[Jacob-list] New Booklet "Guide to Selection of Jacob BreedingStock"
patchworkfibers at windstream.net
Wed Aug 10 09:03:51 EDT 2011
Corriedales can carry the piebald gene, can't they?
On 8/9/2011 5:59 PM, Neal Grose wrote:
> "My son will be showing a 75% Jacob (25% Tunis) in a 4H market lamb
> class in
> September - if he makes weight of 90# - he was 68# at last check. If
> he really looks like a solid, but short little market lamb, except for
> spots. He is actually polled, which helps, but some people still mistook
> him for a goat at lamb tagging and since he got shorn, he looks like a
> little Holstein calf."
> I recently saw a small flock of Katadins that included 3 piebald ewes.
> The man did said they were in the flock when he purchased them, and
> that they raised off the best lambs of the bunch. Having seen the same
> characteristics in 1/2 Corriedale/ 1/2 Jacob ewes, I wonder exactly
> how recessive the piebald gene is.
> Neal Grose
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