Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New BFL ram

I was in need of a new ram that would compliment my girls that I have here. I was going to do AI this fall but with the terrible luck I had this spring with the BFL lambs I figured I would just do ground breedings again this year.

I purchased two straws of the new Rossiebank ram that Brenda Lelli imported a few years back but since I'm not doing AI I wanted to utilize this bloodline a bit still this fall.

Meet Beechtree Wycliffe. He is an F2 Rossiebank out of Beechtree Chasewater and Beecthree Opal. Chasewater was on my top of my list for a ram, but Brenda and I agreed that since I had his half sister GlenLuce already I shouldn't over use that line. Chasewater's dam Beechtree BlackwaterDee (Barleas Titus line) was the reason I fell in love with this breed at Michigan Fiber Fest now back in 2007.

Wycliffe will be put to all of my BFL ewes for purebred breeding. Burma, my natural colored ram from Stephen Rouse, will be used to make Shetland Mules before being sent to Wisconsin for more mule production. Wycliffe carries color and is a strapping young lad so I'm eager to use his genetics this fall and see what I get!

Thanks Brenda for all of you help and guidance!


Rayna said...

Oooh he's a looker!

Ok Acres said...

Nice, love his regal bearing.

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