Friday, July 1, 2011

Lambing Season, Part II: Icelandics

Icelandics were my first and my last sheep to lamb this year.  A spectacular bunch, I think.  Here they are, in order of birth:

BEL 301Y (HAEMEY), a polled spotted black badger ram (“evil clown"), born  4/25/11, a twin.  Sire is DL 320S (BRANDUR); dam is DL 391T (HANI).  He and sister (below) have an amazing soft white fleece.

BEL 302Y (HAENA), a polled spotted black badger ewe (“evil clown), born 4/25/11, twin to BEL 301 (above).  Sire is   DL 320S (BRANDUR); dam is DL 391T (HANI).  An amazing soft white fleece!

BEL 309Y (MIKLA) is a single horned white AI ram, born 4/29/11.  His sire is KVEIKUR (AI) and dam is DL 653W (THORIS).   Very respectful and curious. 

BEL 311Y (NÁMA) is a single polled black-gray mouflon ewe, also born 4/29/11.  Her sire is DL 320S (BRANDUR); dam is BLW 941S (KRAFLA).  A spectacular fast-growing girl! 

BEL 318Y (EIRIK) is a scurred white single ram, born 5/7/11.  Sire is DL 320S (BRANDUR) and dam is DL 638U (JÖKULL).  Sports a beautiful long, soft fleece.

BEL 319Y (ORÆFA ) is a spotted, polled black and white AI ewe with amazing markings.   She was born 5/13/11; sire is ERPUR (AI) and dam is BEL 101U (HEKLA).  She has amazing markings and is so cute and sweet!

BEL 320Y (TINDA) is a polled black badger ewe, born 5/19/11. Sire is DL 320S (BRANDUR) 
and dam is DL 704W (FJALLA).  Beautiful badger markings!  Sister to Núpar (below).

BEL 321Y (NÚPUR) is a horned black–gray badger ram, born  5/19/11.  Sire is DL 320S 
(BRANDUR); dam is DL 704W (FJALLA).  Beautiful badger markings.  Twin brother of Tinda (above).            

BEL 322Y (FOSSA) is a polled spotted black badger ewe sporting the “evil clown" face.  Born 5/24/11.  Sire is DL 320S (BRANDUR) and dam is DL 370T  (GRIMSEY).   Sister to Vatn (below).  An amazing soft white fleece!                   

BEL 323Y (VATN ) is a polled spotted black-gray ram.  Twin brother of Tinda (above).  Born on 5/24/11; sire is DL 320S (BRANDUR) and dam is DL 370T (GRIMSEY).  A beautiful gray fleece and flashy markings!                                            

BEL 324Y (ÆÐEY) is a single scurred black badger ram, born 5/31/11.  Sire is DL 320S (BRANDUR), dam is  INGL 025U  (ULTRA).   Love those badgers – wonderful oatmeal color, and to top it off,  Æðey has a very interesting face.

BEL 325Y (KLOFA) is a single polled solid moorit AI ram , born 6/12/11, the last of the year.  Sire is MÓKOLLUR (AI) and dam is DL 754W (VATNA).  WOW! a beautiful chocolate brown fleece!