Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What matters?

DWB 0007

Sire: AV Louis (Katahdin. Twin. RR.)
Dam: Maggie (Dairy. Triplet. QR.)
DOB: February 13th
Dairy/Katahdin - Unrecorded

Pictured at 3 months.

Love this ram lamb. He's really packing the meat and inherited the Katahdin coat. I can't wait to use him on my experiment dairy ewes.

I will be constantly kicking myself for not having papers on Louis so I could record this guy along with other Louis offspring. He's really beautiful and has a lot to offer.

He will be for sale in November after our primary breeding season.

Should I use a different ram lamb because I can have recording papers? I dunno. Sylvius is certainly the best dairy cross we've produced.

I have to keep reminding myself of the goal here. We brought dairy sheep into the flock to have a few to milk, but primarily to add to our Katahdin genetics and reinforce the beautiful, heavy milking, quick weight gain, and high birth rates.

Sylvius may be a detour on full registration on our project, but he's a great stepping stone to the look, confirmation, and lines I want. He also has the most color of any Katahdin/Dairy cross born here and a promising coat.

....Still some decisions to make, but for now, he's certainly staying on the farm.

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