Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ironwoodranch A Good Intrigue*S/*B

Now that our new buck joined our herd much earlier than expected, we are going to part with our dear Intrigue. I agonized over getting this buck - did tons of research and was looking for the right mix of genetics to add to our herd.  At first i had reserved a kid from Agape Oaks because she has an incredible milking program and has the right mix of bloodlines I was looking to bring in but tragically they lost the herdsire I was wanting a buckling out of before he could breed either my first or second choice does. The search was on again.  I just happened to stumble across a not so well known farm in AZ that just happened to have a similar mix of genetics and they also milk test and Linear Appraise (two things I really wanted to do here - we are now currently on 305 DHI and hope to add Linear Appraisal next year) So I contacted them and told them what I was looking for and they suggested a buck kid out of their doe who seems to be the best all around doe - Ironwoodranch SJ Pecan 2*D/2*M.  That year she threw 2 boys and I had my pick of litter.  In March, Intrigue joined our little herd.  Since then, Pecan has earned her Superior Genetics title, as has Intrigue's grandsire (on both sides) Smarty Jones.  That year she also tied for #3 on the Top 10 list milking 1334#s of milk and then made the top 10 list in ADGA as well also tying her herdmate Minnie.  Intrigue has thrown some very nice kids not only for us but for a few other herds as well since we do allow a few outside breedings to folks whose does are tested.  I've been very pleased with all that we've seen so far out of this boy and we don't even have a milking daughter yet.  next year - we are hoping to have two:  CBF AGI Wish Upon a Star And Last Straw Chattahoochie. (Sorry my pictures are so bad)

both girls have been shown and have done very well - neither one has placed lower than 3rd place.  Very excited to see what Intrigue has done here. A daughter and son of his can also be seen at (see Arctica and Buckwheat).
We are also looking to keep another doe kid out of Intrigue and CBF CS SG Ammi who came back to us after being sold as a 2 mo doe nearly 3 years ago. But we keep a very small herd and since I have 2 and will hopefully have another kid out of him and will be keeping possibly 2 grandkids, I am going to make Intrigue available in January.  I am asking $400 for him which is what I paid for him as an unproven buck.  If you want more information on his dam please visit or his sire, please visit Snickerdoodle at 

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