LittleRedOak January with her great big ram lamb, Sextant.
While I was handling Sextant to deal with his broken scur, I gave him a "once-over" and realized that only one of his testicles had descended. I grabbed Tucker and gave him the same inspection to find that one of his was completely descended and the other was only partially so. These two rams are completely unrelated... out of unrelated ewes and two, separate, unrelated rams. Sextant was scheduled to leave in a week to become flock sire at another farm.
So... is the 11 week old mark the normal time for testicles to start descending in ram lambs, or do I have a couple of cryptorchids? (I haven't had a chance to inspect the three other ramlings in the flock yet) I DON'T want to sell a flawed ram lamb to anyone. But is it worth it to give the lamb more time to descend or is that hopeless?
Any thoughts or info on the matter would be appreciated.