2013 Breeding Groups

There were two rams used this year; Ferdinand and Sting. The following are their groups.

Breeding Ram: Ferdinand

Ferdinand at a year and a half old, taken 10.05.2013.

Ferdinand (CLRC Number: -[CAN]677982-H) was an exceptionally fast growing and heavy built 2012 ram lamb. He has huge, nicely spaced horns. His chest and forequarters are stout and wide, and his hindquarters have good width. His wool is very dense and soft in the thel, with coarser, but not terribly abundant, tog. He is a lazy, laid back ram that doesn’t want to cause any trouble, and is a gentleram with the ladies. He is moorit, homozygous grey, and likely does not carry spotting.

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Ewes bred to Ferdinand in 2013 for 2014 Lambs:

April at a year and a half old, taken 10.07.2013.

April (CLRC Number: -[CAN]676567-H) is a large, fast growing and stocky ewe with a beautiful fleece. She is the largest of all the yearlings that I own, with a heavy bone structure and long back. She is moorit, solid, and carries spotting. This is her first breeding season, so milkiness and mothering abilities are yet to be seen; however, her mother was both milky and a good mother. The combination of her with Ferdinand should make large stocky babies with nice fleeces.

Potential Colors and Patterns in Offspring, and Odds of Getting Them: Color: 100% Moorit; Pattern Gene 1: 100% Grey; Pattern Gene 2: 50% Grey, 50% Solid Spotting 50% will carry. Summary: All the lambs will be moorit; for pattern, half will be grey-solid, and half will be grey-grey (homozygous grey). Half the lambs will carry spotting.

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Freya, taken August 22, 2012.

Freya (CLRC Number: -[CAN]667031-H) is exceptionally stocky and muscular, with short stout legs, a huge barrel chest, and excellent hindquarters. She was fast growing. This is her first breeding, so milkiness and mothering abilities are unknown. Her wool is long and soft and abundant. Her personality is cautious and shy. She is black carrying moorit, grey/solid, and likely does not carry spotting.

Potential Colors and Patterns in Offspring, and Odds of Getting Them: Color: 50% Moorit, 50% Black; Pattern Gene 1: 100% Grey; Pattern Gene 2: 50% Grey, 50% Solid Spotting: Likely no chance of even carrying. Summary: Half the lambs will be black carrying moorit, half will be moorit; for pattern, half will be grey-solid, and half will be grey-grey (homozygous grey). None will carry spotting.

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Isadore in the grove pen, 10.04.2012.

Isadore (CLRC Number: -[CAN]667134-H) is a very round, barrel-chested stocky little ewe. She has excellent hindquarters, some of the best on the farm, and good forequarters, with good muscling down her back. Her wool is abundant and soft. She might be the smallest adult ewe, but she gave us the fastest growing lamb of the crop last year, and was a very good mother. (That was Felicite.) Her personality is friendly. She is moorit, solid, and carries spotting.

Potential Colors and Patterns in Offspring, and Odds of Getting Them: Color: 100% Moorit; Pattern Gene 1: 100% Grey; Pattern Gene 2: 50% Grey, 50% Solid Spotting 50% will carry. Summary: All the lambs will be moorit; for pattern, half will be grey-solid, and half will be grey-grey (homozygous grey). Half the lambs will carry spotting.

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Breeding Ram: Sting

Sting at a year and a half old, taken 09.26.2013.

Sting (CLRC Number: -[CAN]685091-H) is an extremely handsome ram with the best hindquarters on the farm. They are huge, wide, and straight. He is average across the chest and back, but well put together for an overall very aesthetic presentation. His conformation is very correct. His wool is superb, and is thus far non silvering. he also has the most distinct mouflon pattern I have seen, with a very nice spotting pattern to accent it. He is black and potentially carries moorit from his father (50% chance), but as he’s never had any offspring yet, we don’t know for certain.

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Ewes bred to Sting in 2013 for 2014 Lambs:

Cinthi as a yearling. 10.07.2013.

Cinthi (CLRC Number: -[CAN]692112-H) is Tryna’s daughter and my second largest yearling ewe. She is probably the hardiest of all my sheep save for Sting, with no trouble with parasites and the ability to put weight on well even when minerals aren’t quite what they should be. She has muscled up a lot over the summer, especially in the hindquarters, which are quite large and impressive like her mother’s. She is also very smart and affectionate like her mother. Her wool is looking like it will be her mother’s as well; very soft and dense thel with a lot of crimp, but not as much tog, with what tog she has being rather fine. Her chest is on the small side, but in light of such other strong good straights, I am breeding her anyway to a stronger chested ram to build that up a bit in her lambs. The mating of her and Sting should produce lambs with exceptional hardiness and hindquarters, and nice wool.

Potential Colors and Patterns in Offspring, and Odds of Getting Them: Color: 50% Black, 50% Moorit (if Sting carries moorit) or 100% black (if Sting does not carry moorit.) Pattern Gene 1: 50% mouflon, 50% solid; Pattern Gene 2: 100% solid Spotting: 100% chance of being spotted. Summary: Half of the lambs will be black carrying moorit, and half of the lambs will be moorit if Sting carries moorit; if he does not (is homozygous black), 100% of the lambs will be black carrying moorit. Half the lambs will be mouflon carrying solid, and the other half will be solid. All the lambs will be spotted.

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A profile view of Tryna, taken September 9 of 2011.

Tryna (CLRC Number: -[CAN]593961-) is my largest ewe as of the fall of 2012. She is a heavy built, long bodied gal with excellent hindquarters. Her forequarters are average. Her wool is quite soft, with minimal tog, and has still not silvered at eight years of age. Her parasite resistance has been acceptable. She is from prolific lines, and throws twins and triplets, mostly ewes, quite reliably. She is an excellent mother. Her personality is wary and alert, but she loves to get pet by those she trusts. She is black carrying moorit, solid, and carries spotting.

Potential Colors and Patterns in Offspring, and Odds of Getting Them: Color: 75% Black, 25% Moorit or 100% black (if Sting carries moorit.) Pattern Gene 1: 50% moulfon, 50% solid; Pattern Gene 2: 100% solid Spotting: 100% chance of carrying spotting, 50% chance of being spotted. Summary: 25% of the lambs will be homozygous black, half will be black carrying moorit, and 25% will be moorit if Sting carries moorit. If he does not, half the lambs will be homozygous black, and the other half will be black carrying moorit. Half the lambs will be mouflon carrying solid, and half will be solid. Half will be spotted, and half will carry spotting.

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