Rams and Wethers

Current Breeding Rams

* Breeding ram information listed below is to help give you a glimpse into the genetics and characteristics that will be represented in our 2020 lambs.

* All current breeding rams and wethers (excluding Dakota) will be joining Phillip Simmonds’ flock at Simmonds Ranch located in Kansas some time May 2020

Colter

 

Single-born 2018 son of Nigel and Belle

Colter is a moorit ram that presents with badger-face and Paddington-blue agoutis. His most recent weight at 2 years old was 175lbs. He is very much like his sire and is incredibly mellow. His huge creamy fleece is ultra soft with a staple length well over 4″.

Colter

Cato

 

Single-born, 2018 son of Orion and Basil

Cato is a moorit ram, badger face. Believed to carry either Paddington-blue or Swiss markings (we are watching for progeny proof this lambing season).

At 2 years old Cato weighs around 160lbs and is a very mild mannered boy. His light moorit fleece is dense, has a really soft handle, and measures over 4 inches for staple length. 

Cato

Cowboy

 

2018 son (twin) of Alaska and Annie

Moorit, badger-face, Paddington-blue with a long, fine creamy fleece. As a 2 year old he is already 190lbs and still growing.  Cowboy’s specialty is his ability to pass on his size and impressive growth rate to his offspring. He is a big framed boy with excellent conformation.  

Cowboy

Canaan

 

Twin 2018 son of Orion and Bonnie

Canaan is a moorit ram, light badger face and genesis blue agoutis. As a 2 year old he is the smallest of the rams and only weighs around 130lbs. He is mild mannered with an extreme laid-back attitude. He may be small, but he makes up for it in fleece! His heavy cream moorit fleece is long (4.5″-5″), ultra fine, and the CRIMP is where he really gets our attention!! 

Canaan had his first breeding group last year as a lamb, and most of our nicest lambs came from his group. He seems to have a tremendous influence on the fleece quality of his lambs and we have been very impressed!

Canaan

Diego

 

2019 son of Cynthia and Canaan

Diego was born as a single to yearling parents. Black-based, moorit carrier, light badger, Paddington-blue. He is amazing! Diego is well built and has a super mellow personality (he also loves graham crackers!). His fleece is a very popular medium dark gray, is long, soft, and carries the amazing crimp from both of his parents. 

Diego

Daivius

2019 single of Borealis and Cowboy

Black based, moorit carrier, badger face and Swiss markings. **QR** We usually do not even think of keeping QR boys. Daivius, in his build, and his amazing fleece found the exception. He is a softy and we have to watch him out with the big boys right now to make sure that he is getting enough because he won’t push anyone out of the way.

Donovan

2019 twin of Brieya and Colter

Moorit, badger face and Paddington blue.  RR. This guy is just plain cute and he really knows how to grow wool. He is curious but not an in your face kind of guy. I expect him to have a really low AFD. 

Current Wethers

Orlando

Orlando is a wether that was born in 2015 and came as part of our original flock. As an adult he is a big boy weighing in over 230lbs. He is a sweet boy who gets along with everyone.  When it comes to the “little” ram lambs he is a great babysitter who keeps them all in line.  Orlando looks like the world’s largest teddy bear. He gives a huge chocolate brown fleece each year. It is very soft and fun to work with.

Orlando

Caspian

 

Wether – 2018 son of Arwen and Nigel

Caspian is a playful boy and is oftentimes found keeping the rams busy and occupied. He is a decent sized boy and weighs around 160lbs. Caspian has a gorgeous dark gray fleece that is long and crimpy. 

Caspian

Dakota

 

Wether, 2019 son of Alaska and Annie

Dakota is a sweet gentle boy who loves attention and is always by our sides ready to “help”.  We are looking forward to his huge white fleece growing capabilities that his parents passed onto him. 

Past Breeding Rams

Oleander

 

1st breeding ram – born in 2015, purchased from Dee Heinrich, Peeper Hollow Farm, Marion, Iowa

Oleander was a fast growing, black-based, moorit carrier, badger, dark something ram.  His fleece was a beautiful deep blue gray color and was around 4 inches long. He passed his size onto his lambs.

Orion

Born in 2015 as a triplet. Purchased from Dee Heinrich, Peeper Hollow Farm, Marion, Iowa.

*  weighed between 160-180lbs. * well behaved and respectful  * He was truly the leader of our ram flock * Black-based,  moorit carrier, light badger face and swiss markings and carries no spotting.

  * Orion has a stunning fleece!  A beautiful creamy silver gray in color with an amazing soft handle and a gorgeous luster. Really tight crimp with a staple length of 3.75″ – 4”.

Orion

Nigel

Purchased from Marie Minnich at Marushka Farms located in Danville, Pennsylvania

Nigel was a very quiet, respectful boy that we really enjoyed having on our farm.  Due to very unfortunate circumstances he died the 2nd day of breeding season, but was miraculously able to breed a couple of our ewes during those 2 days! Truly amazing boy.

 Alaska

Born in 2016 as a single and came to our flock in the fall of 2017 to replace a ram(Nigel) that we lost.  Alaska is an impressive sized ram. He is a mellow boy who loves his graham crackers!  Alaska is an RR moorit ram who does not carry much spotting. He is badger and light blue. His fleece is a light cream color and has a very soft handle.

Alaska