Linear appraisal 2015 VEV 89 (permanent score)
Linear appraisal 2014 VEE 90
NC Promisedland Tur-Beau *B x Old Mountain Farm Tianna Quinn
I have had my eye on Cernunnos for a couple of years before we purchased him. We are very glad 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, so hopefully that will come through as well. Thanks to Brenda Phillips of Rockstar Ranch for making him available, and (of course) thanks to Cheryle Moore-Smith for breeding him, as well as sharing the photos of young Cernunnos on the rocks. The side-view photo of young Cernunnos is courtesy of Wyl Smith. Click here to go to his page, including more pictures, progeny, and pedigree.
Linear Appraisal 2015 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 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.
Rockstar Ranch Paint it Black x SG TX Twincreeks SEM Fire N Ice 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...
Old Mountain Farm Cernunnos x Old Mountain Farm Helen
We are excited about this buck. Ardent has inherited the width of rump from both sides of his pedigree, while still being angular. Ardent is extremely 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 will be used more once we see a second freshening udder of his dam.