Barnowl Magical Encore

American cream and white, DOB: 05/2015

Linear Appraisal

  • 2-1 FS89 VEEE

Show Records

  • Junior Champion & Best Junior Doe in Show, NWODGA 2016
  • 3x1st and RsCH, NWODGA 2017
  • 1st/GCH/BOB/BIS, Clark County Fair 2017

Sire: *B Lone Thistle Presto
SS: *B SGCH Tempo Very Dark
SD: SGCH Barnowl Abracadabra 2*M
Dam: SGCH Barnowl Hockus Pockus
DS: ++*B SG Kastdemur’s Tach Lach
DD: SGCH Barnowl Bewitched *M
ADGA Genetics Planned Pedigree

Encore is the beautiful and bittersweet last daughter of one of our all-time favorite does, Hockus Pockus. Hockus has been very generous with buck kids, but since being a young milker, she has refused to give us daughters to carry on her incredible legacy. After a false pregnancy in 2014, we were so excited when she settle in 2015, but sadly Hockus died from complications of this last kidding just weeks after this single doe kid was born. Ardis fought hard to keep this little girl with us. She was born unable to walk. We and our vets have no idea what was wrong, but Ardis refused to let that be the end of her story and the end of Hockus’ story in our herd. Thanks to many patient hours everyday of “physical therapy,” Ardis got this little girl up and walking and playing in about a week. Today, you would never know that this doe kid struggled so much in her first week. Colored almost identically to her mother and line-bred quite closely, Encore truly is a second act of Hockus Pockus. Lots of Witch and lots of Tach, we are so excited to see how this doe matures. 

Never have we been so grateful for Ardis’ steadfast refusal to give up on an animal. Encore is quite possibly the most exciting doe we have had in our herd in half a decade. As a junior yearling, she secured her dry leg at her first show out with a Best Junior Doe in Show. Now as a first freshening two-year old, she has stood first or second this entire year, has picked up three Reserve Champion titles, and won her first milking leg by beating our other permanent champions in BOB and securing yet another Best Doe in Show award. There is very little we can reasonably fault on this doe. Her toes could be tighter, but that’s not something we breed for. Her length and levelness immediately draw your eye to her, then you notice her dairy strength and depth, but its her beautifully attached mammary that keeps your attention. Her only real issue is that she doesn’t actually like showing and has a bit too much attitude for Mariah to handle with her MS. But we have been determined to make this doe work from day one and a smidge too much LaMancha personality is not going to stop us from letting her be the best doe she can be.