Winter Update, 2018

This year brings some exciting possibilities for the Icelandic and Shetland lambs!

Icelandics: This year, we have once again been able to import frozen semen from Iceland.  So I have a wonderful mix of breeding with AI sires and F1 AI farm rams!  I will have F1 lambs from horned AI sires Burkni, Dreki, Drifandi, Jonas, and  Kornelius; polled sires Hnaller and Krapi, and leader sire Ungi. Additional F1 AI genetics contributed by Blettur, Gramann, Salamon, Ylur (horned); Grafeldur, Höttur, Langidalur, Skrauti, Vodvi (polled); Florgodi, Geri, Golsi, Joakim, Karl Philip, Loftur (leader) represented in the breeding ewes and farm rams. I’m excited to see what these new AI genetics will bring to the flock, and the new possibilities from the farm sires that have in the past produced really spectacular lambs for me.

And so…..My “who is bred to whom” list, can be found below.  As a note – listings of crosses are based on the sire (e.g.: Jonas, horned; Krapi, polled).

 

Shetlands:  Last year was a wonderful year for lambs, and this winter I again bred a number of ewes, using a selection of proven and new sires.  I selected from a group of spectacular boys from five years ago, and some equally wonderful younger boys.  I have made some of the breedings because I got wonderful lambs from a particular pair, and some to try to get particular colors, patterns or fleece characteristics.  I’m looking for some flashy lambs in black, moorit and gray, and some gorgeous variety in shades of gray.

 You can check out the possibilities on my “who is bred to whom.” list, below.

If you are planning to add to your flock or start a new flock, I am accepting “lamb reservations.” 

Reservations of $100/lamb are taken in order of receipt, and this reserves you a place (or places) in line to choose from the “available lambs list” once they’ve had an evaluation.  If you wish to take advantage of this, please be sure to specify what you are interested in:  Horned Icelandic, Polled Icelandic, Icelandic leader, or Shetland.  If we do not have a lamb that meets your requirements, your deposit will be promptly refunded, if you choose, or it can be held for the following year (in which case you would likely be closer to the top of the list).  Questions?  Please email or call!

THE GRAND “WHO IS BRED TO WHOM” LIST

HORNED ICELANDICS


 Burkni (AI sire) x Felsa (F1 AI)

Burkni is homozygous white; and my Drifandi daughter Felsa is black, possibly carrying moorit and spotting.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Burkni,1/4 Drifandi and 1/32 each Kani, Flotti, and Aboti (~84% AI)

Lambs will be white, and may carry moorit and spotting.

 Burkni

Burkni

 Felsa

Felsa


Dreki (AI sire) x Brekka (F1 AI)

Dreki is heterozygous white, carrying gray; Brekka is my Drifandi daughter, who is heterozygous white, carrying black and solid.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Dreki, 1/4 Drifandi, and 1/32 Aboti (~78% AI)

Lambs will be white, gray, or black.

 Dreki

Dreki

 Brekka

Brekka


Drifandi (AI sire) x Trölla (F1 AI)

Drifandi is homozygous black, carrying neither moorit nor spotting; Trölla is my black-gray-mouflon Gramann daughter and may carry moorit and spotting.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Drifandi, 1/4 Gramann, with Flotti, Kani, Moli and Plaivar (~83% AI)

Lambs will be either black- or gray-mouflon, solid black, or black-gray, and may carry moorit and/or spotting.

 Drifandi

Drifandi

 Trölla

Trölla


Jonas (AI sire) x Dryngja

Jonas is a spotted black badger, and carries moorit and solid; Dryngja is spotted moorit.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Jonas and 1/16 Flotti, 1/32 Haenger and Bambi, with some Kani and Aboti (~66% AI).

Lambs may be black or moorit (either solid or badger), and will be spotted.

 Jonas

Jonas

 Dryngja

Dryngja


Kornelius (AI sire) x Arna

Kornelius is gray-mouflon, carrying moorit and spotting; Arna is a black badger. carrying moorit and spotting.

 F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Kornelius, 3/16 Flotti, ~1/8 Kani, and 1/64 Aboti (69% AI).

Lambs will be black or moorit, with gray, mouflon, gray-badger, or badger-mouflon pattern.  Lambs may also be spotted.

 Kornelius

Kornelius

 Arna

Arna


 Dalur (F1 AI) x Vatna

Dalur is my moorit-gray Blettur son, who must carry spotting. Vatna is a black-gray, carrying solid, moorit, but probably not spotting.

Lambs will be 1/4 Blettur, 1/8 Flotti , 1/8 Kani, and 1/16 Aboti (56% AI).    

Lambs will be gray – either homozygous or heterozygous and may be either black or possibly moorit. Black lambs must carry moorit.

 Dalur

Dalur

 Vatna

Vatna


Dalur (F1 AI) x Ultra

Dalur is my moorit-gray Blettur son, who must carry spotting, and Ultra is solid black, carrying moorit and perhaps spotting.

Lambs will be 1/4 Blettur; 1/16 each Bambi, Leifur, and Flotti; 1/32 each Morro, Serkur, and  Peli; and 1/64 Ari, with some Moli and some Plaivar (~63% AI).

Lambs will be gray or sold pattern, in either black or moorit, and they may be spotted.  Black lambs must carry moorit..

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 Ultra

Ultra


Dauthur x Hamra (F1 AI)

Dauthur is my moorit-homozygous gray son of Dalur (so a Blettur grandson), who may carry spotting; Hamra is my black-gray Salamon daughter, who may carry moorit.

 Lambs will be 1/4 Salamon, 1/8 Blettur, Kani, Aboti; 1/16 h Flotti; 1/32 each Moli and Plaevar. (~58 AI).

Lambs will be gray- either homozygous or heterozygous, and may be either black or moorit.  Black lambs must carry moorit.

 Dauthur

Dauthur

Hamra


Kaldi (F1 AI) x Fjalla

Kaldi, my Ylur son, is white, possibly homozygous.  Fjalla is a black badger, carrying solid, moorit and spotting.

 Lambs will be 1/4 Ylur, 1/8 Kani, 1/8 Flotti, 1/16 Aboti (56% AI).

Nice possibilities!  Lambs will likely be white, but I might also get solid black or black badger. White lambs will carry solid or badger, and possibly moorit and/or spotting.

 Kaldi

Kaldi

 Fjalla

Fjalla


Myvatn (F1 AI) x Surtsey

Myvatn is my moorit  Karl Philip son; Surtsey is a single-allele (SGGM) gray mouflon, carrying moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8 Geri, 1/16 Tigull and Dropi, and ~1/32 each Leifur, Ari, Bambi, Flotti, Aboti, Grimur and Skumur; with some Moli, Udi, Heli, Hunn, Blaevar, Laekur, Fengur, Rektor, Flotti, Morro, Serkur, Molur, Austri, Dalur, Vestri, Horvi, Pruni, Peili, Askur and Ljori; also some Blessa. (80% AI)

Lambs will be SGGM (gray and mouflon inherited as the single allele) or solid, and may be either black or moorit.  They also may be spotted….or not.  So many possibilities!

Myvatn

Surtsey


 Myvatn (F1 AI) x Torfa

Myvatn is my moorit Karl Philip son, and must carry spotting; Torfa is moorit-gray, carrying solid and spots.

Lambs will be 1/4 Karl Philip; 1/16 each Kani, Aboti, Leifur, Flotti, and Bambi; 1/32 Morro, Serkur, Peli, as well as some Moli  (~65% AI).

Lambs will be moorit, either solid or heterozygous gray, and may be spotted.  Trying yet again to duplicate Torfa’s wonderful shade of moorit!

 Myvatn

Myvatn

 Torfa

Torfa


Vindur (F1 AI) x Blanda

Vindur is my moorit gray-badger Grámann son; Blanda is moorit-gray and carries solid and spotting.

 Lambs will be 1/4 Gramann, ~3/16 Flotti, 1/16 Kani, and 1/32 Aboti (50% AI)

 Lambs will be moorit-badger or moorit-gray (possibly homozygous) and may be spotted.

 Vindur

Vindur

 Blanda

Blanda


Vindur (F1 AI) x Helga (F1 AI)

Vindur is my moorit gray-badger son of Grámann and Fjalla; Helga is a black badger Gandur daughter and probably carries neither moorit nor spotting.

 Lambs will be 1/4 Gramann, 1/4 Gandur, 1/8 each Kani and  Flotti (~75% AI)

 Lambs will be solid black or black badger; they may carry spotting and must carry moorit.

 Vindur

Vindur

 Helga

Helga


ICELANDIC LEADERSHEEP (Horned)


 Ungi (AI sire) x Laki (F1 AI)

Ungi is spotted black, carrying moorit, and Laki is my spotted black Geri daughter, carrying moorit.

 F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Ungi, 1/4 Geri, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli; also some Blessa (~88% leader and 88% AI).

 Lambs may be classic solid black or moorit spotted leaders.

 Ungi

Ungi

 Laki

Laki


 Ungi (AI sire) x Hekla (F1 AI)

Ungi is spotted black, carrying moorit; Hekla a spotted black Karl Philip daughter, also carrying moorit.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Ungi, 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8 Geri, 1/32 Tigull, and 1/64 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli; also some Blessa (~94% leader and 94% AI).

Lambs will likely be classic black or moorit spotted leaders.

 Ungi

Ungi

 Hekla

Hekla


 Ungi (AI sire) x Theista (F1 AI)

Ungi is spotted black, carrying moorit, and Theista, my Florgodi daughter, is a spotted moorit badger. 

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Ungi, 1/4 Florgodi, 1/8 Geri, 1/32 Tigull, and 1/64 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli; also some Blessa (~94% Leader and 94% AI).

 Lambs will be a stunning spotted black or moorit badger or the classic leader in black or moorit.

 Ungi

Ungi

 Theista

Theista


Lugja (F1 AI) x Reykja

Lugja is a spotted moorit badger Golsi son; Reykja is spotted black-gray, carrying moorit, an Ari grand-daughter.

Lambs will be 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip and Ari, 1/16 Geri with some Tigull. Biskup, Flotti,  Aboti, Moli and some Blessa (~65% leader and ~65% AI).

Lambs will be gray, badger,, or solid, may be either black or moorit, and will be spotted.

 Lugja

Lugja

 Reyjka

Reyjka


 Skaftá (F1 AI) x Fluga

Skaftá is my black spotted Florgodi son; Fluga is spotted black, carrying moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Florgodi; 1/8 Joakim and Karl Philip; 1/16 Leifur Ari, and Geri; 3/64 Tigull and 1/64+ Biskup; also some Moli and some Blessa (~77% leader and ~76% AI).

Lambs may be either black or moorit, and will be spotted - perhaps in the classic leader pattern, or spashy like the parents.

 Skafta

Skafta

 Fluga

Fluga


POLLED ICELANDICS


Hnaller (AI Sire) x Hvera ((F1 AI)

Hnaller is homozygous white, and Hvera is my spotted black mouflon Aladin daughter. 

Lambs will be 1/2 Hnaller, 1/4 Aladin, with some Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (~81% AI).

Lambs will be white, and must carry spotting and perhaps mouflon.  This will produce lambs that are brilliant white!

 Hnaller

Hnaller

 Hvera

Hvera


 Krapi (AI Sire) x Silfra (F1 AI)

Krapi is heterozygous white, carrying solid, and Silfra is my gray Vodvi daughter, carrying spotting and possibly carrying moorit.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Krapi, 1/4 Vodvi with 1/32 Dalur (~78% AI).

Lambs will be white, black-gray or black, possibly carrying moorit and/or spotting.

 Krapi

Krapi

 Silfra

Silfra


Hafnar (F1 AI) x Eyja

Hafnar is my black-gray Grafeldur son, possibly carrying spotting and moorit, and Eyja is a gray badger, carrying spotting and possibly moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Grafeldur, 1/16 Dalur, 1/32 Jokull with some Hnykill and Serker (38% AI).

Lambs may be black, black-gray, black badger or black-gray badger, and mayl possibly be spotted and/or moorit.

 Hafnar

Hafnar

 Eyja

Eyja


 Hafnar (F1 AI) x Hrisey (F1 AI)

Hafnar is my black-gray Grafeldur son, possibly carrying spotting and moorit, and Hrisey is my moorit Skrauti daughter who must also carry spotting.

Lambs will be 1/4 Grafeldur, 1/4 Skrauti, with 1/32 Dalur (~53% AI)

Lambs will be black, black-gray, or possibly moorit or moorit-gray and may carry spotting. Black or black-gray lambs must carry moorit.

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 Hrisey

Hrisey

Hafnar


Hafnar (F1 AI) x Kinna (F1 AI)

Hafnar is my black-gray Grafeldur son, possibly carrying spotting and moorit, and Kinna is my black badger Skrauti daughter who must carry spotting as well as moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Grafeldur, 1/4 Skrauti, 1/32 Dalur, with some Jokull (~58% AI)

Lambs will be solid or badger, either moorit or black, and be spotted.

 Hafnar

Hafnar

 Kinna

Kinna


 Hafnar (F1 AI) x Nama

Hafnar is my black-gray Grafeldur son, possibly carrying spotting and moorit, and Nama is a gray mouflon, carrying spotting and possibly moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Grafeldur, with some Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (36% AI).

Lambs will be black-gray (either homozygous or heterozygous), black mouflon or black-gray mouflon.  Or there’s the chance for any of these in moorit.  Or spotted.

 Hafnar

Hafnar

 Nama

Nama


Kani (F1 AI) x Oræfa (F1 AI)

Kani is my spotted black badger Langidalur son, and Oræfa is my spotted black Erpur daughter, possibly carrying moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Langidalur,1/4 Erpur with some Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (60% AI).

Lambs will be spotted black, or spotted black badger, possibly carrying moorit.

 Kani

Kani

 Oræfa

Oræfa


Skaley (F1 AI) x Baula (F1 AI)

Skaley is my solid moorit Höttur son, carrying spotting, and Baula is my white Vodvi daughter, carrying solid, spotting, and possibly moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Höttur, 1/4 Vodvi, with some Jokull and Dalur (61% AI).

Lambs will be white, gray or solid - most likely black, although I could be surprised with a moorit (but must carry moorit) - and maybe spotted.

 Skaley

Skaley

 Baula

Baula


 

Skaley (F1 AI) x Valla

Skaley is my solid moorit Höttur son, carrying spotting, and Valla is a black badger, carrying spotting and possibly moorit.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/4 Höttur, 1/8 Vodvi, with some Dalur and Jokull (43% AI).

Lambs may be white, solid black, or black badger and may be spotted.  Lambs must carry moorit and perhaps spotting.

 Skaley

Skaley

 Valla

Valla

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SHETLANDS

 I set up 4 breeding groups this year.  I’m using two of my older proven boys that give flashy lambs with stunning fleece, and additional proven ram that may carry the modifier and a gorgeous flashy ram lamb .  I’m expecting some real beauties in the spring!


**Oiseval – my moorit caped flecket ram – actually caped flecket with a cute white cap.  I am looking for flashy lambs from this boy.

 Oiseval

Oiseval

x Rysa  This moorit krunet caped flecket  (actually the cape extends almost all the way back – a long cape) is the granddaughter of my beloved foundation ewe Kilda and foundation ram Boron. Looking for another caped flecked in moorit.

 Rysa

Rysa


**Holm – a stunning gray yuglet ram who carries moorit.  He has the most amazing long, crimpy fleece, and the widest horns I’ve ever seen.  Looking for great fleece and pleasing patterns from these two girls.

 Holm

Holm

x Mousa – A black blettet with a “kindly” fleece.  Looking for black or gray from this pair – probably not moorit as Mousa has never produced a moorit lamb.

 Mousa

Mousa

x Kettla A musket yuglet ilget with a brilliant white (with small musket spots) that is a spinners’ dream. Lambs may be gray, musket, moorit, or black, and will be spotted – perhaps so much that they are almost all a stunning white.

 Kettla

Kettla


**Magnus – a gray (possibly carrying moorit and the modifier) 2 year-old ram, who produced some really special lambs last year.  He’s the son of Lewis, a stunning gray ram who has gone to another flock to spread his wonderful genetics and Mousa. A very friendly boy, with a wonderful color. Hoping he will pass on the modifier.

 Magnus

Magnus

x Fetlar – A light gray girl carrying moorit. Lambs are likely to have some facial markings, but a uniform body, likely some flavor of gray.  A wonderfully soft fleece is guaranteed.

 Fetlar

Fetlar

x Hirta – My gray caped flecket who carries moorit, and who reliably gave me caped flecket lambs when bred to Boron, my retired flecket ram.  More caped flecket are a possibilty, likely in gray but possibly black…or moorit….or musket

 Hirta

Hirta

.x Urie – A striking gray yuglet flecket girl with an incredibly soft fleece. Lambs may be flashy, or they may be solid with interesting facial markings, and could be black, moorit, gray or musket.

 Urie

Urie


**Crolin – a black yuglet flecket ram lamb.  He’s the son of Holm, and Kettla, so he must carry moorit. A very calm and respectful boy.

 Crolin

Crolin

x Tronda – A yuglet flecket black girl carrying moorit, daughter of Lilac and Boron. Lambs will be black or perhaps moorit.  Yuglet flecket markings are pretty much guaranteed!

 Tronda

Tronda