CONGRATULATIONS TO KATHRYN KLEPAK FOR HER WINNING BID ON LILAC AND HER SELECTION OF STRADIVARIUS FOR HER MAIDEN BREEDING!
A meeting of lineages of grey royalty on the dam's side covered by black stacked generations back on the sire's side!
We hesitate selling Lilac since she is the last daughter of our Adonnis granddaughter, acquired years ago as one of the few grey dams we had on our farm. ATV Adonnis is one of the most utilized and recognized male in the foundation of the grey program in the US. Lilac's dam produced mostly grey and one black girl for us before she passed away earlier this year. However, we have a few of Lilac's sisters so we felt it was time to offer out one of these lavender girls for sale.
Moreover, Lilac is the daughter of our 5x black champion (this was in the days before multiple shows and walking fleece shows) Wolf Den's Dark Secret who brings to the genetic table his Othello and Snowmass Nova's Dark Quest genetics. Secret is the sire of our 13x black champion stud AutumnSun's Black Maelstrom. So, Lilac has a pedigree that is stacked in grey and black!
For her maiden breeding, Lilac can be bred to our 26x black champion Estate's Stradivarious who is closed to outside breedings. This would be a nice pairing to tease out black since Lilic's color genotype is Ee a2a2 for black coloration. So, without the expression of her grey color genes, Lilac is a base black and would produce black.
Or if you wanted to stay the course of her grey genetics, we have available several unrelated grey herdsire genetics. We have our multiple champions, AutumnSun's Artorius (son of Royal Brutus), AutumnSun's Dauntless (son of Bea-2 Bomber), AutumnSun's Apache Longbow (son of Enlightenment), AutumnSun's Major General (Son of Ernesto, son of Lennox) who has produced a very nice classic silver grey this last year. Last but not least, we have our Quixotic 'trouble brothers' - Trouble and Double Trouble. So -- if you want grey herdsires to choose from, we have them!