2015

02.26.15: Gryff x Penelope (Dragonfly SB Gryffindor x Dragonfly NT Penelope Waits)

Our other Dragonfly HLU Nikola Tesla daughter is bred to our newest herdsire, Dragonfly SB Gryffindor, a gold and white boy of pure Flat Rock breeding. Does Gryff carry black or bucksin or black under all that gorgeous ginger? Let’s find out! Gryff should bring depth and width to the long, leggy Penelope. She’s already quite broad across the beam for a first freshener, and with a substantial pre-kidding udder even seven weeks out…could she have a bunch in there for me?

TRIPLET DOES! One retained; two sold.

Penelope has freshened with a capacious first freshener udder. She is milking over three and a half pounds a day, and it’s only Day Five. Penelope will be starting milk test next week.

Does: $400    Wethers: na

 

03.17.15: NickNick x Portia (Dragonfly NT Nicholas Nickelby x Dragonfly NT Quality of Mercy)

Our 2014 appraiser praised our Dragonfly HLU Nikola Tesla kids for their long, elegant lines this past June, and small wonder, with grandparents like MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby’s Halifax E and ARMCH Flat Rocks Here For the Party E 91.1 (twice, in Nick’s case). I knew my first babies from Portia would be by her half-brother NickNick. These kids should be very elegant, indeed. Let’s hope Nick passes along Dragonfly HLU Minerva’s gorgeous udder!

BUCK|DOE TWINS: Doe retained; buckling for sale as a wether.

Does: $400    Wethers: $100

 

03.24.15: Nikola x Rejoice (Dragonfly HLU Nikola Tesla x Dragonfly HLU Rejoice)

Wait. What? You heard me. A double Dragonfly HFX Hallucination daughter is coming to Duagwyn to have her babies before she moves on to her new home, and her baby daddy is Nikola himself. That’s a whole lotta Hallucination in there, folks. I may have to keep a little girl behind when her mama leaves…

Not mine to sell, but I can put you in touch with her owner.

SINGLE BUCKLING: Retained.

 

04.15.15: NickNick x Storm (Dragonfly NT Nicholas Nickelby x Dragonfly HFX Storm Chaser)

This one is an investment in the great MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby’s Halifax E: a double great-grandson over a daughter. Storm gave me a single buckling in 2014; time for her to kid a girl for me to keep! With NickNick carrying black, courtesy of his sire, there should be some pretty black and white babies in there for me. Minerva’s udder again, please…

QUAD BUCKS (one stillborn): Three available as wethers. (You’re killing me, Storm…)

Does: $400     Wethers: $100

 

06.07.15: Gjaller x Sophia (Dragonfly SB Gjallar x Dragonfly RY Philosophia)

In a seemingly impossible display of virility, the visiting Dragonfly SB Gjallar (here this past winter on a buck swap for Gryff, with Rebel Wood Heritage Breeds) got the job done with one half-assed breeding. I was milking Portia one Sunday morning when I heard a horrific cry from the doe room. My visiting friend took a look to see what was afoot, and came running back with “You’re having a baby!). I AM?!

I could not possibly be more delighted that Gjallar got the job done and provided me with a lovely doeling, to boot. Dragonfly GJ Hermione is retained!

SINGLE DOE: retained.

Does: $400     Wethers: $100

 

07.20.15: Gryff x Honey  (Dragonfly SB Gryffindor x Dragonfly HLJ Milk and Honey)

An outcross here for Honey’s first kidding. Rosasharn and Halifax and Flat Rocks, oh my! This is a mating of gold and ginger, so no black kids for me this time. At two months settled, Honey is already beginning show signs of bagging up. I’m very excited for our little girl.

TRIPLET BUCKS: all sold.

Does: $400     Wethers: $100

 

And then what?

Our own princess Duagwyn ARG Empress Zoe will be bred fall 2015 for spring 2016, and little Emma and Halo will be bred winter for late spring. Mister Darcy will spring into action, and we’ll have silver babies in 2016.

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