Reference Ram “Lucky”
This is KMC 19098 “Lucky”. Why does he look so happy in this picture? Because he was accidentally recorded and tagged as a ewe at birth by the interns. He snuck around with this false identity until nearly the end of October in 2019, at which time, he’d bred about 40% of my ewes! 😀 He is a good ram, but using him this year was not part of my plans, as I’d just spent a lot of money flying in two new rams to use. So it was a bit of a curve ball to deal with, and I’m going to have a two-month-long lambing season. But here we are, Mother Nature constantly humbles us. On the plus side, we can declare his breeding prowess as quite strong, as in a month, he managed to cover a much larger number of ewes than one would normally expected for a ram lamb. His pedigree is a very nice, diverse blend of my own NSIP genetics, now-retired Misty River Farm, Birch Cove (Missouri) and Aspen Mountain (Montana), with a splash of KRK in the background. He has positive growth, very good milk, and good prolificacy, including a high survival metric. I think he’s going to throw some nice, vigorous lambs and good replacement ewes, I just wish he didn’t have quite as much, er, opportunity to dominate this year’s lamb crop!
EBVs below are from 2019 PWWT lamb crop data.
QR or RR at codon 171
|BC C 291|