Many years ago we purchased a doe from Quixote Lamanchas, Quixote Jo's Noelle. She was a lovely doe (and Monet's sister) and we bred her to +*B Lucky Star's 3D Natural- a Dandy son. This produced GCH Lucky Star's Natural Raquel, Vivian's Dam, making Vivian closely related to Xhibit on the dam line as well as having a common sire- Thrill.
Vivian and offspring are shown here. This family is noted for their all around good type as well as milk and showability.Not to mention our first 94 EEEE doe.
Vivian has many granddaughters in the herd (over 10) from her son and daughters. Her contribution is very significant.
Kids from the Vivian family can be found on the Vivian kids page.
SGCH Lucky*Star's LOT Vivian 4*M
S- *B Little Orchard Pure Thrill Reference Bucks
DOB 4/2/2005 and still doing well at 17 yrs old
LA 6-04 93 E E E E
LA 7-04 93 E E E E
LA 8-04 93 E E E E 3 different appraisers
LA 9-05 94 E E E E
3-09 303 2450 113 4.6% 81 3.3%
4-10 313 2390 115 4.8% 85 3.6%
5-10 305 3480 152 4.4% 116 3.3% Top Ten
6-10 305 3410 151 4.4% 112 3.3% Top Ten
6-10 364 3780 169 4.5% 125 3.3% extended
8-00 272 2520 102 4.0% 85 3.4%
8-11 291 2620 114 4.4% 86 3.3%
Her 10th, 11th and 12th lactation we ended early to reduce our chores.
Lifetime is 2893 days 26,520 milk 4.4% BF and 3.4% P
PTI 119 100
PTA 130M 4F 5P
About Vivian: DNA TYPED Alpha s1 Casein A/A
Vivian was recently confirmed to be one of the very few does who appraise 94 E E E E we were honored and thrilled with this news!
Vivian was shown 4 times in 2011 going BEST IN SHOW the first 3 times and Reserve Grand behind Xhibit at "State Fair". Shown only once in 2012 she was 2nd in Champion Challenge at State Fair. Shown only once in 2013 she was 3 place Champion Challenger behind Xhibit and "Fish". We were delighted for this 8 year old to be so competitive. In 2014 she was first place as a 9 year old in the over 7 year old class.
Vivian is turning into quite the brood doe with 7 very pretty daughters. Several daughters and a son are leaving their mark in our herd.
As a two year old one of Vivian's "firsts" was at the 2007 national show out of 55 entries!
Her fore udder extension is excellent, the height and width of rear udder is also very good. She is a tall (34" as a 3 yr. old) and is a very long doe, but it is her extraordinary mammary that catches everyone's attention.
She does have a plain (strong) head.
She milks well, shows well and appraises well, yet another doe to reach all our goals. In addition, she produces beautiful offspring.
We have made the tough decision to retire Vivian. She had a single Buck kid in 2018 as 13 year old. Her beautiful daughter (Johansen) will carry on as well many of her granddaughters. and many great- daughters. We will be using her son-Xavier AI this fall.
Top 3 pictures are of Vivian as an 9 year old-She continues to age beautifully.
Next 3 pictures are of Vivian as an 8 year old.
2 pictures are Vivian as a 7 year old in September 2012.
Next Vivian as a 6 year old Spring 2011 on apprisal day.
Bottom 4 are from her 3 year old year
No matter which way you take a picture--this doe is special.
SGCH (pend) Lucky*Star's ME Johansen 5*M
LA 1-05 + V V E 86 Excellent in rear legs.
LA 2-04 E E E E 92 Excellent in shoulder assembly, front legs, rear legs, back and udder texture.
LA 5-03 E E E E 92 Excellent in head, shoulder assembly, front legs, rear legs, back and rump.
1-01 293 2414 96 4.0% 84 3.5%
2-01 305 3186 129 4.0% 113 3.5%
3-01 305 3711 144 3.9% 126 3.4%
4-01 305 3169 129 4.1% 108 3.4%
5-00 305 3066 115 3.8% 108 3.5%
PTI 234 158
PTA 274M 10F 10P
About Johansen: ELITE DOE DNA TYPED --Alpha s1 Casein is A/A
Our 2020 Comment-"We really love this 3 year old. She does it all and boy do we wish she could have been out on the show circuit this year."
well we did get to one show in 2021 and Johansen lived up to all our expectations finishing her championship with a BEST IN SHOW win at large competitive northwest show.
With no Champion Challenge notice Johansen remained home this year looking as beautiful as ever.
She is the dam of herd sire-Lugosi! That pretty much says it all. See her son Lugosi on the Buck page.
She has a great disposition, excellent tasting milk and looking at her 4th lactation over 3,000 pounds lactation.
Johansen is bred to *B Rockin-CB KWY Jiangxi BUCKS This is a repeat breeding we are very excited about. See Monroe and Novak (below) her pretty 2 year old and yearling milker daughters and Parker her 2022 doe kid Vivian Kids
First doe kid may be retained.
June 2022 as a 5 year old milker.
Johansen-- May 2021 as a 4 year old milker- milked out for BEST IN SHOW!
Below pictures May 2021
June 2020 as a 3 year old milker
June 2019 as a 2 year old milker and Summer 2018
as a Yearling milker
Lucky*Star's RJ Monroe
LA 2-04 V E V E 89
1-01 304 2525 87 3.5% 79 3.1%
2-01 307 3309 124 3.8% 124 3.1%
About Monroe: ELITE DOE DNA TYPED --Alpha s1 Casein is A/A
Monroe is everything we wanted when we made this breeding. A doe with lots of dairy strength. She is a great addition to our herd.
shown 3 times and 2 times first and one time reserve champion.
She is milking well and we are very pleased with her mammary, which milks down beautifully. Her teats are big, but boy is she easy to hand milk. She is also our winter milk-milking well into March before kidding again in May..
She shows well, milks well and appraises well-can't ask for more.
Monroe will be bred to *B Argonne's Nevado BUCKS We really want to see some more Nevado kids and keep a few, so using him on this special 2 year old seems like a good idea.
June 2022 as a 2 year old.
July 2021 as a yearling milker
Lucky*Star's RJ Novak
LA 1-03 V + + V 85
1-01 305 2280 85 3.7% 79 3.6%
extended 326 2402
About Novak: ELITE DOE DNA TYPED --Alpha s1 Casein is A/A
Novak is a stunning yearling. We think one of the best we have had. Her rear udder lateral attachment is exceptional as is her fore udder.
She milks well and shows well. Shown 4 times she was 2 times first and 2 times second.
She milks well into March and refreshened in May.
Her appraisal score reflects her immaturity (now that there isn't suppose to be an age adjustment).
Novak wil be bred to*B Rockin-CB RL Major Magic BUCKS We love this breeding which is a repeat of the very pretty Perabo. Vivian kids.
May 2022 as a yearling. (The injury to her neck has healed up very well).
GCH(Pend) Lucky*Star's RJ Liv 7*M
LA 3-03 E E E E 92 Excellent in head, shoulder assembly, front legs, rear legs, back and rump.
We were not scheduled for appraisal in 2020 or 2021
1-00 238 1919 65 3.4% 64 3.3%
1-10 305 2981 122 4.1% 104 3.5%
2-10 299 3129 123 3.9% 109 3.5%
PTA 75M 0F 4P
About Liv: DNA TYPED -Alpha s1 Casein is A/A
Liv has conitnued to develop into a stunning milker. She was shown 6 times this spring going Grand 4 times. (Her herd mates do occasionally stand in front of her. She was also BEST IN SHOW quite an honor for this young doe. She is as nice as her 2 herd mates Limelight and Lara.
We love to see Debra's long, level rump passed on to this doe.
This doe is also an impressive milker almost making the 3,000 pound mark last year- this year she is well on her way to that mark.
Liv will be bred to *B Lucky*Star's HD Lugosi BUCKS repeating the 2020 breeding that produced the beatiful Margo who is now in a show and milk test home. We do have to sell some very nice milkers each spring.
First doe kid may be retained.
May 2022 as a 3 yar old
May 2021 as a 2 yar old and June 2020 as a yearling
Lucky*Star's RJ Natalie
LA 1-03 +++G 82
Dried early to allow her to grow.
About Liv: DNA TYPED -Alpha s1 Casein is A/A
Natalie is our very immature yearling that we just could not give up on. Her mammary is every bit as nice as LIV, just small.
Yes her apprasial recognizes her significant immaturity. We appraised her and dried her up to let her grow. We are pretending she is a dry yearling-but of course not showing her as such.
Natalie has refreshened as a 2 year old she has a lovely mammary.
We will see next year if we were right. I can think of some pretty famous does who appraised poorly as yearlings, her dam included.
Natalie will be bred toto *B Lucky*Star's HD Lugosi BUCKS repeating the lovely single doe she had this year.
May 2022 as a yearling.