WHAT DO ALL THOSE LETTERS AND NUMBERS MEAN?????
AGS titles -- ARMCH Pretty Doe 3*D
AR -- Advanced Registry (earned a milk star on 305-day test)
Master Champion (earned GCh at 3 different AGS shows)
3*D -- earned her milk star and so did both her dam and maternal
grand (she's the third generation of star milkers)
E - Excellent - classified with a score of 90 or above in AGS
IN ADGA - GCH Pretty Doe 3*M E90
G - she earned her milk star along with a permanent championship.
CH - she is a permanent champion, having won 3 official ADGA legs.
3*M - she is a third generation star milker.
E90 - she linear appraised with an overal score of 90, which is an Excellent
Comparing AGS titles with ADGA titles.........
MCH and CH are basically the same thing
MILK DESIGNATIONS TO BE EARNED
While the CH titles are fairly straightforward, milk awards get very much
more complicated. Bucks can earn milk awards. Please check the ADGA and
rules for details. Here is a brief outline.
ARMCH and GCH are basically the same thing
*M and *D are basically the same thing
The "E"s are a similar thing, but not exactly the same, as
classification and ADGA appraisal are
two different programs, with
*M (ADGA) and *D
(AGS)- milk star recognition
based on DHIA milk testing and minimum criteria (milk levels) for Advanced
Registry or Star program set by ADGA and AGS. The number of stars indicates
the number of consecutive generations of does that qualified.
A doe can also earn a *M or *D if she has 3 daughters who qualify or a
combination of sons and daughters that qualify.
*B (ADGA) or *S (AGS) - bucks can
earn this if their dams or offspring are qualified
+B or +S the same recognition for
bucks who have three AR or Star daughters from three different dams, or
sons with +B's
++B or ++S recognition for bucks
if he has both sons and daughters who qualify.