Winter Update, 2019

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

Icelandics: This year, we have made a new import of frozen semen from Iceland, and with it a new sire giving me a terrific mix of AI sires and F1 AI farm rams for breeding - sadly fewer farm rams than I’d planned as I lost some of my wonderful proven rams to a commercial fireworks incident!  Even so, I will have F1 lambs from horned AI sires Bekri, Burkni, Drifandi, Grimur, Jonas, and  Kornelius; polled sires Hnaller and Krapi, and leader sire Ungi. Additional F1 AI genetics contributed by Blettur, Gandur, Gramann, Kveikur, and Salamon (horned); Grafeldur, Höttur, Langidalur, Mokollur, 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). 

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Shetlands:  Last year I bred only a couple of ewes (and what spectacular lambs they had!), but this winter I again bred a number of ewes, using a selection of 3 proven sires and 1 new sire. I’m looking for some flashy lambs in black, moorit and gray (hopefully more caped flecked) 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

Bekri (AI sire) x Brekka (F1 AI)

Bekri is heterozygous white, carrying mouflon but not moorit or spotted; Brekka is my Drifandi daughter, who is heterozygous white, carrying black and solid.

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

 Lambs will be white or black mouflon. Pretty clean-cut!

Brekka

Bekri



Burkni (AI sire) x Myra (F1 AI)

Burkni is homozygous white; Myra, my Gramann daughter is moorit mouflon, carrying spotting.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Burkni,1/4 Gramann, 1/32 Flotti, with Hængur, Bambi, Kani and Aboti (83%AI)

 Lambs must be white, but must carry moorit, and either mouflon or solid.

Myra

Burkni



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

Trölla


Grimur (AI sire) x Felsa (F1 AI)

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

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

Lambs will be white. Period!

Grimur

Felsa


Jonas (AI sire) x Dyngja

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

 F1 AI lamb 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

Dyngja


Jonas (AI sire) x Klaufa

Jonas is a spotted black badger, and carries moorit and solid; Klaufa ia moorit-gray and must carry spotting

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Jonas,1/4 Florgodi, 1/16 Geri, with Tigull, Biskup, and Ari (73% AI)

Lambs will be black or moorit, with gray, gray-badger, or solid as possible patterns. Lambs may also be spotted.

Jonas

Klaufa


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

Arna


Kornelius (AI sire) x Surtsey

Kornelius is a gray mouflon, and carries moorit and spotting; Surtsey is a single-allele (SGGM) gray mouflon, carrying moorit.

F1 AI  lambs will be 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).

Lambs will be SGGM (gray and mouflon inherited as the single allele) – in which case they have a “double dose” of mouflon, or gray-SGGM in which case they will appear homozygous gray with a lighter belly, or heterozygous gray, or mouflon, all of which may be expressed in either black or moorit.  They also may be spotted….or not.  So many possibilities!

Kornelius

Surtsey


Brokar (F1 AI) x Fjalla

Brokar, my Kveikur son, is black, possibly carrying moorit and spotting.  Fjalla is a black badger, carrying solid, moorit and spotting.

Lambs will be 1/4 Kveikur, 1/8 Kani, 1/8 Flotti with some Moli and Plaivar (58% AI).

Nice possibilities! Lambs will likely be black badger or solid black, but possibly moorit and/or spotted.

Brokar

Fjalla


Brokar (F1 AI) x Helga (F1 AI)

Brokar, my Kveikur son, is black, possibly carrying moorit and spotting; Helga is a black badger Gandur daughter and carries spotting and perhaps moorit.

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

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

Brokar

Helga


 Brokar (F1 AI) x Nellie

Brokar, my Kveikur son, is black, possibly carrying moorit and spotting; Nellie is a spotted black SGGM.

Lambs will be 1/4 Kveikur, 1/32 each Mango, Raftur, Kveikur, Skumer, with lesser amounts contributed by 26 additional AI sires (~65% AI)

Lambs will be solid black or SGGM; they may also be spotted, and not spotted, must carry spotting and perhaps moorit.

Brokar

Nellie



Dalur (F1 AI) x Blanda

            Dalur is my moorit-gray Blettur son, who must carry spotting; Blanda is moorit-gray and carries solid and spotting.

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

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

Dalur

Blanda


Dalur (F1 AI) x Hamra (F1 AI)

Dalur is my moorit-gray Blettur son, who must carry spotting; Hamra is my black-gray Salamon daughter, who may carry moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Blettur; 1/4 Salamon; 1/32 Flotti, Kani, and Aboti; with some Moli and Plaivar (~68% AI).

Lambs will be gray (perhaps homozygous gray!) or sold pattern, in either black or moorit; spotting is unlikely. Black lambs must carry moorit.

Dalur

Hamra


ICELANDIC LEADERSHEEP (HORNED)

Ungi (AI sire) x Katla (F1 AI)

Ungi is spotted black, carrying moorit, and Katla, my Geri daughter, is a classic black leader.

F1 AI lambs will be 1/2 Ungi ,~ 3/8 Geri, with some Tigull. Biskup, Flotti,  Aboti, Moli and some Blessa (~97% Leader and 97% AI).

 Lambs will be a stately spotted black or moorit with the classic leader markings.

Ungi

Katla


Ungi (AI sire) x Kerling (F1 AI)

Ungi is spotted black, carrying moorit, and Kerling, my Florgodi daughter, is a spotted black 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

Kerling


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

Heklka


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

Theista


Alftan (F1 AI) x Husa

Alftan is my black spotted Karl Philip son, carrying moorit; Husa is spotted black, possibly carrying moorit, a grand-daughter of Golsi and Karl Philip.

Lambs will be 3/8 Karl Philip, 1/8 Golsi, 1/8 Geri, 1/16+ Tigull, and 1/32+ each Biskup and Ari, with some Moli and some Blessa (~83% leader and ~83% AI).

Lambs will likely be in the classic leader pattern in either black or moorit.

Alftan

Husa


Alftan (F1 AI) x Reykja

Alftan is my black spotted Karl Philip son, carrying moorit; Reykja is spotted black-gray, carrying moorit, an Ari grand-daughter.

 Lambs will be 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8+ Ari, 1/16 Tigull, and 1/32 each Biskup, Flotti and Aboti, with some Moli and some Blessa (~51% leader and ~51% AI).

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

Alftan

Reyjka


Alftan (F1 AI) x Surtla

Alftan is my black spotted Karl Philip son, carrying moorit; Surtla is spotted black, possibly carrying moorit, a grand-daughter of Joakim and of Blesi.

Lambs will be 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/8 Joakim and Blesi, ~1/16 Prestur, Tigull, and 1/32+ each Biskup and Ari, with some Moli and some Blessa (~78% leader and ~78% AI).

Lambs will likely be in the classic leader pattern in either black or moorit.

Alftan

Surtla


Lugja (F1 AI) x Branfina

Lugja is a spotted moorit badger Golsi son, and Branfina is a spotted black-gray Joakim grand-daughter, possibly carrying moorit.

 Lambs will be 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 each Karl Philip and Joakim, 1/16 each Geri and Leifur, ~ 1/32 Tigull, Biskup  and Ari, with some Bambi, Hynkill, Moli, Morro, and Yeoman Blessa (~72% leader; ~72% A!)

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

Lugja

Branfina


Lugja (F1 AI) x Halsa (F1 AI)

Lugja is a spotted moorit badger Golsi son, and Halsa is my moorit-gray Karl Philip daughter.

Lambs will be 1/4 Golsi, 1/4 Karl Philip, 1/16 each Geri, Flotti, Kani and Aboti, with some Tigull, Biskup, and Ari, Moli and Blessa (~69% leader and 81% AI).

 Lambs may be moorit - and will be badger, gray-badger or solid, and may be spotted.  Lots of possibilities here!

Lugja

Halsa


Lugja (F1 AI) x Laki (F1 AI)

Lugja is a spotted moorit badger Golsi son, and Laki is my spotted black Geri daughter, carrying moorit.

 Lambs will be 5/16 Geri, 1/4 Golsi, 1/8 Karl Philip, 1/16+ Tigull, and ~1/32 each Biskup, and Ari, and some Moli; also some Blessa (~85% leader and 85% AI)

Lambs will be spotted badger or with classic spotting in black or moorit.

Lugja

Laki


Lugja (F1 AI) x Ludia

Lugja is a spotted moorit badger Golsi son, and Ludia is moorit spotted in the classic leader pattern.

Lambs will be 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 and some Moli, Morro, and Yeoman Blessa (~67% leader and 71% AI)

 Lambs may be classic solid moorit spotted leaders, or will be spotted moorit badger.

Lugja

Ludia


Skaftá (F1 AI) x Blahn (F1 AI)

Skaftá is my black spotted Florgodi son, carrying moorit; Blahn is the classic leader with a white blaze and socks on a black background, perhaps carrying moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Florgodi; 1/4 Loftur. 1/8 each Geri and Karl Philip; 1/16 Leifur Ari, and Geri; 3/64 Tigull and 1/64+ Biskup; also some Moli and Blessa (~91% leader and ~91% AI)

Lambs will be spotted black or perhaps moorit, likely in the classic leader pattern.

Skaftá

Blahn


Skaftá (F1 AI) x Fluga

Skaftá is my black spotted Florgodi son, carrying moorit; 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 will be either black or moorit, and will be spotted.- maybe as classic leaders…and maybe not!

Skaftá

Fluga


POLLED ICELANDICS

Hnaller (AI Sire) x Silfra (F1 AI)

Hnaller is homozygous white, and Silfra is my gray Vodvi daughter, carrying spotting and possibly carrying moorit.

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

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

Hnaller

Silfra


Krapi (AI Sire) x Hvera ((F1 AI)

Krapi is heterozygous white, carrying solid, and Hvera is my spotted black mouflon Aladin daughter. 

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

 Lambs will be white, black mouflon or solid black. White lambs will carry mouflon or solid, and will be a brilliant white!

Krapi

Hvera


Dokkur (F1 AI) x Barna

Dokkur is my spotted black badger Erpur son, possibly carrying moorit, and Barna is my moorit badger grand-daughter of Höttur and Skrauti who may carry spotting.

 Lambs will be 1/4 Erpur, 1/8  Höttur, 1/8 Skrauti, with some Dalur and Jokull (~62% AI)

 Lambs will be solid or badger, either moorit or black, and if not spotted, must carry spotting.

Dokkur

Barna


Dokkur (F1 AI) x Kinna (F1 AI)

Dokkur is my spotted black badger Erpur son, possibly carrying moorit, and Kinna is my black badger Skrauti daughter who must carry spotting as well as moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Erpur, 1/4 Skrauti, 1/16 Vodvi, with some Dalur and Jokull (~63% AI)

Lambs will be solid or badger, either moorit or black, and if not spotted, must carry spotting.

Dokkur

Kinna

Kinna


 

Dokkur (F1 AI) x Moa

Dokkur is my spotted black badger Erpur son, possibly carrying moorit, and Moa is my black mouflon grand-daughter of both Aladin and Grafeldur who must carry spotting and perhaps moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Erpur, 1/8 each Aladin, Grafeldur, and Vodvi, with some Dalur Hynkill, Serker and Jokull (~63% AI)

 Lambs will be solid, mouflon, or badger, either moorit or black, and if not spotted, must carry spotting.

Dokkur

Moa


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

Náma


Hafnar (F1 AI) x Sota (F1 AI)

Hafnar is my black-gray Grafeldur son, possibly carrying spotting and moorit, and Sota is a black-gray badger Grafeldur daughter, carrying spotting and possibly moorit. Line breeding for Grafeldur!

Lambs will be 1/2 Grafeldur, 1/16 Vidvi, 1/32+ Dalur with some Jokull (~63% AI).

Lambs will be black-gray (either homozygous or heterozygous), black badger, or black-gray badger.  Looking for possible moorit and/or spotted, as well.

Hafnar

Sota


Kani (F1 AI) x Valla

Kani is my spotted black badger Langidalur son, and Valla is a black badger Vodvi grand-daughter, carrying spotting and possibly moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Langidalur, 1/8 Vodvi, 1/32 Dalur with some Jokull (45% AI).

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

Kani

Valla


Skaley (F1 AI) x Eyja

Skaley is my solid moorit Höttur son, carrying spotting, and Eyja is a gray badger, carrying spotting and possibly moorit.

Lambs will be 1/4 Höttur, ~1/8 Dalur, 1/32 Jokull (38% AI).

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

Skaley

Eyja


Skaley (F1 AI) x Hrisey (F1 AI)

Skaley is my solid moorit Höttur son, carrying spotting, and Hrisey is my moorit Skrauti daughter who must also carry spotting.

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

Lambs will be moorit and if not spotted, they will likely carry spotting.

Skaley

Hrisey


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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!


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

Oiseval

x Bellwether 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 Twin Springs Kilda and foundation ram Windswept Boron. Looking for another caped flecked in moorit.

Rysa

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

Tronda

 

x Bellwether Vaesey – A blettet black girl carrying moorit, daughter of Bellwether Soay and Bellwether Lewis. Lambs will be black or moorit.  It will be exciting to see what markings the lambs will have!

Vaesey


**Bellwether 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. I made these breedings last year and was so pleased with the lambs!

Holm

 x Bellwether 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

 x Bellwether 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


**Bellwether 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 Bellwether 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

x Bellwether 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

x Bellwether 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


**Bellwether Huney – a caped flecket katmoget yearling ram on his first outing.  He’s the son of Oiseval  and Twin Springs Foula, so he must carry moorit. A very calm, respectful and friendly boy who answers to the name “Monkeyshine”.

Huney

x Twin Springs 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 distinct possibility with this pair - in gray or katmoget or gray/katmoget… but possibly black…or moorit….or musket.

Hirta