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Doug N

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Painted Desert ramb lamb
« on: June 27, 2012, 05:10:36 PM »
Found this little guy in our pasture on the weekend. He came from purebred American Blackbelly/Barbados parents. Sometimes this recessive color variation surfaces. There are folks that call it Painted Desert. This is the first time we have seen one on our farm. I think he looks pretty cool! 8)




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Re: Painted Desert ramb lamb
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 05:28:57 PM »
How hard would it be to play god and breed him with a female with the same recessive color?
Quote from Howard Hill.( Whenever he taught someone to shoot) "Son make up your mind right now if you want to target shoot or hunt as theres a world of differance between the two"

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Re: Painted Desert ramb lamb
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 08:24:32 PM »
How hard would it be to play god and breed him with a female with the same recessive color?

Not too hard... There's hunt farms/ranches in Texas that breed for and raise them. There's at least one breeder in BC that I know of that encourage the color variation.

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Re: Painted Desert ramb lamb
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 08:30:09 PM »
hey thats pretty neat... i had a pet goat when i was a kid... raised it from a baby cuz its mom died when our barn burnt down.. it would go with me everywhere... fishing, swimming, biking, shootin gophers and squirrels... it even got on the school bus with me one morning... i had 5 sisters and no brothers growing up... me and that goat were buds...  me and that goat had some good times... i miss that goat

sorry to derail your thread

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Re: Painted Desert ramb lamb
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 08:32:14 PM »
My dad had a goat in Newfoundland that pulled his kart of wood back to the house. hahaha Thanks for reminding me and it would be neat to see more of this little guy as he grows.
Quote from Howard Hill.( Whenever he taught someone to shoot) "Son make up your mind right now if you want to target shoot or hunt as theres a world of differance between the two"

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Re: Painted Desert ramb lamb
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 08:43:03 PM »
Yes it is cool...Do your clients pay more for Painted Desert?
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Re: Painted Desert ramb lamb
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 08:47:19 PM »
Yes it is cool...Do your clients pay more for Painted Desert?

First one on our farm, so haven't sold any. I may keep him for a couple of years and 1) breed for more 2) see what he grows for horns.