Barnowl Auriga

Purebred white, DOB: 03/2014

Linear Appraisal

  • 2-3 FS85 V+VV
  • 3-3 FS89 VEEV

Show Records

  • 2014 Junior Reserve Champion, Clark County Fair
  • 2015 ALC District VII LaMancha Speciality Junior Reserve Champion
  • Junior Reserve Champion at NWODGA
  • 8th place dry yearling at ADGA Nationals 2015
  • 1st place dry yearling, Oregon State Fair 2015

Behind the Name

  • Auriga is the charioteer constellation, which includes the "goat stars" related to the mythological goat Amaltheia that nursed Zeus as a baby.

Sire: *B Barnowl Blade
SS: ++*B SG Kastdemur’s Tach Lach
SD: SGCH Barnowl Buffy 2*M 
Dam: SGCH Barnowl Aurelia
DS: +*B SGCH Tempo Very Dark
DD: SGCH Barnowl Acythera “Fish”
ADGA Genetics Pedigree 

After losing Fish last Christmas, we doubted that anyone could fill her place and with saddened hearts entered the kidding and show season.  Right out of the gate we had the prettiest set of kids born in years, among them this beautiful white doe we named Auriga.  Start of show season and (Auriga’ s sire) Blade’s full sister Carmilla blossomed finishing her championship and winning half a dozen BUOB awards.  End of show season, Aurelia, her dam, came into her own winning grand champion at the ever-competitive Oregon and Washington State Fairs.  We’ve been in the game long enough to know there are no guarantees whether the best breeding or the prettiest kid, but we think this little girl is really something special: she’s well bred, she’s pretty, and she looks an awful lot like her grandma, minus the black fish marking.

Well, our premonitions were not too far afield! She needs time to grow up and like her dam before her, a big batch of triplets or quads would really help her to increase production and drop a bit of extra weight. But all and all, Auriga freshened in 2016 as quite an impressive young milker. During a time when we have lots of small (but mighty) does on the show string, it is fun to have a big, tall, long doe to show as well. Her mammary is an improvement on her dam, but we are still working on getting production to equal that huge frame.