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Last updated November 13, 2017

News:

New 2017 Champion: Fairlea Francesca

2016 New SG (Superior Genetics) title: SGCH Fairlea Eleanor

 

Fairlea Heidi, Gretchen, and Fleur winning the Three-Generation Class at the 2005 AGS National
Thanks to Joanne Karohl, Dragonfly Farm

 


Fairlea Ariel *D E AR#1956
  3/22/2001 - 9/9/2017
 
Stonewall's Apocalypse Now x Fairlea Diana
 
Ariel's page
 
Pedigree
On 9/9/17 we said goodbye to Ariel, one of my sweetest goats ever. Everyone loved her and visitors just naturally gravitated toward her. When I was milking other goats, she would often come over and rest her muzzle on my leg, hoping for a scratching, but not insisting if I didn't have a free hand. She had drammatic coloring, black-and-cream buckskin with frosted ears and nose and a gigantic moon spot across her neck and left shoulder. The udder picture is 2007, side picture 2004 by Joanne Karohl. She had a beautiful, deer-like elegance; an amazingly round, capacious udder; and a calm, eager-to-please personality. She actually won three AGS Grand Champion legs and should have been a champion, but she didn't get credit for one because her tattoo had faded so badly it was indecypherable. (Note: White tattoo ink is not permanent!)
 
AGS Classification: 90.1 Excellent
Show wins: 3 GrCh (3 AGS, 1 ADGA), 1 Reserve, 3 Best Udder



Fairlea Florence 4*D, 4*M
 
Stonewall's Apocalypse Now X ARMCH Fairlea Fleur
 
Florence's page
 
Pedigree
Black-and-cream buckskin, born 4/10/04. Photos from 2010. A fourth-generation champion (coming down from Heidi, Gretchen, and Fleur). Only shown twice as a yearling, because I had so many yearlings to show that year, she still won her Junior leg. As a senior she got caught in the changeover from AGS-sanctioned to ADGA-sanctioned shows when most AGS shows disappeared and ADGA became the only venue available. She had to play catch-up behind many outstanding AGS champions who were trying to earn their ADGA championships, as well as being out of commission for two years with a leg injury. So she is one win short of a championship in either venue - and this year she unfortunately didn't get pregnant. She is taller and more elegant than her mother, but has her mother's big, milkable teats and is the second highest-producing milker in my barn (after her half-sister Marguerite).
 
Show wins: AGS: 1 Junior GrCh and 1 Senior GrCh; ADGA: 2 Senior GrCh; 5 Reserves.



ARMCH Fairlea Troy *D E, *M
 
Stonewall's Apocalypse Now X Fairlea Electra
 
Troy's page
 
Pedigree
Black-and-mahogany buckskin with white markings and frosted ears and nose, born 4/23/04. Photos taken August, 2008 (third freshening). Troy is beautifully elegant and smoothly blended, a pleasure to look at - and she knows it. She walks with dignity around the barnyard and pasture, and often pauses in a proud stance just to let everyone appreciate her beauty and accept our obeisance. She finished her MCH in 2009 with some Best Udders, several reserves, and many firsts.
 
AGS Classification: 91.0 E.
Show Wins: (all AGS) 1 Junior GrCh, 2 Senior GrCh, 6 Reserves
Major Wins: Grand Champion Junior Doe at the 2005 ANDDA National Specialty, held at the AGS National shows in Springfield, MA. At the 2007 AGS Nationals, she won her class at the ANDDA specialty and was second in her class at the AGS National Show.
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results: 2015: EEEV 91 at the age of 11 years!



GCH Fairlea Marguerite 4*D E, 4*M
 
MCH Rosasharn's Tiger L X ARMCH Fairlea Fleur
 
Marguerite's page
 
Pedigree
Gold and white, born March, 2005. Udder photo from 2011; side photo from 2010. Marguerite is a fourth-generation champion. She has a fabulous udder, the highest and widest in my herd. She is also the highest milk producer in my herd, especially surprising for such a little doe. For several years she came within 4-8 pounds of Top Ten listing for milk production in the breed in both AGS and ADGA, but after I changed feed (I haven't been able to get alfalfa hay and this year I also changed the grain mix), she hasn't come as close in the past couple of years. A pity, but to me healthy food and healthy kids is more important than Top Ten status, and the constant exposure to Roundup and soy was killing a lot of my kids and causing severe mineral imbalances and other health problems in the herd. I am very happy with the results from eliminating soy and GMO and mixing my own grains.
 
AGS Classified: E, 91.1, on 6/25/11 at age 6 by Tim Flickinger.
Show Wins: AGS: 2 AGS Senior GrCh; ADGA: 3 Senior GrCh, 2 Reserves, 1 Best Udder.
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results: 2014: EEEE 91



ARMCH Greenville Acres Ester *D, *M
2/20/06 - 11/11/17
 
Old Mountain Farm Leonardo X Fairlea Electra
 
Ester's page
 
Pedigree
Gold with frosted nose and ears. I lost her to Listeriosis very suddenly and heartbreakingly on 11/11/17. My first ever listeriosis case in 25 years with goats, and it went much too fast. I miss her insatiable
curiosity and interest in everything - probably because she was a bottle baby and very humanized, she always wanted to see what I was doing and what was happening, especially if it had anything to do
with food. She was a real food hound, though always stayed thin and beautifully dairy. Ester came to me at two weeks old, as a "kid back" arrangement, after I sold her mother to Brian Jennings of
Greenville Acres. Thanks, Brian, for this lovely doe!
The pictures are from summer, 2012, her fifth freshening. She got an AGS leg as a junior but was shown very little as a young adult, because I had too many others to show and she is so dairy that she
needed more time to mature. She looked better every year, and her udder was still improving with her fifth freshening. She is finished in AGS and has two legs in ADGA, one as Best in Show. Unfortunately,
she had a very difficult kidding in 20123 and never got pregnant again, so I had to stop showing her and she never finished her GCH, which she could have gotten easily if I had just held back her
daughter for another show or two (Eleanor beat her at her last show, which was Eleanor's first show as a senior doe). She is the dam of SGCH Fairlea Elise, 2011 ADGA raffle kid won by Anita Beck of Sweet
Garden Farm, who in at the 2016 ADGA Nationals won Reserve Best Udder, 1st Dam and Daughter, Total Performer, and Top Producer, and Top Producer again in 2017. Ester and her sister Troy make two champion
offspring for her mother Fairlea Electra.
 
Show Wins: AGS: 1 Junior GrCh, 2 Sr. GrCH and BOB; ADGA: 2 Sr. GrCH and one Best In Show.
2011 ADGA National: 2nd place in 5-to-6-year-old age class (in spite of her udder's being slightly uneven and not full, because her kid got to her during the night before).



GCH Fairlea Linnet 3*D, 3*M
 
Flat Rocks Night Raven X Fairlea Lindt 2*D VG, 2*M
 
Linnet's page

Black-and-cream buckskin but mostly white, born 7/1/08, a triplet. Pictures from 2015 - the udder looked better earlier in that season, but unfortunately I didn't get a good picture then,
and none in 2014.
 
Show Wins: Spring 2014 she looked magnificent and she won Grand Champion Senior Doe and Best of Breed (over competition) at the Southern Maine double shows,
and twice again at the NENDA Sunny Sisters double show in Bolton, MA, to finish her championship!
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results: 2014: VEEE 90



Fairlea Barbara 3*D, 3*M
 
Flat Rocks Night Raven X ARMCH Fairlea Gretchen
 
Barbara's page

Polled, black-and-mahogany buckskin, born 3/15/09, a quad. Pictures are from June, 2013, as a four-year-old second freshener.
Unfortunately, I couldn't seem to get any pictures that properly show her really outstanding teat placement, one of her best features.
 
Show wins: One Reserve Grand Champion as a senior in milk.
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results:
2014: VEEV 88
2015: VEEV 89



GCH Fairlea Amaryllis *D, 2*M
 
Dawnland Tabby's Halifax X Fairlea Hollyhock
 
Amaryllis's page

Gold with white belt and frosted ears and nose, born 4/12/09, a quad. Pictures are 2013, her second freshening. Because she is small and unassuming, she didn't do a lot of
winning until she was six years old. When she won that first Grand Champion leg, judge Daniel Considine-Portage commented that she was the only Nigerian there
that truly fit the description "a miniature version of a standard dairy goat." Then in 2016, she won Grand Champion at the second and third shows I went to. So my
sweet, meek little girl is now a permanent Grand Champion!
Amaryllis is also the only one of my goats who can boast of a theatrical career - she played the admiral's goat in the Concord (MA) Players 2012 performance of "Mr Rogers."
 
Show wins: Three senior ADGA Grand Champion wins and one Reserve.
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results:
2014: VEVV 87
2015: EVVE 91



New SG title! SGC Fairlea Eleanor 2*D, 2*M
 
Fairlea Jean Valjean X ARMCH Greenville Acres Ester
 
Eleanor's page
Gold and white with frosted ears and nose, born 4/16/10, a triplet. The side picture is from 2013, her second freshening; rear is from 2012. I held her back and didn't show her much
as an adult because I was afraid she would beat her own mother Ester, who had a hard kidding in 2013 and I didn't know if she would ever get pregnant again and be able to finish
the ADGA championship she was working on - and, sure enough, the only time I showed both, Eleanor beat Ester, even though I kept taking more and more milk out of Eleanor's udder
to make her less competitive. So, sadly, Ester finished her championship in AGS MCH but not in ADGA.
 
Show wins: Three Senior Grand Champion (ADGA), one Senior Reserve, two Junior reserves, and one Best in Show!
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results:2015: EEEE 91



GCH Fairlea Margereen 5*D, 5*M
 
MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax E X GCH Fairlea Marguerite 4*D, 4*M
 
Margereen's page

Gold and white with frosted ears, born 4/18/10, a triplet. Side photo from 2012 (her first freshening), rear photo from her second freshening in 2013. (I need to get more recent photos up!)
Margereen is so long it was hard to get a kid picture of her that didn't look unnatural - but I promise that I really didn't Photoshop it! (Who has time for that, anyway?)
She is a fifth generation champion, coming down through Heidi, Gretchen, Fleur, and Marguerite.
 
Show wins: Won Best in Show with her Junior Leg (both ADGA and AGS) at the Southern Vermont DGA's ADGA show 6/25/11 under judge Tim Flickinger,
then on 5/12/12 won both the Altamont, NY, double ring doe shows to finish her CH as a first freshener at the first show of the year!
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results:
2014: EEEE 91
2015: VEEV 88



GCH Fairlea Princess Grace 5*D, 5*M
 
MCH/CH Dawnland Tabby's Halifax E X Fairlea Florence 4*D, 4*M
 
Grace's page

Black-and-gold buckskin, born 5/11/10, a twin. Photos from 2015, her fourth freshening. Another long one and another Junior Best in Show Halifax daughter/Fleur granddaughter,
but much wider than her half-sister Margereen. She and Margereen are half-sisters out of half-sisters (Florence and Marguerite).
And their daughters Irene and Sheer Grace are half-sisters out of half-sisters out of half-sisters!
 
Show wins: Won Best in Show with her Junior leg (with legs for both ADGA and AGS), then got two ADGA Grand Champions as a senior to finish her title this year (2015).
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results:
2014: VEEE 90
2015: VVEE 89



NEW GCH Fairlea Francesca 5*M 5*D
 
Fairlea Hamlet x Fairlea Florence
 
Francesca's page
Chocolate and cream buckskin, born 4/24/12. Photos from 2015, her second freshening. More photos on Francesca's page.
 
Show wins: Shown only once as junior, she won Junior Grand Champion. As a first freshener, she won several first placements and two Reserves;
and in 2016 as a third freshener she won one ADGA Grand Champion leg and a reserve, and in 2017 her third GCH.
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results:
2014: V+VV 86
2015: +VVE 87



Fairlea Irene 6*D 6*M (New Milk title)
 
Dragonfly RY Stonewall Jackson x GCH Fairlea Margereen
 
Irene's page
Buckskin/chamoisee, born 3/13/2013. Photos are from 2017, her third freshening.
 
Show wins: I showed her only once as a junior, as a six-month-old kid, when she won Junior Grand Champion.
ADGA Linear Appraisal Results: 2015 VVEV 87



Fairlea Phoebe B Beebee 4*D 4*M (New Milk Titles)
 
Fairlea Edmond Dantes x GCH Fairlea Linnet
 
Phoebe's page
Splashy buckskin-and-white doe, born 3/25/14. Side photo is from 2016 - rear photo is from 2017, her second freshening.
 
Show wins: As a junior yearling she won two reserves and then got her ADGA Junior leg at the Topsfield Fair. Photos of her first freshening last year.



Fairlea Sheer Grace
 
Dragonfly RY Stonewall Jackson x GCH Fairlea Princess Grace
 
Sheer Grace's page
Buckskin/Chamoisée doe, born 6/11/14. Photos of her second freshening, 2017.
 
Show wins: Shown only once as a junior, she won her ADGA Junior Grand Champion leg and didn't need to go back. She has the longest teats in my herd, really fun to hand milk.



Fairlea Athena Ilia
 
Dragonfly RY Stonewall Jackson x ARMCH Fairlea Troy
 
Athena's page
Roaned chamoisée-and-white doe, born 2/22/15.



Fairlea Sieglinde
 
Fairlea Siegfried x GCH Fairlea Linnet
 
Sieglinde's page
White doe, born 3/10/15. Photos are this summer, her first freshening. She is way too fat, of course, but she is on a diet now.
She only had one doe kid, so she isn't producing much milk.
 
Show wins: Only shown once so far, as a yearling, when she won her ADGA Junior Grand Champion leg.



Fairlea Hyacinth
 
Dragonfly RY Apache Tears x GCH Fairlea Amaryllis
 
Hyacinth's page
Black-and-white frosted doe, born 4/30/15.
 
Show wins: Shown twice as a junior in 2016, she won one Reserve Junior Grand Champion.



Fairlea Minerva
 
Dragonfly RY Apache Tears x ARMCH Fairlea Troy
 
Minerva's page
3/2/16. Dark buckskin doe. Shown three times as a Junior, she won two Reserves and the third time, Grand Champion and Best In Show!



Fairlea Bronwyn
 
Fairlea Prince Rainier x Fairlea Barbara
 
Bronwyn's page
5/13/16. Black-and-white doe.



Fairlea Erin
 
Fairlea Edmond Dantes x SGCH Fairlea Eleanor
 
Erin's page
5/13/16. Gold-and-white doe.

Oberhasli and Mini Obers




GCH Seraiah Farms' LHY Ailia *M
 
Cream-of-Kansas D Long Haul x Seraiah Farms' VW Yvette
 
3/6/2010 - 7/16/2016
 
Ailia's page
Red bay and black. Sadly, I lost my sweet Ailia at only six years old, from pregnancy toxemia. She left behind a lovely half-Nigerian daughter who I hope will carry on her personality, beauty, and tremendous milk production. The pictures are from fall, 2013, during the second year of Ailia's first lactation. I wanted to experience "big goats" and couldn't resist the elegant look of this breed. Thank you, Michael Covey, for this utterly sweet and lovely girl!
 
Show wins: I only took her to three shows in 2013, and she won GrCH and BB at all three and finished her CH at only three years old! This included one show with an empty udder; I got confused and milked her out for the Best in Show competition in the first ring of a two-ring show before we had been in the second ring. But she still won in the second ring!




Fairlea Clover
 
Dragonfly RY Stonewall Jackson x GCH Seraiah Farms' LHY Ailia
 
Clover's page
5/30/14. Half-Oberhasli/half-Nigerian. Light red bay and black.
 




Fairlea Auralee
 
Dragonfly RY Stonewall Jackson x GCH Seraiah Farms' LHY Ailia
 
Auralee's page
7/16/16. Half-Oberhasli/half-Nigerian. Red bay and black. As Ailia's posthumus daughter, she has big shoes to fill! (Or should I say "hooves"?)