[Jacob-list] Modern Jacobs
RAVENPR2 at webtv.net
Fri Dec 8 00:42:28 EST 2000
I do understand why some people in the USA are keeping the old type
jacobs. I don't think it makes a lot of sense, nor do I support it. I
have raised rare breeds and commercial sheep for over 15 years. While
we never had spyder-genes we did have some callyipege and I think as
long as you don't breed the crap you are doing it right.
If you can raise heavier muscled higher yeilding market lambs and finer
grading colored fleeces. Why waste your time breeding them to be fail.
I think Jacobs should be black and white. I don't think lilac sheep
should be bred. I also beleive that everyone should cull improper horn
sets on rams.
I am not saying they need to look like texels or dorpers. A little more
bone and muscle would help to market them to the US meat markets.
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