Damsel remains on the farm as a pet. Kidding is very hard on her and she was retired due to this.
Damsel is our escape artist and can untie ropes for her and her herd mates. She is also the official greeter in the barnyard.
Damsel makes ALOT of milk!! She did have mastitis her first year and unfortunately has a lopsided udder- so my beautiful girl is just a much loved breeder verses a show girl. She does have more show width on her teats- but they are longer and she is very easy to milk even with my big hands. she produces a good stream of milk and empties right down quickly. Damsel on the 2020 305 day milk test top 10 list was #4 in BF % and on the 2021 305 day milk test top 10 list was #10 in Milk wt, #6 in BF wt, & #3 in BF %
She comes from a very dairy line of Mini Nubians whose breeder bases her line off of their milk production. Damsel's dam does have her milk star(*P), and her sire's dam (4*P). In the 2020 305 day milk test top 10 list- Damsel's dam, Silver Moon Shadow, was #4 in BF wt, and #6 in BF %. In the 2019 top 5 list- Damsel's mom was #4 in BF %!!
1st Freshening Udder
2nd Freshening Udder
Udder pictures above used by permission from Green Gables Mini Nubians