Offered for sale as a registered ewe $300. With registered ewelamb and castrated ram lamb at side before July 4th: $650.
This is a white ewe with a moderate frame size and good maternal instincts. Her growth scores are modest, as is her NLB/NLW score; but part of this is because her dam was so old by the time she entered the NSIP system, she did not get credit for her performance. Her dam had 30 lambs in her 13-year lifetime, so was a very productive ewe. Her sire is from Mary Bakko’s Misty River Farm, and Mary is now retired from sheep, so this is some of the legacy of her line. KRK33 hearkens back to Black Sheep Acres (BSA), a very old foundation stock Katahdin line that’s now also gone. These are good foundation genetics that steer clear of some of the popular sires that have bottlenecked a lot of pedigrees in the area.
This ewe has twins at side, both white: a ewelamb, and a ram lamb that will be castrated and will make a good grower lab. They are sired by Rugby. He has very high growth and milk scores, but is more modest on prolificacy, so this is a nice pairing where the hope is that the lambs will combine the best of both parents and offer generational improvement.
EBVs from 2017 lamb crop birth data. Photo taken in April with her twin lambs. Lambing record starting as a yearling: 1/1, 2/2, 2/2
QR or RR
|KRK33 (84.4%)||BP31 (68.8%)||CVF29|