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2004 Breeding Sires

The best of horned and polled lines

New Rams will be added and some of the best have remained
(ask us if you are interested in a particular ram being bred to a specific ewe)

 
Horned Rams   Polled Rams

Moufi Jr.
Gray Mouflon

moufidetail.jpg (18619 bytes)

 

Haakon
Spotted Gray

Aslan
White

 

We will be adding a new moorit ram this fall  

 

Icelandic rams come in many looks with variations in color, pattern, conformation, and horning.  Above are pictures that shows "Aslan" and "Rambo" (no longer with us), both of which carry Moorit even though they look very different.  They are in full fall fleece.  Aslan comes from line that have strong horning on both sides while Rambo is from both a ram and a ewe who are polled.  Both horned and polled types of Icelandic lines are appropriate in both rams and ewes and are maintained as characteristic of the breed.  At Nordicsheep we have worked hard to keep separate lines of both horned and polled rams and ewes.  Both horned and polled Icelandic sheep have their own charm.

The many different colors and patterns the Icelandics carry and show they pass on to their offspring.  It has be said that 80 percent of the genetic quality of a flock comes from the ram while the twinning, mothering skills, and temperament comes from the ewe.  While I am not sure that that is always true, it is very important to start with a good ram.  The rams used for this years lambs represent a cross section of the colors and types (both horned and polled) that will insure a broad genetic base for a flock.  We will continue to add rams each year with different combinations of color and pattern and strive for the best examples of each quality exhibited in Icelandic sheep as a breed.

Horned Rams:

Aslan

BLW-137H

Aslan

White

horned

twin

4-21-1998

 

 

This ram is big and stocky! Assertive style; Super horns with wide spread.  The horns have a black stripe along their length which is not seen in the photos.  He is a very good flock sire.  He is an aggressive breeder and is the leader of the flock.  He carries solid as a pattern and possibly moorit as a color.  All of his offspring have inherited his perfect horns.  He has abundant fleece which is medium in quality and has almost no tan in the fiber.

Moufi Jr.

DRK-54J

Moufi  Jr.

Gray (black) Mouflon

horned

twin

4-19-1999

 

 



"Mouf Jr." is a beautiful gray (black) mouflon ram who like his dad is very friendly and loves to be petted under his chin.  His dad is top ram at Solidago Farm in New Hampshire.  He has strong wide black horns.  Because both of the pattern genes he inherited are showing, his offspring are certain to be inherit either gray or mouflon.

 

Polled Rams:


 


 

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