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Coyote Acres Ranch (Patric & Lorri Lyster)
Box 24, Halkirk, Alberta, T0C 1M0
Ph. 403-884-2625 Fax. 403-884-2635
patric@coyoteacresranch.com or lorri@coyoteacresranch.com
Polled Dorset information
Tattykeel 80-97

Polled Dorset information

I have raised Polled Dorsets since 1980. I almost got out of the breed completely due to life situations and also not liking where most breeders were taking the breed. Polled Dorsets were noted for being a maternal breed that stil grew well, produced good carcasses and bred out of season. Over the years, the breed was losing much of its maternal qualities due to some questionable genetics having been put ito the breed and due much to selection pressures. When we select for certain things, fortunately and unfortunately there are other traits that tag along. A number of breeders were selecting for the showring and the most important thing was large frames. Unfortunately, most large framed sheep did not carry any more muscle than the smaller framed Dorsets. That chase for extreme frame size has kind of played out but now the next trend has taken hold. Now many breeders are using the latest genetics from Australia and New Zealand. In my opinion, this is hurting the breed as in those countries, Polled Dorsets are now mainly being used as terminal sires, in crossbreeding programs. This is where the issue , for me at least, comes in. Selection pressure has been put on growth and carcass, nothing wrong with that, except in most cases, there has been almost no selection for maternal traits. While these genetics have growth and carcass qualities, in my opinion, they have lost a lot in the maternal aspect, things like mlking ability, early maturity, lambing rate and a major thing, out of season breeding ability. Thus, I have found it difficult to find the genetics I sought, so I infused some good Horned Dorset genetics into my Polled Dorset flock. As well, I went the artificial insemination route for more genetics, but rather than chasing the new genetics, I went back to utilizing older proven genetics. I used  British rams,  Cornella N3 (807 N3){ first used in 1995, I used in 2002], Bennachie Nmrod ( first used in 2011), and Huish Nugget (first used in 2011). I also used a Canadian ram Brucedale Mate's 217T (born in 1985). The other ram recently used is Australian ram Tattykeel 80-97 ( first Canadian offspring born in 2000, well proven, still being used due to his ability to sire well muscled sons and daughters with excellent breed character, as well his daughters have beautiful udders and milk well). I am using sons off the A.I. sires as well as select purchased rams that trace back to genetics that I know have been selected wth maternal traits in mind. The Polled Dorset flock ( as are all of our flocks) is a work in progress. I am trying to improve my Polled Dorsets by selecting with an emphasis on maternal traits and out of season breeding. The ewes are given the opportunity to lamb every 8 months and are bred to produce their  first lambs at 12 months of age. 

Coyote Acres Oz 200L

Jan. 25, 2023   Dorset   (Pending)   Twin   Male    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Oz 200L
 
Coyote Acres Oz 200L
 
Coyote Acres Oz 200L
 
Coyote Acres Oz 200L
 
Coyote Acres Oz 200L
 

Oz 200L is a combination of Australian, Canadian and British genetics. He is a thick yearling ram with real good length of loin. He has lots of breed character and stands on a good set of feet and legs. His dam is on our accelerated lambing program and lambed again in September of 2023. She is due to lamb again in May of 2024. This ram is dam has produced one of our best flock sires, a feature daughter (sold to South Dakota) as well as a number of rams sold to commercial flocks. This ram has a lot of potential to usefor either market lambs or quality replacements. Sire is RR.

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

Coyote Acres Aussi 237K Tattykeel 80-97
Heeroma 138H
Coyote Acres Dale 979G Brucedale Mate's 217T
Coyote Acres Sami 162F

Coyote Acres Bobbi 354L

Sept. 17, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809217)   Single   Male    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Bobbi 354L
 
Coyote Acres Bobbi 354L
 
Coyote Acres Bobbi 354L
 
Coyote Acres Bobbi 354L
 
Coyote Acres Bobbi 354L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

Perhaps my favorite 241K son. Bred very similar to 380L but a little smaller framed. A real solid ram, packing on the muscle while still having enough stretch to be able to pack on the pounds. His dam has produced well on our accelerated program, raising a top flock sire,  a feature ewe sold to South Dakota, a number of rams sold to commercial flocks and a 1/2 brother selling as our feature yearling ram, 200L. Scrapie genotype QR.

Coyote Acres Brit 241K Cornella N3
Coyote Acres Goldy 197H
Coyote Acres Dale 979G Brucedale Mate's 217T
Coyote Acres Sami 162F

Coyote Acres Austin 359L

Sept. 18, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809218)   Single   Male    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Austin 359L
 
Coyote Acres Austin 359L
 
Coyote Acres Austin 359L
 
Coyote Acres Austin 359L
 
Coyote Acres Austin 359L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

A son of our Tattykeel 80-97 son, 221K. A good muscled ram off a dam that is lambing every 8 months. Should sire some real nice females and still have enough grow in his male offspring. Real good breed character. Scrapie genotype QR.

 

Coyote Acres Aussi 221K Tattykeel 80-97
Coyote Acres Goldy 186H
Coyote Acres Nim 185J Coyote Acres Nimrod 52H
Coyote Acres Dale 961G

Coyote Acres Bob 380L

Sept. 20, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809219)   Single   Male    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Bob 380L
 
Coyote Acres Bob 380L
 
Coyote Acres Bob 380L
 
Coyote Acres Bob 380L
 
Coyote Acres Bob 380L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

Sired by a 5/8 British ram, 380L is thick. He has a touch more frame than the other fall ram lambs, but is still not going to be a tall ram. His dam accelerated well and raisd some real nice lambs, with us retaining all of her daughters. Should work well producing market lambs and still give some nice daughters for replacements. SCrapie genotype QR.

Coyote Acres Brit 241K Cornella N3
Coyote Acres Goldy 197H
Coyote Acres Dale 961G Brucedale Mate's 217T
Heeroma RR 124E

Coyote Acres Goldy 281L

May 9, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809220)   Single   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Goldy 281L
 
Coyote Acres Goldy 281L
 
Coyote Acres Goldy 281L
 
Coyote Acres Goldy 281L
 
Coyote Acres Goldy 281L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

A May born yearling that would have been retained for my own use, if it wasn't for drought and feed prices. A unique pedigree with lots of potential. Scrapie genotype RR.

Coyote Acres Nugget 44H Huish Nugget
Coyote Acres Birch 212F
Coyote Acres Jan 256K Janicki 19-0293
Coyote Acres Sammy 991G

Coyote Acres Goldy 291L

May 17, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809221)   Single   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Goldy 291L
 
Coyote Acres Goldy 291L
 
Coyote Acres Goldy 291L
 
Coyote Acres Goldy 291L
 
Coyote Acres Goldy 291L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

Another unique pedigree, that I would have kept if we weren't trying to downsize somewhat with the drought. Her dam's side has been phenomenal producers. Scrapie genotype RR.

Coyote Acres Nugget 44H Huish Nugget
Coyote Acres Birch 212F
Coyote Acres Jan 248K Janicki 19-0293
Coyote Acres Toni 107H

Sheep Trax Lexy 298L

May 20, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809321)   Single   Female    Contact us for pricing
Sheep Trax Lexy 298L
 
Sheep Trax Lexy 298L
 
Sheep Trax Lexy 298L
 
Sheep Trax Lexy 298L
 
Sheep Trax Lexy 298L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

A May yearling sired by 954J off a moderate framed Heeroma ewe, that traces back to some of their older lines. The combination of 954J on the Heeroma ewes, is one that just seems to work every time. Lexy is moderate framed and thick. Definitely not a flashy ewe, but rather a nicely put together, well muscled, maternally made Dorset female. Scrapie genotype is RR.

Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J Coyote Acres Nimrod 52H
Coyote Acres Dale 979G
Heeroma Minnie Me 100J Heeroma 67E
Heeroma Bambito RR 26G

Coyote Acres Nim 299L

May 20, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809222)   Single   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Nim 299L
 
Coyote Acres Nim 299L
 
Coyote Acres Nim 299L
 
Coyote Acres Nim 299L
 
Coyote Acres Nim 299L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

The way the 954J daughters and full sisters work, I shouldn't be selling any. If I didn't still have 954J and trying to downsize a little, 299L wouldn't be for sale. SCrapie genotype RR.

Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J Coyote Acres Nimrod 52H
Coyote Acres Dale 979G
Heeroma 144H Heeroma 1A
Heeroma 114F

Coyote Acres Nim 311L

May 21, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809223)   Twin   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Nim 311L
 
Coyote Acres Nim 311L
 
Coyote Acres Nim 311L
 
Coyote Acres Nim 311L
 
Coyote Acres Nim 311L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

311L is again sired by 954J, who just keeps siring consistently good lambs. I wish I could just keep expanding and keep all of his daughters. I can't so my loss is your gain. Her dam is our  biggest framed ewe but when you cross in 954J, you bring that frame down a little and 311L fits what I think a Dorset should be. Buy with confidence. Scrapie genotype RR

Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J Coyote Acres Nimrod 52H
Coyote Acres Dale 979G
Heeroma RR 80E Heeroma RR 65B
Woolfitt Acres 192W

Coyote Acres Ann 350L

Sept. 17, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809224)   Single   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Ann 350L
 
Coyote Acres Ann 350L
 
Coyote Acres Ann 350L
 
Coyote Acres Ann 350L
 
Coyote Acres Ann 350L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

350L is a real nice fall ewe lamb sired by our flock sire 221K, a Tattykeel 80-97 son, who was our pick of that sire group. The dam of 350L is a moderate framed ewe with a tight udder, due to lamb May 2024. 147H is on our accelerated program, lambing every 8 months. We have retained 147H's only other daughter and she is working well for us. If feed wasn't so expensive, we would be keeping this one back. SCrapie genotype is RR.

 

Coyote Acres Aussi 221K Tattykeel 80-97
Coyote Acres Goldy 186H
Coyote Acres Bebe 147H Coyote Acres Bruce 938G
Coyote Acres Birch 212F

Coyote Acres Bea 375L

Sept. 19, 2023   Polled Dorset   (809225)   Single   Female    Contact us for pricing
Coyote Acres Bea 375L
 
Coyote Acres Bea 375L
 
Coyote Acres Bea 375L
 
Coyote Acres Bea 375L
 
Coyote Acres Bea 375L
 

 

Link to pedigree Pedigree | Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (clrc.ca)

A daughter of our British sired 241K, a massive ram with loads of muscle and a wonderful disposition. The dam is a young ewe who has just begun the accelerated program. Maternal grand-dam is about as close to my ideal Dorset ewe as I have raised, super long, well muscled in a moderate framed package. This one should be a top notch producer. SCrapie genotype is QR.

Coyote Acres Brit 241K Cornella N3
Coyote Acres Goldy 197H
Coyote Acres Aussi 376K Tattykeel 80-97
Coyote Acres Nim 53H

COYOTE ACRES AUSSI 221K

05JAN2022   POLLED DORSET   SINGLE   MALE   
COYOTE ACRES AUSSI 221K
 
COYOTE ACRES AUSSI 221K
 
COYOTE ACRES AUSSI 221K
 
COYOTE ACRES AUSSI 221K
 
COYOTE ACRES AUSSI 221K
 

AN A.I. SIRED RAM FROM THE WELL PROVEN MATERNAL TATTYKEEL 80-97. HE WEIGHED 83 POUNDS AT 77 DAYS OF AGE. NOT BAD FOR A LAMB OFF A YEARLING. 221K IS WELL MUSCLED. HE DOES HAVE SCURS. 221K WILL BE KEPT IN THE FLOCK. Scrapie genotype QR.

TATTYKEEL 80-97 STAMP 611-92
833-91
COYOTE ACRES GOLDY 186H COYOTE ACRES NUGGET 44H
COYOTE ACRES BIRCH 217F

COYOTE ACRES BRIT 241K

09JAN2022   POLLED DORSET   SINGLE   MALE   
COYOTE ACRES BRIT 241K
 
COYOTE ACRES BRIT 241K
 
COYOTE ACRES BRIT 241K
 
COYOTE ACRES BRIT 241K
 
COYOTE ACRES BRIT 241K
 

A.I. SIRED BY BRITISH RAM CORNELLA 807 N3. 241K WAS THE HEAVIEST OF THE A.I. SIRED LAMBS COMING IN AT 97 POUNDS AT 73 DAYS OF AGE. AN EXCELLENT WEIGHT, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING HIS DAM IS A YEARLING. THIS IS A RAM LAMB THAT I HAVE SELECTED TO KEEP FOR IN FLOCK USE.

CORNELLA 807 N3 CORNELLA K252
CORNELLA D294
COYOTE ACRES GOLDY 197H COYOTE ACRES NUGGET 44H
HEEROMA 70E

Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J

Jan. 13, 2021   Dorset   (775834-P)   Twin   Male   
Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J
 
Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J
 
Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J
 
Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J
 
Coyote Acres Nimrod 954J
 

Another ram going back to the Bennachie and Brucedale AI sires, with the added bonus that his maternal grandmother goes back to yet another AI sire, Sandy Lane Trojan. He is very correct, extremely long, and has excellent breed character. 

Coyote Acres Nimrod 52H Bennachie Nimrod
Coyote Acres Birch 217F
Coyote Acres Dale 979G Brucedale Mate's 217T
Coyote Acres Sami 162F

Coyote Acres Nugget 44H

Jan. 6, 2020   (766218-P)   Single   Male   
Coyote Acres Nugget 44H
 
Coyote Acres Nugget 44H
 
Coyote Acres Nugget 44H
 
Coyote Acres Nugget 44H
 
Coyote Acres Nugget 44H
 

SOLD to Evan Letkeman.

Huish Nugget Downkillybegs Humdinger
Huish D232
Coyote Acres Birch 212F Birch Hills 64D
Coyote Acers Sammy 162D
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