VVFarm Sieur de Lasalle's Cayenne was a 2012 baby at Valley View Farm. I contacted Liz at VVF last spring when I was already planning ahead for the next few years of breeding. Since I am at school in Massachusetts during the breeding season, Devin and I have decided to put off any more AI attempts until I'm back at the farm after graduation, and we needed to figure out who would take care of the ladies for the next few years.
VVF had added some exciting genetics to their herd in the fall of 2011, and we got one of the first bucklings by a Pruitville Nubians sire born at Valley View.
Cayenne's grandmother is Pruitville's Huckleberry Frost and his grandfather is Pruitville's Explorer. Every time I look at these animals, I get really excited that we have the opportunity to add their genetics to our herd.
Cayenne is the man of the farm at this point. He was used for breeding only one doe last fall, Sadie, and gave us some beautiful flashy babies. Sadie and Cayenne's doeling, Gwen (for Gwen Stefani), is Devin's favorite doe kid this year. He's always been partial to Sadie and her notably gigantic ears, which her daughter certainly inherited!
|Cayenne and Sadie's 2013 doeling, Gwen.|