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An appreciation of an old friend…

SHRA Virtual’s Reality in the summer of 2001, soon after arriving here at her new home as a juvenile. Insets: Reality posing later in ’01 with her loot from that year’s AOBA National Show, and looking rather pissed off at me in August 2012 as she nurses a newborn CCNF Magistrate.

With heavy hearts . . . → Read More: An appreciation of an old friend…

Baby Bells

Bellafina's Precocious daughter born last week.

One of the trends that we’ve really started to see play out here at CCNF over the past 4 or 5 months has been the clustering of mother-daughter (Magdalena along with her adult daughters Johanna and Lilah, Reality and her daughters Nutmeg and Acomani, Sugar Snow and Sugar . . . → Read More: Baby Bells

The graphically-intense, gratuitous cria photo post

Mailing it in? Perhaps. The title rather says it all, as will the general lack of non graphic-based content. Some times when writer’s block hits it’s best to just go with it. Thankfully, as I was out shooting some pics of new sales animals we’re getting ready to list, I was also able to get . . . → Read More: The graphically-intense, gratuitous cria photo post

Sisters that birth out together stay together?

Nutmeg and her newborn female cria yesterday afternoon

There are certain maternal lines within our breeding program that we really cannot get enough of. 5P Cangalli and her daughters Enchantress, Ascension, Requiem, and now littlest sister Sovereign Gemm fall into that category. Likewise for PP Jesusa, her wonder-kids Magdalena and Golden Sovereign, their sister . . . → Read More: Sisters that birth out together stay together?

Shared Custody Agreement

Two mamas are better than one: CCNF Octavio, November 2010

So there we were back in August eagerly awaiting the due date of arguably the most valuable colored female on our farm, Reality (SHRA Virtual’s Reality if you seek her out on ARI). How important was/is she to us and our big picture? We . . . → Read More: Shared Custody Agreement