Penelope, aka Penny

ALX PENELOPE B5H 13B: -[CAN]714980-H

Penny her second fall.  11.02.2015

Penny her second fall. 11.02.2015

Black solid spotted horned ewe. Born April 15, 2014.

Penny is the firstborn lamb of the year, and Cinthi’s first lamb. She was very vigorous and adventurous as a young lamb, with a strong curiosity and an independent streak. She was born very people oriented. This should be the hardiest lamb of the year; both parents have superb worm resistance and have never been sick or had health issues. Cinthi had an easy birth delivering her. At just five days old, she’d already gained 4.5 lbs.

As she has grown, she’s only gotten better. She is huge and bulky, being well muscled over the back and especially over the rump. She has the short and slightly arched over back like her father Sting, leading into those lovely hindquarters. I actually enjoy this trait, as that will mean a stronger back. Those hind legs are exceptionally straight and spaced well apart, another trait I like to see in my stock. Those wide hips should mean easy birthing. The width of her chest is about average, like her father again. Her shoulders are decently wide and flat; not quite as exceptional as Ferdinand but still quite good, and well muscled. Her large feet suggest she will grow up to be a large ewe. Her growth rate has been very good so far as well. Her wool is very abundant and soft. Her horns look like they will grow to be like her mother’s; long and slightly curled. She has been proving to be very worm hardy so far, as have the rest of the lambs. Her temperament continues to be very people oriented. She will always rush up to greet visitors, and loves to be pet.

Click here for her lamb profile.

Breeding Record: n2

AI ancestors: Blettur 12.5%; Lundi 6.25%; Abel 6.25%; Ari (Leadersheep) 6.25%; Faldur 1.56%; Serkur 1.56%; Biskup (Leadersheep) 0.78% Total AI: 35.16%

Birth size: 2

Genotype: AaAa/B?/SS

Horn code: p’p’

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Breeding Record
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*She was not bred for 2015 lambs.

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*She was bred to TC in 2015 for 2016 lambs. She gave birth to twins; a black solid ewe lamb (50E Ember) and a black solid spotted ram lamb (51E).

Ember at 67 days old (about 9 weeks.)  Taken June 24, 2017.

Ember at 67 days old (about 9 weeks.) Taken June 24, 2017.

51E at 67 days old, or about  9 weeks.  Taken June 24, 2017.

51E at 67 days old, or about 9 weeks. Taken June 24, 2017.

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Weight Record

Birth weight: 9 lbs 8 oz.

60 day weight: 60 pounds.

90 day weight: 83 pounds.

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Wool Stats

She produced 2 lb 4 oz. of wool in the fall 2014 shearing. (unskirted, lamb fleece)

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More pictures of Penny:

Penny at 93 days old.  (About 3 months.)  07.19.2013.

Penny at 93 days old. (About 3 months.) 07.19.2013.

Penny from the front, right before shearing. (153 days.) 09.16.2014

Penny from the side, right before shearing. She has abundant soft, curly wool. 09.16.2014

Penny from the front right after shearing. That is her wool behind her. 09.16.2104

Penny from the side right after shearing. She is the most muscular lamb of the year, with the biggest hindquarters. This is what we are striving for as the future of our flock. 153 days old. Taken 09.16.2014.

A picture over the back, to show how muscular she is at about 5 mo old. (153 days.) If you feel over her shoulders, back, and hips, she is very smooth and firm. You have to press in to feel the bone. 153 days old. 09.16.2014

Penny had a wonderful huge, muscular hind end. 09.16.2104

Penny the day she was shorn, her second fall.  She's only grown bigger and better.  11.02.2015

Penny the day she was shorn, her second fall. She’s only grown bigger and better. 11.02.2015

Penny over the back, the day she was shorn, her second fall.  11.02.2015

Penny over the back, the day she was shorn, her second fall. 11.02.2015

Penny from the front, her second fall, showing her beefy chest.  11.02.2015

Penny from the front, her second fall, showing her beefy chest. 11.02.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penny’s Parents:

Penny’s mother, Cinthi. ALX HYACINTH M5SH 2Z -[CAN]692112-H.

Cinthi’s page can be seen here.

Penny’s father, Sting. MISTYMEADOWRAM B4SH319Z -[CAN]685091-H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sting’s page can be seen here.