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.
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Brother (Silver Maple Ram B5H 21A)
Brother was born as a twin on May 18, 2013 and his parents are Silver Maple's Ram 4X (Little Man) X Schul Ewe B2H 74P (Josie). He had a rough start with Josie getting sick and then him having a bout with parasites, but in the end he won and has become quite a handsome boy. His parasite resistance also being very good. I was going to sell him, but then decided to sell his father instead, as he just wasn't salable quality at the time...although he had become my sidekick and buddy while out in the pasture. I decided to give him the winter to see how he progressed and am pleasantly surprised with his improvement. Brother's horns shape his face wonderfully and aren't in danger of being too close, just as his parents had awesome horns. His disposition continues to be very good and he has a nice shiny dark black fleece, although it is not as thick as the others. Even so, I am anxious to see what his lambs will look like in the spring due to amazing progress he has made after having such a rough start.
Fella (LF Ram 01H 59Z) - Fella is at his new home in Indiana.
Fella was born on April 6, 2012 and came to us as a lamb from The Lavender Fleece Farm, Midland, MI. His parents are HBI Ram M5H 105U X LF EWE 01H266T He's awesome in build and fleece. He is well mannered. Like his sire, as he has grown his horns have come to close to his face and needed to be trimmed back. Even so, he has produced fantastic lambs and we are happy with everything about him. Fella went to the 2013 Ross County Fair and not only received the first place Icelandic yearling ram ribbon, but also received the Icelandic ram breed champion ribbon, and the fair's overall breed ram reserve grand champion trophy.
Rams From Years Past...
Rick (LF Ram M2H 662A) - April 9, 2013 - June 28, 2014
Rick came to The Silver Maple as Kid's first ram. He was awesome all the way around, fantastic wool, build, and character. He didn't have any issues with parasites his first year, but sadly during this past June he had a bout with parasites that just wouldn't give in. In the end he passed away while Kid held his head in his lap. We truly miss Rick, as he was a fantastic addition to our farm. He sired a pair of awesome twins with Z and will always be missed.
Little Man - Little Man is now at Butting Heads Farm in West Virginia.
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. Little Man went to the 2013 Ross County Fair and received the first place ribbon for an Icelandic ram. He also accompanied three young girls during the fair's Wear It With Wool contest, where he escorted them out into the arena as they modeled their outfits. After an hour of hanging out with the girls, he was still well mannered and everyone there was amazed at how well behaved he was.
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.
Badge - Badge has been sold and is at his new home in Indiana.
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.