The short-scrotum lambs had significantly smaller testes than the ram lambs: 108.9 vs. 291.2 g. The epididmymal weight was also smaller (17.7 vs. 53.8 g) in the short-scrotum lambs, as were the ratios of parenchyma: tunica and testis: epididymis).
|Sex||No.||Total testes, g||Epididymal wt, g||Parenchyma:
The testicles from the intact ram lambs were smaller than last year by about 100 g. This may have accounted for the lower ejaculate quality of the intact rams. One of the short-scrotum rams had one testicle that was significantly larger than the other. Its testicle was also considerably larger than the other short scrotum rams (by over 50 g).