Moorit grey horned ram. May carry spotting (50% chance from mother). Born May 3, 2014.
This ram lamb was born at just about the size I want to see, and with smaller horn buds and a narrower forehead that would make for an easier birth. Or else they would have, except that he was both breech and upside down. But once properly in place, he came right out. He is growing into a smaller, but well muscled, ram with huge wide hindquarters from his mother. (Who inherited them from her father Thunder, thus the name Thunder Cheeks.) He will likely top out to be on the smaller side in the range of sizes for rams. Add to that that he seems to have his mother’s larger rumen, and he should be more feed efficient. (His mother does not eat as much as the larger ewes.) Conformationally very sound and square. His horns so far are turning out great. His personality is very inquisitive and bold; he likes to explore and is not afraid to approach people at all, even strangers.
Birth weight: 7 lbs 8 oz.
60 day weight: 56 pounds
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
Horn code: p’p’
More pictures of 17B:
Isadore’s page can be seen here.
Ferdinand’s page can be seen here.
TC’s full sister from 2013, Felicite: