Rafter O at Cordova Creek - Canyon Lake, Texas


  • Nickname Rafter O Flameleaf Sumac
  • Date of Birth Mar 03, 2022
  • Mother CA Blackberry's My Little Pony
  • Father Rafter O Meadowlark
  • MDGA XN16804P

Rafter O Flameleaf Sumac “Sue”

. Rafter O Flameleaf Sumac - Grand Champion Mini Nubian Junior Doe, Reserve Grand Champion Mini Nubian Doe

G6S Normal by Parentage.

Sue is a polled doe with great conformation and a very sweet personality.  She is a much darker bezoar with some black roaning and solid ears, which is rare in our herd.   We are excited to see her FF udder!

Her dam, Pony, came to us from CA Blackberry Herd in California.  Pony doubles down on the outstanding Troubadour.  She freshened with a fantastic udder – great attachment and great teat placement and size!

Her sire, Meadowlark, is a very nice POLLED buckling with lots of flashy colors and spots…plus MILK behind him!  He is out of Ruby and Indy’s quadruplets.  He’s got ears for years, and a very sweet, loving personality.  We retained one of his 2021 polled doelings, Sandy.  She recently won Grand Champion Mini Nubian Junior Doe in the Summer 2021 MDGA Virtual Show!  

Sue is fabulous, and we are excited for her to infuse some EXCELLENT Nubian genetics into our herd!

In May 2023, Sue did very well at the Texas Mini Milkers Texas Two-Step!  In Ring 1 under Judge Morgan Allen, Sue was Reserve Grand Champion Mini Nubian Junior Doe.  In Ring 2 under Judge Ashley Burton, she was in it to win it, and took Grand Champion Mini Nubian Junior Doe earning her restricted leg for live MDGA shows!

Name Origin

Flameleaf Sumac

Prairie Flameleaf Sumac is a thicket-forming, small, deciduous tree to 30 ft. in height, but usually no taller than 20 ft. Pyramidal panicles of red, fall fruit follow white, summer blossoms. Pinnately-compound foliage becomes vivid red or orange in fall.

Native from southern Oklahoma through north, central, and west Texas to New Mexico and south to Puebla in central Mexico, the limestone-loving Prairie Flameleaf Sumac is relatively fast growing, generally pest- and disease-free, and heat-, cold-, and drought-tolerant. Flameleaf is a perfect description of this tree’s outstanding, orange and red, autumn foliage, but its pale trunk and branches, green summer leaves, and pyramidal clusters of red fall fruit are also noteworthy. Though it may sucker from the base to form a colony, it is not as likely to aggressively colonize as the more easterly Shining Sumac (Rhus copallinum). Like the very different-looking Evergreen Sumac (Rhus virens), Prairie Flameleaf Sumac produces berries that, when soaked in water, make a tart, tasty, high-Vitamin C tea.

Kidding History

  • 2024 – 
Sue’s Kids

Rafter O Flameleaf Sumac - pedigree

Sue Pedigree Photos

Health & Screenings

  • CAE, CL, Johne's - Negative

    • WADDL
    • 21 Tue Mar
  • G6S Normal by Parentage

Achievements & Titles

  • Grand Champion - Mini Nubian Junior Doe

    • Texas Mini Milkers Texas Two-Step
    • May 2023
    • Ashley Burton
  • Reserve Grand Champion - Mini Nubian Junior Doe

    • Texas Mini Milkers Texas Two-Step
    • May 2023
    • Morgan Allen
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