Some of the Crossbred lambs with our “Black Tunis” ewe.
This year we don’t have enough space to keep all the wonderful and intersting crossbred lambs we have so many of them will be available for sale.
Some of our nicer ewes lambs could easily be useful in a meat flock or fiber flock. The rams would either make contributions to another flock as a breeder for meat or to add color to a flock, or would make good fiber pets or feeder lambs. At this point, we have not wethered most of the rams, but probalby will wether the smaller ones soon.
1 white 75% Icelandic, part Lincoln and Blue Faced Leicester ewe. She has soft ringlets of fleece and will be double coated. Very friendly. Growing well. Looks almost like an Icelandic, but has dark skin and black hooves from her longwool heritage. She would make a nice addition to a fiber flock but is built nice from a meat standpoint as well. Good mothering in her background. $150.
1 black 75% Icelandic, part Texel and Finn. She has shiny black fleece and a small light spot on her shoulder, probably will have coarser wool. She is a chunky and fast growing ewe. Based on her parentage, should grow large and be a great mother. Very mellow personality. $150
Jacob/Icelandic cross lambs: $125 ewes, $75 rams These crosses tend to have interesting long fleeces, are almost always horned, usually double coated, sometimes spotted. Very hardy sheep with good mothering instincts, but medium to smaller in size. Lean meat and should grow efficiently on good pasture.
1 mostly black ewe lamb, the largest of a set of triplets.
1 ram lamb triplet, mostly black and on the small side $50
1 ram lamb triplet, piebald and flashy with longer wool.
Twin ewe, spotted like a Jacob, but will be double coated, may have 4 horns
Twin ram, spotted, but with a darker back and body.
Icelandic/Texel /Dorper triplet ram $150
Nice looking, fast growing black lamb with a chunky build. Would make a great feeder lamb or possible flock sire. He should carry some interesting color from his Icelandic sire. Double coated wool that seems to be on the coarse side and polled/scurred. Should grow well on good grass and off to a great start. We are retaining the ewe lamb.
Icelandic/Texel/Finn Twin ram $150. Large white and polled. Good size and growth with interesting fleece. Their mother raises the fastest growing/biggest lambs in our flock and he should carry color from his sire. We are retaining his sister.
Brown (moorit) polled ram with gray pattern. He is the largest in the litter and has a nice long back and chunky build in addition to his handsome coloring. $150
Horned, spotted black ram with mouflon, black and tan, or reverse badgerface pattern. Longer legged ram than his brother with interesting markings. $150
Flashy ewe lamb. Black base with some patterns on top, not sure yet if she’s gray or mouflon, spotted or all. She does have horns and is a little smaller than her brothers, but very pretty. $150
75% Icelandic with Jacob/Tunis lambs on the way. Mothers are half sisters to the above triplets. So far we have one black ewe lamb out of the horned mother and are expecting possible twin from her polled sister.
Oldest lambs are born late February so most should be ready in May or June but some earlier.
Purebred Icelandics will also available for breeding stock, or in some cases, feeder lambs. Some adults for sale as well. See other pages on this site.
Icelandic cross lambs – for meat, fiber, pets or even breeding or milk!
Icelandic/Texel/Dorper ram. half Icelandic, 3/8 Texel and 1/8 Dorper. He was born a quad, but his mother is currently raising twins. He is not as big as his sister but is bulking up well now that the grass is growing. He is black and could be a flock sire, but will probably turn out to be a great meat lamb.
Icelandic/Texel/Finn ram is white and half Icelandic, 3/8 Texel and 1/8 Finn, born 3-3-13. He is very large- as large as my Icelandic yearling ewes already. He is white and has some phao tan spots on his body, legs, tail and face. He is still intact and could be used for a breeding ram and could produce interesting color in a colored flock, but will make an excellent meat lamb otherwise.
Icelandic/Jacob/Tunis triplets born 3-6-13 Two rams and a ewe, very flashy in color and all growing well. The biggest ram is polled and brown, although we think he’s genetically white with a lot of phao coloring. The other is horned and black mouflon patterned with a blue or gray pattern and spots. The relatively smallest triplet is the ewe with a similar color as her second brother, but more “frosted” than spotty. Based on her yearling half sisters’ performance this year and her own mothers’, she has excellent potential to be a brood ewe for meat lambs, especially if you want to add color. If not sires, the ram lambs will make good meat lambs with interesting fleeces and/or pelts worthy of tanning.
Jacob/Icelandic crosses: I have 2 ewes and 3 rams out of my Jacob ewes. All are horned and black with some degree of spotting. These crosses don’t really get much bigger than a typical purebred Icelandic lamb, but they have better parasite resistance, nice fleeces/pelts, especially as lambs and bring good mothering abilities from both their parent breeds. I kept these two Jacob ewes when I switched to breeding Icelandic ewes because they are such reliable mothers, if not ideal physical examples of their breed, and the one raising triplets is doing well at keeping all her lambs healthy and alive, if not huge.
75% Icelandic lambs – all are singles born to yearling mothers:
Black horned ewe with Texel/Finn. Interesting lustrous fleece, but probably going to be coarse. Her mother is an enormous crossbred and needed a little assistance to have this large lamb, but is a great mother.
Black with white on her head with Jacob/Tunis. Born a petite, but energetic lamb, I barely interacted with this lamb because the mother had her and she was cleaned and dry before we noticed she was there. I think she will be horned. She has a thinner build and/or shorter wool than some of the crosses and really looks like a Jacob/Tunis rather than a 75% Icelandic. I need to get a look at her fleece as she grows.
White polled with BFL/Lincoln. Lovely curly soft wool, looks Icelandic except for a somewhat shorter neck and something different that I can’t explain – maybe more wool on the forehead. A very feminine looking lamb with lots of vitality again born to a yearling mother doing an excellent job.
Brownish spotty ram lamb with Tunis/Jacob – polled?. This ram looks like an Icelandic cross, but we think his color is white with phao. He was quite large at birth and his mother needed assistance at birthing, but she mother recovered quickly and took good care of him. He acts like an older lamb than he is and is very independent. He’ll make a wonderful chunky meat lamb unless someone wants to give him a try as a flock sire.