Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Arkleby Y1

Arkleby Y1
A friend asked recently who our next AI sire will be.  This is Arkleby Y1, owned by
Martyn Archer, and collected for import a few years ago.  The original shipment was
not viable, but we were able to purchase what straws remained in storage in Scotland
and have them shipped over last year.  This ram has a tremendous hindsaddle; look at
the length from the pins to dock, and how level he is all the way to the dock.  Oh, and
the depth of body!  His daughters will have plenty of room for a full rumen plus a set
of triplets.  All this, and the prettiest head and nice blue coloring.   We'll probably wait
until at least next fall to use him, after I have a number of proven X1 daughters to use
him on.
Llwygy X1


Jared Lloyd said...

Can't wait to see his lambs. I wish getting him here wasn't such a mess. I really liked his daughters that I saw at Martyn's. Tremendous ewes.

Tari said...

I couldn't help but chuckle when the judge at the national show said that the second place yearling ewe(I think it was this class) needed to be a little more feminine in the front. Didn't they say just last year they needed to be wider. Oh well I'd take X1 anyday.

Russ & Fury's kids are a month old

The girls The boys