Isadore

RBREWE ISADORE M5H 186Y -[CAN]667134-H

The noble and friendly Isadore. Taken 09.07.2012.

Moorit solid horned ewe with heavy silvering. Carries spotting. Born April 26, 2011.

Isadore arrived from Illinois September of 2012, from Red Brick Road Farm. She is a noble, elegant sheep with a calm, friendly demeanor. She has the makings to be a leader to the flock when Drea decides to step down. In the meantime, she and Drea have become close companions. Isadore has long, abundant, soft fleece; a nice long body; and a decently stout build. Overall, she is a very well built sheep. She also has the most extreme silvering I’ve ever seen in a sheep, even moreso than Jona. It goes all the way to the skin, and covers all her wool over the shoulders, and a good portion of her thel elsewhere. Her parasite resistance seems to be good so far, as I’ve had no trouble with her, nor did her previous owner to my knowledge. I got a bit of a surprise during the fall 2012 shearing; she has very uniform light colored thel under her darker tog, though her legs and head are dark. It looks similar to the grey gene expression. I have written an article about this curiosity, which can be found in the library under the title “Moorit of a Different Color?”, or just click here.

AI ancestors: Laekur 6.25% + 1.56%; Kani 6.25%; Bambi 3.125% + 3.125%; Morro 3.125%; Ari (Leadersheep) 3.125%; Biskup (Leadersheep) 3.125%; Hunn 3.125% Total AI: 32.81%

Birth size: 2

Lambing record: n121

Genotype: AaAa/bb/Ss

Horn code: p’p’

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Breeding Record

*She was not bred for 2012 lambs.

*She was bred to Ferdinand in 2012 for spring 2013 lambs. She gave birth to a single moorit grey ewe lamb on April 22, 2013. Click here to see Felicite’s profile.

*She was bred to Ferdinand in 2013 for 2014 lambs. She gave birth to twins on May 3, 2014, of which a moorit grey ewe lamb was stillborn. The ram lamb, Thunder Cheeks, is moorit grey, and his page can be viewed here. His adult profile can be viewed here.

*She was bred to Sting in 2014 for 2015 lambs. She gave birth to a large single ram lamb on May 7, 2015. 23C had a hard birth, and in her overzealous efforts to get him to stand as he recovered, she broke his humerus. It is a break that is almost impossible to splint properly, so we sadly had to put him down.

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Weight Record

Weight on October 11, 2012: 99 pounds. (at 1.5 years old.)

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Wool Stats

She produced 4 pounds of wool in the Fall 2012 shearing. The picture below is some yarn made exclusively from Isadore’s fleece. All was blended, and this lovely brown shade was the result. You could expect any moorit grey fleece to come out looking very close to this color.

Taken 03.10.2013.

She produced 1 lb. 6 oz. of wool in the fall 2013 shearing. (skirted)

She produced 1 lb 13 oz. of wool in the fall 2014 shearing. (skirted)

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More pictures of Isadore:

Isadore stands proudly. 09.15.2012.

Isadore in full wool in the grove pen, 10.04.2012.

Isadore smiles for the camera. 11.28.2012.

Isadore right after shearing, at three years old. 09.21.2014.