14B April/Ferdinand Ram Lamb

April’s ram lamb 14B at 90 days old and 80 pounds. 07.19.2014.

Moorit grey horned ram. May carry spotting (50% chance from mother). Born April 19, 2014.

This ram lamb shows promise to be quite the beefy fellow. April is our large Fence Row ewe, and Ferdinand is quite muscular and was fast growing. As he has grown, he has not disappointed. He continues to be the largest and fastest growing lamb of the year. He is very solidly built, especially over the rump and back. His hind legs are straight and even and of good width. His chest is about an average width, again with straight long legs, more like his mother than his father. His shoulders are wide and muscular. His muscles overall are thick and smooth; when I run my hand down his back and rump, I don’t barely feel the spine and hip bones. I suspect he will grow up to be a rather large ram at full size, based on his parentage and how well he’s growing. He appears to have his mother’s wool; abundant and fine. He has the best parasite resistance of the lambs so far; he has kept his color well, despite a lot of worm pressure. His horns so far are doing great. They definitely have that Ferdinand thickness he so often throws. His temperament is quite good too. It is very even overall, with just a hint of shyness if you move too swiftly. He enjoys being scratched by people, and is overall quite easy to handle. He’s also very forgiving; he can be given a drench, and minutes later come back looking for a scratching. I have begun lead training him.

Birth weight: 10 lbs 8 oz.

60 day weight: 67 pounds

90 day weight: 80 pounds

AI ancestors: Serkur 6.25%; Kveikur 6.25%; Grani 6.25% + 3.125%; Morro 3.125%; Lodi 3.125%; Grimur 3.125%; Tyr 3.125%; Moli 1.56%; Kani 0.78% Total AI: 36.72%

Birth size: 1

Genotype: AgAa/bb/s?

Horn code: p’p’

More pictures of 14B:

14B at a day old. 04.20.2014

15B at a day old. 04.20.2014.

April’s ram lamb at 32 days old. 05.22.2014.

April’s ram lamb at 54 days old. That’s his mother behind him, for size reference. 06.13.2014.

April’s ram lamb at 60 days old. 06.19.2014

April’s ram lamb at 74 days old. (About 10 weeks.) He has a nice square front end. 07.03.2014.

14B at 64 days old. Straight topline, well muscled over the back and rump. 07.03.2014.

14B has nice straight hindquarters and his mother’s long legs. 07.19.2014.

14B’s chest is average width, even, with straight legs. He has wide thick shoulders. 07.19.2014

For size reference, 14B at 90 days old with his mother April. He is 80 pounds. 07.19.2014.

14B right after shearing. Nice and chunky, just how I like them. 09.13.2014 (146 days old)

14B over the back. Round and thick and even between the shoulders and hips. 09.13.2014 (146 days old)

14B’s backside; round and muscular, with straight long legs. 09.13.2014 (146 days old)

14B from the front; he is long legged and square in the front. 09.13.2014 (146 days old)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14B’s Parents:

15B’s mother, April. FAV EWE APRIL M5H 1Z -[CAN]676567-H

April’s page can be seen here.

15B’s father, Ferdinand. HYA RAM M2H 3Z -[CAN]677982-H

Ferdinand’s page can be seen here.