Golden Plains IB Moonlight Sonata (Moonlight)

5th Generation
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Sire: Green Gables DOF Ignorance's Bliss *B

        SS: Green Gables SF Dash of Freedom *B

        SD: Green Gables SS Hershey's Bliss *P

Dam: Green Gables Clair de Lune

        DS: Echo Hill's DO Goldstone +B

        DD: Green Gables Cali Luna 4*P

DOB: 3/02/20

                                                   G6S Normal by Parentage

 

      Moonlight is not one that we planned on retaining, but when she wasn't picked off of the deposit list, we took pictures of her to sell, but we saw just how beautifully she was put together and just had to keep her!  She is as sweet as can be, and both her sire and dam come from fantastic milking lines, so we expect a lot out of this little doe.  Her dam, Clair, has a well attached udder, but so far has not given us what we believe her genetic potential is, peaking at about 5lbs a day her second freshening.  Clair has been picked on a lot by the herd and had a high worm load this past year, which might account for her lower production.  Moonlight freshened with a very well attached udder and there isn't much that I would change about it!  She has good lateral attachments, a fairly smooth fore udder, good teat placement with good teat size.  Her udder looks tiny, but is capacious and has a super soft texture.  As a FF, she milked almost 3 lbs on a 12 hr. fill.  Her full sister was a second freshener in 2022 and peaked at 6 lbs, 8 oz on a 12 hr fill!  We are super hopeful that Moonlight may do the same thing next year!

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Moonlight's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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