Senior Does

GCH Sonview Ranch Delightful Dale 2*M VEEE 91 (05-02) (pending ADGA)

3rd place in the 5 & 6 year old class – 2023 ADGA National Show


July 2023 – 4th freshening 5 year old

Photo taken 9/12/21 after being milked out

Date of birth: 6/2/18, Height 22″ at 3 years

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VEEE 91
2021 VEVE 89

Sire: Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder
(GCH Algedi Farm DJ Drops of Honey +*B x Alethia HB Interstellar)

Dam: Twin Pears Jalena 1*M VVEV 87 (04-01)
(Pholia Farm TX Shawn Spencer +*B +VE 84 x Elfin Acres B Josette)

Best Jr Doe in Show 1x
Jr Champion 1x
Champion 4x
Res Champion 1x
Best in Show 1x

I saw potential in Dale when she was a kid, but she did not make my show string that year, so I only took her to a show at the end of the season, where she was 3rd under one judge and 5th under the other. In 2019, she was a young dry yearling and again, she was not one I chose to be part of my show string, while herd mates got to go shine at the ADGA National Show. I liked how she was maturing later in the year as a dry yearling so I decided to show her at the end of the 2019 show season under 2 judges and was pleased when one judge placed her first in her class, then shocked when she was chosen Best in Show Jr!

Dale freshened with a very nice udder and was maturing beautifully, so it was extra disappointing when all our 2020 shows and the first half of the 2021 shows were cancelled. She excelled as a first freshener at home though, milking 934 lb with 61 lb of fat and 40 lb of protein in the 305 days for her first lactation.

She did not get to make her show ring debut as a milker until later in 2021, as a 2nd freshening 3 year old. How encouraging it was when she was Res Champion under one judge in the top notch competition at the REDGA show! Then in quick order, she won Champion at the next couple shows, and to top it off in grand style, she was awarded Best in Show at the last show of the season!

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-09 1 305 934 6.5 61 4.3 40
2-10 2 258 811 6.9 56 4.2 34
3-09 3 305 863 7.4 64 4.3 37

Sonview Ranch Nazira VVVE 89 (02 – 04)

11th place in the 2 year old class – 2023 ADGA National Show


July 2023 – 2nd freshening 2 year old

Date of birth: 4/2/2021

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VVVE 89

Sire: Sonview Ranch Lando
( TX Twincreeks RM Watermark +*B VVV 86 (1-09) x GCH AGS Sonview Ranch Fancy C.C. 1*M EEEE 91 (7-00))

Dam: Sonview Ranch Delightful Dale VEVE 89 (2-11)
(Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder x Twin Pears Jalena 1*M VVEV 87 (4-01))

Res Jr Champion 1x (as a junior kid)

Nazira had a good show season as a junior kid. As a yearling milker in 2022, she was 21 days fresh at her first show so it was a good practice run for her with her placing in the middle of large classes amidst excellent competition. She finished her show season by winning her class at the next 2 shows. I see a lot of promise in this young doe and look forward to getting to watch her mature.

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-00 1 278 639 7.4 47 4.5 29

Sonview Ranch Martina 1*M VEVE 89 (03-04)

17th place in the 3 year old class – 2023 ADGA National Show


July 2023 – 3rd freshening 3 year old

Date of birth: 3/22/2020

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VEVE 89
2021 VEVV 86

Sire: Curbstone Valley Desert Mirage *B VVE 88 (03-02)
(GCH Castle Rock Abraham Darby +*B x SGCH Sierra Aspen Sky Pilot 2*M +EEE 89)

Dam: 3G Family farm IHC Venus
(Harley Hillside IHeart Curry +B x 3G Family farm WM Calypso 2*M VVVV 88 (04-02)

Champion 2x
Res Champion 2x
Best Udder 1x

Being born in 2020, meant that Martina did not get to step into the show ring as a kid. Starting her show career as a yearling milker when a few shows started back up later in 2021, went great as she won her class 3 times and was 2nd place once in the 4 times she was shown. With her bold and outgoing personality, she enjoys getting out and showing.

In 2022, the shows were back in full swing and Martina was ready. Martina was our star standout in 2022 even though she was only a 2 year old! Under 12 judges, she won her class 6 times and was never lower than 4th under any judge. She came oh-so-close to finishing her championship, winning Champion 2x and Res Champion 2x in stiff competiton that makes it exciting to think of getting to show her at the 2023 ADGA National Show.

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-01 1 224 468 7.1 33 4.3 20
1-10 2 305 670 7.8 52 4.5 30

GCH Poppy Patch HB Tiffany 6*M EEEV 90 (7-00) (pending ADGA)

12th place in the 7 years & older – 2023 ADGA National Show

July 2023 – 9 years old

July 2023 – 8th freshening 9 year old

Date of birth: 5/12/14, Height 22 1/2″ at 7 years

Linear Appraisal History:
2021 EEEV 90

Sire: Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay ++*B
(Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay ++*B x SGCH Rosasharn’s UMT Tupelo Honey 4*M EEEE 91)

Dam: Algedi Farm DJ Just Like Honey
(GCH Algedi Farm Drops of Jupiter ++*B *S EEE 91 x SGCH Rosasharn’s UMT Tupelo Honey 4*M EEEE 91)

Best in Show 1x
Best Udder 1x
Champion 2x
Res Champion 3x

I was fortunate enough to buy Tiffany in April 2019. She moved in and fit into my herd like she had lived here all her life. She is a pleasure to have around, in every way.

At her first show with me, she went Reserve Champion to a finished Champion. At her next show, she went Champion. She then went Reserve Champion again at our last show of the year. I was really looking forward to showing her in 2020 in hopes that she would be able to finish her championship, but all our shows were cancelled for the year and half way through 2021. At a show in Sept 2021, Tiffany again won her class and went on to be named Champion to become a permanent champion (pending ADGA processing and updating records) but then, to my amazement, Tiffany was chosen Best Doe in Show! On top of that, despite traveling to shows and being 7 years old in 2021, she milked 1154 lb with 60 lb of fat and 49 lb of protein in 305 on test. I have only shown her a couple times since then but she did well each time, winning Reserve Champion both times, and being awarded Best Udder at her only show in 2022. This doe does it all and she is truly a pleasure to have around too!

Being on milk test has been wonderful, surprising and very helpful. I wish I had been able to start my herd on milk test years earlier than I was able to. That being said, the black and white data on milk test records do not tell the whole story and Tiffany is a case in point. People will look at her numbers from 2021 and maybe give her a nod, but then look down on the significant drop in her numbers from 2022. What is not reflected in those numbers for 2022 is the fact that she only had a single and was not being fed grain! Yes, I gave her a dribble of grain for jumping up on the milking stanchion twice a day, but other than that token reward, she was not fed grain last year. In my opinion, her production of 832 lb of milk with 49 lb of butter fat and 36 lb of protein is quite commendable for an 8 year old doe being fed only alfalfa with some grass hay. I think she qualifies as a Nigerian Dwarf Dairy doe.

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
4-09 4 274 738 5.1 38 4.2 31
5-10 5 62 203 4.9 10 3.9 8
6-10 6 305 1154 5.2 60 4.2 49
7-10 7 305 832 5.9 49 4.3 36

GCH Sonview Ranch Fancy C.C. 1*M EEEE 91 (7-00)

First place Aged doe and Best udder in class – 2019 ADGA National Show


Date of birth: 5/1/12

Sire: Lost Valley KRE Laredo
(Lost Valley Kwkingranchedition x AGS Lost Valley TB Obie)

Dam: Oops Ranch B.B.
(AGS Copsey Goats Flapjack x AGS Oops Ranch Elvira)

Jr Champion 3x
Res Jr Champion 1x
Sr Champion 4x
Res Sr Champion 1x
Champion Challenge winner for Best of Breed 1x
Best Udder of Breed 3x including at the 2019 ADGA National Show
Won the aged doe class at the 2019 ADGA National Show

With intense sorrow, I must share that we lost Fancy C.C. and her doe kid on April 8, 2020 due to complications with kidding, despite watching her day and night and a C-section. Cause was not able to be determined by UC Davis, but no infectious etiologies were identified and some serious diseases were ruled out, so that was a plus. C.C. was not only my herd queen, and my best doe, she was my heart favorite and my buddy. Her loss has left a huge hole in my heart, as well as my herd, in so many ways. I now cherish her successes from 2019 all the more…

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
6-10 6 270 919 6.4 59 4.8 44

SGCH Sonview Ranch Emmy 2*M VEEE 90 (7-01)

10th place in 5 & 6 year old class – 2019 ADGA National Show


Taken 8/10/22 8 years old 6 months fresh[/caption]

Date of Birth: 4/7/14, Height: 21″ at 7 years

Linear Appraisal History:
2021 VEEE 90
2019 VVVV 89 (5-01)
2018 VEEE 90

Sire: SG Castle Rock Bentley +*B
(Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce ++*B x ARM CH SG Lost Valley TB Infinity 1*M ++VV 86)

Dam: Sonview Ranch Carmen 1*M
(Lost Valley KRE Laredo x Little Dipper DS Moon Struck)

Res Jr Champion 1x
Sr Champion 2x
Res Sr Champion 5x
10th place 2019 ADGA National Show

Due to a serious stifle injury (no idea how it happened) spring of 2023, Emmy has been retired and there will be no more kids from Emmy. Very sad and so unexpected. It makes me appreciate all the more the beautiful buck/doe twins she gave me in March 2023 as her last kids to me. Her buck kid has gone to a great home as a new herdsire. Her 2023 daughter was 12th place intermediate kid at the 2023 ADGA National Show and of course, is retained!

When she was born back in 2014, I never could have imagined that Emmy would turn out to be a stand out total performer! Not only is she the sweetest, most compliant goat I have ever had, but she has excelled at everything she has done; winning her way to become a permanent Champion early on, earning her Superior Genetics once she got a chance to be on milk test, scoring VEEE 90 at 7 years of age, and as an 8 year old, with no special treatment or supplements, milking 1187 lb with 93 lb of butterfat and 48 lb of protein in 2022, in addition to being a wonderful producer of quality doe kids all through the years!

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
4-09 4 267 930 6.5 60 4.5 42
5-10 5 305 1132 7.3 83 4.7 53
6-11 6 259 966 7.5 72 4.4 42
7-10 7 305 1187 7.8 93 4.0 48

Sonview Ranch Firebird 2*M VEEE 90 (05-06)

August 2023-5 years old

2018 – 6 months old

Date of birth: 2/6/18, Height 21″ at 3 years

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VEEE 90
2021 VEV+ 86
2019 +V++ 83 (1-03) (14 days fresh)

Sire: Alethia SHH Gunsmoke N Lace
(GCH Algedi Farm Smokin’ Hot Honey ++*B VEE 89 x Algedi Farm MH Moonlace)

Dam: Sonview Ranch Grace 1*M V+VV 89
(SG Castle Rock Bentley +*B x Castle Rock IM Skype)

Jr Champion 1x
Res Jr Champion 2x

Firebird is a meek, quiet doe who is steady and reliable and is very easy to have around! She did well in the show ring as a kid! She and her paternal sister, Sonview Ranch Firefly, were very competitive despite great competition in our area. Firebird won her class 3 times then was Champion or Res Champion each of those times. She was 2nd at 5 other shows but at 4 of those, Firefly won the class with Firebird right behind her in 2nd. She continued to do well in the show ring as a milking yearling in 2019, winning under 3 judges, placing 2nd to Firefly once and 3rd twice! She liked staying home when all shows were cancelled in 2020 and when we went back to showing later in 2021, she did not really want to be there and was down the line in her classes at 2 shows. Then at the last show of 2021, she got back with it to place 2nd, only behind herdmate, Sonview Ranch Delightful Dale, beating Firefly, who was 3rd. Honoring her desire to stay home more, she was only shown twice last year. She again was 2nd only to Delightful Dale, with Firefly 3rd at the first show, then she won the class at the last show, beating Firefly (Delightful Dale was not shown there.) This year, I only took her to one show. It was a very busy place and she did not fill her udder. She placed in the middle of the class behind some outstanding does but showing is really not her cup of tea.

In Aug 2023, as a 5 year old, 5th freshener, who kidded with a single in March, Firebird appraised VEEE 90. She scored 35 in fore udder attachment, 32 in rear udder height and 34 in rear udder arch.

She is a consistent milker, who after having a single kid in March, milked 2.9 lb and all 7 milk tests have been between 2.9 lb – 2.4 lb this year.

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-02 1 237 565 7.1 40 5.3 30
2-00 2 95 274 6.9 19 4.7 13
3-01 3 293 795 6.9 55 4.8 38
4-01 4 302 752 7.2 54 5.1 38

Sonview Ranch Tribute 2*M VVEV 88 (04-04)

10th place intermediate kid at the 2019 ADGA National Show

2023 – 4 years old

Date of birth: 3/22/19, Height 21 1/2″ at 2 years

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VVEV 88
2021 VVEV 88

Sire: Alethia SHH Gunsmoke N Lace
(GCH Algedi Farm Smokin’ Hot Honey ++*B VEE 89 x Algedi Farm MH Moonlace)

Dam: Sonview Ranch Carmen 1*M
(Lost Valley KRE Laredo x Little Dipper DS Moon Struck)

Res Jr Champion 2x (beat by her littermate sister one of those times when her sister went Champion)
10th place Int kid 2019 ADGA National Show

Tribute is an interesting doe to show. She and her twin sister often traded off beating each other in the show ring as kids. Tribute did well the many times she was shown as a kid in 2019, but of course the most exciting was when she made the cut in the huge class and placed Top Ten at the 2019 ADGA National Show (with her twin sister placing 12th and our other Sonview Ranch doe kid placing 15th in that class.) Things got even more interesting when she hit the show ring as a milker. Under 12 judges in the last 2 years of being shown as a milker, she was either at the top of her class or way down the line. Judges either really like her or they don’t. She has won multiple huge classes in Amazing competition and then in the next ring she has placed 8th or 9th…Personally, I really like her, as long as I don’t let her get overconditioned, as she has many really good qualities.

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-00 1 245 554 7.0 39 4.7 26
1-11 2 271 781 6.9 54 4.5 35
2-10 3 305 717 7.7 55 4.5 32

Sonview Ranch Lainey 2*M VEEE 91 (04-04) (pending ADGA)

2023 – 4 years old

Champion May 2022 (Milked out in photo)

Date of birth 3/31/19, Height 21 1/2″ at 2 years

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VEEE 91
2021 VVVV 86

Sire: Twincreeks RM Watermark +*B VVV 86 (1-09)
(Castle Rock Rainmaker ++*B x CH Twincreeks PKM Brownbetty +VVV 86 (4-06))

Dam: GCH Sonview Ranch Fancy C.C. 1*M EEEE 91 (07-00)
(Lost Valley KRE Laredo x Oops Ranch B.B.)

Champion 1x
Best Udder of Breed 1x

It has been worth the wait to see this doe come into her own. As a 3 year old in 2022, she finally started to show off the good qualities she inherited from both her sire and her dam. I had high hopes in 2018 when I chose to breed my outstanding GCH Sonview Ranch Fancy C.C. to Twincreeks RM Watermark. Little did I know that those kids would be the last I would get from my Fancy C.C., making Lainey the last daughter and the only daughter I have from C.C.

Lainey did well all the way around last year, placing in the top of her classes under many judges, including winning big classes at 2 different shows with intense competition, and despite a busy show season full of travel, she continued to milk well, producing 980 lb of milk.

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-00 1 288 761 7.0 53 4.6 35
1-11 2 266 809 6.4 52 4.7 38
2-10 3 305 980 7.0 69 4.8 47

Sonview Ranch Lamia 9*M VEEE 90 (04-03) (pending ADGA)

2023 – 4 years old

15 weeks old

Date of birth: 5/5/19, Height 21 1/4″ at 2 years

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VEEE 90
2021 +VVA 84

Sire: Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder
(GCH Algedi Farm DJ Drops of Honey +*B x Alethia HB Interstellar)

Dam: Curbstone Valley Dulce Mia 8*M +VV+ 82 (1-02) at 8 days fresh
(3G Family Farm CC Apollo Arrow *B VVV 87 (2-01) x Curbstone Valley Melia 7*M EVEV 90 (3-02))

1x Jr Champion

Lamia is a very dairy doe. As a first freshening 2 year old in 2021, she scored 32 in dairyness, 31 in rump angle, 32 in rear udder height, 35 in medial suspensory ligament, 29 in teat placement and 35 in teat length. Her udder has many of the qualities that I have been working to improve in my herd. In limited showing as a kid, she was unbeaten. As a milker, she has held her own in the show ring despite the amazing competition here in California, placing in the top 5 more than half the time and even winning her class at one show. Slow to mature, she is looking better each year now.

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-10 1 305 873 6.4 56 4.9 43
2-10 2 285 883 6.7 59 4.9 43

Sonview Ranch Mitzy VEEE 90 (03 – 02)

2023 – 3 years old

2nd freshening 2023
Champion Jr 9/18/21

Date of birth: 5/22/2020

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VEEE 90

Sire: Sonview Ranch Flashy Lad *B
(Twincreeks RM Watermark +*B VVV 86 (1-09) x GCH Sonview Ranch Fancy C.C. 1*M EEEE 91 (7-00)

Dam: Sonview Ranch Litzy VEVV 88 (02-03)
(Curbstone Valley Desert Mirage *B VVE 88 (03-02) x Sonview Ranch Gemma 3*M VVEV 88 (3-02)

Jr Champion 1x

To be blunt, Mitzy only got to stay in my herd as a kid because of her udder potential. She was a first freshening 2 year old in 2022 and traveling to her first show as a milker really stressed her out! Although she did not fill her udder, it was exciting when she was placed 3rd out of 27 under both judges in stellar competition. She was even placed ahead of her herd mate, Sonview Ranch Martina, which was quite a surprise to me. I hope she enjoyed standing in front of Martina because in the rest of the shows, she was behind her, in fact at 4 of the following shows, Martina won the class and Mitzy was 2nd right behind her. Can’t complain about that!

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-09 1 305 682 6.7 46 4.5 31

Sonview Ranch Sheer Bliss VVVG 86 (02-05) First Freshener

2023 – 2 years old

Date of birth: 3/14/2021

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 VVVG 86

Sire: Castle Rock Deimos
( Castle Rock Jasper Quilles *B x Castle Rock Aphrodite VEVV 89 (6-05))

Dam: GCH Poppy Patch HB Tiffany 6*M EEEV 90 (7-00) (pending ADGA)
( Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay ++*Bx Algedi Farm DJ Just Like Honey 5 *M)

This doe kid brought such happiness with her birth, thus her name – Sheer Bliss. She is the first doe kid I have gotten from my very special, much loved Poppy Patch HB Tiffany 6*M EEEV 90. Naturally, I have high hopes for her (and her twin sister, Extra Blessing!)

I only got to take Bliss & Blessing to 2 shows as kids. At the first show, Bliss was 2nd in the large class right behind her twin sister who won that class. At the next show, Bliss won the class with Blessing standing 2nd. Exciting either way!

It was disappointing when Bliss did not settle when first bred but she got to go to a few shows as a dry yearling. She was 6th in her class at the first show, 3rd under the next judge, 3rd at the next show and then 4th in a big class at another show. She ended her show season on a high note by winning her class at the last show.

Bliss was bred to Sonview Ranch Lando and is due March 2023


Sonview Ranch Nessa – For Sale in 2024 after kidding

Photo taken 8/10/22
Photo taken 8/10/22

Photo taken 9/18/21

Date of birth: 3/24/2021

Sire: Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder
( GCH Algedi Farm DJ Drops of Honey +*B x Alethia HB Interstellar)

Dam: SGCH Sonview Ranch Emmy 2*M VEEE 90 (7-01))
( SG Castle Rock Bentley +*B x The Sonview Ranch Carmen 1*M)

Nessa and her twin sister, Neevia, are like two peas in a pod. Thanks to their sire, Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder, they are both an improvement over their dam, Sonview Ranch Emmy VEEE 90 and like Emmy, they are calm, quiet and so sweet. As kids in the show ring, they placed right next to each other, almost always in the top 3, and although Neevia was usually right ahead of Nessa, Nessa did beat her sister at one show.

Shown in 2022, as a yearling milker, Nessa was 3rd at both shows, only behind her herd mates Sonview Ranch Nazira and Sonview Ranch Extra Blessing both times.

DHIA:

Age Lactation DIM lb Milk % Fat lb Fat % Protein lb Protein
1-00 1 253 486 7.8 38 4.7 23

Sonview Ranch Neevia GGVG 84 (02-05) First Freshener

2023 – 2 years old

Date of birth: 3/24/2021

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 GGVG 84

Sire: Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder
( GCH Algedi Farm DJ Drops of Honey +*B x Alethia HB Interstellar)

Dam: SGCH Sonview Ranch Emmy 2*M VEEE 90 (7-01))
( SG Castle Rock Bentley +*B x The Sonview Ranch Carmen 1*M)

Champion Jr in 2022 as a dry yearling
5 times Res Champion Jr

Neevia was a very exciting doe kid as she is very correct. She and her twin sister often traded off placing at the top of their class. Neevia placed in the top 3 under 10 out of 11 judges.


Sonview Ranch Singular Delight GVVV 87 (02-05) First Freshener

2023 – 2 years old

Date of birth: 3/29/2021

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 GVVV 87

Sire: Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder
( GCH Algedi Farm DJ Drops of Honey +*B x Alethia HB Interstellar)

Dam: Twin Pears Jalena 1*M VVEV 87 (4-01))
( Pholia Farm TS Shawn Spencer +*B x Elfin Acres B Josette)

Delight is one of those doe kids who got to stay based on her pedigree and I am hoping she matures to her potential. She was not picked for my show string as a kid nor as a dry yearling, but hopefully she will freshen with the beautiful udder I expect and continue to improve in all areas of the scorecard.


Sonview Ranch Niva GGVA 82 (02-03) First Fresener – For Sale

2023 – 2 years old

She won Champion Jr in tough competition 7/30/22
Res Champion at her first show! Her older sister, Sonview Ranch Mitzy went Champion!! 9/18/21

Date of birth: 4/21/2021

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 GGVA 82

Polled

Sire: Castle Rock Deimos
(Castle Rock Jasper Quilles *B X Castle Rock Aphrodite VEVV 89 (06-05))

Jasper was the littermate brother to Castle Rock Tanzanite – sire of the 2015 ADGA National Champion & Best Udder.
Aphrodite was 19th in the super competitive 4 year old class at the 2019 ADGA National Show. She is also an outstanding milker!

Dam: Sonview Ranch Litzy VEVV 88 (02-03)
(Curbstone Valley Desert Mirage *B VVE 88 (03-02) x Sonview Ranch Gemma 3*M VEE+ 89 (05-04))

Champion Jr in 2022 as a dry yearling
Res Champion Jr in 2021 as a Jr kid (only time shown)

At her first show ever, in Sept 2021, Niva not only won the junior kid class, but was named Reserve Champion! Her sister, Sonview Ranch Mitzy, was awarded Champion! This year, at a show with deep and tough competition, Niva was named Champion. She is a quiet, mellow little doe who is easy to have around and so good in the show ring. Her dam, Sonview Ranch Litzy, is doing well in the competitive shows in Texas and her granddam, Sonview Ranch Gemma, is still winning shows in Arkansas.


Sonview Ranch Praise GGGG 83 (01-06)

2023 1 year old

Photo taken 5/21/22

Date of birth: 2/10/22

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 GGGG 83

Sire: Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder
(GCH Algedi Farm DJ Drops of Honey +*B x Alethia HB Interstellar)

Dam: SG Sonview Ranch Emmy 2*M VEEE 90 (07-01)
(SG Castle Rock Bentley +*B x The Sonview Ranch Carmen)

Champion Jr at 3 months old
Res Champion Jr (to her paternal sister)

Praise was my top pick out of all my 2022 doe kids. At her very first show, at 3 months old, she was 2nd to her herdmate in the first ring but won her class in ring 2 and was named Champion Jr!


Sonview Ranch Prize GAGA 81 (01-06)

2023 – 1 year old

Photo taken /22

Date of birth: 2/11/22

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 GAGA 81

Sire: Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder
(GCH Algedi Farm DJ Drops of Honey +*B x Alethia HB Interstellar)

Dam: Sonview Ranch Tribute 2*M VVEV 88 (2-02)
(Alethia SHH Gunsmoke N Lace x The Sonview Ranch Carmen)

Champion at 5 months old
Res Champion twice to 2 different herdmates

Prize is a doe kid that I offered for sale. When no one had chosen her after 5 months, I opted to keep her, clipped her and took her to the next show. In the first ring, she went 2nd to Posy, another doe kid that had been for sale that I ended up keeping. Posy went Champion Jr under that judge. In the next ring, Prize won the class and was named Res Champion when her paternal sister, Neevia, a dry yearling, was named Champion. Under the third judge, Prize again won the class and was again Res Champion, but this time to a different herdmate. At the next show, she was 2nd in her class when a different herdmate won. At her last show, she won the class and went on to be awarded Champion Jr! The icing on the cake was when her paternal sister, Praise, was then named Res Champion Jr!


Sonview Ranch Posy AGGA 80 (01-06)

2023 – 1 year old

Photo taken 7/30/22

Born:Feb 2022

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 AGGA 80

Sire:Sonview Ranch Michelangelo
(The Sonview Ranch Corey x GCH Sonview Ranch Delightful Dale 2*M VEVE 89 (2-11) (pending ADGA inputting records) (Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder x Twin Pears Jalena 1*M VEVV 88 (2-01)

For your information: Sonview Ranch Corey is a paternal brother to GCH Sonview Ranch Fancy C.C. 1*M EEEE 91 (7-00.) who won the aged doe class at the 2019 ADGA National Show and was also awarded best udder in class there. She was also a very good milker, producing 919 lb with 59 lb fat and 44 lb protein in 270 days at 7 years of age. Corey’s dam, Castle Rock IM Skype is a littermate sister to ARMCH-GCH CRF Castle Rock Tuscan Sun 1*M *D VEEE 90, the dam of the 2019 ADGA National Champion with National Best Udder of Breed.

Michelangelo’s dam: GCH Sonview Ranch Delightful Dale finally got to enter the show ring as a milker in 2021, and earned her permanent championship in short order. She was appraised on 5/31/21, scoring VEVE 89 as a 2nd freshening 3 year old; with a 33 in dairyness, 33 in rump angle, 34 in fore udder attachment and 36 in rear udder height! She is also turning out to be a good little milker, producing 934 lb of milk, 61 lb of fat and 40 lb of protein in 305 days when she was a first freshening yearling.

Dam: Sonview Ranch Firefly 3*M VEEV 88 (03-03)
(Alethia SHH Gunsmoke N Lace +B x SGCH Sonview Ranch Emmy 2*M VEEE 90 (07-01)

Gunsmoke is a grandson of GCH Algedi Farm Drops of Jupiter, SGCH AGS Rosasharn’s UMT Tupelo Honey, SG Algedi Farm MB Manuka Honey AND SGCH AGS Rosasharn’s TL Zenith!

SGCH Sonview Ranch Emmy 2*M VEEE 90 (07-01) was 10th place at the 2019 ADGA National Show in the 5- 6 year old class And she milked 1134 lb, with 83 lb fat and 53 lb protein in 306 days plus miking 966 lb with 72 lb fat and 42 lb protein in only 259 days last year at 7 years of age. Emmy is an outstanding all around doe. Not only does she milk well, appraise highly and excel in the show ring, she has been a wonderful, consistent producer of quality kids all these years AND to top it off, she is the sweetest, most compliant doe in our herd and she passes on her amazing disposition to her kids.

Posy was on the doe kid sales list for months for only $700, but when no one had snatched her up after 5 months, I opted to keep her, so I clipped her and took her to the next show. She won her class, and went on to be named Champion Jr in the very first ring of her very first show with outstanding competition.

Champion Jr at 5 months old


Sonview Ranch Paragon GAAA 78 (01-04)

2023 – 1 year old

Photo taken 7/30/22

Date of birth: 3/14/22

Linear Appraisal History:
2023 GAAA 78

Sire:Sonview Ranch Lando *B
(TX Twincreeks RM Watermark *B+ x GCH AGS Sonview Ranch Fancy C.C. 1*M EEEE 91 (7-00))

Dam: GCH Sonview Ranch Delightful Dale VEVE 89 (2-11) pending ADGA updating records
(Alethia DOH Cosmic Wonder x Twin Pears Jalena 1*M VVEV 87 (4-01))

Champion Jr at 4 months old

Paragon did very well in the show ring as a kid, placing 1st or 2nd under 8 of the 10 judges, in classes with great competition, and winning Champion at her last show as a kid!

I will be the first to admit that she is a bit of an ugly duckling as a yearling, but she does look better in person than she does in the photo.

Some will be put off by her low linear appraisal score, even knowing that the scoring system was been changed, which effectively has lowered yearling first freshener scores. I am not worried about it though, as I know that her dam’s line tends to be very slow to mature and blossom. Personally, I consider her dam to have gone from an ugly duckling to a swan (GCH Sonview Ranch Delightful Dale, 2x Best in Show, VEEE 91 at 5 years of age, 3rd place at the 2023 ADGA National Show) and Paragon’s maternal aunt is following in those same footsteps as she is just now starting to outgrow her ugly duckling stage. I know that I have to be paitent, as it may take another 2 years before I get to see what Paragon really looks like.





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