NewHope Thumbelina

Lina (Jersey/Dexter Cross, Heifer)

NewHope Thumbelina

DOB: 1/5/2016
birth height:  26.5″
birth weight:  50 lbs.
polled: heterozygous
color:  dun, carries red
chondro-free
PHA-free

BoPeep surprised me with this dainty, pretty little 3/4 Dexter, 1/4 Jersey girl, 10 days early.  Thumbelina has a more refined Jersey body type, though Dexter dun in color.  She shows good conformation, and is a clean, balanced heifer with excellent, structurally sound feet & legs.  At 40″ tall already at 6 months of age, she should mature at a nice mid-size height.  Lina has a sweet, friendly disposition & is halter trained.

With Bo peaking at 6 gallons a day, and Milkman’s good milk production bloodlines, I expect Lina to make a good milk cow.  She has been raised on her dam, and since I share-milk, she is already used to the milk parlor, and the sight & sound of the milking machine.

Lina has gone to her new home in central KY.

In the top photo below she is 1 month old, the middle photo is at 4mo and the bottom is at 6mo.

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Pedigree

Sire:  Mrald Perfect Lil Milkman:  Mrald Dun to Perfection x Mrald Ringo Fire

Dam:  Joy o’Drummer BoPeep:  HT Cinnamon x C2H2’s Drummer Boy