Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe, $300
Red baldface ewe with white hind socks. Strong growth and prolificacy EBVs but more modest on survival and milk. Pedigree has Birch Cove (David Coplen, Missouri), Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, Iowa), Misty Oaks Farm (Kathy Bielek, OH) and some local genetics. This mama is super maternal. This year she aborted twins a bit early and I was able to graft another lamb onto her easily, she loves having babies. But last year and this, despite a large udder, I’m feeling like she may not have that great of milk quantity and maybe should only raise a single or twins, at most, with readiness to supplement. So I’ve discounted her a bit because of that; she’d do best in a small homestead farm that feeds well and keeps close tabs on things. As you can see from the photo, she’s carrying great condition herself, she’s fat as a seal. Lambing record starting as a 2-year old: 2/2, 1/1, 4/2, 2/1.
Photo taken May 2023. EBVs from 2023 lamb crop WWT data. She is NSIP genotyped. Her lamb is weaned and she’s ready to go to a new home today.
RR at Codon 171
|BC C 291||JRB1231||GF9398|
|BC Z 067-13||BC X 301|
|BC T 14-33|