[Jacob-list] Lamb is missing something...
critterland at bendcable.com
Thu Jan 23 10:51:13 EST 2003
If he has undescended testicles, they *may* still be functional--which means
"rammy behavior". Being in the abdominal cavity rather than in the scrotum
will affect sperm production, so he may not be as fertile, but could
possibly produce offspring. They will probably still be producing hormones,
so he will act like a ram. As far as size--I don't know about that, but
undescended testicles alone shouldn't affect size in the long run.
Melody at CritterLand
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From: "MBondurant" <mbondurant at mindspring.com>
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Subject: [Jacob-list] Lamb is missing something...
> We have a four-month-old ram lamb who seems to have undescended testicles.
The scrotum is empty, there are some small round objects which can be felt
in his abdomen. He is also significantly smaller than his female twin. Our
plan was to wether him anyway as he's too dark for breeding purposes -- has
nature taken care of this for us? Are there health issues? Will he (and
his horns) remain petite?
> Michelle Bondurant
> Over The Hill Farm, Fairfield VT
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