Aja-Sammati Farm

 Dairy Goats 

Retired Does

When we acquired our first dairy goats, i promised the children they would never have to sell their first goats. We were incredibly lucky to have very nice foundation does, so it has been an easy promise to honor.  Under normal circumstances, the old does are bred each year as long as they are doing well and holding weight. Sadly, once they stop cycling each year they do not seem to last long. Contrary to the belief that old, dry does get the short end of the stick, we have found that ours still rule the roost. Penny insisted on being in charge of the 'big doe pen' after the loss of Babe a couple of years ago- she refused to act her age! 


As our original does age, we have been noticing some interesting things about the lines we have used. Merry cycled the month before she died at 14 (we refused to let her be bred any more since she didn't hold weight as well). Sadly we are finding that many of the lines are not staying fertile for that long...of course, most people don't want to keep and breed does over 10 years of age! Mostly though, our old does are holding up really well, we are just choosing to focus our breeding on younger does. 

Ramona is incredibly elegant and gorgeous in motion, and she passes on that elegance to her offspring. She has a well attached, globular mammary, and is a pleasure to hand milk. 

SG C/REM Ramona Forever *M

DOB: 03/11/2004


Linear Appraisal:

  • 03-01 VEEE 90
  • 04-04 VVVV 88
  • 09-03 VVVV 87

Pedigree:

Sire: +B GCH Lakeshore-Farms Blue Light'N

Dam: C/REM PH Heartbreaker Darling

2013 Ramona daughter, TARDIS, as a first freshening yearling.

SG C/REM Maybellene 2*M
DOB: 03/20/2005


Linear Appraisal:

  • 01-02 YS +V+ (+)
  • 02-02 85 VVVV
  • 03-04 86 VVVV
  • 04-06 90 VEEE
  • 07-03 91 EEEE


Pedigree:

Sire: SGCH Cam's-Menagerie Breakaway Pan +B (07-08 88 EEV)

Dam: C/REM LE Evela Dawn *M (06-07 90 EEEV)


Maybellene is elegant, long-bodied and very smoothly blended with very strong feet and legs and good spring of rib. She freshens each year with a consistently nice udder and plenty of milk. Maybellene went grand and BJDIS at her first show as an 8 week-old kid. She did very well in tough California competition as a young doe, usually placing in the top of her class.


Maybellene kidded in 2015 with lovely twin does sired by Tecosa Play It Forward. She is now retired and both doe kids will be retained.


 

C/REM Penny Lane Myrtle *M

DOB: 03/27/2005


Linear Appraisal:

  • 01-02 YS VVV (V)
  • 02-02 82 +++V
  • 03-04 89 EVEV
  • 07-03 90 VEEE 

Pedigree:

Sire: SGCH Cam's-Menagerie Breakaway Pan +B (07-08 88 EEV)

Dam: C/REM LR Picaboo Dixie (04-03 86 +EVE)


Penny has outstanding width, a very long body, a very high & wide escutcheon and a very well attached mammary. She is a barn favorite, being stylish, clean & strong while maintaining dairy character. Since her fore udder is strongly attached, but short, we always breed her to bucks we believe will improve fore extension.

Penny is officially retired.

Picture on right is first freshening rear udder, the left is as a mature doe.













C/REM Constance Got The Works *M

DOB: 04/12/2005


DNA Typed


Linear Appraisal:

  • YS 01-01 VV+ (V) 
  • 02-01 86 VVV+
  • 03-03 86 VVVV

Pedigree:

Sire: GCH Lakeshore-Farms Blue Light'N +B

Dam: C/REM PB Rosettee Mariann

Constance is a wide, long, deep-bodied doe. She is big, too, and so are her kids. She is very eye catching and moves with presence. We would like to see stronger rear feet and smaller teats, but her strength of topline, extremely correct shoulders, width and breed character make up for these deficiencies. She is a very steady doe, with a level lactation. 


Constance is officially retired.

SG Aja-Sammati Shangdu 2*M


DOB: 03/20/07


DNA Typed


Linear Appraisal:

  • 01-04 A++V 83
  • 02-06 VEEE  90
  • 05-03 VEEE 90


DHIR:

  • 01-02   305   1190   52   39
  • 05-01   288   2490   92   83

Pedigree:

Sire: Lonesome-Doe Dawn Treader 

         (02-03 85 VVV)

Dam: C/REM Constance Got the Works *M 

         (03-03 86 VVVV)

The best word to describe Shangdu is HUGE. She is a powerhouse doe with a very nice udder, extremely high into the escutcheon and very well attached. She also excels in dairy strength and when in prime production is our best milker.  Unfortunately we were not on DHIR in 2010 when she peaked at 16 lbs a day and held steady at 14 lbs for months! She did have a very respectable lactation while on lease to Wilkins Family Nubians in Ada, OK.  We would love to see smaller teats on this doe, and our breedings choices for her reflect this, as well as our desire to see a stronger top line.