Offered for sale as a purebred Katahdin ewe $300
White ewe with tan ticking markings. Positive growth, strong milk, and moderate prolificacy, this is a very standard Katahdin ewe. She had a most gorgeous ewelamb at side and I planned to sell them as a pair, but the died suddenly at a month old. Upon necropsy, I found healthy lungs, a stomach full of milk, generous kidney fat, and little intestinal distress, but telltale pale “pulpy” kidneys- classic clostridium perfringens, which always kills the best-fed, best-growing lambs. I vaccinate for it, but I still get a couple of cases each year, and it makes me so mad. So, this is a bummer, but this ewe is far enough along in rearing that she should dry up fine and will be in great condition to breed in the fall.
Pedigree is a nice combo of Birch Cove (David Coplen, Missouri), Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, Moses Lake, now retired), KRK Katahdins in Oregon, Misty Oaks Farm (Kathy Bielek, Ohio), and Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, Iowa).
Photo taken May 2020. EBVs from 2020 lamb crop birth data. This ewe is ready to go to a new home any time and breed in the fall.
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
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