Offered for sale as a purebred record-able Katahdin ewelamb $220
Cute orange pinto ewelamb. She has great genetics and EBVs, but she’s behind on growth in her peer group, so I suspect she’s struggled more than usual with parasite load. She also tore out both her ear tags, so her ears are cosmetically damaged. She is record-able, as her sire has not shed this year in order to upgrade him. Thus I’m discounting her accordingly, she needs to be fed well this fall and should make a good breeder next year.
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 captures some really nice genetics from Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, Iowa) which is another grass-based flock that’s long been active in NSIP; and also Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, Moses Lake, now retired).
Photo taken Aug 2020. EBVs from 2020 lamb crop PWWT data. This ewelamb will be weaned and ready to go to a new home late August.
QR or 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)|