Crossbred sheep for sale
These sheep are the product of some cross-breeding that I had planned on (and delayed) for a number of years. Thewe are lambs that are the product of a second round of cross-breeding, susing a Shetland x Icelandic ewe and a fine-fleeced Shetland ram. As a spinner, weaver and knitter who loves working with the Shetland and Icelandic fleeces in all their variety, I wanted to see what a crossing of the breeds would be like. With two great breeds to start with, I guessed that the lambs would have terrific fleece. And I was right!
Black spotted (sponget) ewe
A black-gray spotted twin ewe, sister to Coar (below). Fleece is incredibly soft, must carry moorit. Born 5/12/15, weighing 6 lb 10 oz. Sire is Shetland – Bellwether Holm; dam is Shetland x Icelandic – Bellwether Hepsibah.
Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss
A moorit twin ewe lamb with a white spot on her head. Very sweet. And with fleece that is incredibly soft. Born 4/16/12, weighing 7 lb 2 oz. Sire is Shetland – Twin Springs Forvik; dam is Icelandic – Dancing Lamb Hani. Her fleece won first prize in her class at the FInger Lakes Fiber Festival. She has been bred this winter to moorit Shetland Bellwether Scambro.
Genotype: Aa/Aa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss