INTRODUCING OUR NEW JR. HERDSIRES
Endeavor is from Ruth Phillips-Grant’s Beornings herd in Connecticut and brings in Araby Farms and Aspen Hills lines on his sire’s side and Hy-Crest and Lake Country through his dam. These are lines that are largely different from our purebred base. While the purebred gene pool is a limited one, we are “endeavoring” to reduce the relatedness of animals that we contribute to the purebred Saanen breed. Linebreeding and close breeding still have a place, but each breeder must also strive to expand the diversity available to other purebred breeders while improving the quality of their animals.
Endeavor has the angulation in the hindlegs that is lacking in so many animals – he also is growthy and open in the escutcheon. We look forward to using him on our does this fall and offering a limited number of 2016 kids from him.
Simeon joined the herd well into the 2014 breeding season. Although he was young, we have two does bred to him and look forward to working with his lines. A thank you to Barb Knilans, Starlit Hills, for making him available. A limited amount of semen will be available.
Sire: Kapra-Vista Trace of Sun (7 dau, 3 herds, 9 appraisals av FS-85.9)
SS: Sing-Spruce Vermillion Sun (15 dau, 8 herds, 19 appraisals av FS-85.9)
SD: Kapra-Vista Sharidan Tsarami FS92 (EEEE) @ 07-05
Dam: Kapra-Vista Tsaesar Shairone FS92 (VEEE) @ 05-05 6 x Top Ten
6-0 305-4592-3.1% 141 lbs. 3.2% 147 lbs.
A 4 yr old with dam and sire’s dam with FS-92, we felt we needed to add Samuel to the breeding program when we had the chance. Like Simeon, he wasn’t available until well into breeding season. A very angular, uphill buck with high production and appraisal scores behind him, Sam brings in Kapra Vista and Singing Spruce with a strong Lake Country foundation. We are indebted to Jeanette Haass (Kapra-Vista) for breeding this quality of animal and for the insights she shared with regard to his quality. Semen available.
Patteran RRRG Zytico, by Rocky Run Gabriel out of Ch Patteran Philosopher My Exotic apppraised 84 at 3 years of age and is the sire of Zytico Annee, FS 90.
Clovertop’s L.M. Liano (3-01 FS-87)
From the Clovertop herd of Ray Vieira and Manuel Cabrito, Liano is an angular, structurally correct buck. This buck has the rear leg angulation that many mature bucks lack. In our small herd, Liano has not been used to the extent we feel he should be; however, this year he has been used more heavily. We are glad that his sons from some of our best does have gone into other purebred herds where they are reportedly working very well.
*B Rocky-Run Rogue’s Gabriel (2002-2011) came to us late in the fall of 2008. Gabe is sired by *B CH Rocky-Run LC’s Rogue AI with 6 dau,12 appraisals and an average FS of 86.4. His dam is SGCH Rocky-Run F Angel AI 9*M, 05-03 91 EVEE. His first kids were born here early Summer of 2009. Although Gabe is a proven sire, he has surprisingly few purebred offspring. While Gabe is not a large buck, we are very pleased with his correct structure and that of the kids he is siring. He sired multiple daughters appraised for a total of 12 appraisals FS average of 87.4 in 2013. We thank Elizabeth Schnebel for selling him to us and Pat Hendrickson of Rocky Run for breeding him.
Patteran WBRL My Yeoman AI FS89 VEE @ 4-01
Yeoman, a maternal half-brother to Zytico, became infertile at the age of 5. We have the last twin does that he sired as well as several other daughters.
Sire: Two-Ceders Nuggets Victor LA 91
Dam: Two-Ceder’s Venis LA 90 VEEE