Barnowl Red Ecstasy

Recorded Grade (75% LaMancha, 25% Oberhasli), DOB: 03/2014

Linear Appraisal

  • 2-3 FS87 VEEV
  • 3-3 FS87 VVVV

Show Records

  • 8th place yearling milker at ADGA Nationals 2015

Sire: *B Barnowl Blade
SS: ++*B SG Kastdemur’s Tach Lach
SD: SGCH Barnowl Buffy 2*M
Dam: GCH Barnowl Red Bliss 6*M (50% Oberhasli)
DS: Barnowl Anteros (Gandalf x Fish)
DD: SGCH White-Haven Solace 5*M
Ecstasy’s ADGA Genetics Pedigree

We so enjoy our little elf-ear Oberhasli-grades. Can’t say that grades are much less competitive in the northwest than LaManchas, but nevertheless, there is something more carefree and fun about these personality-rich red goats. Bliss is actually our current herd queen and often our highest producing milker, between her daughter’s top-dog personality and wide eschuteon coupled with great dairy strength, we think she is going to follow nicely in line with her mom.

Ecstasy freshened in July 2015 and we couldn’t have been happier. Her rear udder arch is amazing and she is easily the tallest of our milking yearlings. She attended the 2015 ADGA National Show at only ten days fresh, placed 8th in a good size yearling milker class and 4th with Bliss in Dam & Daughter. As a 2-year old, she continued to showcase her general appearance, but also started ratcheting up on the production. 

Now as a 3 year old in 2017, she is the tallest doe in the herd, and while she tops our production charts month after month, really it is her charm and fun personality that will likely keep her in our barn until the day she dies. When working with new goat breeders, we often tell them to breed for what they want to look at it the dead of winter, when the only reason to get up and do chores is the opportunity to look at something pretty. In our eyes, Ecstasy is something pretty. She is a gigantic doe with incredible dairy strength and levelness throughout. Yes, we’d absolutely like to see a stronger fore udder and better lateral attachments, but she milks 12-14 pounds each day and makes it look easy. We can work on the mammary attachments, but I don’t know how to breed for the level of fun that this goat exudes.