SOUTHDOWNS

2014 Fall Ram 


2015 Spring Ram


HH4034


Robinson 4021

Here is a ram that we knew needed to make his mark in our flock.  Sired by Hardrock Too and dammed by Robinson 9007 this lamb was a standout ET lamb in CJ Robinson’s 2014 lamb crop.  He is the full brother to Texas Rock owned by Brian Forsee.  He saw the vast majority of our flock and the result was impressive.   His females and males have the power, hip shape, and functional skeleton demanded for success.  At the same time, he added elevation to the front 1/3 of their skeleton.  We are extremely impressed with his progeny and will be utilizing him in AI and ET work extensively this fall.


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Jennings 13-1561

In years of breeding, I have found that a stud ram is defined by two things, his pedigree and progeny.  This ram has both.  He is out of the Hardrock Too ram and an extremely high quality female backed by generations of proven individuals.  He has an incredibly thin hide, hard touch, design, and the power all Hardrock Too sheep are noted to possess.  In his first lamb crop he put an extremely high quality set of lambs on the ground that found a lot of attention directed their way.  He will be heavily utilized as a yearling.


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Hired Hand 3034

Power. Mass. Expression.  This ram was born a stud and never looked back.  He was utilized heavily in natural breeding and ET work as a ram lamb.  The lamb crop has base width, rib design, huge racks, and a square hip.  He is a product of the Hardrock Too line on the top side and the donor female 9221.  His impact in our flock will be huge as we move forward with this changer ram.


Hired Hand 1368   This ram is a product of line breeding for the traits we seek in Southdowns.  He was born with a tremendous amount of top and squareness.  His sire is Jennings  1471, a proven stud ram.  His dam, Hired Hand 1108, is a daughter of Jennings 1471 and a CJ Robinson ewe.  The result was a tremendous ram lamb, and his dam is now a perpetual donor female.  We were able to utilize this ram on a few ewe lambs and the results are exciting.  He breeds a killer rib and exceptional top shape. Look for a large lamb crop out of him as a yearling. 

Hired Hand 1368

This ram is a product of line breeding for the traits we seek in Southdowns.  He was born with a tremendous amount of top and squareness.  His sire is Jennings  1471, a proven stud ram.  His dam, Hired Hand 1108, is a daughter of Jennings 1471 and a CJ Robinson ewe.  The result was a tremendous ram lamb, and his dam is now a perpetual donor female.  We were able to utilize this ram on a few ewe lambs and the results are exciting.  He breeds a killer rib and exceptional top shape. Look for a large lamb crop out of him as a yearling. 


Hired Hand 12-1261   1261 is a standout son of the 11-1332 ram. His rib structure and top shape gave him a look that was too hard to resist when the 2012 lamb crop was evaluated. He genetically combines so much good from 1332 and then has a twist of Oldenburg genetics on his dam sire. As this year's junior stud ram, he will see a great set of ewes this fall. (RR, NN, EDF)

Hired Hand 12-1261

1261 is a standout son of the 11-1332 ram. His rib structure and top shape gave him a look that was too hard to resist when the 2012 lamb crop was evaluated. He genetically combines so much good from 1332 and then has a twist of Oldenburg genetics on his dam sire. As this year's junior stud ram, he will see a great set of ewes this fall. (RR, NN, EDF)

Jennings 08-1266    Reference Sire:  This was a stud ram in our breeding program.  He had a very unique muscle shape and top, along with base width and length of side.

Jennings 08-1266

Reference Sire: This was a stud ram in our breeding program.  He had a very unique muscle shape and top, along with base width and length of side.

Jennings 11-1300    Reference Sire:  1300 is a ram that we felt needed to stay in the program, due to his handle and his pedigree. His volume of top shape is exceptional, with a perfect hip and loin juncture.  His pedigree ties up the” 425” ewe on both the top and bottom side.  His sire, 1266, is out of “425”, and we bred him back to “425” to line up her genes as much as possible. This ram was purchased by HTP Genetics.

Jennings 11-1300

Reference Sire: 1300 is a ram that we felt needed to stay in the program, due to his handle and his pedigree. His volume of top shape is exceptional, with a perfect hip and loin juncture.  His pedigree ties up the” 425” ewe on both the top and bottom side.  His sire, 1266, is out of “425”, and we bred him back to “425” to line up her genes as much as possible. This ram was purchased by HTP Genetics.

Jennings 12-1631   1631 was a standout as a lamb. His massive muscle pattern was impossible to miss. But most importantly, he is a grandson of the absolute best ewe family we have. His grandmother never missed nor did his mother. Both stood the test of time and were able to produce exceptional lambs year after year. As a junior stud in our flock, 1631 will see heavy service in the fall of 2013. ( RR, NN, EDF)

Jennings 12-1631

1631 was a standout as a lamb. His massive muscle pattern was impossible to miss. But most importantly, he is a grandson of the absolute best ewe family we have. His grandmother never missed nor did his mother. Both stood the test of time and were able to produce exceptional lambs year after year. As a junior stud in our flock, 1631 will see heavy service in the fall of 2013. (RR, NN, EDF)

Jennings 11-1332   1332 is sired by the 1471 ram. 1471 is another 1266 son and out of ewe heavy in Cole breeding. This ram was the sheep with the most expression of top of any lamb in the ’11 lamb crop and extremely good in his rib shape. We just couldn’t pass up keeping this ram in the program as the next step.   

Jennings 11-1332

1332 is sired by the 1471 ram. 1471 is another 1266 son and out of ewe heavy in Cole breeding. This ram was the sheep with the most expression of top of any lamb in the ’11 lamb crop and extremely good in his rib shape. We just couldn’t pass up keeping this ram in the program as the next step.

 

FINEWOOLS

Reference Sire:  This was a mature ram we purchased with Brent Drennan from Buel Clark. He proved to be an excellent sire of fine wool wethers.

Reference Sire: This was a mature ram we purchased with Brent Drennan from Buel Clark. He proved to be an excellent sire of fine wool wethers.

This is a ram we kept out of the Clark Ram (left). We are excited about the potential of his progeny.

This is a ram we kept out of the Clark Ram (left). We are excited about the potential of his progeny.