Thursday, February 14, 2013

Brassring Secret Storm

Brassring Secret Storm or just plain "Storm" to those that knew her was a doe we bought back in 2005 out of the Mary Wells herd. Our good friend, Lisa Edinger found her for us. Her daddy is the infamous Well's Burke and her dam was one of the many "magic white" does from the Well's herd. Storm arrived in Arkansas at 6 months of age. She arrived bred, not something planned but at her overnight stop on the way here she managed to visit a really nice Myotonic buck. An unplanned event. Poor little Storm. She was so extremely Myotonic and those Arkansas does were so nasty to her that we decided she needed to just hang out in the yard, away from all the bullies. Since she was bred we promised her that if she had a little girl we would never separate them from one another. Be careful of such promises! Storm did indeed have a little doe kid along with a little buck kid. She loved those babies and doted on them all the time.

We named her doeling, Sadie Mae. Sadie loved her momma. That is baby Sadie Mae laying on her the back of Storm. Sadie always wanted to be as close as possible to her mom.

Storm and Sadie continued to stay together both eating and sleeping together as adults. They even raised their babies together. Then in 2010 Storm had twin doelings, Scarlett and Shae were the names we gave them. And still the little family unit stayed together. Sadie's kids were always kissed good-bye by her and she never looked back at them when we weaned them. She was only really bonded to her momma. 

(left to right..Scarlett, Shae and Sadie Mae).Storm never had a blue kid. Her doe kids were always a shade of red and buck kids were always black. Sadly for all of us we lost Storm during the winter of 2011. Sadie and her sisters now all stay together. She is not as close to them as she was her momma but the family ties are still there. This past year Sadie had a set of twin doelings and we kept them both. These are the first kids that Sadie hasn't kissed and waved good-bye to. So now, we have 5 red, polled does that all sleep, eat and hang out together with one another..........all living out in our yard. ~Pat

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