Jake was our first Icelandic ram, purchased as a lamb and he came from Northern Michigan, from Charlene Barkus. He was a large black badgerfaced ram who carried spotting and had a wonderful build and amazing fleece. We actually ended up with only one of his daughters who I sold last year, but we have some of his grand and great granddaughters in our flock through Rose and they are good solid ewes with good parasite resistance.
He had Heli and Noi as great grandfathers and was a wonderful sire, although he started breaking down barn doors with the help of our Jacob ram at the time, Dude, and created a lot of unplanned Jacob/Icelandic crosses. The two rams seemed to like to keep an eye on each other, but didn’t really fight all that much, and the Jacob ewes really liked Jake – maybe it was the name.