Offered for sale as a purebred, record-able Katahdin ram lamb $500
Buckskin-reddish triplet ram lamb. Strong on growth, milk and survival, modest on prolificacy. That latter predictor is a little inexplicable, as his dam has had four sets of triplets in her lifetime and the rest twins, and his sire is high for NLB. I think the dam’s triplets may have been born in years after NSIP “counts” her prolificacy as she ages. This ram will throw growthy butcher lambs and really fine replacement daughters.
This ram’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. Thus, I haven’t upgrade the sire yet (maybe this year if he sheds adequately, or maybe never); and this lamb will be recorded, and can be upgraded next year to 100% purebred upon hair coat inspection.
Photo from June 2021. EBVs from 2021 WWT data. This will be weaned in late August and ready to breed this fall.
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
|BC H 973 (87.5% Recorded)||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%)|