Hops N Lops Farm
Nubian, Saanen and LaMancha Dairy Goats in Harwinton, CT
*B J&M Hideaway AB Iceman
American Nubian 04/03/2022 DNA Typed & Sire Verified Casein Pending G6S Normal by Testing
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Outside Service & Semen Availability:
Iceman is not available for driveway breeding services.
We will not be marketing straws from Iceman until we've been able to evaluate daughters in milk. If you would like to be notified when straws become available, please contact us.
++*B SG Kastdemur's LH Full Service (06-05) EEE 91
++*B SG Kastdemur's At Your Service (06-05) VEE 90
Kastdemur's No Explanations 4*M
+*B GCH LakeShore Ace Bellagio (04-05) VEE 90
+*B LakeShore DL Perfect Storm (02-07) VEE 90
SGCH LakeShore Perfect Bellissima 7*M (05-03) VEEE 91
SGCH LakeShore GP Tahitian Beauty 6*M (03-03) V+EV 87
Kastdemur's Nevada City (01-05) VVA 85
+*B SGCH Royal Blue Nevada Joe
SGCH Sweet-Spring PBC Berimargarita (07-05) EEEE 92
SGCH J&M Hideaway Arctic Rose 2*M (06-06) VEVE 90
*B Saada Wicked Wine Radar
SG Frog Flat Farm Ava Two 1*M (07-04) VVVV 87
Frog Flat Farm Cheri Cheezcake
As we've started to think ahead to future breeding plans, it was very obvious that we were overdue for an out-cross buck. Our previous plans had not worked out, but we had followed +*B GCH LakeShore Ace Bellagio EX90 since he was in the 2014 Spotlight Sale in Maine. Purchasing a buck of that price wasn't in the cards at that time, so we made a reservation on his dam SGCH LakeShore Perfect Bellissima while at convention which ended up being the year Bellissima won Reserve National Champion, Reserve Best Udder and Total Performer. Her daughter we purchased, SGCH LakeShore Katerina 8*M went on to win the milking yearling class the next year in Harrisburg. Katerina didn't give us too many daughters in her lifetime, but we have always intended on breeding her genetics into our American line which owning Iceman, a Bellagio son will help us do.
A handful of bucks have consistently stood out at the last few National Shows, two of them being +*B SGCH Royal Blue Nevada Joe and +*B GCH LakeShore Ace Bellagio EX90. While I put emphasis on dam lines, they have very clearly added their stamp on their daughters. While both have their own strengths, I have really appreciated the combination they are producing. With incredibility influential sires behind them such as ++*B SG Kastdemur's LH Full Service EX91 and ++*B SG Kastdemur's At Your Service EX90 who both have many permanent champion, superior genetics and notable daughters and sons. Full Service was the 1999, 2005 and 2006 National Nubian Premier Sire. They are also behind does such as SGCH LakeShore Ace of Hearts 2*M EX91, the 2003 Best Udder as a two year old; +*B SGCH LakeShore-Farms Star Status EX91, 2010, 2011 & 2013 Nubian Premier Sire. Nevada Joe and Bellagio themselves both have Nubian Premier Sire accolades and each have a daughter that has one Reserve National Champion.
We we're also really taken with Iceman's full genetic sister and 2021 Reserve National Champion, 2021 and 2022 Reserve Best Udder winner SGCH J&M Hideaway AB Desert Mirage 3*M EX92. She really excels in the shape of her mammary system, and has scored extremely well in rear udder height and arch that we hope to bring into our herd. While we appreciate her and her dam's strength and width, I was really taken with the angularity of Arctic Rose, who is a younger full sister to Mirage's dam DesertRose. She has won her National Show class twice and caught my eye in the national champion line at the 2018 National Show.
Iceman also has two full sisters already in milk and with successful show careers. J&M Hideaway Bella Athena EX90 was the 5th place three year old in 2021, and J&M Hideaway AB Frostbite VG87 (Y/FF) who has been 2nd place at both National Shows she's been to in 2021 and 2022. We look forward to watching his other full sisters freshen, and hope we see the same strength in mammary traits that they are consistently showing.