Offered for sale as a purebred Katahdin ram lamb $475
Flashy chocolate pinto ram. Dam traces back to Misty River Farm (Mary Bakko, now retired) and a big, framey white ram from Birch Cove Farm (David Coplen, Missouri). We in the PNW have been lucky to borrow a ram from the USDA Research Station in Booneville, AR; Dr. Joan Burke is lending him to our region so that we can get better linkage to the “cluster” of flocks in the Midwest/South. He’s been on a tour through Idaho and Oregon, and made a stop here last winter to be used in my flock, and he’s headed East now. Take advantage of some great out-of-state genetics! He is both NSIP Maternal and NSIP Stud Certified.
Note that this ram’s dam is not a great shedder as a yearling, though I suspect she may shed cleanly next year as a two-year-old (her sire is BC H 973, who is a “barely B coat” upgrade). This ram doesn’t seem particularly shaggy to me, so I think he’ll shed fine; but just full disclosure for folks who are really worried about getting clean coats.
Photo from June 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 register-able and weaned. He is late-born, so could breed a small number of ewes this fall (<20 if you want a short lambing window).
RR at codon 171 (by parentage)
|USD 19094||BC E 836-33||FAH12-118|
|BC Z 087-32|
|KMC20072||BC H 973||BC G 933-22 (75%: 1/4 Texel)|
|BC D 337-22|