"Perkie." NMI-876E. Horned ewe,homozygous white, triplet. DOB
3/26/17. Sire: "Angus," dam: "Tuligirl." 50% AI, 31 AI sires, including
Garpur, Hunn, Tuli, Visir, Raftur, Lodi, Bramli, Sekkur, Pristur, Foli,
Galsi, Laekur, Foli, Flotti, Butur, and many others.
This was an inbreeding to preserve the very best attributes of the
Visir, Mjaldur, and Raftur lines who all were particularly well built and
heavily muscled. The breeding was highly successful, the
conformations of the resulting triplets were excellent, and the
muscling on all three was exceptional. Chests on all three triplets were
very wide, deep and heavily muscled, and much bigger in
circumference than the norm.
Perkie is built like a ram, and her statistics essentially equal those
of the ramlambs in Iceland used to improve the national flock by
artificial insemination, and are very close to that of those rams in other
measurements, except her back measured 17.6 cm compared to 19.8
cm on the ram lambs chosen for AI service, and her weight was about
equal. She seems to be heavily muscled like her world-class dam
(SeeTuligirl.) but has a thinner fat layer than her dam.
Icelandic ewes from Icelandics North tend to be larger than the
norm. The usual ewe in Iceland is generally 120-135 lbs. The ewes from
Icelandics North generally range from 150 to 190 lbs. probably due to
excellent genetics, rich soils which grow high quality forage, low
parasite infestation because of long pasture rotation intervals (sheep
are rotated through the pastures, only staying on each pasture for no
more than 5 days, and it is usually 72-105 days before they are back at
their starting point.) The last big factor that lends to size in our
animals is that we cull severely; only the finest animals remain.
Perkie is very broad all over, with a very evenly proportioned and
unusually perfect conformation, excellent fully rounded and broad
shoulders, broad heavily muscled back with an eyemuscle score of
about 4 1/2 out of a possible "5."
Perkie has a very broad and well rounded rump and heavy leg
Her brothers "Charolais" and "Percy" were even bigger and more
heavily muscled. Her wool is also exceptionally thick and soft. She was
without a doubt our best ewelamb of the year.
If we breed her this fall, she will be bred to "Prudy." who is the son
of AI sire"Pruder." Prudy is 75% AI with 4 AI sires in his background
(Pruder, Flotti, Bessi, Lundi), and has particularly good conformation,
harmony, and excellent muscling.
Prudy bred to Perkie should yield exceptional lambs who would be
62% AI, with 33 AI Sires in their background, potentially have world
class thick muscling, excellent conformations, and very low fat content.