KMC 21056

Offered for sale as a purebred, register-able  Katahdin eweamb $275

Cute little white ewe with red markings. She’s a triplet out of an older ewe, so will likely need to grow out til next year before she breeds. She’s got modest growth but stellar prolificacy and milk, these are strong maternal genetics. I’m keeping her sibling, and don’t usually keep both out of a set of twins or triplets, so this is a good opportunity to grab some genetics I normally wouldn’t let go. She is NSIP Maternal Certified.

This ewelamb’s sire is a very strong ram from David Coplen (Birch Cove Farm, Missouri). This sire has a Texel thee generations back. David’s crossing-in benefits us with heterosis and the double-muscling gene from Texels. The tradeoff is some setback in shedding, but this is easily recovered from in subsequent generations.  Her sire is an upgrade, a B coat, but most of his offspring are good shedders; and this ewelamb can be fully registered.  On her maternal side, she traces to Birch Cove (David Coplen, MO) and local KRK genetics.

Photo from November 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop EPWWT data and includes the new Genomics run calculations (though this ewe isn’t genotyped herself). NSIP is currently not reporting the USA HAIR index, until it can be updated with the new Genomics calculations.  This ewelamb is exposed to a ram starting Nov 8th, and is ready to go to a new home any time.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.040 1.246 1.899 17% 17% 0.361 1.361 123.07
KMC 21056
Triplet birth
DOB: 4/14/21
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
BC H 973 (87.5%) BC G 933-22 (75%) BC F 985-22 (50% Texel)
BC D 341-22
BC D 337-22 FAH 12-118
BC A 146-21 (75%)
KMC6098 KMC5088 WRN006
BC C 298
MRL315 KRK2123RR
KRK936

 

KMC 21109

Offered for sale as a purebred  Katahdin ewelamb $275, exposed

Feminine fawn ewelamb with white markings.  Dam traces back to Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare DVM, Iowa) and Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, Moses Lake, now retired). We in the PNW have been lucky to borrow a ram from the USDA Research Station in Booneville, AR; Dr. Joan Burke is lending him to our region so that we can get better linkage to the “cluster” of flocks in the Midwest/South. He’s been on a tour through Idaho and Oregon, and made a stop here last winter to be used in my flock, and he’s headed East now. Take advantage of some great out-of-state genetics! The sire has very strong milk and survival, but his scores have dropped a bit on growth and survival. This girl’s dam balances him out; so still positive growth and prolificacy. This is a good, uncomplicated maternal ewe.

Photo from October 2021.  EBVs from 2021 lamb crop EPWWT data and includes the new Genomics run calculations (though this ewe isn’t genotyped herself). NSIP is currently not reporting the USA HAIR index, until it can be updated with the new Genomics calculations.  This ewelamb  is register-able, weaned and ready to go to a new home today! She will be exposed to a ram starting 11/6/21.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.417 1.069 2.424 4% 14% 0.464 1.410 121.59
KMC 21109
Twin birth
DOB: 4/2w/21
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
USD 19094 BC E 836-33 FAH12-118
BC Z 087-32
USD17008 WRI6028
USD14344
KMC18006 KMC7017 JRB14007
KRK2046
KRK2046 KRK00187QR
KRK972QR

 

KMC 21093

Offered for sale as a purebred  Katahdin ewelamb $275, exposed

Feminine and tall white ewelamb. Balanced and positive EBVs across the board with high prolificacy. Sired by a framey, dark chocolate ram from Birch Cove Farm (David Coplen, Missouri). Dam traces to Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare DVM, Iowa) and local genetics.

Photo from July 2021.  EBVs from 2021 lamb crop EPWWT data and includes the new Genomics run calculations (though this ewe isn’t genotyped herself). NSIP is currently not reporting the USA HAIR index, until it can be updated with the new Genomics calculations. This ewelamb is register-able, weaned, and ready to go to a new home today! She will be exposed to a ram starting 11/6/21.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.353 1.981 2.802 9% 8% 0.134 0.493 114.43
KMC 21093
Triplet birth
DOB: 4/20/21
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
BC H 974 BC E 856-32 FAH15-007
BC W 74022
BC Z 095-13 BC Z X301
CMG10005
KMC18013 KMC7018 JRB14007
KMC3044
KMC5095 WRN006
KMC1041

 

KMC 21029

Offered for sale as a purebred  Katahdin ewelamb $275, genotyped, exposed

Cute white ewelamb with black dots and panda face markings. She’s got modest but balanced EBVs across the board. Sired by a framey, dark chocolate ram from Birch Cove Farm (David Coplen, Missouri). Dam traces to Birch Cove Farm (David Coplen, Missouri) and Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, Moses Lake, now retired).

Photo from July 2021.  EBVs from 2021 lamb crop EPWWT data and includes the new Genomics run calculations, and this ewe is genotyped herself. NSIP is currently not reporting the USA HAIR index, until it can be updated with the new Genomics calculations.  This ewelamb is register-able, weaned, and ready to go to a new home today! She will be exposed to a ram starting 11/6/21.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.151 0.921 1.437 5% 7% 0.037 0.292 111.38
KMC 21029
Twin birth
DOB: 4/10/21
RR at codon 171
PP horn DNA (polled)
TT Resistant for OPP
 
BC H 974 BC E 856-32 FAH15-007
BC W 74022
BC Z 095-13 BC Z X301
CMG10005
KMC18077 KMC5088 WRN006
BC C 298
MRL358 MRL313RR
MRL204

 

KMC 7040

Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $300, exposed

This is a pretty red ewe with white markings, white tail, and long hind socks.  She is fairly petite. Her dam is out of very old-stock PNW genetics, sire is from Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, in Iowa). This girl’s dam came to me as part of a large purchase of Mary Bakko’s (MRL) ewes when she was retiring. Mary loaded an extra one in the trailer, and it was a 9 year old red girl that Mary didn’t have the heart to cull, as she’d given them 21 lambs . 🙂 I was able to get one more ewelamb out of her before she hit the end of her line, and this is it.

This girl has had some bum luck. She started out well, raised twins as a yearling, which is unusual in my operation. The next year, she had a single ewelamb, which I still have. Last year she had a tiny, weak preemie-type lamb that died after a few days, despite aggressive treatment and oversight. And this year, she had premature stillborn twins, over which she was very upset. I brought her in thinking I would graft a lamb onto her, only to find she didn’t have much milk (maybe because her fetuses perished early). So, she either needs to retire to a pet home, or if she’s bred again, be fed really good and be prepared to hover over her lambs to make sure they succeed. She comes from a really good maternal line and is a very protective, maternal dam. But her EBVs are hurt by the variable performance of her lambing record and lower accuracies since there is little data about her and her dam in the system. Lambing record starting as a yearling: 2/2, 1/1, 1/0, 2/0.

Photo taken May 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop EPWWT data and includes the new Genomics run calculations (though this ewe isn’t genotyped herself). NSIP is currently not reporting the USA HAIR index, until it can be updated with the new Genomics calculations.  This ewe can go to a new home any time. She will be exposed to a ram starting 11/6/21, price reflects cull value but also that she is exposed.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.196 -0.296 -1.556 7% 1% -0.234 -0.630 90.84
KMC7040
Single birth
DOB: 4/5/17
QR  or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
JRB14007 MOF1107 WJF0905
MOF4001
JRB1232 GF9329
JRB1034
JPS60092 NF0727 BS26K
CJ12
JPS012 CK00-40
BSA72

MRL 329

Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $300, exposed

This is a large-framed, gentle, white ewe. When Mary Bakko (Misty River Farm, Moses Lake) retired from sheep in 2016, I bought twelve of her highest-EBV ewes. They were in a very different feeding environment in Eastern WA (small acreage, irrigated pasture, super high quality hay) and most of them struggled to transition to my farm at middle age, with more walking required, grazing more marginal forage, and a different parasite load. I have found in Mary’s feeding system, she consistently got these very large frames (circa 180 lbs) whereas these same genetics don’t get as big on pasture at my farm, hovering more around a standard 150 lbs. This is one of the last ewes here from that purchase, I’ve mostly kept daughters out of those ewes to capture the genetics, but moved the original ewes on or culled them for being unthrifty. You can see in the photo how she draws down her weight quite a bit from nursing on pasture.

She’s had some maternal problems as she’s gotten older. In 2019, she aborted triplets a month early. In 2020, she was open or otherwise lost her pregnancy (sometimes I find an aborted fetus in the field, but I don’t know which ewe it belonged to). I might have sold her earlier, except that she’s a very calm ewe around guardian dogs, and she was helpful to pen with my newly purchased pup for training purposes. So she stayed here one more year! Despite her large frame, she is a very bomb-proof, calm and gentle ewe and is very easy to handle. This year, she had twins, both born very weak, and I had to do a lot of work to strengthen them. One also had a severe heart murmur, so I orphan-reared him. Her lambing record starting as a two-year-old: 2/2, 3/2 (one stillborn), 2/2, 3/0, 0/0 (?), 2/1.

I think she could do well on a small farm that has good feed, and does more hay or grain feeding, vs relying on graze most of the year. She carries pregnancy risk, but with good feeding and monitoring, she may be able to produce twins and triplets for quite a few more years. She has good EBVs, so she could produce some strong replacement daughters. I’m selling her at a cull/pet price, knowing she carries risk and needs more care. I usually get $2/lb live weight for mutton ewes, so I’ve discounted her quite a bit from that because I think she’s a nice girl who would enjoy being a pet on a small acreage again. Mary loved her ewes, and I believe this one’s name was “Nancy” back then. 🙂

Photo taken July 2021.  EBVs from 2021 lamb crop EPWWT data and includes the new Genomics run calculations (though this ewe isn’t genotyped herself). NSIP is currently not reporting the USA HAIR index, until it can be updated with the new Genomics calculations.  This ewe will be exposed starting 11/6/21, and price reflects a small bump, given that.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.060 1.306 2.163 31% 5% 0.364 0.912 112.24
MRL329
Twin birth
DOB: 4/12/14
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
KRK2123RR KRK0845 VJ7039
KRK726
VJ8086 BTS105R
VJ6046
MRL271 KRK2123RR KRK0845
VJ8086
MRL205 KRK921
JPS0046