Sparkling Acres Dancin’ In Dixi

DJ pictured at 3 years old

DJ pictured at 3 years old

aka…”DJ”

American Oberhasli doe
2011 ADGA Nat’l 1st place – Milking Yearling; 1st place Udder
DOB:  2/18/10
YSA:   0-03    VVEc             V
LA:  1-04    +E++    G+82
2-05    VE+V    VG88
3-04   VEVV    VG88
4-05    VEEE     EX90

DJ's word of the day.... MILK!!

DJ’s word of the day…. MILK!!

When DJ (Dixie junior) was born, it gave us the opportunity to make a tough decision…retain DJ in the herd, and say goodbye to her dam, Dixie.  Dixie had a terrible time delivering a huge buck kid as a yearling, and we believed some damage was done in doing so.  When our friends at Welbian Farm offered to take Dixie to ‘play with her genetics’, we quickly took them up on the offer!  It was a tough decision to let Dixie move to NY, but while maintaining a small herd, we appreciated the opportunity to stay in touch with our Twist granddaughter!  Dixie, as we have learned, was a slow maturing doe, came into herself after a few years, and ultimately appraised VG89!

DJ  is a very dairy, long doe excelling in levelness over her rump & topline.  She was our first Rebel daughter to freshen, and boy, did she cause some excitement!! DJ’s udder, at even a few days fresh, was more than we had hoped for-  DJ’s rear udder is very high and wide and it’s obvious DJ inherited her granddam Twist’s will to milk!  Although DJ wasn’t on our show string for Nationals, there was no way Tim was letting her stay behind. It’s a good thing Tim had faith in that little doe…she placed 1st in the Milking Yearling class, with 1st place udder!! DJ is  the 3rd Sparkling Acres doe to win that class…the other two, Kiara and Rosie were herd favorites, and went on to really prove themselves to be assets to the herd…we expect nothing less from DJ!

Boy, can this doe milk! We would like to see some more fore udder & a little more height to the rear udder, but there is just no more room for capacity!  DJ is far from the biggest doe in the herd, but she is wide & level throughout, and has a beautiful rear leg set. DJ is a beautiful deep red in color, and has her granddam Twist’s beautiful short, wide Oberhasli head.

DJ’s Pedigree

sss: *B Tonka-Tails Lord Paddington (VG88)
ssd: SGCH Tonka-Tails Lady Nicollette (EX90)
ss: *B Tonka-Tails Highland Regiment (EX90)
S: CH Sparkling Acres Highland Rebel (EX90)
sd: Sparkling Acres Magic Foxfire –‘04 All American

sds: *B Windrace Farm Nestors Sir Cody
sdd: GCH Windrace Farm Jingle Sparkles 2*M (VG89)

dss: One*Oak*Hill Pecan Accord
dsd: CH FDF-Pleasant-Fields Challice
ds:Cream-of-Kansas’ ChalisAcclaim
D: Sparkling Acres Dixie Sunshine
dd: SGCH Sparkling Acres Jingling Twist (VG88) –’03 & ’05 All-Amer.; ’04 Res. A.A.
ddd:  GCH Windrace Farm Jingle Sparkles 2*M (VG89)
dds:  +*B Windrace Farm Shadow Magic Jaz (VG89)