Sale Barn - Rams

We're so excited you're interested in our rams! Below are listed the currently available rams in our flock, ranging from proven adult rams, to yearling rams that have the conformation and pedigree to justify their use as a breeder. We don't generally sell ram lambs because we like to take them through their first winter to verify that our fall assessment was correct. If you see a ram lamb on our lamb pages and are particularly taken with him, reach out and we can chat. Additionally, if there's something specific you're looking for to support your breeding goals, feel free to reach out!

If you're looking for a starter flock, check out the "compatible ewes" section under each of the ram descriptions. Depending on your level and skill as a breeder, there may be additional ewes that we could suggest selling with each ram.

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George

Breed: Icelandic
Breeding Farm:
Peaceful Valley
Gender: Ram
Birth: April 20, 2021
Sire:
The Creeks Edge Glacier
Dam: Hestholl Dama
Horns: Polled
Color/Pattern: White, carrying moorit, grey or solid, and spotting (O1P)
Registration: Registerable

George is a really great over all ram. He will bring good fiber, meat and dairy genetics to your flock. We're not using him as a breeding ram because his sire has been one of our primary breeding rams for a number of years, and so it's hard to find ewes to pair him with who aren't too closely related. We recently lost George's sire to old age. He taught us everything that a ram should be, and George is a gentle copy of his proud papa.

  • Frame: George is a really strongly built ram, and has great muscling and body depth.
  • Fleece: He has really soft fleece that's well balanced between both thel and tog. Fairly dense thel that's got good length. Lots of really long tog that's lustrous and curly. Besides that, he also roos really well, cleanly and easily shedding everything at the same time which makes for a great look afterwards.
  • Dairy Genetics: His dam has a good udder with nice rear attachments, good capacity, and great teats. His sire throws softly shaped udders with good attachments in both the front and back, good capacity, and great hand-milking shape.
  • ​Temperament: George is ever the gentleman, and has never shown any aggression towards us. Calm, easygoing, and very gentle.

Compatable Ewes

  • Olivia: Olivia is distantly related, but it's far enough back that they're compatible.

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Robin

Breed: Icelandic
Breeding Farm:
Peaceful Valley
Gender: Ram
Birth: April 9, 2021
Sire:
The Creeks Edge Glacier
Dam: Hestholl Sansa
Horns: Polled
Color/Pattern: Spotted solid moorit (M5SP)
Registration: Registerable

Robin will be great for someone looking to improve dairy, with a side of fleece. He does not bring frame strength, so keep that in mind when considering him.

  • Frame: Robin's frame is light boned and dairy type, so while he wouldn't make a good meat ram, he will do wonders for a dairy flock. He has good frame balance and a long, lean look.
  • Fleece: His fleece is incredibly thick, with slightly more thel than tog, and fairly good curl. It's soft and long. He rooes fairly well, with a pretty even break.
  • Dairy Genetics: Robin will be a stellar dairy ram! His dam is one of our top dairy ewes, with mind blowing attachments, good capacity, shape, and teats. We're using her to help build our diary lines, and Robin will carry her genetics on to another flock. His sire was one of our foundation rams and taught us everything that a ram should be. He threw soft udders that are gently rounded, have good capacity, and nice attachments. All in all, Robin will make someone a really awesome flock sire!
  • Temperament: Robin is a delightful boy, and so gentle to be around! He loves to be petted and isn't at all aggressive.

Compatable Ewes

  • Olivia: Olivia is distantly related, but it's far enough back that they're compatible.
  • Skyre's ewe 2: She is distantly related, but it's far enough back that they're compatible.

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Alex

Breed: Icelandic
Breeding Farm:
Peaceful Valley
Gender: Ram
Birth: April 18, 2022
Sire:
Aldercreek Valmunder
Dam: Hestholl Arya
Horns: Horned
Color/Pattern: Spotted homozygous black grey (B22SH)
Registration: Registerable

Alex will be bring a great blend of meat and milk to any flock he joins. His dam has a deceptive udder: it looks fairly small, but actually has great structure and remarkably good capacity. His sire hails from Dancing Lamb Dairy lines and has thrown very nice udders.

  • Frame: Alex has strong muscling, a balanced frame, and wide shoulders and hips. He has an incredibly wide hornset, so would help improve narrow set horns.
  • Fleece: His fleece has average density. It is very heavy on tog, which is curly, lustrous, and long, but has less thel. His brother is one of our primary breeding rams due to his frame and dairy genetics, and we've found that breeding him to thel heavy ewes nicely offsets his overabundance of awesome tog.
  • Dairy Genetics: His sire is from leading dairy genetics, and his dam, for all that she comes from meat lines, actually has an amazing udder. High and tight attachments, strong ligaments, and well placed teats. His full sister from the previous year freshened out this spring with a smaller but definitely impressive udder with very strong attachments, nicely rounded shape, and great teats. Alex will really help bring strength to ewes with loosely constructed and poorly attached udders.
  • Temperament: Alex is very reserved and non-aggressive.

Compatable Ewes

  • Sadie's ewe: She is distantly related, but it's far enough back that they're compatible. They are both horned, so this would be an ideal pair.
  • ​Sophie's ewe 2: She's distantly related, but it's far enough back that they're compatible. She's horned, so she would be ideal for crossing to him.
  • ​There are several other ewes who are heterozygous polled who would be compatible from a genetic perspective, but to pair them a breeder would need to be prepared to identify and cull imperfectly horned offspring.

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Eduard

Breed: Icelandic
Breeding Farm:
Peaceful Valley
Gender: Ram
Birth: April 9, 2021
Sire:
Aldercreek Luther
Dam: Peaceful Valley Flower
Horns: Horned
Color/Pattern: Black Mouflon, carrying solid and possibly spotting and moorit (B4H)
Registration: Registering

Eduard is a well balanced ram who can strengthen most traits. He's proven, and threw two beautiful ewe lambs this spring.

  • Frame: He is very muscled and stocky, with squared (very wide set) legs, wide shoulders, and muscled hips. He has great body depth. His shoulders are a little more rough, but not bad (the picture makes it look worse than it is). He has very nicely constructed horns that won't grow into his face.
  • Fleece: He has incredibly thick fleece that's curly and long. He rooes fairly well, although he won't bring that trait as strongly as some other rams.
  • Dairy Genetics: He comes from incredible dairy lines on both sides, and will definitely throw impressive udders! His sire has thrown some of the best first freshener udders in our flock, with high and tight attachments, good fore connection, strong ligaments, and great hand-milking teats. His dam has a much looser udder, with very rounded shape, nice teats, and strong ligaments. She has much weaker attachments, and bred to Luther that will be corrected.
  • Temperament: He can get a bit more hyper during breeding time (although not aggressive), but the rest of the year he is friendly and pretty gentle.

Compatable Ewes

  • Sadie's ewe: They are distantly related, but it's far enough back that they're compatible. They are both horned, so this would be an ideal pair.
  • There are several other ewes who are heterozygous polled who would be compatible from a genetic perspective, but to pair them a breeder would need to be prepared to identify and cull imperfectly horned offspring.

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2023 ram lambs

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We are in the process of deciding who to retain for observation from this year's lamb crop. We are especially careful when deciding if a ram lamb can be sold, since they have a significant impact on a flock's future. Selecting a ram can truly make or break you. By fall we have a good idea of which ram lambs we think will be superior, but they haven't fully developed their muscling or conformation and it's hard to see under all that fleece. We generally hold onto possible breeders for a year to see how they grow out. If a ram lamb does end up on the sales list, we are confidant that he is going to be good. If you are interested in a ram of ours and don't see one you like above, please reach out and we can chat about prospects from this year's up and coming crew.

  • Frame: We've been selecting for strong, well-balanced frames with good muscling and straight legs.
  • Fleece: We select for fleece that has a balanced ratio of thel and tog, has micron tested fine thel, long and lustrous tog, and overall density, luster, and curl. We also select for rooing ability, which is becoming quite a strong trait in our younger generations.
  • Dairy Genetics: Popular opinion is that dairy udders should be loose, low, and large, which isn't accurate. That leads to udder longevity issues and can affect the health of the ewe. We have been selecting for high and tight udders with nice hand-milking teats, rounded shape, and good capacity.
  • ​Temperament: We try to humanize our lambs as much as possible, so that none of our sheep bolt away whenever you come near. Not all jump over themselves for attention, but no one is wild.

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