KMC 5088 “Rugby”

Offered for sale as a purebred, registered, proven sire $550

Rugby has very  balanced EBVs that predict producing very standard Katahdin lambs that will grow well and be good producers themselves. His prolificacy scores are on the lower end, so his daughters will stay more in the single-twin range than the twin-triplet range.   What I love about him is that Holy Grail I’m seeking: fast growth to butcher weight, but then slowing down into maturity, so he did not turn out to be a huge adult. He is very calm and handle-able, he’s put together well and has that flashy coloration so many people value. He is out of a fantastic-scoring ewe from David Coplen’s Birch Cove farm in Missouri, a grass-fed system where heavy selection pressure is placed on easy care sheep; and from a long line of NSIP-focused breeding programs. His sire was from local genetics and he produced a lot of good-growing lambs for me.

EBVs from up-to-date from 2018 lamb crop sixty day weights. Pictured here breeding as an eighteen month old. Photos at the bottom of this post were taken in May/June 2018.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.421 1.352 3.221 4.0% 0.0% 0.037 0.049 106.75 100.29
KMC5088
Single birth
DOB: 4/10/15
RR at Codon 171
WRN006 KRK00168 KRK905
VJ8135
BME006 KRK857
KRK0856
BC C 298 CMG10019 TMD8-106
CMG236
BC T 14-33 FAH06137
BC9916-132