KMC 21107

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

Really nice-sized red roan ram lamb. Very strong growth and milk scores, and moderate on prolificacy and survival. He should throw really strong growing butcher lambs, and replacement daughters that milk well but don’t often go to extremes with triplets.

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. His maternal grandsire is from Thistle Grove Farm (Dr. John Bare, DVM in Iowa), a dedicated grass-fed NSIP flock.

Photo from July 2021 with his sibling and dam (this ram is red-marked one on the right, his sib is the white one on the left).  It’s interesting to note these rams have a really high maternal weaning weight score (MWWT or maternal milk) and look how close they stay to their dam, even at 90 days of age! There is a correlation there, for sure; dams that keep their lambs close feed them more and they gain more weight, and all of this maternal and bonding behavior is genetic. EBVs from 2021 WWT data. This will be weaned in August and ready to breed this fall.

BWT WWT PWWT NLB NLW MBWT MWWT MAT$ HAIR
0.284 2.573 3.941 6% 7% 0.441 1.545 123.18 106.86
KMC 21107
Twin birth
DOB: 4/21/21
Unknown DNA at codon 171 (both parents are QR)
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%)
KMC5084 JRB14007 MOF1107
JRB1232
KMC2006 KMC1016
JPS60224

 

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