J-Haven's Livin' Cheerful

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DOB: 5/16/2017

SHOW PLACINGS: 

2018
3 x 1st, 2 x RGCH, 1 x GCH, 1 x BJDIS
2019
3 x 1st, 1 x GCH

PROGENY IN THE HERD:   Manzinita Farm Tiny Dancer

  Cheerful was a welcome addition to the herd when my friend Jill, of J-Haven Acres, was having a "Christmas Sale" in the Fall of 2016.  She told me that any May kid born would be only $250!  Of course, I couldn't pass that up.  I immediatly put down a deposit on one of my favorite does in her herd, Joyous.  Although I always thought of Cheer as a small kid, a result of that May birthday, she soon not only caught up to, but easily surpassed the others.  By the time she was two, she was the widest, most powerful doe in the barn.  She was left a dry yearling because of her birthday but freshened beautifully as an impressive 2 year old.  At her first show of the year, she won her 2nd leg.  Then she got mastitis.  Not only mastitis but gangreen mastitis.  Cheer ended up losing one half of her udder but survived, for which I am very grateful.  Although her show days are over, Cheer continues to prove herself a valuable member of the herd.  She is the easiest keeper in the barn, producing almost 5# of milk from her remaining half on a diet of mixed hay and no grain.  She needs to be monitored for her weight which she does tend to put on very easily.  Standing on excellent feet and legs and about as wide a doe as I've ever seen while still maintaining a correct and tightly put together front end assembly, Cheer is the founding member of my pack string.  Can't think of a better way of keeping her fit and in shape and with her height, strength of bone and willingness to hike along all day, she is one doe that will have a place here for the rest of her days.

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Dry Yearling

2 Year Old/FF

3 Year Old

4 Year Old