Foxwood Farm Nubians
Paul and Melinda Fox
1960 Old Jonesboro Road
Chuckey, TN 37641
423- 426- 6094
The Foxwood herd of Nubians began in 1988. The animals that formed the foundation were purchased from Mrs. Frances Hudson of Knoxville. These included GCH Briarknoll Piejar’s McCayla and GCH Briarknoll McCall Raven. Raven was a daughter of McCayla’s littermate brother (McCall). Other does purchased over the years which have had major influences on the herd include CH Kismet Sexx Pott, Dale-Haven J’ Black Diamond, Dale-Haven ORG Serenity, and GCH Regehrs Foxie Felicia BBK.
Herdsires that were purchased and have impacted the herd include CH *B Faith-Farm AG Genesis, *B Faith-Farm GS Samaritan, Dale-Haven ORG Stratus, Willow-Run Chekhov, *B Kastdemur’s Aesop, and *Kastdemur’s Ain’t He Amazin’. AI sires of note include ++*B Cadillac Piejar, GCH ++*B High Caliber Marvin’s Big Max, and GCH ++*B Kismet Marvin’s Smooth Operator.
A few of the most noteworthy does bred over the past 25 years include descendents of foundation doe, GCH Briarknoll Piejar’s McCayla: CH Mademoiselle, CH Peanut M&M, CH 3M Copy, GCH Faye Lee Meadow, CH Madison, and McKenzie. CH Mademoiselle, who placed 2nd as a 4 year old at Nationals was out of GCH Briarknoll Piejar’s McCayla and sired by CH Faith-Farm AG Genesis. McCayla’s daughter sired AI by GCH High Caliber Marvin’s Big Max, CH Peanut M&M, was 6th place yearling milker at Nationals; and Peanut’s daughter, Walnut, was 2nd place yearling milker at Nationals. Walnut’s sire, CH Foxwood Royalty, was out of CH Kismet Sexx Pott and sired by CH Foxwood McCaylan. McCaylan was a son and grandson of McCayla. He was sired by an AI son of McCayla (Smooth Talker, sired by GCH Kismet Marvin’s Smooth Operation). Another McCaylan granddaughter CH Madison was 3rd place/2nd udder as a yearling milker at Nationals.
McCayla was bred to her son/grandson, McCaylan, to produce daughter, CH 3M Copy. Copy was our highest appraising doe (LA 92) and the dam of our spotlight sale consignment buck. GCH Meadow and CH Marlena, both of which have several descendents in the herd, are out of 3M Copy daughters.
More recently, another 3M Copy daughter, Carbon Copy, who was sired by CH Foxwood Sam’s Felician earned 2 GCH legs as a 2 year old. She was never show again as we did a major herd reduction and stopped showing for several years. Carbon Copy was AIed to ++*B Cadillac Piejar to produce another herd favorite, CH Marlena. Marlena’s show wins in 2012 included 4 x RGCH, 4 x GCH, 3 x BOB, and 1 x BIS. Marlena was bred to Foxwood Amazin’ Darkness (s: *B Kastdemur’s Ain’t He Amazin’; d: Lazy-L Chek Diamond; ds: Willow Run Chekhov; dd: Dale-Haven J’ Black Diamond) to produce Mystery. As a yearling, Mystery freshened with an udder that would rival that of any other doe we have ever bred or finished.
Most of our animals are of similar lineage. They descend from (a) McCayla sons and daughters (Smooth Talker, CH Cameo, CH 3M Copy, or CH McCaylan); (b) Dale-Haven animals (Black Diamond, Serenity or Stratus); (c) Willow Run Thesis Chekhov; and (d) Kastdemur’s Aesop or Kastdemur’s Ain’t He Amazin’. Most of the 2012 doe kids are granddaughters of Kastdemur’s Ain’t He Amazin’ and are daughters or granddaughters of CH Meadow or Marlena (both granddaughters of 3M Copy).