Alaric is a pleasing young buck out of one of our star first fresheners. As Cernunnos isn't getting any younger we are keeping Alaric at least until we see his dam's second-fresh udder.