Our three year old registered Icelandic ram, Jason, (CBI RAM B24H 69A) is for sale this year. We’ve used him all three years, retained several of his daughters and almost hate to let him go because he’s been such an asset to our flock and a good ram all around.
He has good confirmation with a nice thick build and squarely set legs.
He has a great temperament and gets along well with all our other animals and is respectful of people. He doesn’t destroy things for fun and is halter trained.
He has good parasite resistance in our flock situation of somewhat high parasite pressure and has passed along that trait as well as his other good traits to many of his lambs.
We have a situation where our flock is small and he runs with the main flock for most of the year, including a crossbred ram, goats and a llama and he gets along with everyone. He plays like a ram, but won’t butt unless his playmate is on board with the game. It’s interesting to watch him try to play with our llama, who won’t/cant butt versus how he plays with our large Kiko doe, Juno, who loves a good shoving match or our former Texel ram who would fight with Jason now and then, but it never got really out of hand, although the Texel would usually lose his scurs and be a little bloody afterwards.
He’s a pretty ram. He won the title of Supreme ram at Michigan Fiber Festival as a lamb and we showed him at our local fair for fun as a yearling and he did well. His color is Black with gray and mouflon patterns. He carries moorit, or brown, but he has not produced spotting. His horns have been trimmed as they were touching his face, but he doesn’t pass his close horns on to his lambs very often. The smaller black mouflon rams pictured are a couple of his sons from 2014 and 2015. Both have gone to other flocks, but we used the 2015 lamb as well as another one, on some of their half sisters for lambs this year. Jason has also sired lambs in our crossbred flock and we may be retaining some of those ewe lambs too. I find the half Icelandic mothers to be an asset to our crossbred flock as well for a number of reasons.
Compared to other rams I’ve had, Jason is not only the best behaved, but he has moved my flock forward the most in conformation, especially body width, and parasite resistance.