Our Bucks

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Genesis got his name because he is “In the Beginning” for our farm just as the first words of the Bible.  He is the foundation of the Rockville Ridge herd  just as God is the foundation of our family and homestead.  His name is a nod to the Creator of life and the giver of all the good we have.  We were hopeful that Genesis would create a lot of good in our herd as well.  He certainly has the credentials in his pedigree as noted below.  Now that his first daughters have freshened, we can see that Genesis passes beautiful mammary systems (a few pictured above).  All of his daughters have consistently  high rear udders with excellent attachments and solid production.  



  • Dam: SG Better Wayz Pippi Pop 6*M VEVV86 (as FF)
  • Dam’s Dam: SG Better Wayz Poppi Seed 5*M VEEV89
  • Dam’s Sire: Kyeema Ridge Big Time +B
  • Sire: SG Old Mountain Farm Elton Jay ++*B (Elite)
  • Sire’s Dam: SG NC Promisedland MG Diva 4*D 1*M VEEE91
  • Sire’s Sire: Old Mountain Farm Romeo ++B

Genesis’ Sire Elton Jay has his Superior Genetics Designation and has been the 99th pecentile Elite Buck for the breed.
2019, 2020 & 2021 ADGA Elite Buck!!
PTI21: 263 PTI21: 132 ETA21: 291 ETA12: 172

Elton Jay’s dam (Diva) holds the highest PTA (Predicted Transmitting Ability) and PTI (Produciton Type Index) for the entire breed. 
PTA Milk +349, PTI1: 581, PTI2: 357

Vader was named because I have 3 boys who like Star Wars and the name stuck.  He has the Sugar Moon side in his pedigree which I love for udders and milk production.  I am very happy with the way he has filled out.  I only have one retained doeling so far from Vader on my own farm (Rockville Ridge Frankincense), but she already shows amazing depth of body and excellent rear leg angulation even as a kid.  Looking forward to seeing the udders he puts on daughters.  



  • Dam: Better Wayz Izzy 4*M 
  • Dam’s Dam: SG Better Wayz Isabelle 3*M EEEE92 (Elite) 
    2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 ADGA Elite Doe
    2020 & 2021 Top Ten for Butterfat – 1st place 2021!
  • Dam’s Sire: Better Wayz Sirocco’s Legacy +*B (Elite)
  • Sire: Amethyst Acres G Zebulen +*B (Elite)
  • Sire’s Dam: Sugar Moon Z Zip Me Up  5*M
  • Sire’s Sire: Amethyst Acres R Gianni *B

Vader’s Sire’s dam Sugar Moon Zip Me Up is in the 99th percentile for  total milk production for the breed.  The Amethyst Acres / Sugar Moon side of this pedigree puts milk in the pail and contributes beautiful udders.  


Epic is our third, and youngest, buck out of Better Wayz Farm.  We are so excited to use this flashy boy without sacrificing milk production or proper conformation.  Epic Wood (Barn name: Epic) has beautiful legs with Elite animals on both sides of his pedigree.  His dam Treehugger was a stand out milker among the first fresheners at Better Wayz in 2023.    



  • Dam: Better Wayz Treehugger GVGV85 (as 1 YO FF)
  • Dam’s Dam: Better Wayz Chakra 5*M VEVE88
  • Dam’s Sire: Better Wayz Braveheart Carabear *B (Elite)
     Bravehart is full brother to SG Better Wayz SwissMiss Carabear 3*M VEEE92 (Elite & 2021 Top Ten), SG Better Wayz Harmony Carabear 3*M VEEE91 (Elite) and SG Better Wayz Funshine Carabear VEEE91 (Elite)! 



  • Sire: GardenViewFarm F Epic Legend *B
  • Sire’s Dam: Creeping Thyme Farm Whoa 2*M VEEE91 (Elite)
  • Sire’s Sire: GardenViewFarm D Fievel *B (Elite)

Whoa is FULL sister to SG Old Mountain Farm Elton Jay ++*B (Elite)! 

Reference Goats

All of our herd started from the same farm: A Better Way Farm near Charlottesville, VA.  Kathy is an amazing breeder and an inspiration.  If you look through the pedigrees of the goats owned by Rockville Ridge, you will see many names of other goats listed.  If you want to see what they look like and what accolades they had earned, I have included images of some of them here.  Some may be included in the galleries for the related goats.  Some are still owned by A Better Way, and others have been sold to other farms.  All reference goat images are the property of A Better Way, LLC.  You can find A Better Way Farm at https://www.abetterwayfarms.com/