KMC24029

Offered for sale as a purebred, register-able Katahdin ram lamb $450

Classic white ram. He is the result of an accidental breeding last August, but DNA was able to confirm his sire. His pedigree is largely composed of Birch Cove genetics (David Coplen, MO), though his sire is a ram bred by Caleb Pirc in Idaho.

EBVs from 2024 lamb crop birth data. (They will be updated in May w/ sire data accounted for.) Photo taken May 2024. He will be weaned early June and ready to go to a new home and start breeding this summer/fall!

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.379 1.562 1.919 7% 10% 0.000 0.000 116.38 102.39

 

KMC 24029
Single birth
DOB: 2/5/24
QR  at codon 171
TMEM154 1,1 (less susceptible)
Myostatin non-carrier
PTK 21020 BC D 749-33 FAH12-118
BC Z 087-32
PTK 19071 KMC18037
PTK18049
KMC 23103 KMC 22035 BC H 973
KMC 19041
KMC 21057 BC H 973
KMC 6098

 

KMC 24007

Offered for sale as a 50% record-able Katahdin ram lamb $400

Strong-bodied blackface ram with black spotting on his legs. He is the result of an accidental breeding last August, so any of my sixty-some ram lambs here at that time would have been candidate sires. He is purebred, but only recordable at 50%.  His dam is a blend of local/my genetics and Birch Cove (David Coplen,Missouri)

EBVs from 2024 lamb crop birth data. (EBVs are lower than expected because the sire component averaged in has zeroes.) Photo taken May 2024, pictured with his dam. He will be weaned early June and ready to go to a new home and start breeding this summer/fall!

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.390 2.086 3.416 5% 11% 0.339 0.000 122.55 102.79

 

KMC 24007
Twin birth
DOB: 1/7/24
RR  at codon 171
TMEM154 inconclusive test
Myostatin non-carrier
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown
KMC 21032 BC C 973 BC G 933-22
BC D 337-22
KCM 5095 WRN006
KMC 1041

 

KMC 24005

Offered for sale as a 50% record-able Katahdin ram lamb $375

Standard white ram with fun panda eye markings. He is the result of an accidental breeding last August, so any of my sixty-some ram lambs here at that time would have been candidate sires. He is purebred, but only recordable at 50%. The fact that he is a myostatin gene carrier hints that he’s got BC H 973 in his sire’s background somewhere (not his direct sire, but perhaps grandsire or great grandsire). His dam traces back to Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, Moses Lake, now retired) and Birch Cove (David Copen, Missouri).

EBVs from 2024 lamb crop birth data. (EBVs are lower than expected because the sire component averaged in has zeroes.) Photo taken May 2024. He will be weaned early June and ready to go to a new home and start breeding this summer/fall!

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.213 1.126 1.448 3% 9% 0.042 0.416 114.73 102.21

 

KMC 24005
Twin birth
DOB: 1/3/24
QR  at codon 171
TMEM154 inconclusive test
Myostatin gene carrier
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown
KMC 7044 KMC 5071 KMC 2022
BC C 291
MRL 358 MRL 313RR
MRL 204

 

KMC 24001

Offered for sale as a 50% record-able Katahdin ram lamb $375

Chunky ram lamb with red dot markings. He is the result of an accidental breeding last August, so any of my sixty-some ram lambs here at that time would have been candidate sires. He is purebred, but only recordable at 50%. The fact that he is a myostatin gene carrier hints that he’s got BC H 973 in his sire’s background somewhere (not his direct sire, but perhaps grandsire or great grandsire). Maternal grandsire was a ram we West Coasters got to borrow from the USDA Research Station in Booneville, AR, so that brings some fresh genetics to the PNW.

EBVs from 2024 lamb crop birth data. (EBVs are lower than expected because the sire component averaged in has zeroes.) Photo taken May 2024. He will be weaned early June and ready to go to a new home and start breeding this summer/fall!

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.322 0.943 2.093 6% 12% 0.187 0.00 118.54 102.88

 

KMC 24001
Single birth
DOB: 1/2/24
QR  at codon 171
TMEM154 2,4 (highly susceptible)
Myostatin gene carrier
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown
KMC 21034 USD19094 BC E 836-33
USD17008
KMC18079 KMC 7045
KMC 4051

 

KMC 24013

Offered for sale as a 50% record-able Katahdin ram lamb $425

Big beefy ram lamb with a really rare dilute/fawn roan/pinto coat pattern. His dam is a red roan. He is the result of an accidental breeding last August, so any of my sixty-some ram lambs here at that time would have been candidate sires. He is purebred, but only recordable at 50%. The fact that he is a myostatin gene carrier hints that he’s got BC H 973 in his sire’s background somewhere (not his direct sire, but perhaps grandsire or great grandsire).

EBVs from 2024 lamb crop birth data. (EBVs are lower than expected because the sire component averaged in has zeroes.) Photo taken May 2024. He will be weaned early June and ready to go to a new home and start breeding this summer/fall!

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.427 1.828 3.320 2% 11% 0.330 0.756 120.89 102.02

 

KMC 24013
Twin birth
DOB: 1/11/24
QR  at codon 171
TMEM154 1,4 (less susceptible)
Myostatin gene carrier
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown
KMC 18079 KMC 7045 KMC5071
MRL358
KMC4051 WRN006
ADS0038

 

BC H 973 “Cheech”

Offered for sale as a purebred proven registered Katahdin Ram $700

I purchased this ram from David Coplen in 2019 and air freighted him to Washington. I really like using David’s genetics because he has been in NSIP a long time; and runs a grass-fed operation with very low inputs, so his animals pass on a lot of vigor, hardiness and good maternal instincts. Plus, he is well-connected to the Midwest Katahdin genetics, which helps us with “connectedness” in NSIP (we have been a bit of an island out in the PNW and are trying to improve that).

David has been bringing in some Texel genetics, then upgrading back to purebred Katahdin. This ram is a product of that venture. The positives are that we can benefit from some heterosis (hybrid vigor) and also the myostatin or “double muscling” gene that’s common in Texels (that’s what gives Texels that “pig ham” back end). The drawbacks are some setbacks in hair coats; but this is minor considering the bigger strides we’ll make in meat production. This ram a 87.5%. He did not shed adequately as a yearling, but did as a two-year-old, so that’s when I finally upgraded him. Subsequently, his lambs can be fully registered. He does throw a few shaggy lambs, but most of his progeny shed sufficiently.

Cheech has really strong growth and maternal EBVs across the board, one of the rare rams whose scores have held or gone up as he gets more progeny and daughters in the system. He is a really special ram, a very high percentile individual whose numbers won’t drift like a young ram. He has 128 lambs in the system spanning five lamb crops. His PR is weaker, though with lower accuracy in the data, as I’ve only done data collection on his progeny at my farm one year. He is a substantial animal, both muscled and tall. Mostly white, but has some brown freckling and one large mahogany spot on his hip, ala Wiltshire Horn genetics. His temperament is calm and reserved, he leads ok on a halter. You can review his current EBVs on NSIP’s searchable database here. Photo taken September 2021. EBVs below from 2024 lamb crop birth data. He is NSIP genotyped. Nearly half the ewes at my farm now trace back to this guy, he has made such an impact; so it’s time for him to go improve someone else’s flock. Let him leapfrog your progress on growth, prolificacy and milk this next season!

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.346
70th %
2.844
90th %
4.198
70th %
16%
80th %
24%
95th %
0.685
99th %
2.041
99th %
139.84 105.74
98th %
BC H 973 “Cheech” (upgraded)
Twin birth
DOB: 1/27/19
QR at codon 171
Myostatin gene: “Pending” (I believe he is a carrier as many of his lambs are)
CC OPP gene (susceptible)
BC G 933-22 (75%)  BC F 895-22 (50% Texel) BC 0669 (Texel)
BC C 307-22
BC D 341-22 USD 3234
BC A 170-22
BC D 337-22 FAH 12-118 WSK 4298
FAH 11-013
BC A 146-21 (75%) MOF 1107
BC X 82-12 (50%)