This page is now
dedicated to pictures of notable achievers from the Parcmawr and
Gongoozler herds. The pictures are all around 80KB.
The first herd sire, SM †
Gongoozler Dumpling, a very succesful British goat born in 1975
who sired many fine offspring, achieved Sire of Merit Status and
had considerable success in the show ring. He was 8 at the
time of this photo. To gain the SM award, the male must
have 5 daughters who achieve recognised milking qualifications.
R188 Parcmawr Iorwg *,
born 1980, and shown here at Aberystwyth show in 1984, where she
was Best BT milker and Best in Show. An excellent milker,
she achieved the highest officially recorded yield for a BT
milker in the same year, in a 365-day recorded lactation of 1889
R125 Parcmawr Iris Q*2 Br Ch
was the herd's first Breed Champion; Another 1980-model, she was
not among the highest-yielding on milk quantity but she had
excellent confomation and this helped her to the 5 Best-of-Breed
wins that are required for that qualification. The Q*, a
milking trial qualification, testifies to the high quality of her
milk, while the 2 indicates that her dam and grand-dam achieved *
standard in similar trials.
Born in 1984, R119 Parcmawr Marguertite Q*3 Br Ch continued the
line of excellent milkers from her dam, Iris. She had an
illustrious career in shows and produced 25 kids over 11 years -
in this photo she is 9 years old.
And it's not all girls! Above are 2 very successful males
discussing who's boss. On the left, SM § 125/167 †
Parcmawr Nemo Br Ch, born in 1985 and the herd's first male Breed
Champion, who had a very successful career both in the show ring
and as a stud male. On the right, SM CH § 188/151 †
Parcmawr Quercus Br Ch, born in 1988 and the herd's first male
full champion, which requires a Best in Show at 3 shows under
Quercus was about 18 months old when this picture waas taken.
Back to the girls, and this is CH R134 Parcmawr Redruth Q*4 Br
Ch. Born in 1989, she became the herd's first female
full champion, which in addition to the Best in Show
qualifications as for the males, also requires that the goat is a
Born in 1990, § 111/176
† Parcmawr Saladin Br Ch, half brother to Redruth was another
success in the show ring.
In 1991 Redruth and Quercus between them produced RM193 Parcmawr
Talahassee Q*5 Br Ch (and yes, we know it's spelled
wrongly). A very successful milker, in 1996 she
achieved the herd's highest officially recorded yield in addition
to being a success in the show ring. The left-hand picture
is of her as a young milker, The middle picture is with her
kid in 2001, while the picture on the right shows her at the ripe
old age of 11.
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