Lambing Season 2016
Our Icelandic ewes performed spectacularly this year and have given us some real beauties. Fleeces are downy soft and black,white, spotted, moorit (brown) ,and grey. I have 2 gorgeous ram lambs for sale.
The Icelandic sheep is one of the world's oldest and purest breeds of sheep, going back 1100 years! It is truly a multi-purpose breed producing beautiful fleece, delicious meat, milk, pelts and horns. It is a very hardy breed and and does very well in the cold northern climate of New England.
Icelandics are a mid-sized breed with ewes averaging 130-160 pounds, and rams averaging 180-220 pounds. Conformation is generally short legged and stocky. The face and legs are free of wool. The fleece is dual-coated and comes in white as well as a range of browns, grays and blacks. There are both horned (ours are horned) and polled strains. Left unshorn for the winter, the breed is very cold hardy. They carry a gene that results in multiple births, generally twins, but sometimes triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, and even sextuplets!