Black Mesa Flasher’s Poppy
CAE Status: Negative
G6S Status: Normal
2008 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
2009 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
2011 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
2012 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
INBA Bronze Milk Certificate (2010)
INBA Bronze Milk Certificate (2011)
INBA Top Milk Production by Age
INBA Excellence in Linear Appraisal Award
INBA Lifetime Achievement Award
Linear Appraisal Score:
at 2 years old
at 3 years old
at 5 years old
at 6 years old
DHIR Milk Test Results:
Days in Milk
Daily Milk Avg.
Lactation Now in Progress
Oh Poppy, is it too
much to ask for a doeling from you? Evidently it is. Poppy
had a singleton buckling - again. But Poppy is still going strong
and we'll try again next year. Poppy looks great and is milking
Poppy is an amazingly
productive, elegant member of our milking team. As we've
mentioned before, Poppy tends to have buck kids. This year was no
exception. So we kept this one, also. Spice Boy looks to be
as elegant as his mom and we hope his daughters will be too.
Poppy is regal and stylish. She
is one of the does that take charge of the herd. We don't call her
the Herd Queen since our girls operate on a more democratic level, but
Poppy is looked up to by all the others. Poppy takes their
admiration in stride.
Poppy is a strikingly beautiful girl.
Even when the herd is out browsing around the ranch Poppy stands out.
She is elegant, sweet, and very productive. We'd love to have a
whole herd like her. Unhappily, she tends to only have buck kids.
So this year we took the hint and kept one. He looks like he will
live up to our expectations. But Poppy...we'd still like a
July 2008 update:
Poppy just gets better and better.
She is a beautiful, productive girl with a great attitude. What
more could we want??
July 2007 update:
What a ham! This girl has never been to
a show in her life, yet when she was lead into the arena for her linear
appraisal – she started strutting. Her head went up, her gate became more
animated, she was in her element. We heard “Ooh’s” and “Ah’s” from the
people that were here helping out. Yup, Poppy easily stole the “show”
with her presence, style, and good looks. Two years ago we predicted
that she’d be a beauty when she grew up and, boy, were we right. Poppy,
now a 2 year old, scored an amazing EEEV 90. This girl is magnificent.
Poppy gave us twins this year and is milking almost a gallon and
a half a day.
July 2006 update:
Poppy hit the ground running last year when
she was born, and this year she hit the milk room at full speed also. She
kidded with twins and went right to work cranking up the milk making
machinery. Her udder is wonderfully formed and well attached. We’d like
larger teats hanging a bit more plumb, but are delighted with the rest of
the “package”. Poppy is a very feminine young lady with lots of dairy
character. She’s long and elegant.
More background on Poppy (2005)
Poppy was our first born girl in 2005 and she really hit the ground
running. She wouldn’t lay still to be cleaned off when she was born – she
kept trying to walk away! Poppy always seems to have things to do. As a
daughter of our Top Ten Breed Leader Jacob’s Pride Yo Flasher we expect one
of the things she’ll do is make milk! She is a very elegant youngster, long
legged and long bodied. She’ll be quite a beauty when she grows up.