Offered for sale as a purebred, registered Katahdin ewe $425 – exposed
White 6-year old ewe with the East Coast body style and curly coat type (but sheds well). Modest growth and milk EBVs, but very high prolificacy: she had quads this year, which is extremely rare or me. Lambing record starting as a yearling: 1/1, 2/2, 2/1, 2/2, 3/2, 4/1. Sire from Thistle Grove Farm (John Bare, DVM, Iowa), dam out of local genetics and White Post Farm (East Coast, now retired), and the old Bert Martineau line.
This ewe has had some wanderin’ lambs in past years, so I have ended up orphan rearing a couple; and of course with quads, I didn’t let her raise all four on pasture. Despite her having lower growth scores, her lambs always grow like gangbusters; and this body type with the short coat always really shows off the muscling, they are very framey. I like this ewe but am selling her because her index is starting to be on my lower end. She’ll be a good middle aged mama for a starter flock and should have many more years left to lamb. Photo taken September 2023. EBVs from 2023 lamb crop WWT data. She has been exposed t o PTK21045 and is due to lamb in April 2024.
RR at codon 171