2018 Breeding Ewes
"Peace" NMI-865D, (CLRC # 727753) Moorit Grey, Twin.  Dam: Cassie, FAV
7B. Sire:
Cato. JWT-23A.
  32% of the AI genetics remain of the 22 different AI sires that are in her
background.
Prestur and Morro are the AI sires with the greatest
"presence" in her family tree. See
her pedigree here.
  Her geneology also contains a great number of rare and unusual AI sires  
such as: Austri, Ari, Bruni, Biskup, Fengur, Faldur, Heli, Horvi, Mjaldur,
Kari, Stakkur, & Sveppur, as well many others.
  With such a number of AI sires in her background, if bred to a broad
and muscular ram you could expect a pretty good level of muscling and
consistency in the conformations of her lambs.
  She has inherited a calm personality, soft wool, and exceptional horning
genetics from many of her AI ancestors. Her bone structure as a two year
old is as broad as my best mature ewes. Her hips, chest, loin, and
shoulders are all very broad and very well muscled, rating as high as the
best ewes on the best farms of Iceland. Her measurements at 5 months of
age were so good in fact, she rated up with the measurement average of
most of Iceland's AI Sires when they were measured as ramlambs. (In
Iceland, ramlambs are typically measured at 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 months of age.)
   For 2018, I bred her to "Prudy" whose measurements, even at this point
as a ramlamb, are exceptional, and of course, if her lambs inherit the
horning genetics of Peace's sire
Cato, the resulting lambs could be quite
spectacular!  
   This pairing bring
s together 27 completely different AI sires that will be
in their background!!  Not all of them would have been the "muscle men" of
their day, but nonetheless, to be selected as an AI sire means that animal
had something to make it desirable for use by the semen stations of
Iceland
to enhance the national flock. Hence, whether her lambs showed
exceptional muscling or not, the huge amount of excellent genetics
from
so many of Iceland's best animals
all exerting their influence on her DNA
should make for some lambs with superbly balanced conformations!!  
       
We'll see! (Note: Her 2018's lambs do indeed look very good!)
       Why is many AI sires a very good thing? Click to read this article!
"Peace" at 18 months