Babydoll sheep for sale in Texas
Babydoll sheep for sale Texas. We breed, raise & sell Babydoll Southdown Sheep and upbreed Gotland Sheep. We raise happy animals, and work hard to provide you with the best lambs!
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Sheep with specific genetic variations at codon 171 have been found to be either susceptible or more resistant to developing clinical signs of scrapie. Scrapie can present itself as a chronic, progressive, neurologic disorder and is eventually fatal.
The key is to adjust genotypes in a flock as one tool to control scrapie. Good biosecurity, knowledge about the flock history of any new additions, flock testing and certification, and hygienic lambing management are all important management tools for scrapie control and prevention.
Genotyping isn’t a test for scrapie, but a test looking for key information encoded on the PrP gene that represents resistance .
We actively test and bread for QR and RR genotypes. This will ensure the sheep or flock we sell you will be Scrapie resistant.