Lambing Season 2016
Our Icelandic ewes performed spectacularly last year and have given us some real beauties. Fleeces are downy soft and black,white, spotted, moorit (brown) ,and grey.
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!