2018 Breeding Ewes
    "Dierdre" (ICE 11D) #720108, black/grey single. Sire: KTB 606B "Pi." Dam: FAV 23A, "Ulle."
Dierdre is the granddaughter of Kind Horn Farms most muscular ewe "Gossie" (KTB 302Y). 56%
AI. Fourteen AI sires in her background, with
Blettur and Dropi having the highest proportion,
and Kveikur, Udi, Grimur, Rektor, Morro, Molur, Stubbur, Dreitill, Kari and a couple others
(which are among Iceland's most exceptional heavy muscled rams).

       See Dierdre's pedigree
here.
       With such an exemplary ancestry of heavy muscled sires in her past, one could expect this
ewe to be unusual in her development, and sure enough, it looks like at just 18 months of age,
she rates among the best five ewes with the heaviest muscling ever at
Icelandics North.
       When I took her measurements like I was taught in 2003 while attending the Vaginal AI
seminar in Iceland, as is the case with many of my ewes; I found that Dierdre equalled or
outclassed the  measurements of the typical AI Sire that is used in the semen collection
centers of Iceland when
they were measured as lambs. Now at 18 months of age she has been
measured and her back muscling has been subjected to ultrasound testing just like the rams at
the semen collection facilities of Iceland, and I can report that like our ewe Tuligirl, and like
"Puffin" another of our ewes from the past out of Rektor, she exceeds the measurements where
it counts the most; of all but the very most muscular of Iceland's finest
rams used to improve
Iceland's own national herd! That is by the way, the overriding goal with my flock, to produce
world-class quality exceptionally muscled animals.
      
  For your information and ability to compare Dierdre to Iceland's best rams, I have
reproduced the results of my study done to find what the measurements would be of the
average AI sire when the statistics of all the horned rams of the previous five years were all
averaged together. (See results below.)

       Statistics (averaged together) of Iceland's finest horned rams at 18 months of age:
Pungi        Brjm         Spjald               Fotl                Omv/       fita/        lag
(weight)     (chest)   (back broad)   (canon bone)     (eyemus.)/(backfat)/(eyemuscle shape)
86.06Kg  105.2cm   25.2cm       117.5mm         36mm /    5mm  /    4
(189.6lbs.)

  At 18 months, Dierdre's statistics are as follows:
Pungi        Brjm         Spjald               Fotl                Omv/       fita/        lag
(weight)     (chest)   (back broad)   (canon bone)     (eyemus.)/(backfat)/(eyemuscle shape)
69.91Kg  108.5cm   23cm              ?                 40mm /    4mm  /    5
(154 lbs.)

(Also see my web page "Evaluation Stats."  The average statistics of AI Sires as ramlambs is
also published near the bottom of page 1.)
  Her growth rate was very rapid as a young lamb. She then as now certainly displays muscle fullness and
superb conformational characteristics to an unusual degree!
 It also appears she inherited the high quality, incredible volume, and fine wool of her maternal
grandmother Sienna (FAV 20X, #651894) out of Fence Row Farm in Michigan, who was the
Champion Icelandic Ewe at the 2010 Michigan Fiber Festival, as well as the Reserve Champion
Ewe at the 2010 Isbona National Icelandic Sheep Show.                
  I will breed her to "Charolais" for her 2018 lambs which will be 52% AI and have an
incredible 44
different AI sires in their background. Why is the great number of AI sires in the
background of these lambs such an exciting and beneficial thing?
Click here!
Dierdre at 3 months
Dierdre's leg muscling at
13 months