icelandic sheep for sale

This year’s crop of Icelandics is quite wonderful!  All have nice percentages of AI from a number of Iceland’s top sires or from spectacular F1 AI farm rams, and from ewes (many F1 AI) that have proven themselves on my farm.  The sires were chosen for their colors and fleece quality, for milking abilities of their daughters, and for meat quality. This year, in addition to Drifandi, who has produced wonderful lambs here in the past, there are lambs from AI sires new to North America: Burkni, Dreki, Jonas, and Kornelius (horned); Hnaller and Krapi (polled); and Ungi (leader).

I am pleased to offer leadersheep with substantial percentages of leader blood and from sires only newly available in the US. The lambs show great potential as leaders and have the classic leader build.  I have found leader ewes to be excellent on the milking stand, both in terms of production, and in having a conformation similar to the more standard milk breeds of sheep.

In addition, I am also offering lambs that are F2 descendants of Grafeldur, bred in Iceland for excellence of pelt and fleece.  His F1 lambs had truly outstanding fleece; this year's lambs are the result of breedings to ewes with award-winning fleece, and are showing terrific potential.

 

You may reserve a lamb with a phone call or email, and it will be marked "Reserved" and kept on hold for seven days to allow your nonrefundable deposit of 1/2 to arrive.  The animal will then be listed as "On Deposit." The balance is due prior to pick-up or delivery of the animal; lambs will be available to go to their new homes in late July/early August. I give a discount of 10% for 3 - 4 animals; 15% for 5 or more animals. If you should change your mind after making a deposit, that deposit can be applied to another sheep or to a future purchase.

All animals will have their CD/T shots and Scrapie tags and will be registered with CLRC. Those traveling across state lines will also have a veterinary certificate. In addition, all lambs will be halter-trained.

Trinity Farm maintains a closed flock, and the sheep are free of Scrapie, OPP, CL, and hoof-rot.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! 

Note that lambs indicated as NFS are likely to stay at Trinity Farm as breeding stock, but may become available at a later time.  

Disclaimer:  Many lambs do not like to go into the "perfect pose" when there is a camera anywhere nearby.  Lamb pictures will be updated as the lambs grow (and cooperate).

 

Ewe Lambs 


Skjalda (BEL 001F)

B5SH. A horned black spotted ewe lamb, sister of Ekyja (below). Must carry moorit. A vigorous and fast-growing girl with a meaty build and terrific fleece. 

Born 4/16/18

AI sire is Jonas; dam is DL 247B (Dryngja)   

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

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

Price: NFS


Ekyja (BEL 002F)

M3SH. A moorit badger horned ewe lamb, sister of Skjalda (above). A spunky fast-growing and meaty girl, with an amazing fleece.

Born 4/16/18

AI sire is Jonas; dam is DL 247B (Dryngja)

Genotype: Ab/Aa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss

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

SOLD


Sjóna (BEL 007F)

B3SH. A horned spotted black badger leader ewe lamb who must carry moorit.  A really elegant girl with the classic leader build.  Watching for the expression of leader behavior – her mother is only 25% leader and shows the alertness of a leader, but not the desire to actually lead.  So if Sjona shows this leading tendency it will clearly be from the genetic leader disposition.

Born 4/18/18

Sire is BEL 816D (Lugja, my F1 Golsi son; DL 141A (Reyjka)

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip and Ari, 1/16 Geri with some Tigull. Biskup, and Blessa (~65% leader; 7 leader lines)

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

 Price: $700  RESERVED


Elskan (BEL 013F)

O1H. A horned white ewe lamb, sister of Myrdal (below) who may carry solid or gray.

Born 4/21/18

AI sire is Dreki; dam is BEL 627B (Brekka, my F1 Drifandi daughter)

Genotype: Awt/A- B-/B- S-/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Dreki, 1/4 Drifandi, and 1/32 Aboti (~78% AI)

Price: NFS


Selja (BEL 014F)

B5SH. The classic leader markings in black.  Appears to be a mirror image twin with her sister! She may carry moorit.

Born 4/24/18

Sire is BEL 708C (Skaftá, my F1 Florgodi son); dam is SSW 338D (Fluga)

Genotype: AaAa BB/B- Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/4 Florgodi; 1/8 Joakim and Karl Philip; 1/16 Leifur Ari, and Geri; 3/64 Tigull and 1/64+ Biskup; also some Blessa (~77% leader).

 AI genetics: 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 (~76% AI).

Price: NFS


Gaesa (BEL 017F)

O1P. A polled white ewe lamb, growing very well!  She may carry mouflon and must carry spotting.

Born 4/26/18

AI sire is Hnaller; dam is BEL 501A (Hvera, my F1 Aladin daughter )

Genotype: Awt/A- BB/B- Ss/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Hnaller, 1/4 Aladin, with some Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (~81% AI)
 

Price: NFS


Ysta (BEL 018E)

B5P. A polled solid black ewe lamb with an incredibly nice fleece!  She must carry moorit and perhaps spotting.

Born 54/28/18

Sire is BEL 808D (Hafnar, my F1 Grafeldur son); dam is BEL 505A (Hrisey, my F1 Skrauti daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Grafeldur, 1/4 Skrauti, with 1/32 Dalur (~53% AI)

Price: ON DEPOSIT


Grimsey (BEL 019F)

B2P. A polled black-gray ewe lamb who may carry moorit and/or spotting

Born 4/28/18

AI sire Krapi; dam is BEL 434Z (Silfra, my F1 Vodvi daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

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

 Price: NFS


Hesta (BEL 022F)

B4H. A horned black mouflon ewe lamb. May carry moorit and/or spotting. I’d keep her, but I already have 2 Drifandi ewes!

Born 5/1/18

AI sire is Drifandi; dam is BEL 707C (Trölla, my F1 Grámann daughter)

Genotype: At/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Drifandi, 1/4 Gramann, with Flotti, Kani, Moli and Plaivar (~83% AI)

Price: $800   RESERVED


Ehla (BEL 023F)

B2P. A polled black-gray ewe lamb). May carry moorit and/or spotting.

Born 5/2/18

Sire is BEL 808D (Hafnar, my F1 Grafeldur son); dam is BEL 202X (Eyja)

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

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

SOLD


Kirkju (BEL 024F)

B5SH. A horned spotted black twin ewe lamb, sister of Levi (below). May carry moorit.

Born 5/4/18

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

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

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

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

Price: NFS


Fláa (BEL 026F)

O1H. A white horned ewe lamb Must carry solid; may carry moorit and/or spotting. 

Born 5/4/18

AI sire is Burkni; dam is BEL 803D (Felsa, my F1 Drifandi daughter)

Genotype: Awt/Aa BB/B- S-/S-

AI genetics:  1/2 Burkni,1/4 Drifandi and 1/32 each Kani, Flotti, and Aboti (~84% AI)

Price: NFS


Haflina (BEL 029F)

B3P.  A polled black badger ewe lamb who may carry moorit.

Born 5/16/18

Sire is BEL 808D (Hafnar, my F1 Grafeldur son); dam is BEL 727C (Kinna, my F1 Skrauti daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- SS/SS

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

SOLD


Akra (BEL 032F)

B2H. A horned black-gray ewe lamb who must carry moorit and may carry spotting.  A really spirited girl – initiating the lamb races with the older lambs!

Born 5/22/18

BEL 624B (Vindur, my F1 Grámann son); dam is BEL 718C (Helga, my F1 Gandur daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Gramann, 1/4 Gandur, 1/8 each Kani and Flotti (75% AI)

Price: $700  RESERVED


Latra  (BEL 034F)

B5H. A horned black ewe lamb twin, sister of Malmey (below).  Must carry moorit and may carry spotting.

Born 6/17/18

Sire is BEL509A (Dalur, my F1 Blettur son); dam is INGL 025U (Ultra)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 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)

Price: $650



RAM LAMBS


Viti (BEL 004F)

B4C. A black mouflon twin ram lamb with pencil-thin scurs. He has no record of horned in his ancestry, so I would expect them to remain small and not troublesome.  A nice fast-growing boy with a stunning fleece. 

Born 4/17/18

Sire is BEL 808D (Hafnar, my F1 Grafuldur son); dam is BEL 311Y (Nama)

Genotype: At/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Grafeldur, with some Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (36% AI).

Price: $550


Heimay (BEL 005F)

M6H. A horned moorit SGGM ram lamb.  He may carry spotting.

Born 4/18/18

Sire is BEL 829D (Myvatn); dam is CSIC 7C (Surtsey)

Genotype: Ag-t/Aa Bb/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 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. (79% AI, 47% leader)

Price: NFS


Hvalsey (BEL 006F)

B5P. A polled black ram lamb who must carry morrit and may carry spotting. He is the fastest growing lamb on the farm this year, his fleece is long and amazing, and his mother is allowing two additional lambs to nurse from her!  He has Dancing Lamb genetics on both sides as well as AI sires whose daughters had excellent milking scores.  A very curious and respectful fellow!

Born 4/18/18

Sire is BEL 624B (Skaley, my F1 Höttur son); dam is BEL 633B (Valla)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Höttur, 1/8 Vodvi, with some Dalur and Jokull (43% AI)

Price: $600


Sykur (BEL 008E)

O1P. A polled white ram lamb. Possibly carries moorit and spotting.  He was small at birth and had trouble nursing until he was adopted by another ewe (Hvera).  He will be sold as a fiber wether.

Born 4/19/18

Sire is BEL 624B (Skaley, my F1 Höttur son); dam is BEL 433Z (Baula, my F1 Vodvi daughter)

Genotype: Awt/Aa BB/Bb S-/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Höttur, 1/4 Vodvi, with some Jokull and Dalur (61% AI).

Price: ON DEPOSIT


Gunnar (BEL 009F)

O1P. A polled white ram lamb who  must carry moorit and very likely spotting (he does not display any phaeomelanin).  He has Dancing Lamb genetics on both sides as well as AI sires whose daughters had excellent milking scores.  A fast-growing and vigorous ram with a sparkling white fleece.

Born 4/19/18

Sire is BEL 624B (Skaley, my F1 Höttur son); dam is BEL 433Z (Baula, my F1 Vodvi daughter)

Genotype: Awt/Aa BB/Bb S-/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Höttur, 1/4 Vodvi, with some Jokull and Dalur (61% AI).

Price: $550


Thjorsar (BEL 010F)

B3SH. A horned spotted black badger leader ram lamb. Must carry moorit. He is an inquisitive boy who is showing leader tendencies at an early age.  Very human-oriented and respectful.

Born 4/20/18

AI sire is Ungi; dam is BEL 716C (Theista, my F1 Florgodi daughter)

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/2 Ungi, 1/4 Florgodi, 1/8 Geri, 1/32 Tigull, and 1/64 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Blessa (~94% Leader; 7 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/2 Ungi, 1/4 Florgodi, 1/8 Geri, 1/32 Tigull, and 1/64 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli (~94% AI).

Price: NFS


Hengill (BEL 011F)

B5SH. A leader ram with the classic markings in black and white; may carry moorit. A big boy who will definitely be a flock leader as he already shows the leading drive. 

Born 4/20/18

AI sire is Ungi; dam is BEL 503A (Hekla, my F1 Karl Philip daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/2 Ungi, 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8 Geri, 1/32 Tigull, and 1/64 each Biskup, and Ari; also some Blessa (~94% leader; 7 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/2 Ungi, 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8 Geri, 1/32 Tigull, and 1/64 each Biskup, and Ari, with some Moli (~94% AI)

 Price: NFS


Myrdal (BEL 012F)

O1H. A horned white ram lamb, brother of Elskan (above) who may carry solid or gray.

Born 4/21/18

AI sire is Dreki; dam is BEL 627B (Brekka, my F1 Drifandi daughter)

Genotype: Awt/A- B-/B- S-/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Dreki, 1/4 Drifandi, and 1/32 Aboti (~78% AI)

Price: NFS


Ragnarock (BEL 016F) 

B23H. A horned black-gray badger ram lamb. A big fast-growing boy with excellent fleece and a nice meaty build.  He may carry moorit and/or spotting.

Born 4/25/18

AI sire is Kornelius; dam is DL 213B (Arna)

Genotype: Ag/Ab BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Kornelius, 3/16 Flotti, ~1/8 Kani, and 1/64 Aboti (69% AI) 

SOLD


Hunda (BEL 021F)

O1H. A white horned single ram lamb who will carry either badger or solid, and perhaps moorit and/or spotting. A really fast-growing lamb with a gorgeous fleece and a very meaty build.  In addition, his daughters should be excellent for the dairy as his grandsire’s daughters had terrific milking scores in Iceland, and his dam is from Dancing Lamb and performed very well on the milking stand here.

Born 4/30/18

Sire is BEL 510A (Kaldi, my F1 Ylur son); dam is DL 704W (Fjalla)

Genotype: Awt/A- B-/B- S-/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Ylur, 1/8 Kani, 1/8 Flotti, 1/16 Aboti (56% AI

SOLD


Levi (BEL 925F)

B5SH. A horned spotted black twin ram lamb, brother of Kirkju (above). May carry moorit.

Born 5/4/18

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

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

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

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

SOLD


Myrkar (BEL 027F)

M3H. A moorit badger horned ram lamb who may carry spotting.

Born 5/10/18

Sire is BEL 624B (Vindur, my F1 Grámann son); dam is DL 144A (Blanda)

Genotype: Ab/Aa Bb/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Gramann, ~3/16 Flotti, 1/16 Kani, and 1/32 Aboti (50% AI). 

Price: $700


Hamar (BEL 031F)

B22H.  A horned homozygous black-gray ram lamb who must carry moorit and may carry spotting.

Born 5/18/18

Sire is BEL 904E (Dauthur, my Blettur grandson); dam is BEL 736C (Hamra, my F1 Salamon daughter)

Genotype: Ag/Ag BB/Bb SS/S-

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

Price: NFS


Malmey (BEL 033F)

B2H. A horned black-gray ram lamb twin, brother of Latra (above).  Must carry moorit and may carry spotting.

Born 6/17/18

Sire is BEL 509A (Dalur, my F1 Blettur son); dam is INGL 025U (Ultra)

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 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)

Price: $650


Prestur  (BEL 035F) 

B5SH.  A horned spotted leader ram lamb.  May carry moorit. He was unfortunately separated from his mother at birth, and necessarily became a bottle baby.  At the age of 4 days he started to show the intelligence for which leadersheep are known!

Born 7/14/18  

Sire is BEL 726C (Alftan, my F1 Karl Philip son); dam is SSW  319D (Surtla)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/4 Karl Philip 1/8 Blesi, 1/8 Joakim, 3/32 Tigull, 1/16 Prestur, 3/64 each Biskup and Ari, and also some Yeoman Blessa (~77% leader; 8 leader lines)

AI genetics: 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8 Blesi, 1/8 Joakim, 3/32 Tigull, 1/16 Prestur, 3/64 each Biskup and Ari, with some Moli (~77% AI)

Price:  $750  RESERVED


YEARLING EWES, RAMS


Gudrún (BEL 944E)

B5SH. A horned black spotted single ewe lamb, may carry moorit. This girl comes from a pairing of a ewe with super-meaty build and a sire with longer-than-average legs.  The result is a chunky girl who promises to be tall in stature.  And she has a sparkling white gorgeous fleece.  Mom has a Dancing Lamb ancestry, so the milk genetics is there too. A real gem of a lamb.

Born 7/27/17

Sire is BEL 708C (Skaftá, my F1 Florgodi son); dam is BEL 718C (Helga, my F1 Gandur daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Florgodi, 1/4 Gandur, 1/8 Karl Philip, 1/16 each Kani, Flotti and Geri, 1/64 Tigull, and 1/128 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli (~85% AI).

Price:  $750


ADULT EWES, RAMS, WETHERS


BAULA (BEL 433Z) 

26 May 2012

A white polled twin ewe, a beautiful girl with a long silky fleece.  She is absolutely amazing! 

Sire is Vodvi (AI); dam is DL 370T (Grimsey). 

Phenotype: O1P

Genotype: Awt/Aa  BB/B- SS/Ss

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

Baula is a proven ewe who has reliably twinned, and who has given me some terrific lambs.  I am retaining her sister and a couple of half-sibs.  Her fleece has won blue ribbons...but it's time for some of the younger white sheep to take the spotlight.

Price: $600