Meet the Rams

Freyr and Ferdinand come to greet me, Freyr with a smile on his face. 12.31.2013.

These are the herdsires of Waving Pines Farm. We strive to pick a diverse set of lines that will not only help us get closer to our breeding goals (click here to read them), but will also add color and pattern to the flock. We want our flock to be a rainbow of natural colors for a great selection of yarns and rovings, and also for the aesthetic value of seeing a variety of multi-colored sheep out in the pasture. After all, it is one of the traits that sets the Icelandic sheep apart from other breeds; the color and pattern variety! Each is also selected for horn quality; we are aiming to produce rams that will not need their horns trimmed, even late in life.

Ferdinand and Ramses, taken 09.15.2012.

I also pay close attention to temperament in my rams. I prefer the docile, friendly sort, though care must be taken to keep them that way and not allow him to think he is the boss. (See my article in the Library on Handling Rams.) But with proper handling, I have found a friendly ram to be enjoyable to keep, and easy to work with. I do want to add here that you should never drop your guard around a ram. Always respect their power and the influence that their hormones can have, especially when mating season draws near. Even the friendliest ram may try to test a person.

Wool Pets: If you are looking for a non breeding wool pet, whether for fiber or to mow the lawn, feel free to inquire about availability. Sometimes a ram doesn’t grow out as expected, and may become available as a wether.

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Rams Used for Breeding

These are the rams that are in our current breeding program.

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“Sting”: MISTYMEADOWRAM B4SH319Z -[CAN]685091-H

Not for Sale

Sting as a hogget (yearling). 09.26.2013.

Black mouflon spotted horned ram. Born April 30, 2012.

For a complete profile on Sting, click here.

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Rams Not Yet Used for Breeding

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Grond. Registration pending.

Not for Sale

Stingson, 03.27.2017

Stingson, 03.27.2017

Black mouflon horned ram. Carries moorit. Carries spotting. Born May 9, 2016.

For a lamb profile on Stingson, click here.

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Former Breeding Rams and Wethers: Current Residents

This is the place for the rams who are no longer being used for breeding but have still been retained as wool pets and wethered.
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“Freyr” JWT FREYR MSH 21X -[CAN]651505-H

The handsome first herdsire of our flock, Freyr. This isn’t even quite full fluff either; he put on another few inches before the fall shearing.

Moorit solid spotted horned ram. Born March 27, 2010.

For a complete profile of Freyr, click here.
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