LA: 90 (VEVE) @ 06-01
Joy is long, dairy and angular, yet still has width. She is balanced and graceful. She has her mother's incredible general appearance and her father's smooth shoulders. A super udder, very high and smooth, overall very nice attachments. Joy most closely resembles her grandam, ARMCH SG Rosasharn's Buckwheat Honey 3*M in body type. Joy is shown above in a show line up with Rosasharn UMT Painted Lady 4*M who is standing in second place to her.
LA: 91 (EEEE) @ 07-04
Very dairy, just look at that neck! She is refined, angular, wide and well balanced. Her first freshening udder was just wonderful, high, tight, strong medial suspensory ligament, large, easy to milk teats, great udder texture, and improved capacity over her dam. She has held up very well as she has ages and continues to have the height, the medial and the excellent teat placement of her youth.
LA: 91 (VEEE) @ 05-01
Very well balanced, excellent general appearance. This doe combines strength, dairy character, width, levelness and power so nicely. She has a very nice, capacious, globular udder with easy to milk teats. A picture speaks 1,000 words!
LA: 91 (EEEE) @ 08-11
Kujira is a super heavy milk producer, with a well attached udder and very long, whole-hand teats! Pictured here with her twelve-year-old, 11th freshening udder. She is a large bodied doe. Not the show style of her littermate SGCH Rosasharn HB Gari 4*M but correct throughout. She spent the first years of her life with friends on a homestead in Maine as a family milk producer along with SG Rosasharn's TL Mariposa 3*M. They both came back home to Rosasharn several years ago. She has produced some beautiful offspring who we are in love with (see GCH Rosasharn AX Moonsnail 5*M). Kujira has always been a strong milker, however there are no milk test records for her prior to 2014.
LA: 89 (VEVV) @ 06-05
Thought these are poor pictures of her from her first lactation, May is a lovely, correct, "dairy" doe with a very nicely attached and shaped udder and easy to milk, plumb teats. She quickly won her way to permanent champion status in a highly competitive region. She has produced many similarly correct and stylish kids (see Rosasharn CB Winter's Noelle 7*M).
LA: 90 (EVVE) @ 05-07
Noelle really shows herself off at every opportunity. She is small, correct and elegant with a lovely top line, nice height to her udder and comfortable to milk teats.
LA: 89 (VEVV) @ 05-03
This pretty doe has followed in her sister, Rosasharn AX Champagne Bubbles 6*M footsteps and wowed us with a late first freshening. Every year she gets better and better!
LA: 88 (VEVV) @ 04-02
LA: 91 (VEEE) @ 05-02
Haiku is very wide, sharp and graceful. She has long easy to milk teats on a nicely shaped udder with good medial suspensory ligament. She is a very good milker for a yearling. She has strong, forward facing feet and legs. We were very sad to lose her in the spring of 2015.
LA: 91 (EEEE) @ 07-04
Honey is exceptional! Chocolate brown. When people see her they say "That's dairy!" and they mean it. Her skin is soft, pliable, and elastic. Her ribs are open, flat and well sprung. Honey has the highest widest rear udder we have ever seen on a Nigerian. She milks too! She knows she is special. We call her "Her Highness" because she knows she is royal. We have kept many of her daughters and sons over the years.
LA: 90 (EEEV) @ 08-11
Keeping this doe was an after-thought which occurred to me when her dam freshened for the 6th time at age 6 with 6.2 lbs on first DHIA test, going on to breed leader for milk production, butterfat and protein in 1998 and 1999. I had high expectations for this gold doe to surpass her dam since her paternal grandam also has a capacious udder. WOW does she milk! And she shows too! This is the miniature dairy goat we breed for. It says it all, many years in a row breed leader, and ARMCH!! And as if she needs to prove herself even more take a look at her offspring, ARMCH Rosasharn's Unagi 3*M, ARMCH SG Rosasharn's TL Ulani 3*M, and ARMCH Rosasharn's Ume. She has no problem passing on some of her glory to her kids.
LA: 86 (VEV+) @ 09-01
"Mouse" is incredible; truly a miniature dairy goat. She's always at the top of her class with general appearance and one of the flattest top lines on a Nigerian. She has a wonderful disposition too. Mouse almost has it all. If she were larger, she would be a more productive milker in our herd. Her udder has wonderful silky texture making it easy to milk and empty completely. Her fore udder is very smooth and her rear udder is high and wide with a good medial ligament. Her conformation is near ideal, extremely uphill and proportional for her size. Her feet and legs are as near ideal as they can be to the AGS score card.
LA: 88 (VVEE) @ 04-02
Brown and gold with a black cape and some white overlay. Honey Bee is truly a dairy goat. She is sharp and refined, but at the same time powerful, beautiful full-extended brisket, wide arching escutcheon. She is a wonderful example of femininity, power, balance and temperament, all in one. Her udder has a full high nice rear, great texture, capacity and teat size. It could have a little more extension in the fore. She had great capacity and production but Honey Bee survived mastitis in 2006 and unfortunately, lost half her udder. While her show career came to an abrupt end, she continues to raise her own kids and usually has some milk left over for us.
LA: 92 (EEEE) @ 06-00
So pretty! Bewitched has a lot of width and dairy character. She is a lot like her mother but with better shoulders. This is a true miniature dairy goat. She has the will to milk. As a small first freshener with twins, she accepted a graft, fed three big kids and always had extra milk. Her udder is not only capacious, but very globular and well attached with big, plumb teats.
LA: 88 (EEE+) @ 09-06
Brown with a black cape and silver and white moon spots. Mariposa is a lovely feminine doe with incredible balance and poise. And what an attitude! She would love to sit on a red velvet pillow. Like all of Tiger's kids she has great general appearance, lovely dairy character, beautiful width and depth and is wonderfully smoothly blended. Her udder is very well balanced with nice capacity, finally coming into great production on her fourth lactation. Poor Mariposa has won AGS Grand Champion four times, but since a Youth Show is restricted and a Junior leg is restricted she is not an ARMCH. She spent several of her middle aged years with friends in Maine as a family milker so lost some of her show years and milk record lactations.
LA: 88 (VVEE) @ 04-11
Moonsnail is a favorite! She is a sturdy doe with a fabulous udder and comfortable, easy to milk teats, and beautiful general conformation. She has a sweet, self assured personality.
LA: 88 (VVVV) @ 05-02
Kitten is a pretty, petite doe, who has had a late start in life, freshening for the first time at age 4 with a single kid. She has a lovely udder with, everything in the right place, especially ideal teat placement and texture. We decided to cut her first lactation short so as to rebreed her and catch up for some lost time.
LA: 90 (EEEV) @ 05-00
Very uphill, open and dairy. Elegant doe with super milk production. Unfortunately, she had a very difficult delivery in 2012 and, though she milked through an extended lactation, has not conceived.
LA: 90 (VEEE) @ 08-08
Chardonnay is a beautiful feminine doe with a super nicely attached globular udder with great fore-udder extension. She is a very correct doe. As an older doe she could do well in the show ring. She has been very productive of kids but doesn't hold her lactations as long as some of our other does.
LA: 90 (VEEE) @ 04-01
Ginger is a lovely doe, elegant and productive. She is strong yet feminine, with a lovely neck and brisket. She has a nice globular udder with easy to milk teats.
LA: 90 (EEEV) @ 05-02
LA: 89 (VEEV) @ 04-02
Magnolia is a very nice, very correct little doe. She has been a Plain Jane at Rosasharn and in the local show circuit, though we know she is not proving her potential. Her udder is very well attached and globular, though she is not one of our top milk producers. She has consistently produced beautiful, stylish kids (see GCH Rosasharn BB Cape May Warbler 6*M).
LA: 89 (VVEE) @ 05-02
We love the body style of Champagne. She is a big-bodied doe with overall correctness and a nice globular udder. She freshened for the first time at age 3 and it was worth the wait!
Chianti is following in her mothers footsteps as a great milker.
LA: 81 (+A++) @ 02-01
Named after the mild Japanese rice wine, Sake is long bodied and very wide in the rear with lots of room for an udder. She has an incredible udder with the softest texture in our herd. Her attachments are great and her teats are long, elastic and wide.
Even Star is small buckskin doe with white over lay. She is very well balanced and is showing allot of width, depth and dairy character. She is graceful and elegant, displaying a super flat top line, both across the back and from thurl to thurl. Her first freshening udder is very much like Arwen's, but with stretchier teats that are easier to milk. Her udder is globular, very high, tight, and with a super fore-udder. She freshened for the first time at age 3 and we are extremely impressed with that udder!!! It was well worth waiting for!
LA: 86 (++VV) @ 04-03
Ulani was our first double ADGA/AGS permanent champion! She was light gold with intricate white lacing, beautifully balanced with lovely general appearance when she cooperated. She was very nice straight forward front feet and legs and very correct rear angulation. She did not have the sweetest temperament in the herd, always a bit stand-offish though came for milking reliably. Her udder had incredible width and height to the rear with a good fore and excellent capacity too.
LA: 90 (VEEE) @ 05-02
Arwen is an example of ARMCH Rosasharn's Tiger L ++B good work on shoulder blending and udder attachment. Arwen combines her dam's depth and width and power while blending perfectly with a super high and incredibly tight rear udder, one of the highest we have ever seen on a Nigerian. Arwen has refinement, grace and power that are in excellent balance. A super high rear udder, not only holding up with age but still improving!
LA: 88 (EEE+) @ 10-00
"Bitta" has matured into a beautiful long bodied level doe. At almost seven years of age she is still a strong, graceful doe. Her kids are uniformly stylish.
Solid black and stylish! When this doe competed against our own Bonnie in a Junior Champion Challenge class under Harvey Considine, he commented that Elfin is "all that Bonnie is and everything she lacks!" Femininity and power combined. She has capacity and a very high, tight udder with an absolutely incredible fore-udder that blends smoothly right into her belly.
LA: 90 (VEEV) @ 09-04
"Lupe" is quite similar in confirmation to her sisters, truly a small dairy goat. Lupe is still going strong at age 10. She has stood the test of time. Her udder is still nicely attached with a very pleasing shape and texture. Her body has held up beautifully, even her pasterns are still up. She always has easy births. She is flashy, in a different color: black with random tan moon-spots. She is a firecracker of a personality and loves everybody but does things her way-spoiled.
LA: 91 (EEEV) @ 12-04
Eclipse is the daughter of two-time AGS National Champion, ARMCH Goodwood Tom Thumb ++B, National Champion in her own right AND dam of ARMCH SG Rosasharn's Buckwheat Honey 3*M, 2007 AGS National Champion and 2010 ADGA Reserve National Champion! This is a winning line! Chocolate with a large white eclipse shape on left side. She has been one of Rosasharn's best milkers; voluminous udder with nice long, wide teats (hand fulls), high, wide rear udder attachment; she really fills the milk pail! Nice and wide in the hocks, escutcheon and hips, long rump, and a strong front end. Truly a grand old lady. At almost 9 years of age she earned one of the highest AGS classification scores ever given to a Nigerian, 92.7. And at TEN years of age became the AGS National Champion Sr. Doe! She is still healthy and productive at 12 years of age! These are the genetics we breed for: a long healthy, productive life.
Gold buckskin with brown cape, white spot on right side. This graceful, long doe has a long neck, beautiful top-line and exceptionally long teats on a well attached udder (which her sons seem to pass on to their offspring consistently). She is a bit high strung, which causes her to go off her feed when transported or otherwise stressed; consequently her milk production falls dramatically and she doesn't look her best when shown, nevertheless she earned MCH.
Geranium was smoothly blended, overall. She had a grand, beautifully attached udder, a level top-line, long rump and strong front end. Timing had not been in her favor in the show ring; she was only shown for the first time as a 4 year old, and her last lactation (1997), was atypical. She had a fetus die in utero, necessitating a C-section on a very sick uterus and doe. After 2 weeks in vet hospital, she returned home, still weak, with the prognosis that she would never conceive again. To our astonishment, her yearling daughter (from whom she was inseparable) began nursing and brought her into a decent enough lactation that she placed in the top of her class when she was shown, including first place in the aged doe class at the 1997 AGS National show!
LA: 84 (+VV+) @ 02-09
As a yearling first freshener, Moonstruck is impressive. She is a powerful doe for her age with real confomational strengths. Despite having a single kid she has a very capacious, well attached udder, producing lots of milk. Wish her teats were a little better placed on the udder halves, though we are noticing that as her udder develops into this lactation she is filling more milk into the sided and those teats are becoming more plumb and less noticeable on the outside. She is very sweet.
LA: 89 (VEE) @ 03-03
Tom was our favorite herd sire! He built our herd. Tom was perhaps, the most influential buck in the history of the Nigerian breed. He helped build the Rosasharn style, passing on long level top-lines and rumps; long necks; wide rear ends and escutcheons; capacious, tightly attached udders with large comfortable, easy-to-milk teats; strong front ends and general correctness, in a variety of flashy colors. His offspring possess fabulous balance and dairy proportions. Many of his sons are in service as herd sires, throwing gorgeous kids, daughters of which at this point have well attached udders fore and rear. Tom's genetics, and our creative line breeding program are responsible for the unique Rosasharn herd style. Tom has sired multiple Master (permanent) champions and many of his offspring have Grand Champion legs. We were very sad when Tom passed away at 11 years old. He lived a good life and left behind a legacy that will continue to prove themselves in all ways possible. He lives on in his kids, kid's kids and his kid's kid's kids... We will never forget Tom or the influence he left behind on the entire Nigerian breed.
LA: 82 (+AE ) @ 08-02
Tiger, like ARMCH Goodwood Tom Thumb ++B before him, refined and defined the Rosasharn style. He contributed greatly to the development of the Nigerian breed overall. He was the result of a line breeding on Stonewall's Raising Arizona, who is Tiger's paternal grand sire and ARMCH Goodwood Water Lilly 1*M grandsire. Raising Arizona, himself was a grandson of the exceptional Tom Thumb! Tiger is black and gold buckskin with much white overlay. His first freshened daughter easily became a permanent champion: ARMCH Rosasharn's Unagi 3*M. Tiger sired many champions and his daughters excel in udder shape, attachment and milk production. We are thrilled with the udders we have seen on his daughters, every udder has been an improvement over the dam, especially in height of rear udder and MSL. His kids are very consistent; with really nice tight shoulders and are very stylish and well balanced with super high and tight rear udders.
LA: 89 (VEE ) @ 02-00
LA: 87 (VVE ) @ 06-11
LA: 87 (VVE ) @ 06-10
Ringo is black and white and very correct. Very similar in body style to his dam, he passes on that lovely udder and nice level rump from his sire!
LA: 88 (VVV ) @ 02-02
Top notch buck from excellent show and productions lines. Consistently produces passes on those traits (and moonspots) to his kids.
LA: 86 (VVV) @ 04-02
LA: 84 (+VV ) @ 01-01
LA: 82 (+V+ ) @ 01-07
LA: 87 (VEV ) @ 02-05
"Sonny" is a sharp little black and white buck with super soft supple skin and lots of dairy character.
LA: 89 (VEE ) @ 05-01
A flashy black and white buck who excels in dairy character.
LA: 85 (+VE ) @ 02-03
LA: 90 (VEE ) @ 04-00
Galaxy is a handsome, super long and level buck. His skin is loose and pliable and his ribs are flat and open. He has a very desirable rump. He has an exceptionally nice top line and long clean neck. He has an ideal head and ears that represent excellent breed character. His age is deep and wide with tight shoulders and elbows. Even though is slightly oversized he received an Excellent Linear Appraisal score. His fresh daughters have extremely high, well attached udders.