Thundercheeks (TC)

ALX THUNDERCHEEKS M2H17B -[CAN]716309-H

Thundercheeks just shy of 18 months old, his second fall.

Thundercheeks just shy of 18 months old, his second fall.

Moorit grey horned ram. May carry spotting (50% chance from mother). Born May 3, 2014.

Thundercheeks is so named for his most notable positive characteristic; very wideset, round hindquarters with exceptionally straight legs. “Thunder” is paying homage to his grandfather, Thunder. His second most notable positive attribute is the wide set of horns that he is developing. As a whole, he is a square built ram. Ferdinand has consistently thrown well set, well spaced chests with very straight front legs, and TC is no exception. The width over the shoulders are well balanced to the width of the hips. He has a shorter back, with longer legs. He has a wide rib cage proportionally. He is a smaller ram so far, but he packs some good muscle on his frame. His wool is gorgeous so far. His personality is the more inquisitive type that can get pushy if you let him.

AI ancestors: Laekur 3.9%; Kveikur 6.25%; Grani 6.25%; Kani 3.125% + 0.78%; Bambi 3.125%; Lodi 3.125%; Grimur 3.125%; Tyr 3.125%; Morro 1.56%; Ari (Leadersheep) 1.56%; Biskup (Leadersheep) 1.56%; Hunn 1.56%; Moli 1.56% Total AI: 40.9%

Birth size: 2

Genotype: AgAa/bb/s?

Horn code: p’p’

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Breeding seasons used:

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2014 (Click here for more info.) TC was bred in fall of 2014 to Misha, Cattleya, and April for spring 2015 lambs.

Spring 2015 Progeny: Click on each lamb’s number for a lamb profile: 21C “Minnie”, 22C, 29C, 30C “Tacca”, and 31C “Sunsugar”

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2015 (Click here for more info.) TC was bred in fall of 2015 to Cattleya, Azalea, Penny, Flosi, Freya, and April for spring 2015 lambs.

Spring 2016 Progeny: Pending.
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Weight Record:

Birth weight: 7 lbs 8 oz.

60 day weight: 56 pounds

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More pictures of TC:

Thunder Creeks showing his wide hindquarters, 61 days old. 07.03.2014

Thunder Cheeks from the front at 61 days old, with his mother Isadore. 07.03.2014

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

ThunderCheeks still has those amazing wide hindquarters at 133 days old. (About 19 weeks.) 09.13.2014

TC over the back at 133 days old. Wide chest, good shoulders. Shorter back, but even shoulders and hips. 09.13.2014

All the Ferdinand sons so far have had very straight, square chests, and TC is no exception. TC also has excellent horns. 09.13.2014

ThunderCheeks (TC) at 126 days old.  Taken 09.06.2014.

ThunderCheeks (TC) at 126 days old. Taken 09.06.2014.

TC, Aug. 20, 2015, almost 18 months old.

TC, Aug. 20, 2015, almost 18 months old.

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TC’s Parents:

Ferdinand. For his profile, click here.

Isadore. For her profile, click here.

Ferdinand during his second fall, taken 09.01.2014

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

RBREWE ISADORE M5H 186Y -[CAN]667134-H

RBREWE ISADORE M5H 186Y -[CAN]667134-H