Offered for sale as a purebred, record-able Katahdin ram lamb $450
Really nice-sized white ram lamb. Very strong growth and milk scores, and moderate on prolificacy and survival. He should throw really strong growing butcher lambs, and replacement daughters that milk well but don’t often go to extremes with triplets.
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. His maternal grandsire is from Thistle Grove Farm (Dr. John Bare, DVM in Iowa), a dedicated grass-fed NSIP flock.
Photo from July 2021 with his sibling and dam (this ram is the white one on the left, sibling has red markings). It’s interesting to note these rams have a really high maternal weaning weight score (MWWT or maternal milk) and look how close they stay to their dam, even at 90 days of age! There is a correlation there, for sure; dams that keep their lambs close feed them more and they gain more weight, and all of this maternal and bonding behavior is genetic. EBVs from 2021 WWT data. This will be weaned in August and ready to breed this fall.
Unknown DNA at codon 171 (both parents are QR)
|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%)|