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Helmstead Minis T Ciao Bella

October 19, 2018

roaned chamoisee with extenisive white

blue eyes

Ciao as a newborn!

Ciao's sire and dam

Helmstead Minis T Ciao Bella *B Helmstead Minis LL Throne *S *B Lost Valley PG LeeLand *S
Helmstead Minis C Crown Jewel 1*M/*D VG 87 GCH Top Ten Milker
Helmstead Minis P Farfalla 2*M/2*D/2*DD GCH Top Ten Rosasharn U.P Papillon *S
OldeSouth Blue Bella 1*M/*D/*DD GCH Top Ten Milker

Ciao Bella earned her name ("Hello Beautiful" in Italian) the moment, literally, that she slipped out of her mother.  I sat there for a moment, enthrawled, and just said, "wow..."

Ciao was a tiny little baby, easily half the size of her brother, Cort (also retained) and the smallest of the 2018 kids - including the quints Lucy had!  She has grown terrifically, regardless, and is quite the normal size - for her breeding - now that she's a yearling.  She is just gorgeous and I catch myself stopping to watch her eat.  She has a long, dairy neck and flowing body.  She stands on correct feet and legs, well placed under her body and has lovely length and width of rump. 

I'm very much looking forward to seeing what this little doe can do!  She will expect her first freshening in early 2020.

UPDATE - Ciao freshened flawlessly with a large single doe kid in March.  As of this writing, she's milking 1 lb a day over feeding her kid.  Her udder texture is much improved over her dam's texture and orifice size is about the same as her dam (a bit small).  She still milks easily.  Her rear fill and division of the halves is improving daily, teat placement should also continue to move down.  Overall VERY pleased with this doe!!

 

Ciao's Kidding History

Date

Does/Bucks

Sire

Names

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March 22, 2020 1/0 *B HM Snips Dipper *S HM SD Corona V

 

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