A good deal or not? katahdin/dorper

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by seanmn, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. seanmn

    seanmn Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2006
    Another sheep raiser in my area would like to make a trade with me, he offered 1 or 2 katahdin ewe lambs for one 7/8 or purebred white Dorper ram lamb. He wants more muscle and faster growth and I was hoping perhaps the katahdin ewes would be good mothers and more twins/triplets, are katahdins as good as mothers as he or others claim them to be? I was also hoping the katahdin blood would give more eveness of shedding
  2. Hank - Narita

    Hank - Narita Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Sounds like a good trade. We had both breeds in one bottle baby; they were the greatest!

  3. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

    Jul 12, 2006
    Eastern North Carolina
    I have 50% Dorper/Katahdin ewes. I started out with 7, 2 years ago. They have given me 20 lambs from 2 breedings with NO birthing problems and NO lost lambs. Some of them have averaged almost 2 lbs per day weight gain in the first couple of months. I havent had any triplets, but most have twinned. Id happily take 2 Katahdin ewes as trade for a Dorper ram.

    More info can be found here: http://rainbowmeadowfarms.com/

    They have had great success crossing these breeds