Below you will find the AI sires that have been imported from Southam, and which have been used in my breeding program.  The descriptions are taken from the Southram website (in some cases with help from Google translate).  This year, I will have lambs will the sires: Drifandi, Grabotni, Gramann, and Kaldi (horned); Falur, Hottur, Shrek, and Skrauti (polled); and Florgodi, Loftur and Karl Philip (leader).

 

Horned AI Sires


Bjalki 06-995

Description: White and horned with very good-looking head. Extremely muscular shoulders, wide chest and very good rib shape. Broad and very well muscled back. Superb rump and leg muscling. Strong feet. Vigorous ram with more than average body length.

Wool: Dark tan on head and feet and a lot of tan fibers in the fleece. Wool quantity below average. Thick thel, variable tog and medium fine.

Results: Overall score: 83.5

Bjalki’s daughters have average prolificacy and good milking abilities.

Color Inheritance: Bjalki is heterozygous white. Carries black but neither moorit or spotted.

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Blettur 05-967

Description: Blettur is horned and grey spotted. Vigorous head with especially good horn curving. Very good rib shape, broad and muscular front body. Broad back and broad and very well muscled rump. Superb leg muscling. Very vigorous and beautiful ram. 

Wool: Wool quantity well above average and even fleece. Curly and medium fine tog. Lustrous and good wool.

Results: Overall score: 85.5.

Blettur's daughters have average prolificacy and milking abilities. 

Color Inheritance: Blettur carries moorit as well as grey and spotted so all colors are possible on Blettur's progeny.

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Drifandi 11-985

Description: Black and horned with very good looking head. Muscular shoulders, wide chest and very good rib shape. Very well muscled rump. Excellent leg muscling. Very good looking and muscular ram

Wool: Wool quantity well above average and thick fleece. Small amount of grey hairs in the fleece. Curly, medium fine and even tog.

Results: Overall score 86.5

Drifandi’s daughters’ abilities are yet to be discovered but his indexes are promising concerning prolificacy and milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Drifandi is homozygous black. He carries neither moorit nor spotted.

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Gandur 07-845

Description: Gandur is horned and gray. Vigorous head with good horn curving. Broad but a little bit coarse shoulders. Very good rib shape. Strong, broad and muscled back and superb rump muscling. Extremely good gigot muscling. Gandur is a very long-bodied ram. 

Wool: Grey with even and dark color. Medium wool quantity. Thick thel and short tog.

Results: Overall score: 85.0

Average prolificacy and milking abilities can be expected of his daughters.

Color Inheritance: Gandur is heterozygous gray, carrying spotted but not moorit.

Scrapie resistance genotype: Heterozygous protective.

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Grabotni 06-833

Description: Grey mouflon with vigorous head and good horn curving. Broad, round shaped and very muscular shoulders. Very good rib shape. Broad and strong back and very muscular rump. Extremely good and well shaped leg muscles. Strong and well placed feet.  Long-bodied and vigorously looking ram. 

Wool: Even and good grey color. Average wool quantity. Thick and even thel but short tog with variable fineness.
Results:  Overall score: 83.0

Gabon’s daughters have proven to be very prolific with very good milking abilities

Color Inheritance: Grabotni carries grey and mouflon as his color indicates as well as spotted. Grabotni also carries moorit.

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Gramann 10-884

Description: Grey mouflon and horned with very good looking head. Muscular shoulders and good rib shape. Strong and well muscled back. Good rump and very good leg muscling. Strong feet. Vigorous and longbodied ram. 

Wool: The grey color is very light. Good wool quantity, thick thel. Rather short tog and a bit coarse on sides.

Results: Overall score 87.0.

Gramann’s daughters are still very young but his indexes are promising concerning both prolificacy and milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Gramann is heterozygous for grey and mouflon. Carries spotted but most likely not moorit.

Scrapie resistance genotype: Heterozygous protective.

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Kaldi 03-989

Description: White, horned, rather longheaded. A bit coarse shoulders and good rib shape. Broad and strong back with good muscling. Very broad and muscular rump and thick and well muscled legs. Strong feet. Very long bodied ram.
 

Wool: Light tan on head and feet. Tan fibers on back and loins. Medium wool quantity, rather much thel and long, medium coarse and curly tog.

Overall score: 85.5

Kaldi’s daughters are very prolific - Kaldi carries the Thoka gene which he has inherited from his mmf. They have average milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Kaldi is heterozygous white carrying moorit and spotted. Therefore you can expect all colors on Kaldi’s progeny.

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Kveikur 05-965

Description: Kveikur is horned and white. Good-looking head with good horn curving. Broad and thick neck. Good shoulder muscling. Very wide chest. Well muscled back and especially broad, muscled and rounded rump . Superb leg muscling. Very good-looking ram with good temperament.

Wool: Tan on head, feet and tail but very few tan fibers in the fleece. Even fleece, medium wool quantity and medium fine tog.

Results: Overall score: 85.0

Kveikur's daughters are prolific with excellent milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Heterozygous white, carrying black but neither moorit or spotted

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Myrkvi  10-905

Description: Black with short and good looking head, rather coarse and narrowly curved horns. Broad neck, rather coarse shoulders but good rib shaping. Strong and broad back. Rounded and muscular loin. Excellent gigot muscling. Strong feet. Vigorous ram with good overall harmony.

Wool: Very dark and even black color. Wool yield above average with thick thel and medium long, curly and medium fine thog.

Results: Overall score 84.0

Myrkvi‘s breeding indexes tell us that he will be a very good father to daughters, both regarding prolificay and milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Myrkvi is black and carries both moorit and spotted.


Rektor 00-889

Description: Black spotted, horned with a white crown. Well-curved and shaped horns. Shoulders a bit coarse but well muscled. Broad chest and great conformation. Very good back muscling with broad and muscular loins. Gigot muscling well above average. Feet well placed and strong. Long-bodied and strong-looking ram. 

Wool:  Black spotted. Thick fleece, lots of thel and fine tog. Short-woolled on back. 

Results: Overall score: 83.0 

No daughter results given.

Color Inheritance:  Rektor carries spotted, not moorit.

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Salamon 10-906

Description: Black with vigorous head and narrow horn curving. Shoulders rather narrow and coarse. Wide chest and good rib shaping. Strong back and very good rump and gigot muscling. Average body length and string feet.

Wool: Black with considerable amount of grey hairs in the fleece. Wool yield well above average. Even fleece and medium fine tog.

Results: Overall score: 85.0

Salamon is not very experienced as a father to daughters but nevertheless they seem to be prolific with good milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Salamon is black and carries spotted but not moorit.


Sokki 07-835

Description: Sokki is horned and black spotted. Good looking head with good horn curving. Short and very thick neck and extremely broad and muscled shoulders. Great conformation. Strong back with good muscling and very well muscled rump. Exceptionally good leg muscling. Rather short-bodied but very broad ram. 

Wool: Wool and thel quantity above average. Even tog, curly and fine. 

Results: Overall score: 81.3

Sokki’s daughters are prolific with very good milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Sokki carries all colors except moorit

Scrapie resistance genotype: Heterozygous protective

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Vali 10-907

Description:  White, horned with good looking head and narrow horn curving.  Short and thick neck but rather coarse shoulders.  Wide chest and average rib shaping.  Strong and broad back, a bit narrow rump with good muscling.  Very good gigot muscling.  Strong feet and good body length.

Wool:  Light tan on feet with a few tan fibers in the fleece. Wool yield a bit below average.  Even thel and rather short and fine tog.

Results:  Overall score 87.0

Vali’s daughters have average profligacy, and have good milking abilities.

Color inheritance:  Vali is heterozygous white, but carries neither moorit nor spotted.

 

Ylur 05-805

Description: Handsome, expressive and well-angled head.  Broad and well filled shoulders. Back strong and powerful. Body long, broad and muscular. Good leg muscling. Strong feet. Fine ram.

Wool: Pure white. Wool quantity average. Tog is rather short on the back and moderately curly.

Results:  Overall score: 85.0

Ylur’s daughters have average proflicacy and excellent milking abilities.

Color Inheritance: Ylur is homozygous white.

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POLLED AI SIRES


Aladin 00-917

Description: Black spotted, polled. Rather short and handsome head. Neck short and thick. Short, muscular and well-adapted body. Excellent leg muscling. Rather petit.

Wool: Wool quantity average; thel rather fine, curly, with very rough tog. Black color is uneven, with silvering tog.

Results: Overall score: 79.0

Aladin’s daughters have a bit lower than average proflicacy; milking ability not recorded

Color Inheritance: Aladin is black spotted, carrying moorit.

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Erpur 01-919

Description: White polled. The head is broad and vigorous, neck thick and chest broad. High ribs. Back broad and strong with good muscle fullness. Strong legs. A beautiful sheep in the field.

Wool: White with no black hairs in the wool.  Above average quantity. Thel thick and curly, with moderately fine and short tog.

Results:  Overall score: 82.5.

Erpur’s daughters have good proflicacy and milking abilities.

Color Inheritance: Erpur is heterozygous white and he inherits spotting, but is not known to carry moorit; gives pure white

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Grafeldur 08-894

Description: Grey, polled with short, broad and vigorous head. Shoulders are rather coarse and average rib shaping. Strong back, broad and muscular rump. Average gigot muscling.

Good body length. Strong feet. Broad and vigorous ram.

Wool: Stone grey with even fleece color. Wool quantity well above average. Even thel and fine and curly tog, especially at the back, coarser in the sides.

Results: Grafeldur 08-894 was bought in 2013 when it was decided to buy a ram with special pelt qualities for AI. When breeding for pelt qualities five wool characteristics are evaluated:

1) Color, 2) Lock quality, 3) Fleece density, 4) Luster and 5) Fiber qualities.

Those qualities are easy to breed for because they have high heritability but it’s right to mention that first generation progenies will not be outstanding in pelt qualities unless Grafeldur is bred to ewes which are outstanding according to those qualities mentioned. In lamb evaluations at Bakkakot farms during the recent years Grafeldur‘s progenies have been above average in all mentioned qualities except fleece density were they have been at average.

Wool of sheep with good pelt qualities is very soft and nice to touch and feel.

Color inheritance: Grafeldur is heterozygous grey, not known to carry moorit or spotted. 


Hottur 09-887

Description: Black spotted and polled with vigorous and powerful head. Broad and well muscled shoulders, good rib shape and wide chest. Broad and muscled back. Very good rump and gigot muscling. Strong feet. Longbodied and powerful ram.

Wool: Black spots all over the fleece. Wool quantity well above average. Thick fleece. Lots of rather coarse tog.

Results: Overall score 84.0.

Hottur’s daughters are prolific ewes with more than average milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Hottur carries spotted as his color indicates as well as moorit. Therefore all colors can be expected in his progeny depending on the mother.

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Langidalur 01-931

Description: White and polled with broad and vigorous head. Extremely thick neck that fits very well with a round body. The back is broad and well muscled. Body broad and well muscled. Wide and very sturdy feet. Langidalur is a long-bodied and strong ram in addition to being very gentle and loves human.

Wool: Pure white with no black hair in wool. Wool quantity above average fleece. Slight trace of coarse tog on the back.   Thel thick and heavy. Tog curly.

Results: Overall score: 85.5

Langidalur’s daughters have good proflicacy and milking abilities.

Color Inheritance: Langidalur is heterozygous white and inherits spotting, but not moorit. Provides a clean white.

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Mokollur 03-978

Description: Acorn heather, polled.  Heavy handsome head. Broad shoulders, wide back and broad, well muscled rump. Good leg muscling.  Strong feet. Very long-bodied ram.

Wool: Rather light chocolate color with patches of gray hair. Wool quantity above average.

Results: Overall score 83.0

Mokollur’s daughters have average proflicacy and above average milking abilities.

Color Inheritance: Mokollur is solid moorit, but carries spotting.

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Skrauti 07-826

Description: Moorit spotted and polled with broad and vigorous head. Round and muscular shoulders and good rib shape. Broad and well muscled back. Good rump and leg muscling. Straight and strong feet. Rather long-bodied and powerful ram.

Wool: Light moorit color. Even fleece, lot of thel but very little tog. Wool quantity below average. 

Results:  Overall Score 83.3.

Skrauti's daughters have average prolificacy and good milking abilities.

Color Inheritance: Solid moorit, spotted.  

Scrapie resistance genotype: Heterozygous protective.

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Vodvi 06-820

Description: White and polled with broad and vigorous head. Short and very broad neck, muscular shoulders and good rib shape. Broad and well muscled back. Very good rump and leg muscling. Straight and strong feet. Rather long-bodied, powerful and well muscled ram.

Wool: Tan fibers on feet but not in the fleece. Wool quantity well above average. Thick thel but medium long tog and rather coarse.

Results:  Overall score 85.0.

Vodvi's daughters are very prolific with milking abilities little below average.

Color Inheritance: Vodvi is heterozygous white, carrying spotted and moorit.

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Leader AI Sires

 


Florgodi 11-886

Description: Florgodi is a leader ram with very special color. He is a moorit badgerface with a blaze and socks. He is very young but has already shown very good leader abilities as well as being very calm and well awake concerning his surroundings. Florgodi is, as his pedigree states, a little bit related to Karl Philip (AI leader) but his grandfather, Mori 04-255, was Karl Philip’s father.

Color inheritance: Florgodi carries variation of colors and patterns.

Scrapie resistance genotype: Heterozygous protective.

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Geri 03-986

Description: Geri is moorit, spotted. He is big and gracious with good horns and coarse body as expected from a leader sheep. He’s very calm and has very good leader characteristics. Geri broke both his front legs but was very easy to handle during his hospital visit which shows how sensible and calm he is. Geri is a distant relative to other AI leader rams at Southram during recent years (Ari 91-969 is a great-great grandsire).

Color inheritance: Geri’s color indicates that his offspring can be of any color.

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Golsi 09-916

Description: Golsi is moorit badgerface, horned, beginning his second year as an AI ram. He‘s five years old and therefore becoming experienced as an leader ram. Golsi is tall and lightbodied as leader sheep are supposed to. He is curious with a brave looking face and fast movements as well as intelligent and royal behaviour. He is gentle and eager to please people when coming to handling and driving. Golsi shows lot of intelligence in many aspects, but whether he’s good in predicting bad weather is hard to tell because all sheep are housed now a days. His ancestors were extremely sensible concerning weather changes so it’s likely that Golsi has those abilities.

Golsi’s badgerface pattern was formerly very common amongst leader sheep in Iceland.  Golsi carries moorit, badgerface and spotted.


Joakim 08-863

Joakim has most of the advantages that a good leader requires. He is black spotted with good horn curving. Joakim is calm and very well awake concerning his surroundings. He is also very easy to handle. His daughters are big with obvious leader abilities. Joakim is rather little related to other AI leader rams except Leifur 02-900, which is his double great grandfather.

Color Inheritance: Joakim carries variation of colors and patterns.

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Karl Philip 05-827

Description: Karl Philip is horned and moorit spotted. He is very calm and sensible with obvious leader abilities. He is also very easy to handle but demands the royal dignity his name indicates. Karl Philip is of a very well known leader bloodline from Klifshagi farm though he is rather little related to other AI leader rams. Generations back in his bloodline Skumur 01-885 can be found as well as Blesi 98-884 and Formann 80- 961. Those rams were well known AI leader rams.

Color inheritance: Karl Philip carries variation of colors and patterns.

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Loftur 04-970

Description:  Loftur is horned and black spotted and has rather narrow horn curving. He is bright, calm and easy as well as eager to learn. Easily controlled. Loftur is of a very well known leader bloodline though he is rather little related to other AI leader rams.

Color inheritance: Loftur carries variation of colors and patterns.

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Tigull 04-939

Description: Tigull is horned and black spotted with white socks. He is very calm and easy. His eyes are sharp and he's eager to learn. Easily controlled.  Son of Blesi 98-884.

Color inheritance: Tigull carries variation of color and patterns.

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