[Jacob-list] question on horns
patchworkfibers at alltel.net
Fri Apr 15 21:39:44 EDT 2005
Are these ewes? You may not see horns on a four horned ewe lamb at four weeks, but normally would be able to feel the horns. On two horned ewe lambs, the horns are visually apparent pretty quickly (by a week, in my experience). I hope someone else will jump in here on this, as I may be wrong, but I think that since SUED is linked to the polycerate gene, you would most often (but maybe not always) see it on four horned animals. Does sued occur in hornless and/or polled sheep? I'm hoping Fred will jump in and answer this.
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On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 16:34:36 -0400, sara young wrote:
> I am wondering about lambs that are not showing any signs of horns
> at 4-5 weeks. This is a set of twins that also has evidence of
> SUED. Is there a correlation?
> Are horns unlikely if not showing by now?
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