Promise is looking lovely as a 4-year-old, with a pretty mammary that's high, wide, and milks down to nothing.  After kidding a single this year she could be sharper but she's peaked at a respectable 13 lbs., so we'll be happy that we have a doe that can maintain condition on 1 lb. of grain per day.  

We've come to really appreciate this doe's ability to handle situations that cause other does to become stressed and go off feed. Promise eats and makes milk no matter what you throw at her, whether it's cross-country travel in 100-degree heat, week-long fairs, kidding triplets, etc.  When a doe can milk like she does and never ever be sick or stressed, that is a rare quality and one we would love all our does to have.  As long as there is food to eat, this is one happy girl, and from a management perspective we love it.  Hopefully her full brother Lute will instill this in his doe kids.


Pictured right as a 4 year old.

SG York Mtn. Smoky Promise 6*M

SS: +*B Kastdemur's Veni Vidi Vici

Sire: +B Kastdemur's Luna's Manny 

SD: Kastdemur's Aqua Luna 4*M VG87 VVVE (yearling)

SG York Mtn. Smoky Promise 6*M EX91 EEEE

DS: *B Kastdemur's Monte

Dam: York Mtn. Lily of Valley 5*M VG88 VEEV

          2017, 2015 ADGA Top Ten Breed Leader

DD: Oak Cottage KI's Wildflower 4*M

Promise 7 2018.jpg

DOB:  3/2/14     Color:  cream



        1-03 VG88 VEVV

        2-03 EX90 EVEE

        4-04 EX91 EEEE

ADGA genetics


DHIR:  1-00 270 2370 103 (4.3%) 79 (3.3%)

            2-00 305 3176 144 (4.5%) 111 (3.5%)

            3-00 305 3689 162 (4.4%) 126 (3.4)

Alpha S1 casein A/A


DNA typed and Parentage Verified

2017 ADGA Top Ten Breed Leader

Show Placings:

  • 2018 3x 1st, 1x BU, 3x RsCH; 2x 2nd; 1x 3rd

  • 2017 2x 1st, 2x BU, 1x RsCH, 3x 2nd

  • 2016 2x 2nd, 1x 3rd

  • 2015 2x 1st, 1x 2nd, 3x 3rd

  • 2014 1x 1st & JrGCH, 1x 2nd, 1x 3rd


Progeny in the herd:

3 year old 3rd fresh

kid picture

yearling milker

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3 year old 3rd fresh

4 year old 4th fresh