[Jacob-list] Lamb is missing something...
dschultz at waypt.com
Thu Jan 23 18:24:14 EST 2003
I accidentally did this. The resulting one testicled ram was as horny and
obnoxious as the rest.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelly Przylepa and Rich Moore" <kellyandrich at earthlink.net>
To: "jacob list" <jacob-list at jacobsheep.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:43 PM
Subject: Re:[Jacob-list] Lamb is missing something...
> According to The Sheep Book (Ron Parker, Swallow Press, 2001) some sheep
> producers intentionally turn rams into cryptorchid rams (aka short-scrotum
> rams), The usual method is to use Elastrator rubber bands. The testicles
> pushed up into the body and the band is applied to the scrotum. The
> eventually falls off leaving the testicles in the body.
> The resulting rams are usually sterile since sperm don't tolerate the high
> temperatures in the body cavity. However, hormone production is ok and the
> crypted rams will show male body conformation and respond sexually as a
> (e.g will mount ewes). The big plus for these man-made crypt males is they
> grow at least as well as intact ram lambs and some report they grow
> This is important to those in the 'meat' market versus the fiber and
> breeding stock market.
> Kelly Przylepa
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