Xerxes’ Kids

12 Nov

I know I’ve said before that I never know what size of kid I’m going to get from Xerxes. He is a pretty big buck.

Xerxes Osboer

His dad was a big buck.

Fionn

However, his mom was quite small and fine in her build.

Coffee with Mocha and Java (2012)

I kept him because I thought I’d be more likely to get small kids from him with his mom being sooo small.  But I never know what I’m going to get from him.

Butterscotch and Scooter (from Reva and Xerxes)

This might illustrate the extremes.  Onyx was born last March; Purl was born last June.  They are both Xerxes girls.

Onyx and Purl

They both have big moms.

Hilda (Purl’s maa) and Victoria (Onyx’s maa)

They are the only two girls I kept from Xerxes last year.  Honestly, Onyx is the smallest and Purl is the largest of the girls I kept last year.

2TC (my oopsie girl who came from Tootles); behind her is Joy, another small Xerxes girl.

In the photo below, Coral (10 1/2 years old) is in front; three yearlings are in the middle (2TC, Popcorn, and Purl) and two-year-old Venus and Penelope are in the back.  Purl is a big girl.

I seriously never know what I’m going to get from him.

2 Responses to “Xerxes’ Kids”

  1. Jeanne November 12, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

    I knew Xerxes was a big buck, but didn’t realize he was a son of Fionn! I guess you don’t worry about having big kids. I would always be worrying about kids being too big for their maas, at birth. But you know what you’re doing.

    You always get beautiful kids!

    • Teresa November 12, 2021 at 6:32 pm #

      I do worry about some of those really little Xerxes girls–like Onyx. I thought she might keep growing, but nope.

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