Rafter O at Cordova Creek - Canyon Lake, Texas


  • Nickname Rafter O Lightning Sprite
  • Date of Birth Jun 07, 2022
  • Mother Blackberry's BV Snow Drop Obsidian 2*P
  • Father Blackberry's BQ Frozen Tundra *B
  • MDGA MN16806

Rafter O Lightning Sprite

Rafter O Lightning Sprite - Reseve Grand Champion Mini Nubian Junior Doe

G6S Normal by Parentage.

Sprite is the result of two of our most outstanding Mini Nubians, Snow and Tundra.  She is very feminine and has great conformation, plus she’s super cute with all those spots!  Sprite will definitely have a big milk bucket to fill…expectations are high with this little beauty.  Hoping she can get her 3*P Milk Star when she’s a big girl!

Her dam, Snow Drop, has a powerhouse pedigree filled with champions and milk!  Snow is maturing very nicely!  She took Grand Champion Junior Mini Nubian Doe at the Hill Country Mini Milker Texas Two-Step on May 15, 2021, under Judge Lorelei Hallock.  Snow was in the Championship Lineup for the Summer 2021 MDGA Virtual Show!  Snow’s udder is fantastic and she earned her 2*P with a one-day milk test.

Her sire, Tundra, is our spectacular buck from out West.  He brings in a powerhouse pedigree of champs and milk stars. He’s got great conformation, and should only improve these kids!  We specifically brought him in to breed to our polled does since he is horned and disbudded – but we are using him on several girls this year.  Tundra won Reserve Grand Champion Mini Nubian Buckling in the Fall 2020 MDGA Virtual Show!  Tundra also has his *B – milk star.  AND…Tundra won Reserve Grand Champion Mini Nubian Senior Buck in the Summer 2021 MDGA Virtual Show and the Fall 2022 MDGA Virtual Show.

Sprite will be bred for Spring 2024 kids.

Sprite won Reserve Grand Champion Mini Nubian Junior Doe in the Texas Mini Milkers Texas Two-Step on May 6, 2023, under Judge Ashley Burton.  She has really filled out as she has grown, and we are excited to see how she freshens!

Sprite won another Reserve Grand Champion Mini Nubian Junior Doe at the Memorial Classic in Brenham on May 27, 2023, under Judge April Hitch!

Name Origin

Lightning Sprite

Did you know that Lightning Sprites exist above some thunderstorms? Sprites aren’t terribly well known, except to meteorologists, nature photographers, and others who study the skies. They aren’t especially rare, but they’re fleeting. They’re not easy to capture on film. Lightning sprites are electrical discharges high in Earth’s atmosphere. They’re associated with thunderstorms, but they’re not born in the same clouds that send us rain. Thunderstorms – in fact, all earthly weather – happen in the layer of Earth’s atmosphere called the troposphere, which extends from Earth’s surface to about 4 to 12 miles (about 6 to 19 km) up. Lightning sprites – also known as red sprites – happen in Earth’s mesosphere, up to 50 miles (80 km) high in the sky.

Rafter O Lightning Sprite - pedigree

Sprite Pedigree Photos

Health & Screenings

  • CAE, CL, Johne's - Negative

    • WADDL
    • 21 Tue Mar
  • G6S Normal by Parentage

Achievements & Titles

  • Reserve Grand Champion - Mini Nubian Junior Doe

  • Reserve Grand Champion - Mini Nubian Junior Doe

    • Texas Mini Milkers Texas Two-Step
    • May 2023
    • Ashley Burton
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