Icelandic Ewes

 

 

Breeding Ewes


JOKULL (DL 638U)

1 May 2008

Jökull is a white horned girl who is very curious and friendly. Her fleece is gorgeous: silky and long. She was a bit reserved at first, but now is quite assertive, but friendly.  She has had spectacular white ewe and ram lambs!

Phenotype: O1H

Genotype: Awt/A- BB/B- S-/S- 

AI Genetics: 1/8 Aboti (12.5% AI)


ULTRA (INGL 025U)

25 April 2008

Ultra is a black horned ewe who came from a career in show business.  She has her own YouTube video.  She’s smart and curious – not surprising considering she has some leader blood in her veins. 

Phenotype: B5H

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb SS/Ss

Leadersheep Genetics: 1/8 Leifur, 1/32 Ari, also Blessa (16.4% leader; 3 leader lines)

AI Genetics: 1/8 Flotti, 1/8 Bambi, 1/8 Leifur 1/16 Morro, 1/16 Serkur, 1/16 Peli, 1/32 Ari (59.4% AI)


TORFA (DL 655W)

24 April 2009

Torfa is a horned moorit gray ewe.  Her lamb fleece was incredibly soft with huge amounts of thel.  Her adult fleece is beautiful beyond words.

Phenotype: M2H

Genotype: Ag/Aa Bb/Bb SS/S-

AI Genetics: 1/8 Kani, 1/8 Aboti (25% AI)


FJALLA (DL704W) 

30 April 2009

Fjalla is a little ewe with classic black badger markings.  She carries solid and moorit too!  Her fleece is lovely, with lots of thel and very soft tog, and her lambs have equally wonderful fleece!

Phenotype: B3H

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI Genetics: 1/4 Flotti, 1/4 Kani (50% AI)


VATNA (DL 754W)

6 May 2009

Vatna is a horned black-gray ewe with an amazingly silky fleece – loads of thel and very soft tog.  Her ram lamb last year was moorit, so we know she carries solid and moorit.  She is friendly and gentle.

Phenotype: B2H

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI Genetics: 1/8 Flotti, 1/8 Kani, 1/8 Aboti (37.5% AI)


EYJA (BEL 202X)

25 April 2010

Eyja is a black-gray polled badger with clear markings.  She has an almost identical twin, who could be distinguished by a small black spot on each side.  Eyja’s fleece is a beautiful oatmeal, very long and soft.  Mother is Grimsey, sire is Brandur.  Eyja, sister and mother did not need worming until near the end of the summer parasite season!

Phenotype: B23P

Genotype: Ag/Ab BB/B- SS/Ss

AI Genetics: 1/8 Dalur, 1/16 Jokull (18.8% AI)  


LAKI (BEL 214X)

14 May 2010

Laki is a leader ewe with classic black with white leader markings; perfect leader build and showing definite leader behavior.  Her mother is Katla, and AI sire is Geri.  So Laki carries moorit.  

Phenotype: B5SP

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

AI Genetics: 1/2 Geri, 1/8 Tigull, 1/16 Biskup, 1/16 Ari, 1/64 Moli (76.6% AI)

Leadersheep Genetics: 1/2 Geri, 1/8 Tigull, 1/16 Biskup, 1/16 Ari, 1/64 Blessa (75.8% leader; 5 leader lines)


NAMA (BEL 311Y) 

29 April 2011

A polled gray mouflon single ewe.  A beautiful fast-growing girl with a long silky prizewinning fleece.  She is absolutely amazing!  Must carry spotting; may carry moorit.   Sire is DL 320S (Brandur, a.k.a. Rascal); dam is BLW 941S (Krafla).

Phenotype: B24P

Genotype: Ag/At BB/B- SS/Ss

AI Genetics: 1/32 Hnykill, 1/32 Serker, 1/32 Dalur, 1/32 Jokull (12.5% AI)


ORAEFA (BEL 319Y)

13 May 2011

A lovely white twin ewe with a black head and other black markings on her fanny and feet.  A real cutie! Sturdy, but with a real feminine look to her, and an amazing fleece.  Sire is Erpur (AI); dam is BEL 101W (Hekla).

Phenotype: B5SP

Genotype:  Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

AI Genetics: 1/2 Erpur, 1/16 Dalur, 1/32 Jokull (59.4% AI)


BAULA (BEL 433Z) 

26 May 2012

A white polled twin ewe, a beautiful girl with a long silky fleece.  Sire is Vodvi (AI); dam is DL 370T (Grimsey). She is absolutely amazing!  

Phenotype: O1P

Genotype: Awt/A-  B-/B- S-/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Vodvi, 1/16 Dalur (56% AI)


SILFRA (BEL 434Z)

26 May 2012

Silfra is a stunning spotted gray polled ewe twin.  A real cutie! Sturdy, but with a real feminine look to her, and an amazing prize-winning fleece.  Sire is Vodvi (AI); dam is DL 370T (Grimsey).

Phenotype: B2SP

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/B-  Ss/Ss

AI genetics: 1/2 Vodvi, 1/16 Dalur (56% AI)


REYKJA (DL 141A)

2 April, 2013

A spotted gray horned twin ewe - more spot than gray.  An Ari grand-daughter, she shows her leader heritage in her bearing and hre bahavior!  She produced two gorgeous lambs in her first year of breeding.  She must carry moorit.

Phenotype: B2SH

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Ari, 1/16 Aboti, 1/16 Flotti (35.5% AI). 

Leadersheep Genetics: 1/4 Ari


HVERA (BEL 501A)

7 April, 2013

A spotted black mouflon ewe twin with a long soft fleece, and so cute and personable! In a rough year for parasites, she never needed worming.  Sire is Aladin (AI); dam is BEL 311Y (Nama)

Phenotype: B4SP

Genotype: At/Aa BB/BB Ss/Ss

AI genetics: 1/2 Aladin, with some Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (56% AI). 


HEKLA (BEL 503A) 

17 April 2013

A single leader ewe with the classic pattern. She was a fast-growing girl who showed excellent leader abilities as a young lamb. She is smart and obedient, and begs for attention.  Sire is Karl Philip (AI); dam is BEL 214X (Laki).

Phenotype: B5SH

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/2 Karl Philip, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, 1/32 Biskup, 1/32 Ari, and some Yeoman Blessa (87.5+% leader; 6 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/2 Karl Philip, ¼ Geri, 1/16 Tigull, 1/32 Biskup, 1/32 Ari, and some Moli (87.5+% AI)

 


BLANDA (DL 144A) 

24 April 2013

A light moorit-gray horned triplet ewe.  She is unusually friendly, and has a gorgeous soft fleece.  Her Florgodi ram lamb from her first breeding season has a fleece to die (and dye) for.

Phenotype: M2H

Genotype: Ag/Aa Bb/Bb SS/Ss

AI genetics: 3/16 Flotti, 1/16 Aboti (25% AI).

Leader genetics: 1/32 Blessa


HRISEY (BEL 505A) 

19 April 2013

A chocolate brown (dark chocolate, that is) single polled ewe. So dark that it was several days before I could really convince myself that she wasn’t black – her mother has never given me moorit before, although I knew it was possible.  Sire is Skrauti; dam is DL 370T (Grimsey).

Phenotype: M5P

Genotype: Aa/Aa Bb/Bb SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/2 Skrauti, 1/16 Dalur (56% AI).


ARNA (DL 213B) 

17 April 2013

A beautiful horned black badger with a gorgeous fleece with a silvery cast.

Phenotype: B3H

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 3/16 Flotti, ~1/8 Kani, 1/32 Aboti,  (~38% AI).


DYRNGJA (DL 247B) 

27 April 2014

A chocolate brown horned spotted ewe twin. She has flashy markings to match her flashy personality!

Phenotype: M5SH

Genotype: Aa/Aa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss

AI genetics: 1/8 Flotti, 1/16 Haengur, 1/16 Bambi, 1/32 Kani , 1/32 Aboti (~32% AI).

Leader genetics: 1/32 Blessa.


BLÁHN (BEL 622B)

27 April 2014

Classic black with white leader markings; perfect leader build and showing definite signs of leader behavior.  Sister of Háalda (below). Very sweet.  May carry moorit.  Her AI leader sire is Loftur; dam is BEL 214X (Laki).

Phenotype: B5SH

Genotype:  Aa/Aa BB/B-  Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/2 Loftur, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Blessa (87+% leader; 6 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/2 Loftur, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli; also some Blessa (87+% AI).


BREKKA (BEL 627B)

4 May 2014

A , sister of Thrandar (below).  A beautiful white twin ewe with touches of phaeomelanin.  Must carry solid; may carry moorit and spotting.  Her AI sire is Drifandi; dam is DL 638U (Jökull).

Phenotype: O1H

Genotype: Awt/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Drifandi, 1/16 Aboti (56% AI)


VALLA (BEL 633B)

15 May 2014

A black badgerface polled ewe single. A real cutie! Love the badgers!  May carry moorit; must carry spotting. Her sire is DL 320S (Brandur); dam is BEL 434Z (Silfra).

Phenotype: B3P

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/B- SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Vodvi, 1/32 Dalur with some Jokull (~30% AI)


SURTSEY (CSIC 7C)

21 April 2015

A black-SGGM ewe twin. She has a gorgeous pewter-gray thel. Must carry spotting. Her sire is KTB 606B (Pi); dam is RBR 239 A (Ulfa).

Phenotype: B6H

Genotype: Agt/Aa BB/BB SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Blettur, and 1/8+ Dropi, 1/16+ Grimur, 1/16 Skumur; with some Udi, Heli, Hunn, Bambi, Blaevar, Laekur, Fengur, Rektor, Flotti, Morro, Molur, Austri, Dalur, Vestri, Horvi, Pruni, Peili, Askur and Ljori (~70% AI)

Leader genetics: 1/16 Skumur (6%)


TRÖLLA (BEL 707C)

24 April 2015

A black-gray mouflon horned ewe twin. A real cutie! She has a beautiful pewter-gray thel. May carry moorit and spotting.  AI sire is Gramann; dam is DL 133A (Hesta).

Phenotype: B24H

Genotype: Ag/Ab BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Gramann, with Flotti, Kani, Moli and Plaivar (66% AI)


THEISTA (BEL 716C)

28 April 2015

Spotted moorit badger ewe twin. Shows strong leader behavior. AI leader sire is Florgodi; dam is BEL 214X (Laki, my F1 Geri daughter).

Phenotype: M3SH

Genotype: Ab/Aa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/2 Florgodi, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull 1/32 each Biskup and Ari, and also some Blessa (~88% leader; 6 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/2 Florgodi, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, 1/32 each Biskup and Ari, with some Moli (~88% AI)


HELGA (BEL 718C)

28 April 2015

A black badgerface horned ewe twin. A real cutie! Love the badgers! May carry spotting. AI sire is Gandur; dam is DL 704W (Fjalla).

Phenotype: B3H

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/BB SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Gandur, and 1/8 each Kani and Flotti (75% AI)


KINNA (BEL 727C)

2 May 2015

A black badgerface single ewe. Must carry moorit and spotting. AI sire is Skrauti; dam is BEL 202X (Eyja).

Phenotype: B3P

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/Bb SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/2 Skrauti, 1/32 Dalur with some Jokull (60% AI)


HAMRA (BEL 736C)

16 May 2015

A black-gray ewe twin. She will have a gorgeous pewter-gray thel. May carry moorit and spotting. AI sire is Salamon; dam is DL 754W (Vatna).

Phenotype: B2H

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Salamon, and 1/16 each Kani, Flotti and Aboti (69% AI)


SOTA (BEL 803D)

17 April 2016

A black-gray badger polled twin ewe, sister of Axlar (below). Her sire Grafeldur was selected by Southram specifically for outstanding fleece, and this girl certainly has inherited that! May carry moorit and spotting. AI sire is Grafeldur; dam is dam is BEL 202X (Eyja)

Phenotype: B23P

Genotype: AgAb BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Grafeldur, 1/16 Dalur, 1/32 Jokull (60% AI)


GRIMSEY (BEL 812D)

25 April 2016

Gray (with flashing) polled ewe single. May carry moorit, and must carry spotting. AI sire is Höttur; dam is BEL 434Z (Silfra, my F1 Vodvi daughter)

Phenotype: B2P

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/B- SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/2 Höttur, 1/4 Vodvi with 1/32 Dalur (78% AI).

PEDIGREE


SURTLA (SSW 319D)

26 April 2016

A black spotted horned ewe with classic leader markings of white blaze and socks. Leader sire is BEL 514A (Loki, my F1 Joakim son); dam is SSW 104U (Grita, F1 Blesi daughter)

Phenotype: B5SH

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/4 Blesi, 1/4 Joakim, 1/8 Prestur, 1/16 Tigull, 1/32 each Biskup and Ari, and also some Blessa (~75% leader; 7 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/4 Blesi, 1/4 Joakim, 1/8 Prestur, 1/16 Tigull, 1/32 each Biskup and Ari, with some Moli (~75% AI)


KATLA (BEL 817D)

28 April 2016

A black spotted horned ewe with classic leader markings of white blaze and socks. A product of line-breeding of the leader grandsire, and the result is a real cutie! Must carry moorit. AI leader sire is Geri; dam is BEL 622B (Blahn, my F1 Loftur daughter and Geri grand-daughter)

Phenotype: B5SH

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 5/8 Geri, 1/4 Loftur, 1/32 Tigull, and 1/64 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Blessa (~94% Leader; 6 leader lines)

AI genetics: 5/8 Geri, 1/4 Loftur, 1/32 Tigull, and 1/64 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli (~94% AI)


FELSA (BEL 821D)

5 May 2016

A black single horned ewe. May carry moorit and spotting. Big and sassy! AI sire is Drifandi; dam is DL 754W (Vatna)

Phenotype: B5H

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Drifandi and 1/16 each Kani, Flotti and Aboti (69% AI)


FLUGA (SSW 338D)

7 May 2016

A really flashy black spotted horned ewe. Leader sire is BEL 514A (Loki, my F1 Joakim son); dam is SSW 143X (Anika)

Phenotype: B5SH

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

Leadersheep genetics: 1/4 Joakim, 1/8 Leifur, 1/16 Tigull, 1/32 Biskup, 7/64 Ari and some Blessa (~56% leader; 6 leader lines)

AI genetics: /4 Joakim, 1/8 Leifur, 1/16 Tigull, 1/32 Biskup, 7/64 Ari and some Moli (~57% AI)


Moa (BEL 902E)

15 April 2017

A black mouflon polled single ewe lamb. May carry moorit and must carry spotting. A big girl with lots of spunk. She has clearly inherited the excellent fleece of her AI grandsire, Grafeldur.

Sire is BEL 808D (Hafnar, my F1 Grafuldur son); dam is BEL 501A (Hvera, my F1 Aladin daughter )

Phenotype: B4P

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Grafeldur, 1/4 Aladin, 1/8 Vodvi, with some Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (61% AI).

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Mýra (BEL 905E)

21 April 2017

A horned moorit mouflon single ewe lamb who must carry spotting.  This is a pattern/color combination I've been wanting for years! She's nicely proportioned, with a gorgeous fleece!

AI sire is Gramann; dam is DL 247B (Dyngja)

Phenotype: M4H

Genotype: At/Aa Bb/Bb SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/2 Grámann and 1/16 Flotti, 1/32 Haenger and Bambi, with some Kani and Aboti (~66% AI).


Kerling (BEL 906E)

23 April 2017

A horned spotted black badger twin ewe lamb (sister of Krafla, below). She must carry moorit. Even at this young age is showing leading potential. She's one to watch to see how all the leader traits develop.

AI sire is Florgodi; dam is DL 214X (Laki, my F1 Geri daughter)

Phenotype: B3SH

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/2 Florgodi, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Blessa (~88% leader; 6 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/2 Florgodi, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli (~88% AI)


Krafla (BEL 907E)

23 April 2017

A horned spotted moorit twin ewe lamb (sister of Kerling, above). A curious girl who sports the classic leader pattern, but in moorit! Like her sister, she's showing great leading potential.

AI sire is Florgodi; dam is DL 214X (Laki, my F1 Geri daughter)

Phenotype: M5SH

Genotype: Aa/Aa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/2 Florgodi, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Blessa (~88% leader; 6 leader lines)

 AI genetics: 1/2 Florgodi, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli (~88% AI)


Barna (BEL 909E)

27 April 2017

A polled moorit badger twin ewe lamb. May carry spotting. A pattern/color combination I've been trying to get for years - and here it is in a nice, sweet package!  Well-proportioned and exquisite fleece, as expected from her great parentage.

Sire is BEL 624B (Skaley, my F1 Höttur son); dam is BEL 727C (Kinna, my F1 Skrauti daughter)

Phenotype: M3P

Genotype: Ab/Aa Bb/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Höttur, 1/4 Skrauti, 1/32 Dalur, with some Jokull (~58% AI)


RETIRED EWES


KRAFLA (BLW 941S)

21 April 2006

Krafla is a polled black-gray mouflon with a fleece that just won’t quit: long, soft tog and tons of light gray thel. Her lambs are always spectacular! She’s shy but very sweet. Her daughter Nama remains at Trinity Farm.

Phenotype: B24P

Genotype: Ag/At BB/B- SS/Ss

AI Genetics: 1/8 Hnykill, 1/8 Serker, 1/8 Flotti, 1/16 Skreppur (43.8% AI)


GRIMSEY (DL 370T)

20 April 2007

Grimsey is a black-gray polled girl with a gorgeous fleece. As evidenced by her lambs, she also carries spotting.  She’s a bit aloof, and a very careful mom. She produces lots of milk, but would rather keep it for her babies since she let me know that she wasn’t thrilled about the milking stand. A number of her AI sons and daughters remain at Trinity Farm.

Phenotype: B2P

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/Bb SS/Ss 

AI Genetics: 1/8 Dalur(12.5% AI)


KATLA (BLW 267U)

13 May 2008

Katla is a leader-ewe and takes her responsibilities very seriously. Her fleece is very black, with only a little graying and with thick thel and soft tog. She’s had some terrific AI leader lambs. She’s always alert and watching…to see if there are visitors, to see what the neighbors might be doing, to see if there is any danger in the new pasture.  Of the seven lambs that Katla raised, only one (Laki) was a ewe. Laki remains at Trinity Farm,  a matriarch of the leader flock; many of her brothers reside in flocks across the country.

Phenotype: B5SH

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/BB Ss/Ss

AI Genetics: 1/4 Tigull, 1/8 Biskup, 1/8 Ari, 1/32 Moli(53.1% AI)

Leadersheep Genetics: 1/4 Tigull, 1/8 Biskup, 1/8 Ari, 1/32 Blessa(51.7%  Leader)


THORIS (DL 653W)

23 April 2009

Thoris is a horned moorit ewe, with a dense, soft fleece.   Her thel is a warm brown, and the tog is honey brown.  She is still a bit reserved, but is very curious. Many of the lambs Thoris raised are enjoying life at other farms; Dalur remains at Trinity Farm as a flock sire.

Phenotype: M5H

Genotype: Aa/Aa Bb/Bb SS/S-

AI Genetics: 1/8 Flotti, 1/16 Kani, 1/16 Moli, 1/16 Plaivar (31.3% AI)


HESTA (DL 133A)

22 April 2013

A lovely gray horned twin ewe.  Gorgeous fleece and a very sweet personality. A lot of white in her background, so it’s possible that she carries moorit and/or spotting. She raised two beautiful Gramann ewe lambs and a Kveikur ram lamb.

Phenotype: B2H

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/8 Aboti, 1/8 Flotti, 1/8 Bessi (37.5% AI).


SKALA (BEL 601B) 

17 April 2014

A black-gray (homozygous)  twin ewe.  A beautiful fast-growing girl with a long silky pale gray fleece. May carry moorit and spotting.  Her AI sire is Grabotni; dam is DL 754W (Vatna).  Her AI (Drifand) lamb is a flock sire at another farm in NY.

Phenotype: B2H

Genotype: Ag/Ag BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Grabotni and 1/16 each Kani, Flotti and Aboti (69% AI).


HÁALDA (BEL 623B) 

27 April 2014

Classic black with white leader markings; perfect leader build and showing definite signs of leader behavior. Sister of Bláhn (above), but a bit more independent. May carry moorit.  Her AI leader sire is Loftur; dam is BEL 214X (Laki). Her AI (Joakim) lamb, Lysu, remains as a flock sire.

Phenotype: B5SH

Genotype:  Aa/Aa BB/B-  Ss/Ss

Leadersheep genetics: 1/2 Loftur, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Blessa (87+% leader; 6 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/2 Loftur, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli; also some Blessa (87+% AI ).