Offered for sale as a registered five-year-old ewe, $375, exposed to a ram starting 11/3/18
A fawn ewe with a white blaze and tail tip, very standard body type and frame size, great shedder with a very smooth summer hair coat. She is a very reliable mother with high prolificacy scores and positive growth EBVs. What I don’t prefer is her lower milk score, which doesn’t serve her lambs well on pasture, especially if there are triplets. (I intentionally orphan-reared one for her this year so the remaining two could grow faster, which worked well.) She would thrive in an environment where lambs are creep-fed, if it’s easy to bottle-feed one, or there is a little richer feed for the ewes during lactation besides just grass. Or for a small homestead where you just don’t care how fast the lambs grow, as triplets will be slower with her.
She has some old genetics and a clean pedigree that lacks some of the annoying frequently-used-sires that lurk in almost every pedigree here, so some people really desire these roots.
EBVs from 2018 lamb crop 120 day weight data. Photo taken September 2017. Lambing record starting as a yearling: 2/2, 2/2, 3/2 (one stillborn), 2/2, 3/2
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