Although I have a flock small enough to require only one breeding ram, I usually have two
or more at any given time as that is what I believe I need to effectively achieve my breeding
goals. Very few of my ram lambs will be kept for breeding purposes. In order to improve
my flock I will leave intact only those ram lambs that I consider to be the cream of the crop
or I will purchase a ram from another breeder who I feel will best improve those qualities
that I am striving for.
In choosing a ram for breeding my first consideration is the exceptionality of his dam.
She should stand out among the flock as a ewe that excells in those desirable traits that
I wish to attain in the entire flock. Secondly, the ram himself should pocess those same
strengths while exhibiting structual soundness and correct comformation.
A sudden and tragic event that killed all but one of my breeding
rams this fall (2012) has limited the number of rams I had
planned on using this season. All of the ewes have been
bred to one ram:
Sire: Pex 301Y "Bitterroot" (pictured on this page) Dam: PEX 105W "Willa" ( pictured on the ewe page).
Black/Gray (homozygous) Twin Born: 4/9/12
The following rams I no longer have.
My flock has benefitted from their genetics.
White single Born: 4/7/2011
Sire: TCE 603X ( AI "Undri" son) Dam: TCE 479U
645Y looks like he just stepped off the boat from Southram Station. Very impressive from his head to his hindquarters.
Probably the nicest front end I have seen on an Icelandic sheep. As far as I am aware he has the only "Undri" genetics
on the west coast. Apart from "Undri", this ram has what I believe to be some of the most important polled AI genetics
that Icelandic sheep breeders imported to this country early on ( those being Heli, Flekkur, Eir, Askur ).
"Bitterroot" PEX 301Y
Black/Gray/Badgerface Twin Born: 3/23/11
Sire: PEX 202X "Rio" Dam: PEX 106W "Winterfat"
"Bitterroot" is linebred on my favorite ewe "Ursula", an AI Langidalur daughter. He appears to exhibit the best
or her traits. His twin sister, "Saltbush", had my finest lamb fleece this season (2011). Black/Gray is my
favorite color/pattern so I am excited to breed him to a number of my gray ewes in hopes of doubling my
pleasure and producing a few homozygous gray lambs. Carries moorit and spotting.
AI Bloodlines: 1/4 Langidalur
For Sale: Sold
"Ulysis" BLW 227U
Black Badgerface Twin Born:4/19/08
Sire: FFC 363P Dam: BLW 932S
An array of wonderful individuals in this guys backbround. His dam's side includes such
favorites as BLW 465M "Flash", STS 839G "Big Girl" and BLW 801R "Preston" who
was grand champion Icelandic ram at Rhinebeck 2005. His sire is a grandson of both
Flekkur and Hynkill. Carries moorit.
AI Bloodlines: 1/8 Flekkur 1/8 Hynkill 1/8 Dalur 1/8 Arfi 1/16 Buri.
FOR SALE SOLD
"RIO" PEX 202X
Black badgerface twin Born: 3/27/10
Sire: BLW 227U "Ulysis" Dam: BLW 203U "Ursula"
I am so pleased with this young ram. He is out of my favorite ewe, "Ursula" BLW 203U.
and sired by my senior ram, "Ulysis" BLW 227U. He has outstanding conformation and
grew at an alarming rate as a lamb. Even after three months of continuous 90 and 100 degree
temperatures he showed little stress and produced a beautiful fleece. Carries moorit and spotting.
He was bred to the majority of the flock in fall 2010. A Langidalur grandson!
AI Bloodlines: Langidalur/Flekkur/Hynkill/Dalur/ Arfi
FOR SALE SOLD
Rio as a young lamb.
A FEW OF HIS LAMBS
AI Bloodlines: 1/4 Ormur, 1/16 each Flekkur and Hynkill, and a little Heli, Sveppur and Flotti.