The Brick *Sold $400*

ALX THE BRICK M2H 16B

The Brick midway through his second summer.  07.14.2015

The Brick midway through his second summer. 07.14.2015

Moorit homozygous grey horned ram. Born May 2, 2014.

When I sheared The Brick last fall for the first time, I was happy with what I found. He is a very muscular ram with a long body and short legs. His chest is very square and decently wide, with very straight front legs. His hindquarters are muscular and round, and his hind legs too are straight and of about an average width in their set. His shoulders and hips balance each other nicely. His parasite resistance has been good all summer long, and he has proven to overall be a hardy sheep and consistent grower. His horn set looks good so far; we held him overwinter just to make sure they were growing out alright. He is very docile and easy to handle, and is well lead trained. He is not pushy and in general gets along well with other sheep. He is still a ram and will bonk heads with other rams, but he has been very controlled about it and never caused me concern. I have not taken his adult weight yet, but comparatively he is a larger ram, like his father. He would be a great ram for a beginning shepherd because he is so easy to keep and easy to work with (though as always, must be treated with the respect that all intact rams deserve.) He has not been used yet for breeding; the only reason I’m selling him is because I decided to keep his brother TC instead.

Birth weight: 11 lbs 8 oz.

60 day weight: 61 pounds.

Weight at about 1.5 years old: 120 lbs.

AI ancestors: Kveikur 6.25%; Grani 6.25%; Lodi 3.125%; Grimur 3.125% + 3.5% = 6.625%; Tyr 3.125%; Kari 1.56%; Faldur 2.35%; Moli 1.56%; Heli 0.78%; Bambi 0.78%; Morro 0.78%; Kani 0.78% Total AI: 33.97%

Birth size: 2

Genotype: AgAg/bb/s?

Horn code: p’p’

More pictures of The Brick:

The Brick, 62 days old. He is showing good muscling so far. 07.03.2014

The Brick at 62 days old. His hindquarters are square and straight. 07.03.2014.

The Brick at 62 days old. 07.03.2014

The Brick at 79 days old.  07.19.2014.

The Brick at 79 days old. 07.19.2014.

The Brick (with Penny, right) shows the wide chest of his parents. 07.19.2014

The Brick with his mother Freya. He has nice square, straight set legs. 07.19.2014

The Brick at 127 days old. He is calming down as he grows up. 09.06.2014

The Brick from the front at 127 days old. He is next to April, and adult ewe. 09.06.2014

The Brick (right) from behind, the day he was shorn. 134 days old. (About 19 wks) 09.13.2014

The Brick from the front, right after shearing. I love that square chest and leg set. 134 days old. 09.13.2014

The Brick right after shearing. 134 days old. 09.13.2014.

The Brick over his back, showing how well muscled he is. 134 days old. (About 19 weeks old.) 09.13.2014.

The Brick (left) and ThunderCheeks (right) after shearing. Brick, 134 days old. (About 19 weeks old.) 09.13.2014

The Brick is very docile and easy to handle; he loves cheek, chin, and chest rubs.  You can see how his horns are turning out at this age here too.  Taken 07.14.2015

The Brick is very docile and easy to handle; he loves cheek, chin, and chest rubs. You can see how his horns are turning out at this age here too. Taken 07.14.2015

The Brick from behind, to show his straight hindquarters.  07.14.2015

The Brick from behind, to show his straight hindquarters. 07.14.2015

He wouldn't stand straight for me, but this picture gives an idea of how his chest looks.  07.14.2015

He wouldn’t stand straight for me, but this picture gives an idea of how his chest looks. 07.14.2015

A view over Brick's back.  07.14.2015

A view over Brick’s back. 07.14.2015

Another side view, with his head straight for a better angle of viewing.  07.14.2015

Another side view, with his head straight for a better angle of viewing. 07.14.2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brick’s Parents:

Freya.  09.15.2012.  JWT FREYA B2H 10Y -[CAN]667031-H

Freya. 09.15.2012. JWT FREYA B2H 10Y -[CAN]667031-H

Ferdinand during his second fall, taken 09.01.2014

Ferdinand during his second fall, taken 09.01.2014 HYA RAM M2H 3Z -[CAN]677982-H

You can view Freya’s page here.

You can view Ferdinand’s page here.