Rosasharn BH Cashew Turtle 5*M VEVV 88

Updated 12/18/20

We were very excited to welcome Rosasharn BH Cashew Turtle 5*M to our herd in 2015, and she quickly became a farm favorite with a zany but sage personality.  Our milk customers love "Turle milk," our visitors always seem to be drawn to her, and she manages to sneak a few extra cookies when the other girls aren't looking.

We appreciated the opportunity to acquire this special doe  from Rosasharn Farm and welcomed triplet bucks on April 8, 2015  That was Turtle's 3rd freshening; she was bred to Rosasharn Prince Liteningwhelk, a 2 year old up and coming buck at Rosasharn Farm who went on to score EEE 91 at his 2016 linear appraisal.  

Turtle is a small, highly refined doe with a very sweet disposition.  She earned her milk star during her first lactation as a yearling by producing over 700 lb. of milk and exceeding butterfat and protein  requirements.

Turtle was bred to Gypsy Moon SM Mai Tai *B and produced triplets again in 2016. This time she gave us 2 bucks and a doe which we retained. We repeated this breeding for 2017 and had triplets again, this time 2 does and a buck. In 2018 Turtle produced quads, 3 does and a buck sired by Gypsy Moon A Lazuli who she is also bred to for 2019.

Turtle was shown sparingly in 2015-2016.  She is somewhat at a disadvantage due to her small stature, but judges commend her for exceptional dairy character, general appearance and rear udder height and attachment.

At our Linear Appraisal on 9/6/15 Turtle was appraised at +VVV 87 with the appraiser commenting that she was not feeling her best. Her Linear appraisal score on 6/13/16 was VEVV 88. Turtle's linnear appraisal in 2019 Was +EVV 86, as she struggled with a torn meniscus and we had a terrible time keeping any weight on her  Happily she has recovered and has done very well on her year off in 2020 (although on extended lactation as she refused to dry off).

Rosasharn BH Cashew Turtle 5*M, 2017

12 hour fill, 1 month post freshening, 5th freshening

Fourth freshening udder 2016

Fourth freshening udder- 12 hour fill. Turtle has a lovely, smooth udder with large orifices and is easy to milk.

Sire: Rosasharn's TL Bully Hill B* VVV89

Sire Bully Hill is now owned by Helderberg Hollow Farm. Photo courtesy of Anne Petersen, Rosasharn Farm.

Rosasharn BH Cashew Turtle 5*M, 2017

12 hour fill, 1 month post freshening, 5th freshening

Fourth freshening udder 2016

Fourth freshening udder - 12 hour fill. Turtle is still participating in DHIA milk testing.

Dam: ARMCH Rosasharn Tom's Bit-o-Honey 4*M 4*D VEV+ 86

Dam Bit-O-Honey is owned by Rosasharn Farm.
AGS Reserve Champion Junior Doe
Photo courtesy of Anne Petersen, Rosasharn Farm

Rosasharn BH Cashew Turtle 5*M, 2017

12 hour fill, 1 month post freshening, 5th freshening

Rosasharn BH Cashew Turtle 5*M

Show record:
1st place- 1x
2nd place- 4x


Dam's Dam: ARMCH Rosasharn's Buckwheat Honey 3*M 3*D EEEE 91

Dam's dam-Rosasharn's Buckwheat Honey 3*M 3*D
2007 AGS National l Champion Doe and best udder
2010 ADGA Reserve National Champion Doe
Honey was also on the top ten milk production list most of her life.
Photo courtesy of Anne Petersen, Rosasharn Farm

Progeny

Turtle and daughter MeadowMist MT Numero Uno

Turtle and daughter MeadowMist MT Numero Uno

Turtle freshened for the sixth time in 2018 with a nice set of quadruplets. She first produced twin bucks in 2013, then triplet does in 2014, triplet bucks in 2015, triplets (1 doe/2 bucks) in 2016., triplets (2 does, 1 buck) in 2017 and quadruplets (3 does, 1 buck) in 2018. Turtle was bred to Gypsy Moon A Lazuli for 2019 Which resulted in triplets (2 bucks, 1 doe). After freshening in 2019, Turtle sustained a severe injury to her right rear knee so we considered her retired from breeding. She did complete an extended lactation of close to 600 days. In 2020, Turtle miraculously became sound again Although she did not freshen, she continued to be milked and very seriously undertook the role of nursery supervisor, counting babies and making sure they were all behaving according to her specifications! As Turtle has remained sound for 10 months with no need for medication, she has been bred to Wood Bridge Farm Invigorated for 2021, fingers crossed for a doeling to retain. 

MeadowMist L Bijou (2019)

2019 doe now owned by Whiffletree Farm

MeadowMist L Will O'Wisp (2018)

Willow is a pretty chocolate buckskin with blue eyes. She has an enchanting personality and is owned by Backyard Bandits of PA

MeadowMist L Cosmic Cobalt (2019)

2019 buck now owned by the Gale family

MeadowMist L Destiny (2018)

Destiny is a very stylish doe with a beautiful topline and wonderful rear width. She was owned by ERSA Acres in WI.but has returned home and will be a second freshener in 2021

MeadowMist L Jack of Hearts (2019)

2019 buck owned by MeadowMist Nigerians (deceased)

MeadowMist L Totally Taboo (2018)

Taboo was a stunning little doe bound for the show ring for Horm Run Farm, sadly she was one of the many goats lost to pneumonia in the horrible summer of 2018.

Hey Hey (2018)

Hey Hey was the most special little guy who got off to an immediate rough start by having his head/jaw stepped on. He was raised in the house and drooled on everyone since he could not shut his mouth. We were able to have his mouth repaired but lost him to intestinal blockage, he will be forever missed, to meet him was to love him

MeadowMist MT Grand Duchess (2017)

Sired by Gypsy Moon SM Mai Tai *B. 2017 doe owned by Mossy Oak Farm.
Chocolate Buckskin with roaning.

MeadowMist MT Numero Uno (2016)

2016 doe by Gypsy Moon SM Mai Tai. Chocolate buckskin. Retained, now owned by Backyard Bandits in PA

Rosasharn Honey Cashew B* (2015)

2015 buck owned by Rock-N-Ridge Ranch, Trout Lake, MI
(Deceased)

Rosasharn NP Viper B*, 2013 buck

Viper is owned by Helderberg Hollow and has produced some outstanding kids.
Photo courtesy of Helderberg Hollow.

MeadowMist MT Solitaire (2017)

Sired by Gypsy Moon SM Mai Tai *B. 2017 doe owned by My Country Hill Farm in IL.
Solitaire defeated the odds and stayed black although I could not find a single black ancestor in Turtle's ancestry, nor has her sire ever produced a black kid.

MeadowMist MT Jokers Wild 2016)

2016 buck by Gypsy Moon SM Mai Tai *B. Red buckskin with moon spots
Photo courtesy of Angie Smith

Rosasharn Hickory Honey B* (2015)

2015 buck owned by Little Branch Farm, Dearing, GA
(Deceased)

Rosasharn NP Ethereal Dragon, 2014 doe

"Pebbles" is now owned by Backyard Bandits in PA
Photo courtesy of In Clover Nigerians.

MeadowMist MT Ticket to Ride *B (2017)

Sired by Gypsy Moon SM Mai Tai *B. 2017 Buck
Gold and white
Owned by Ersa Acres, Rider has become an excellent herd sire.

MeadowMist MT Aces High (2016)

2016 buck by Gypsy Moon SM Mai Tai *B
Gold with lots of moon spots.

Rosasharn Moose Tracks B* (2015)

2015 buck owned by MeadowMist Nigerians (deceased)

Rosasharn NP Mamushi, 2014 doe

This doe was a dry yearling in 2015.