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 only recently available in North America: Burkni, Grimur, Jonas, and Kornelius (horned); Hnaller and Krapi (polled); and Ungi (leader).

I am pleased to offer leadersheep ram lambs 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.  They may be purchased as flock sires for anyone interested in up-breeding these rare sheep, or as leader-wethers (hence the instructions to “inquire” as the price till differ). 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. Other excellent lambs are F2 descendants of Erpur, Hottur, Langidalur, Blettur, Kveikur, Golsi, Florgodi and Karl Philip.

 

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 


Vellir (BEL 107G)

O1P A stunning white polled ewe.  She will carry gray or solid; perhaps moorit and perhaps spotting.  Her AI genetics really show through in the conformation!

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

Genotype: Awt/A- BB/B- S-/S-

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

Price: $700


Hæna (BEL 108G)

B4H. A horned black mouflon horned ewe lamb.  She is a true black with light cream – little if any of the pheomelanin that is often seen in mouflons.  A fast-growing girl!

Born 4/26/19

AI Sire is Kornelius); dam is CSIC 7C (Surtsey)

Genotype: AtAa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Kornelius, 1/8 Blettur, and 1/16+ Dropi, 1/32+ Grimur and Skumur; with some Udi, Heli, Hunn, Bambi, Blaevar, Laekur, Fengur, Rektor, Flotti, Morro, Molur, Austri, Dalur, Vestri, Horvi, Pruni, Peili, Askur and Ljori  (85% AI).

 Price: NFS


Skoða (BEL 113G)

B5SH. A black spotted ewe lamb, with a fleece that is quite remarkable.  I used straws of Jonas last year and got two outstanding ewe lambs, but her fleece surpasses theirs! Her conformation is superb.

Born 5/1/19

AI sire is Jonas; dam is BEL 939E (Klaufa)

Genotype: Aa/A-a BB/Bb Ss/Ss

AI genetics: 1/2 Jonas, 1/4 Florgodi, 1/16 Geri, with Tigull, Biskup, Ari (73% AI)

 Price: $750 RESERVED


Bratti (BEL 115G)

M5SP. A moorit spotted polled ewe, sister of Lauger (below).  This girl is a ball of energy! She was a bit small at birth, but is growing very nicely!

Born 5/2/19

BEL 624B (Skaley, my F1 Höttur son; dam is BEL 505A (Hrisey, my F1 Skrauti daughter)

Genotype: AaAa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss

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

 Price: $600


Bakka (BEL 116G)

O1H. A white horned ewe lamb.  Must carry solid and moorit. This is one solid, meaty girl!

Born 5/2/19

AI sire is Burkni; dam is DL 905E (Myra, my F1 Gramann daughter)

.Genotype: Awt/Aa B-/Bb S-/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Burkni,1/4 Gramann, 1/32 Flotti, with Hængur, Bambi, Kani and Aboti (83%AI)

Price: $800 RESERVED


Gertði (BEL 118G)

O1P. A polled solid white ewe lamb Will carry mouflon or solid and must carry spotting. 

Born 4/5/19

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

Genotype: Awt/A- BB/B- Ss/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Kraapi, 1/4 Aladin, with somre Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (78% AI).

Price: $700


Krafla (BEL 120G)

B5SH. A classic leader pattern in black, with a bit of extra white.  She may carry moorit. Showing excellent leader conformation, and the beginnings of expected leader behavior.

Born 6/6/19

Sire is BEL 816D (Lugja, my F1 Golsi son; dam is 214X (Laki, my Geri daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 5/16 Geri, 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip, 1/16+ Tigull, and ~1/32 each Biskup, and Ari; also some Blessa (~85% leader).

AI genetics: 5/16 Geri, 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip, 1/16+ Tigull, and ~1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli (~85% AI).

 Price: NFS


Ori (BEL 123G)

B5P.  A black polled ewe with interesting patches of flashing.  Very fast-growing, with amazing fleece.

Born 5/9/19

Sire is BEL 911E (Dokkur, my F1 Erpur son); dam is BEL 909E (Kinna)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Erpur, 1/4 Skrauti, 1/16 Vodvi, with some Dalur and Jokull (~63% AI)

Price: $650


Hryggja (BEL 124G)

B4P. A polled black mouflon ewe lamb. May carry moorit and/or spotting. She is growing very nicely, and has a stunning fleece, courtesy of AI sires Grafeldur and Erpur.  A winning combination!

Born 5/9/19

Sire is BEL 911E (Dokkur, my F1 Erpur son); dam is BEL 902E (Moa, my F2 Grafeldur and Aladin daughter)

Genotype: At/Aa BB/B- SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Erpur, 1/8 Grafeldur, 1/8 Aladin, 1/8 Vodvi, with some Hnykill, Serker, Dalur, and Jokull (63% AI)

Price: NFS


Vedde (BEL 125G)

B5SH. A classic leader ewe in black. May carry moorit.

Born 5/10/19

AI sire is Ungi; dam is BEL 817D (Katla, my F1 Geri daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/2 Ungi, ~3/8 Geri, with Tigull. Biskup, and some Blessa (~97% Leader).

AI genetics: 1/2 Ungi ,~ 3/8 Geri, with s Tigull. Biskup, Flotti, Aboti, and Moli (~97% AI).

Price: NFS


Vestra (BEL 130G)

B5SH. A classic leader patterning in black: white blaze and socks, and a striking throat ruff.  May also carry moorit

Born 5/12/19

AI sire is Ungi; dam is BEL 907E (Kerling, my F1 Florgodi daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

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

 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


Brana (BEL 132G)

M5SH.  A moorit mouflon spotted horned ewe lamb, sister of Puki (below). 

Born 5/14/19

Sire is BEL 816D (Lugja, my F1 Golsi son; dam is SSW 345D (Ludia)

Genotype: Aa/Aa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss         

Leader genetics: 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip, ~1/16 Geri and Leifur, ~1/32 each Ari, Blesi, Biskup, with Prestur, Tigull and Yeoman Blessa (~67%).

 AI genetics: 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip, ~1/16 Geri and Leifur, ~1/32 each Ari, Blesi, Biskup, Leifur, Hynkill, and Bambi, with Prestur, Tigull with some Moli ,and Morro (71% AI).

 Price: NFS


Presta (BEL 134G)

B5SH.  A horned spotted leader ewe lamb.  May carry moorit. 

Born 5/17/19 

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

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/B- 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: NFS


Geisla (BEL 140G)

B6H. A horned black SGGM ewe lamb. Must carry spotting and may carry moorit.

Born 5/29/19

Sire is BEL 818D (Brokar, my F1 Kveikur son); dam is RBR 328D (Nellie)

Genotype: Ag-t/Aa BB/B- SS/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Kveikur, 1/4 Gandur, 1/16 each Kani and Flotti with some Moli and Plaivar (~71% AI)

Price: NFS


Thula  (BEL 141G)

B3H. A horned black badger ewe lamb.  May carry moorit and/or spotting.  Growing very nicely, solidly-built, and long-bodied.  Her fleece looks to be a winner too!

Born 6/3/19

Sire is BEL 818D (Brokar, my F1 Kveikur son); dam is BEL 718C (Helga, my F1 Gandur daughter)

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Kveikur, 1/4 Gandur, 1/16 each Kani and Flotti with some Moli and Plaivar (~71% AI)

 

Price: $ 650


Bolla (BEL 143G)

M2H. A horned moorit-gray ewe lamb twin, sister of Hrokur (below).  Must may carry spotting.

Born 6/5/19

Sire is BEL 509A (Dalur, my F1 Blettur son); dam is DL 144A (Blanda)

Genotype: Ag/Aa Bb/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 11/4 Blettur, 1/4 Flotti, 1/16+ Kani, and 1/32 Aboti with Moli and Plaivar (46% AI). 

Price: $ 600


RAM LAMBS


Eirik (BEL 102G)

O1PC A white pattern, ram lamb with tiny scurs, brother of Nupur (below). Must carry moorit and may carry spotting.       

Born 4/16/19

Sire is BEL 326Y (Klofa, my F1 Mokollur son); dam is BEL 434Z (Baula, my F1 Vodvi daughter)

Genotype: Awt/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Mokollur, 1/4 Vodvi, with some Kani, Flotti, Aboti, and Dalur (63% AI).

Price: $600


Nupur (BEL 103G)

O1P. A white pattern, polled ram lamb, brother of Eirik (above). Must carry moorit and may carry spotting

Born 4/16/19

Sire is BEL 326Y (Klofa, my F1 Mokollur son); dam is BEL 434Z (Baula, my F1 Vodvi daughter)

Genotype: Awt/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Mokollur, 1/4 Vodvi, with some Kani, Flotti, Aboti, and Dalur (63% AI).

Price: Please Inquire


Barðar (BEL 104G)

M2SH. A stunning moorit-gray ram lamb. A nice fast-growing boy with a stunning fleece.

Born 4/23/19

Sire is BEL 726C (Alftan, my F1 Karl Philip son); dam is DL 141A (Reykja, an Ari grand-daughter)

Genotype: Ag/Aa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8+ Ari, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 Biskup, some Blessa (~51% leader).

AI genetics: 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8+ Ari, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, Flotti and Aboti, with some Moli ~51% AI).

Price: Please Inquire


Þóról (BEL 105G)

B5SH. A black spotted horned leader ram.  A fast-growing stunning boy with great personality and great potential! He may carry moorit.

Born 4/24/19

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).

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

Price: NFS


Periz (BEL 106G)

B5SH. A horned spotted black ram lamb who may carry moorit

Born 4/25/19

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

Genotype: Aa/Aa 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, and 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 and some Blessa (~76% AI).

Price: Please Inquire


Axlar (BEL 109G)

B23P. A polled black-gray badger ram lamb.  He was the product of an intentional linebreeding for Grafeldur, the “pelt ram.”  Both parents have fleece that is beyond teriffic, and this boy looks to be following in their footsteps.  He is unlikely to carry moorit or spotting.

Born 4/28/19

BEL 808D (Hafnar, my F1 Grafeldur son); dam is BEL 803D (Sota, my F1 Grafeldur daughter)

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/2 Grafeldur, 1/16 Vodvi, 1.32 Dalur and some Jokull   (63% AI)

Price: $650


Blasko (BEL 010F)

B5SP. A stunning polled black spotted ram, with an unusual spotting pattern – like a big black cape over the head and neck.  If he were a Shetland, he would be called a “caped flecket” or “Kraiget’ – which sounds so much more interesting than “black spotted.”  He is unlikely to carry moorit, but it is a possibility.

Born 4/29/19

Sire is BEL 513A (Kani, my F1 Langidalur son); dam is BEL 633B (Valla)

Genotype: AaAa BB/B- Ss/Ss

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

Price: $650


Fossar (BEL 111G)

B5SP. A black spotted polled ram. He must carry moorit. A very nice fast-growing boy with a superb fleece.

Born 4/30/19

Sire is BEL 911E (Dokkur, my Erpur son); dam is BEL 909E (Barna)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb Ss/Ss

AI genetics: 1/4 Erpur, 1/8 Höttur, 1/8 Skrauti, with some Dalur and Jokull (~62% AI)

Price: $650


Borgar (BEL 112G)

B3SH. A black spotted horned badger ram lamb, must carry moorit

Born 4/30/19

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

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/Bb S-/S-

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


Lauger (BEL 114G)

M5P. A gorgeous solid moorit polled ram lamb, brother of Bratti (above). Likely carries spotting.  If you are looking for a polled moorit sire, this is your boy!

Born 5/2/19

BEL 624B (Skaley, my F1 Höttur son; dam is BEL 505A (Hrisey, my F1 Skrauti daughter)

Genotype: AaAa Bb/Bb Ss/S-

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

Price: $650


Kotar (BEL 117G)

B2H. A black gray ram lamb, growing very well!  He must carry moorit; spotting is unlikely.

Born 5/5/19

BEL 509A (Dalur, my F1 Blettur son); dam is BEL 736C (Hamra, my F1 Salamon daughter)

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Blettur; 1/4 Salamon;1/32 Flotti, Kani, and Aboti; with some Moli and Plaivar (~68% AI)

Price: $650


Herdu (BEL 121G)

B4H. A horned black mouflon ram lamb.  Growing really well, as I have seen with all the Drifandi lambs I’ve had.  And I’ve had quite a few!  Unfortunately, I can’t keep them all! May carry spotting and/or moorit.

Born 5/7/19

AI sire is Drifandi); dam is BEL 707C (Trölla, my Gramann 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


Grani (BEL 131G)

O1H. A white horned ram lamb with phaeomelanin on his face.  Short and stocky, this boy is really solid with meaty fore- and hind-quarters. The cumulative use of semen from the best rams in Iceland really show with this boy!  May carry moorit and/or spotting.

Born 5/13/19

AI sire is Grimur; dam is BEL 821D (Felsa, my Drifandi daughter)

Genotype: Awt/Aa B-/B- S-/S-

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

Price: $800 RESERVED


Puki (BEL133G)

B22H.  A horned spotted moorit badger ram lamb, brother of Brana (above).

Born 5/14/19

Sire is BEL 816D (Lugja, my F1 Golsi son; dam is SSW 3345D (Ludia)

Genotype: Ab/Aa Bb/Bb Ss/Ss

Leader genetics: 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip, ~1/16 Geri and Leifur, ~1/32 each Ari, Blesi, Biskup, with Prestur, Tigull and Yeoman Blessa (~67%).

AI genetics: 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip, ~1/16 Geri and Leifur, ~1/32 each Ari, Blesi, Biskup, Leifur, Hynkill, and Bambi, with Prestur, Tigull with some Moli and Morro (71% AI).

Price: Please Inquire


Butur (BEL 138G)

B3H. A horned black badger-mouflon ram lamb twin, brother of Karkur (below).  May carry moorit and/or spotting. 

Born 5/29/19

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

Genotype: Ab/Aa BB/B- SS/S-

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

Price: $ 650


Karkur (BEL 139G)

B2SH. A horned spotted black-gray ram lamb twin, brother of Butur (above).  May carry moorit.

Born 5/29/19

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

Genotype: Ag/Aa BB/B- Ss/Ss

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

Price: $ 650


Hrokur (BEL 142G)

M2H. A horned moorit-gray ram lamb twin, brother of Bolla (above).  May carry spotting.

Born 6/17/18

Sire is BEL509A (Dalur, my F1 Blettur son); dam is DL 144A (Blanda)

Genotype: Ag/Aa Bb/Bb SS/S-

AI genetics: 1/4 Blettur, 1/4 Flotti, 1/16+ Kani, and 1/32 Aboti with Moli and Plaivar (46% AI). 

Price: $ 600


Leiftur (BEL 144G)

B5SH. A horned black spotted ram lamb with the classic leader patterning.  May carry moorit.  A very fast-growing boy, very independent-minded and human-oriented.  This is a boy to watch for great leader behavior!

Born 6/7/19

Sire is BEL 708C (Skaftá, my F1 Florgodi son); dam is BEL 622B (Blahn, my F1 Loftur daughter)

Genotype: Aa/Aa BB/Bb SS/S-

Leader genetics: 1/4 Florgodi; 1/4 Loftur. 1/8 Karl Philip; 3/16 Geri; 3/64 Tigull plus Biskup also some Blessa (~91% leader).

AI genetics: 1/4 Florgodi; 1/4 Loftur. 1/8 Karl Philip; 3/16 Geri; 3/64 Tigull plus Biskup also some Moli (~91% AI).

Price: NFS


YEARLING EWES, RAMS


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: $450


ADULT EWES, RAMS, WETHERS


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, with some Tigull, Biskup, Ari, and Moli (~85% AI).

Price:  $600