"Caesar II." Sire NMI-877E "Charolais," dam ICE-11D "Dierdre." White, single, born 05/09/18. 52% Ai, with an amazing 44 DIFFERENT Ai sires in his background!! The most recent being Blettur, Dropi, Kveikur and Raftur. Why is many Ai sires in the family tree a beneficial thing? Go here Caesar is the only son of Charolais, who was possibly the most heavily muscled Icelandic ram in the world--EVER. (Read and see why I say that!) Like his incredible sire and also his granddam Tuligirl, Caesar is very lean, very broad and well muscled, though not as heavily muscled as his incredible sire. Back muscling shape in the Icelandic scoring system ranges from a very poor "1" to a perfect "5." Both of Caesar's parents scored an amazing better-than-perfect (bulging) "5 1/2." Caesar's back muscling is merely a perfect "5." Very soft wool of medium volume. In this picture Caesar is about three months old, and has had his belly and neck sheared to fight the ultra humid and excessively warm conditions we encountered this year. Now at 7 months of age, Caesar is proving himself to be superb in his conformation and in the extraordinary leanness in his muscling, which chefs that go to an abbatoir to select the hanging meat for their restaurants look carefully for, and select the leanest meat they can find. Because of a genetic defect, Caesar should only be used to produce MEAT ANIMALS, for MEAT PURPOSES, and SUPERB ones they would be!! $800.00
"Peacenik". Sire KTB-901E "Prudy," Dam NMI-865D "Peace." White, twin. 50% Ai, 27 Ai sires in her background, including Prudur, Flotti, Bessie, Prestur, Morro, and many others. Rapid growth, good conformation: chest, shoulders, back and rump. She seems to have inherited the genetics from her grandsire for the rapid growth of an extraordinary set of horns! (See Cato) Born 05/23/18. $800.00 (Sold). See Pedigree
NMI-865D "Peace." Sire JWT-23A "Cato," dam FAV-7B "Cassie." Moorit/grey, twin. Born 5/2/2016. 32% Ai, with 22 Ai sires in her family history, including Prestur, Morro, Austri, Kari, Sveppur and others. Faith had twins as a one-winter ewelamb, and twins again in this her 2nd year. A very good milker who promotes very rapid growth in her lambs. Peace is of a more normal conformation, but nevertheless at 18 months was larger and heavier than the usual ewe, and birthed both years with absolutely no help from the shepherd. Wool is of moderate fineness. Muscling is about normal. Her combination of rare bloodlines are not likely to be duplicated ever again. ($650. Sold) Read her web description here. See her pedigree
NMI-74E "Galadriel." Sire KTB 702C "Green Ears," Dam NMI-577A "Blackiedottir." Homozygous white, triplet. Born 5/2/2017. 53% Ai, with 25 Ai sires. (Raftur, Haengur, Kani, Thettir, Visir and many others.) Very good conformation and muscling, good mothering skills. Very well balanced ewe that even though she is a triplet, had better conformation statistics than the ramlambs of Iceland selected for semen collection when evaluated at the same age. She is shown here at only 12 months of age, and is larger and more broad when compared to most ewes at this age. She will be much broader and even more muscular when mature at 3 years, given who her ancestors are! $850.00 (Sold)
KTB-929E "Kat-taille." Sire "Katboy" KTB-816D, dam, "Shantelle" KTB-703C. 70% Ai, 29 Ai sires. Ai sires include Myrkvi, Throttur, Mango, Sokki, & Blettur. Homozygous moorit/grey, twin. This ewe, a granddaughter of the Ai sire "Myrkvi" is more regular in her conformation characteristics, but has exceptional leg muscling and much cleaner/softer wool than normal. Myrkvi is a very rare line and other than Kattaille's dam Shantelle, there are only five other offspring of Myrkvi in North America (as of 2018). Very intelligent, friendly and observant. In this picture, Kat-taille is 14 months old...
NMI-881E "Bessie." Sire LF-704C "Blocky," Dam LF-654A "Black-eyed Susan." Black/grey, twin. 43% Ai, 23 Ai sires in her geneology, the major ones being Peli, Ari, Mjaldur, Thettir, Visir, and many others. Her conformation is very broad and she is exceptionally muscular. Should prove to be a very capable mother. From the line of Iceland's AI sire "Peli," a scarce Ai line that was known for exceptionally fine wool. Bessie is also out of the Thettir, Mjaldur and Visir lines which are famous for heavy muscling.
"SPOT/iferous Rex." Sire NMI-880E "Sir Galahad," dam NMI-74E "Galadriel." Heterozygous white/spotted black, twin. 48% Ai with 37 Ai sires in this lambs background, some of which are among the most muscular rams in Icelands history and who exerted the most influence ever on the overall quality of the Icelandic national herd. These include Raftur, Laekur, Garpur, Visir, Lodi, Moli, Thettir, and many others. Fast growth rate, very deep & broad chest and broad body, wide muscular rump, moderate back muscling (score "3") and good leg muscling, all of which generally means the lamb will be very well muscled as an adult, and now at 6 months of age is proving himself to be fulfilling my expectations; his muscling and conformation is exceptional. Very friendly, with a calm and gentle disposition, but well able to defend himself against the more aggressive lambs. Very thick, exceptionally soft wool. Both sire and dam have nearly ideal conformations, and this lamb has obviously inherited all of their good characteristics except for one...his horns turn in and would need occasional trimming, just like they do in Iceland (Icelanders don't let superb animals go to the meat man just because their horns aren't perfect!) Why is many Ai Sires a good thing? Click here.
"Beatnik." Sire KTB-901E "Prudy," dam NMI-865D "Peace." Black/grey, twin. 50% Ai, with 27 Ai sires in his background. Prudur, Flotti, Bessie, Prestur and Morro having the highest percentages. Very fast growth rate, good and evenly balanced and broad conformation, good back (score of "4 1/2" out of a possible "5") and full rump muscling, soft wool. "Beatnik" is shaping up even better than I expected. He is more lean than I thought he would be, his back muscling is excellent, and his back is very much more broad than I expected it would be. He has a lot of very scarce bloodlines in his ancestry, and would be unrelated to most any ewe out there.