Katahdin Hair Sheep
Katahdins are hair sheep. They do grow a protective coat in the winter, but it is not true wool. They shed in the spring with no shearing required. The breed was developed with a strong emphasis on hardiness which has led to a higher resistance to parasites than most other breeds. They do well on pasture with minimal supplements. The ewes are good mothers and generally produce twins or triplets.
We select rams for low maintenence characteristics. They live on pasture year round with minimal inputs. All of our rams are genotyped RR for scrapie resistance ensuring that all of their offspring will also be scrapie resistant.
JSF 1989 is a registered Katahdin ram of good size with a laid back disposition. He has thrown some exceptional lambs.
RKP 2144 has shown an excellent growth rate and parasite resistance. We are looking forward to his first lambs in 2022.
Our flock incudes registered and commercial Katahdins and a few Dorper/Katahdin crosses. All have been selected for parasite resistance, mothering ability, and productivity. All have been genetically tested for scrapie resistance.