If we only knew then what we know now... Thank goodness we are okay with admitting to our mistakes and find life to be one big learning process. When we first began our Icelandic endeavor we were unfamiliar with coding our Icelandic's properly with the CLRC. We have since began a proper coding procedure, but want to clarify some of the Icelandics we have or have had that do not have a clear color and pattern code on their registration. Therefore, because we want the best for our sheep and also want potential owners to be aware of some color/pattern combinations, we feel it is best to clarify what some registrations should have been...not what they are. All of our Icelandic's are horned without polled ancestors. For rams: Brown Baby is moorit, solid. Badge is moorit, gray pattern. Little Man is black, solid, but also carries the spotted gene. For ewes: Dahlia is moorit, solid. Daisy is black, solid. Dandelion is moorit, white pattern, spotted. As for Z's mom (Babs), who lives on another farm in Ohio now, she is Black, white pattern, and spotted.
Little Man was born on May 15, 2010 as a triplet. His parents are Silver Maple's Ram 1W (B.B.) X Silver Maple's Ewe 3W (Babs). Little Man, in my opinion, has awsome horns to go along with an awsome personality. He has a fantastic nature, always calm, always a gentleman. The Kid took him to the Ross County Fair as part of his 4-H breeding project in 2011 and he was awarded the Yearling Icelandic Ram Breed Champion ribbon. He was also part of the trio that was awarded the overall fair Champion Breed Flock trophy and banner. He was also taken to the 2012 Ross County Fair as part of the Kid's 4-H project. He received the Icelandic Ram Breed Champion ribbon.
Fella was born on April 6, 2012 and came to us this past summer from The Lavender Fleece Farm up in Midland, Michigan. His sire is HBI Ram M5H 105U and his dam is LF EWE 01H266T He's just awesome all the way around and we are excited to have him here. He is well mannered and has quite a nice fleece.
Brown Baby (B.B.) - B.B. has been sold and is at his new home.
Brown Baby was born on April 6, 2009 as a twin. His parents are Brennan Ram B2H 028R X Schul Ewe M1H 56N (Mama). He is our big meaty boy. I will admit his horns are close to his face, but he has had some awsome offspring both in size and horns. He has a fantastic personality, always enjoying a scratch under the chin and particularly likes it when someone digs down with their fingers in all that thick wool and gives him a good scratch on his back. We chose not to breed B.B. this year, opting to use his son, Little Man, instead. We would like to find B.B. a new home, as we are looking to diversify a bit and bring in a quality ram with different parantage.
Badge - Badge has been sold and is at his new home.
Badge was born on April 5, 2009 as a twin. His parents are Brennan Ram B2H 028R X Schul Ewe B2H 74P (Josie). Badge is also a big boy, but just a tad bit smaller than B.B. He is good natured, but more serious, keeping an eye on things around here. B.B. likes to think he's king, but Badge just lets him think that. Badge was bred for the first time last year with Dandelion (Dandy) and together they produced a handsome ram named Puppy (Buck) who has since been rehomed with a great family in Ohio. Badge went to the 2011 Ross County Fair as part of the Kid's 4-H breeding project and was awarded the Icelandic Breed Champion ribbon, along with the overall Champion Breeding Ram trophy.