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SGCH Rosasharn's UMT Tupelo Honey 4*D

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After adding another Best Of Breed to her name as a four year old, third freshener, Tupelo takes a minute to celebrate.

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Tupelo's ADGA Genetics page.



Tupelo left us on April 20th of 2012. She had an atypical labor and her cervix failed to properly dilate. After I worked on her for twenty minutes with no luck, as the kid was huge and horribly twisted, she was rushed to the vet's. Our trusted vet worked on her for around forty-five minutes before giving up, as the kid was simply too large to be delivered vaginally. A c-section was performed, and the kid did not survive. Tupelo went downhill the next day (Friday), so I spent all day working on her and trying to pull her through. My vet wanted her brought it to be hospitalized if she was not seventy-five percent better by Saturday morning. Unfortunately that was too late, as Tupelo died Friday night in our arms. Necropsy suggests she passed of congestive heart failure, however she was displaying symptoms of hypocalcemia. I was treating her with oral calcium every two hours on Friday, but I feel it was too little, too late. If I had it to do over again I would have insisted she had been returned to the vet's to be put on IV calcium. She has left a huge hole in our hearts and our herd.


Tupelo is an exceptional gal whom we are so pleased to have.  She's a very smoothly blended, upstanding doe, who also boasts a long body, the correct width between her hocks and chest floor, lovely angulation, open, well spring ribbing, and extremely loose and thin dairy skin (which makes clipping a pain!).  She has fantastic withers but could be a touch tighter in the shoulders and while her pasterns are short and strong her toes do turn out ever so slightly and also could be a bit tighter.   Her mammary is overall extremely correct, with a high, widely attached rear udder, nice foreudder extension (though she does have a minor pocket and shelf), a strong MSL, and large, well placed teats when viewed from the rear.  I would like her to collapse a little more when milked down.  At the age of seven with six freshenings, Tupe is looking better than ever - truly ageless. 

Tupelo is also proving herself to be just as good at being a brood doe as she is a show doe.  She now has four ADGA finished offspring, one of which is a daughter with her 305 milking star, and one of which is a daughter that has gone 4 x BDIS and appraised at EEEE 91 as a second freshener! 

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Show Record:


Type Of Win:  


ADGA Best Doe In Show Three


Best Of Breed Thirteen


Best Udder Of Breed



Sr. Grand Champion



Sr. Reserve Grand.



1st Place Udder


ADGA 1st Place Dam & Daughter  Two
ADGA Part of 1st Place Dairy Herd One


Kidding Record:








Kaapio Acres KK Sultan *S




CH Algedi Farm Drops Of Jupiter *S




CH Algedi Farm Drops Of Jupiter *S




Rosasharn's TL Sitka Spruce *S




Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay +*S

2010 1 2 CH Algedi Farm Drops Of Jupiter *S
2011 1 2 CH Algedi Farm Drops Of Jupiter *S
2012 1 (DOA) 0 CH Algedi Farm Drops Of Jupiter *S

 Grand Total: Twenty-three Kids


Linear Appraisal History:

(Permanent score in bold)

Year: Height: (Inches) General Appearance: Dairy Character: Body
Mammary: Final Score:
2006 22 V V V V 88
2007 22 V V V V 86
2008 22 V V E E 89
2010 22 E E E E 91
2011 22 E E E E 91



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Year: Freshening: Body: Udder:
2004 N/A N/A
2005 First  
2006 Second
2007 Third
2008 Fourth
2009 Fifth Tupelo had milked herself down to a bag of bones, despite our best efforts, so no picture were taken.
2010 Sixth
2011 Seventh  


Tupelo and daughter, Honeyheart, after each winning a Best Of Breed in 2007.

Examples Of Progeny:

2005 Kids:

(Sired by Sultan)

ARMCH/CH Algedi Farm S Honey Heart 4*D

LA2008 VVEV 88

Algedi Farm S Honey O's

2006 Kids:

(Sired by CH Jupiter)

Also see CH Splash.

SGCH/MCH Algedi Farm DJ Honey Dew 1*M

LA2010 EEEE 91

 5 x BDIS, 10 x BOB, 7 x Sr. GCH, 1 x Jr. GCH

Photos courtesy of Dana McKenzie, doe owned by Siena Rasmussen.

CH Algedi Farm Smokin' Hot Honey *S

2 x Sr. GCH, 1 x Restricted RGCH,

2007 Kids:

(Sired by CH Jupiter)


Algedi Farm DJ Amrita

LA2009 VVVV FS87

3 x Sr. 1st

Photos courtesy of Jasper Pine.

Algedi Farm DJ Hunka Honey

1 x 1st, 1 x 2nd

Photo courtesy of Adobe Acres.

2008 Kid:

(Sired by Sitka Spruce)

Algedi Farm SS Queen Bee

2 x Sr. RGCH

Photo courtesy of Jasper Pine.
2009 Kids:

(Sired by Montego Bay)

Algedi Farm MB Medovina

1 x Jr. GCH

Photo courtesy of Dragonfly Farm.


Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay

1 x 1st

2010 Kids:

(Sired by CH Jupiter)

Algedi Farm Just Like Honey

Photo courtesy of Poppy Patch Farm.

CH Algedi Farm Drops Of Honey

 2 x BOB, 3 x Sr. GCH, 3 x Sr. RGCH

Photo courtesy of Gypsy Moon Nigerians
2011 Kids:

(Sired by CH Jupiter)

Algedi Farm Tawari Honey

Algedi Farm Sizzlin' Hot Honey

Photo courtesy of Jasper Pine Nigerians.


Kalee's Notes:

Tupelo is an extremely proud and intelligent doe.  She's both herd queen over the does and - in her mind - herd queen over the petty humans.  When on the milkstand she'll become angry when her bucket dares run out of grain and flings it to the floor, along with her neighbor's bucket if she can, regardless of if they're finished with their grain.  And then if I scold her, she gives me big deer eyes with a "What, me?  But I'm so sweet and innocent!" look.  She also very much enjoys being displayed in the show ring - she will slip her head into a show collar when it's held up, and sets herself up in the ring, chewing her cud with her nose in the air the whole time.


Sire: Dam: Dam's Udder:
ARMCH Rosasharn's Under My Thumb +*S ARMCH Rosasharn's Buckwheat Honey 3*D 'E', 3*M EEEE 91  
Photos courtesy of Rosasharn Farm.

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