Barnowl Amedei

American dark chocolate/caramel sundgau, DOB: 03/2011

Linear Appraisal

  • 2-3 FS86 VEVV
  • 3-3 FS90 VEVE
  • 5-3 FS90 EEEE

Behind the Name

  • Amedei is an Italian chocolate company that etymologically means "God's love." We found it fitting for our love god sub-line of A-goats, especially since her dad "Very Dark" was named for chocolate.

Sire: *B SGCH Tempo Very Dark
SS: +B SG Kickapoo-Valley Travis
SD: SGCH Tempo Sidney W 2*M
Dam: SGCH Barnowl Deesse de L’Amour
DS: +*B GCH Tempo Yagudin
DD: Barnowl Aphrodite
Amedei’s ADGA Genetics Pedigree

With Amedei, we just want to say to the world, “we finally did it!” Desi like the rest of the Aphrodite line (including Fish) have the most spectacular general appearance coupled with dairy strength a breeder could ask for–with just the one problem, they rarely carry the production levels in their otherwise nicely attached mammaries to match their very big, beautiful frames. Averaging about 14 pounds a day, Amedei takes her family’s legacy of great general appearance and matches it with the production levels we’ve been aiming for on such a big animal.

For 2014, her triplets from Chinook were beautiful with lots of smoothness of blending and length over the topline–we wish them all well in their new homes. In 2015, we used our last Quidditch-son Quattro in the hopes of recreating Ambrosia. Amedei had buck and doe twins from this breeding–and we kept them both! Unfortunately, in 2015, Amedei had a bad bout of mastitis that left her uneven, it is unclear if she will be able to reach the show and production accolades that we are confident she could have attained. For 2016, we went with our increasingly tried-and-true Tach son Blade to maintain that beautiful general appearance, while also improving mammary attachments thanks to the influence of the Magic-line. She had two beautiful doe kids, who found their way to great homes and we wish them the best. The 2016 bonus for us is that she balanced out her two mammary halves quite a lot, while still not perfectly even, she is much better and at the one spring show she got out to, she did quite well placing in the top 2 in a big age doe class.  At appraisals, she got Excellent’s across all four categories with no questions asked and a final score of 90.

Amedei has so much to offer! However, with a daughter and son in our herd, and changing life circumstances pushing us to make dramatic herd reductions, we have decided that Amedei can likely have an even bigger impact on the breed in another herd.