“Krinkles”

RN:  153453009

EEP8 Esther 4-9

Krinkles:  Really looking forward to how this litter performs.  The mother’s genetic lineup is off the chart and she won 6 Jackpots, County Champion, and placed at S.A.L.E. and Texas Elite Gilt Show.  Krinkles is very expressive and fancy just like her mother.  Nice clean front that transitions all the way down her back and through her legs/feet to the floor.  Her maternal lineup is the best in my sow herd so I don’t think I can ask for anything more…but wait!!! With the boar I lined her with, will find a way.  Shattered: 2019 Berkshire Man of the year.  If I was to get real picky in regards to Krinkles, a little more dimension and depth would add the “wow” factor to her offspring.  That is exactly what Shattered does on a consistent/predictable basis. He combines an historic ability to combine so many extreme characteristics in one package.  Every single year he adds more and more grand champions to his list of accomplishments and I’m looking forward to seeing champions coming from this breeding lineup.

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Bred to Shattered

Farrow Date:  11 July

“Hope”

RN:  159345008

EEP9 C2D2 1-8

Hope:  This gilt stood out in a stand out litter.  She would have been up for purchase except at 4 weeks she seriously injured her right front leg and could not bear any weight until she  was 7 weeks old and it was still dicey until 10 weeks when she finally started to hop along with increasing  weight bearing.  She continued to improve with lots of TLC and at SA she got penned.  Thought she was headed for the freezer but found her way into my breeding herd.  Of course…look at these genetics.  Crown Jewel is sired by Family Jewels and Triple Threat who was described as a “No Holes” boar hung many banners at Shaffer’s Goldrush.  She combines the best of 2 worlds: tall, wide, deep, big footed, high headed, nice tie-in points, skeletal correctness to rival any berk.  Breeding her to Shattered will result in pushing her skeleton/muscle a tad in every direction.  My goodness!  This is going to be a very exciting litter.  Shattered: 2019 Berkshire Man of the year!!!  If I was to get real picky in regards to Hope, maybe a little more knee to ground dimension to complement her shoulder/hip all the way to the ground  to stamp that “wow” factor to her offspring.  This is exactly what Shattered does on a consistent/predictable basis. He combines an historic ability to combine many extreme characteristics in one package.  Every single year he adds more and more grand champions to his list of accomplishments and I’m looking forward to seeing champions coming from this breeding lineup.

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Bred to Shattered

Farrow Date:  6 Sep

Genetics

“Grace”

RN:  159344005

EEP9 Esther 2-5

Grace:  Esther did it again with this litter.  At the very end of sorting the pigs in this litter Grace nosed ahead of at least 3 other gilts.  I’m so glad I retained her in my breeding sows.  Grace is just a fancy looking gilt.  She reminds me time and again of my Superfly gilts I had about 5 years ago that gave me great litters, but he moved on to hog heaven.  She’s upheaded, expressive down her top, ties in real nice shoulder to neck and ham to hips.  Her feet stand square to the ground with big ol’ toes.  Her mother consistently outperforms all other sows every year.  High Horse is a son of Monopoly who performed very well during his stay at Premium Blend and Shotgun is tied to Shotgun Wedding who is infamous in “fixing” the rear end of many Berk show pig boars and Superman who was an original, standout boar from generations ago but actually pretty near the top of Shotgun’s breeding.  She’s perfect.  I wouldn’t change a thing.  Shattered:  Actually I meant to breed this litter to a different boar so I wouldn’t have a bunch of Shattered litters although I just love him.  I was in a big hurry to stick Hope with the second dose the next day and hit Grace instead….good news:  both gilts took with just one dose!!!!  Good news… Both are bred to Shattered…Again: 2019 Berkshire Man of the Year. The expression and performance of this litter is going to be off the charts.

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Bred to Shattered

Farrow Date:  7 Sep

Genetics