SG Barnowl Firefly 2*M
American chocolate and white, DOB: 06/2010
S: +*B SG Barnowl Quantum Leap
SS: *B Kastdemur’s Vigilante News
SD: SGCH Barnowl Quidditch
D: SGCH Barnowl Bewitched *M
DS: +*B Miscellaneous Sid’s Caesar
DD: Tempo Mariah’s Sabrina
Firefly’s ADGA Genetics Pedigree
Firefly is an exciting doe combining two of our strongest doe-lines: Bewitched and Quidditch. She also is the first dam-raised kid we’ve had in close to a decade after BWitch “announced” she was keeping this one and raised Firefly in the retiree pen with the generous help of auntie Spellbound. She started to tame down as a young two-year old, but for better or worse, she didn’t become the lovey doe she is now until her mom and matriarch Bewitched died in August 2013. We found Witch early in the morning, she had died as peacefully as we could have asked for in her sleep, with Firefly standing guard over her body until we arrived.
Firefly will be a four-year old in summer 2014 and she is certainly looking grown up these days, both in body and temperament. With easily the most capacious mammary of our young does, she has the classic Bewitch-udder that can’t be overlooked. She won a number of classes (2 and 3-year old classes in the northwest typically are over a dozen animals) and picked up a Grand Champion at Clark County Fair in 2013. In 2014, she freshend with an incredible set of quads from a repeat breeding to Blade–we thank all of the buyers who jumped on the opportunity to purchase all four of these kids and are excited to see the Bewitch genetics spreading across the country. She still has much room to deepen and mature, but we are confident that she will.
An udder that just can’t be dismissed, Firefly does lack levelness in her rump from hips to pins. With lots of “dinner plate rumps” on all sides of her pedigree we think this will be an easy trait to get back and thus are continuing to target our breedings for Firefly to topline improvements and width in front end assembly. Firefly had an off year in 2015. She freshened with a tiny, single doe and had difficulty coming into her full level of production. Because of this, she was able to take a year off the show string and enjoy the wonders of a vacation year as just another milker. We look forward to her freshening hopefully with a whole brood of kids next year (or at least normal size twins!) and can’t wait to get her back in the show ring.
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Barnowl Wizard of the West (owned by Jane Schwartz, Wisconsin)
Barnowl Bladerunner (owned by Debbie Schweggler, Wisconsin)