Offered for sale as a purebred, register-able Katahdin ram lamb $375
Classic white ram lamb with some black spotting. Positive growth, and strong on prolificacy, survival and milk; this is a “maternal ram” built to produce replacement ewes. He is NSIP Maternal certified. He is on the small side due to being a triplet, but his scrotal circumference is pretty decent, indicating early maturity genes. So I think he’ll be able to service a small group of ewes just fine.
This ram’s sire is a very strong ram from David Coplen (Birch Cove Farm, Missouri). This sire has a Texel thee generations back. David’s crossing-in benefits us with heterosis and the double-muscling gene from Texels. The tradeoff is some setback in shedding, but this is easily recovered from in subsequent generations. His sire is an upgrade, a B coat, but most of his offspring are good shedders; and this ram lamb can be fully registered. His maternal line traces back to KRK genetics plus more Birch Cove.
Photo from September 2021. EBVs from 2021 lamb crop EPWWT data and includes the new Genomics run calculations (though this ram isn’t genotyped himself). NSIP is currently not reporting the USA HAIR index, until it can be updated with the new Genomics calculations. This ram is weaned and ready to start breeding today.
Unknown DNA at codon 171
|BC H 973 (87.5% upgraded)||BC G 933-22 (75%)||BC F 985-22 (50% Texel)|
|BC D 341-22|
|BC D 337-22||FAH 12-118|
|BC A 146-21 (75%)|
|BC C 298|