Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ram $550
A pretty snazzy, flashy chocolate roan ram with panda face markings, out of one of my newly purchased Missouri Birch Cove Farm rams. This ram’s mother, though normally a really good dam, had a mishap with her triplets this year, she couldn’t keep track of them and they were wandering all over. I was supplementing this guy in the field a little bit with the bottle to make sure he was getting enough, and he just decided he’d rather go that route, and quit trying to nurse off his dam. 🙂 I was busy, so gave up and let him be an orphan-rear. Mind you, he’s not technically a “bottle lamb” because I teach them to drink from a teat bucket right away. So though he’s acclimated to people from being in the barn, he’s not tame or friendly, so shouldn’t be a behavior problem later as an intact ram.
Dam’s pedigree has some hardy, old-school WA genetics (Bert Martineu, now retired) plus a White Post Farm ram from the East Coast (also now retired). The Birch Cove ram has a little bit of Texel a few generations back, as David has been crossing those in and upgrading back to gain benefits from hybrid vigor and the myostatin gene. I spent a lot of money and effort getting those rams shipped out West, so take advantage of my investment and use this gorgeous, high-indexing guy to improve your flock!
Photo taken May 2020. EBVs from 2020 lamb crop birth data. This ram can go to a new home any time, though he should be continued on high protein feed such as alfalfa and/or creep feed to ensure he stays on a good gain rate while his rumen continues to develop. He could be transitioned onto grass-only around July or August when he’s more mature.
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
|BC H 974||BC E 856-32||FAH 15-007|
|BC W 74-22 (25% Texel)|
|BC Z 095-13||BC Z X301|