Offered for sale as a purebred, record-able Katahdin ram $400
Chocolate ram with a pale face. Really strong growth and milk numbers, positive on prolificacy and survival. This is a balanced ram that can produce fast-growing meat lambs and good replacement ewes. He is out of my newly-purchased white ram from Birch Cove Farm in Missouri (David Coplen); which is a grass-based, minimal input system with a long history of NSIP data. Note that ram has some Texel in his background, and is an 87.5% recorded ram. He has not shed adequately this year, so I will not be upgrading him (yet). Thus his lambs will also be record-able and eligible for upgrade upon hair coat inspection (which I can do) next summer. This lamb’s coat looks like it should have no problem fully shedding next year. For me, this ram’s productivity scores outweigh the shedding drawback in the pedigree, but I have discounted his lambs accordingly. On the maternal side, this lamb has good local genetics plus a ewe that’s also from Birch Cove.
Photo taken Aug 2020. EBVs from 2020 lamb crop WWT data. This ram will be weaned and ready to go to a new home late August.
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
|BC H 973 (87.5%)||BC G 933-22 (75%)||BC F 985-22 (50%) (half Texel)|
|BC D 341-22|
|BC D 337-22 (87.5%)||FAH12-118|
|BC A 146-21 (75%) (quarter Texel)|
|BC C 291|