Barn name: Kissie
Book: Purebred French Alpine
Color: Reg as cou blanc, but with age is clearly a broken cou clair! (see above pics!)
** DNA On File ** sire verified
Linear Appraisal History
2022 – GV++ 81 01-05. Awesome score for a yearling, especially considering she has completely blown hocks which has completely altered her appearance. Can never say how different they’d look if “normal”, but she was most affected by a roached back and posty legs and steep rump – which were not there pre injury. Can only appraise as they appear and the scores are fair! Strongly commended for extreme open ribbing, flatness, and spacing.
Yr Age DIM #M %F #F %P #P Peak#
2022 – Kidded buck/doe twins sired by Alakai 3/12/22. Retained Caprice Acres Alakai Caldera who I then lost in a freak accident in late April.
She had a severe injury to primarily her right rear hock, suspected rupture of a collateral ligament that has led to severe instability in that joint. Both hocks were affected to a degree. The end of her first pregnancy was extremely hard for her to be mobile, and I hesitate to put her through this again. It also completely altered her back/rear leg/rump assembly – going from reasonable conformation in rump and rear legs to a train wreck as she tries to compensate for massive instability in a major joint. Was hoping she’d bounce back after kidding and while she’s more mobile due to the ‘weight loss’, she took a long time to be more normal in mobility. She has age on her side in this case. She had improved through the lactation in mobility and stability in her joints, so I have elected to try breeding her.
At some point winter 2022, Kissie suffered severe injury to her right rear hock, suspect rupture of a collateral ligament meaning she has no stability in her right hock. Late pregnancy was extremely difficult for her mobility. The cause is likely both due to her carrying twins, as well as being overweight (my fault), and possibly slip/fall on ice is my suspect. She struggled to walk and jump on the milk stand at end of pregnancy, and still hesitates and has to think about jumping up *EVERY* time for milking. She can do it, but this injury will likely predispose her to early onset arthritis in that limb, and every future pregancy. Due to the injury she has a odd gait and steep rump/roached loin/posty rear legs posture in the rear but she is not inherently structured this way in my opinion. Her rear udder is HIGH, and so, so wide to fill that wide rump well. My only compliant is that I wish she had more foreudder extension. She is producing quite well despite injury, and has been very healthy otherwise.