Offered for sale as a purebred, record-able Katahdin ram lamb $550
Beefy red ram with brockle face and white markings. Really strong EBVs across the board, I think this is the best ram born here this year, he should produce knockout grower lambs as well as strong replacement ewes. His dam is a mix of local genetics, she came here by way of someone getting out of Katahdins and was a lucky acquisition for me, as her EBVs have been climbing as more of her lamb crop data enters the system. This ram is NSIP Maternal Certified.
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. Thus, I haven’t upgrade the sire yet (maybe this year if he sheds adequately, or maybe never); and this lamb will be recorded, and can be upgraded next year to 100% purebred upon hair coat inspection.
Photo from June 2021. EBVs from 2021 WWT data. This will be weaned in August and ready to breed this fall.
QR or RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
|BC H 973 (87.5% Recorded)||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%)|