*S Castle Rock Sign O The Times ++++83
SS: +*S The Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce V++84
S: *S CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon
SD: CH/MCH Castle Rock Once Ina Blue Moon 2*D VEEV86
DS: *S Rosasharn's UMT Hamachi
D: SGCH Algedi Farm H Purple Rain, 4*M, VEEV90
DD: SGCH Rosasharn's TL Zenith 3*M, EEVE90
dau: Gryphon ST Sweet Dreams, VVVV87 (yrlg) [Joyful Hearts Farm]
dau: Gryphon ST Sweet Emotion
dau: Gryphon ST Morning Dew
dau: Gryphon ST Darlin, +VVV85 (yrlg) [Joyful Hearts Farm]
son: Gryphon ST Moby
LA: 2-02 ++++83
Ok, so the Linear Appraisal didn't go so well for Times this year - he can take comfort in the fact that his yearling daughter Sweet Dreams scored an amazing VG87, while another yearling daughter scored VG85!
We love Times, both for the incredible bloodlines he brings us and for his gorgeous blue eyes. We did not want to give up even a sliver of quality when searching to diversify eye color, and he really fit the bill.
Times' dam is a top ten milker*, and his granddam Zenith was an absolute showstopper, whose influence is strongly felt in many herds in California and beyond.
We feel his narrowness and lack of body capacity comes from the sire's side, but that's not hard to ameliorate in succeeding generations. He is improving with age as well.
* Top 10 in 2010 One Day Milk Test
Top 10 in 2011 on 305-day Milk Test for milk, protein and butterfat.