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.
Birth weight: 9 lbs 8 oz.
60 day weight: 60 pounds.
90 day weight: 83 pounds.
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
Horn code: p’p’
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Cinthi’s page can be seen here.
Sting’s page can be seen here.